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Petitioners seek solution for speeding on Four Oaks Ranch Rd Penny LeLeux For The Record

Corbin Erway presented commissioners with a petition requesting action against commercial vehicles speeding on Four Oaks Ranch Road in Vidor. Erway said the posted speed is 15 mph but he estimates most commercial vehicles are driving at speeds up to 60 mph. He said there are only four to five houses on the street, but there are 12 children aged 8 and under. He is very concerned a child will be injured if the problem is not corrected. Commissioners couldn’t

DPS to Boost DWI Patrols for July 4 Holiday Staff Reports

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 10-day period that includes the July 4 holiday. From June 28 – July 7, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. “The Fourth of July is a time of celebration in our country, and we encourage Texans to enjoy and mark this holiday responsibly,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “Impaired driving can quickly turn a time of celebration into a tragedy, so Texans should designate a sober driver or secure another form of transportation if they plan to drink alcohol. Our troopers will also be doing their part during the holiday by increasing their patrols to keep our roadways safe.” The increased patrols that target impaired driving are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). According to TxDOT, Independence Day traditionally ranks among the deadliest holiday periods on Texas highways as a result of alcohol-related crashes.

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comment because the matter wasn’t an agenda item, but County Judge Carl Thibodeaux accepted the petition. THIBODEAUX Sheriff Keith Merritt was talking with Erway after commissioners’ court. Some of the agenda items covered in Monday’s court session include: Connie Cassidy, the county purchasing agent was authorized to advertise for sealed bids on three seized items that will not be in the current auction because the county doesn’t have title to them. Sealed bids will be accepted for a 2001 Chrysler 300, 2000 Pontiac Sunfire and a 2007 covered trailer. County policy was changed concerning reinstatement of benefits and seniority. Employees rehired before July 1, 2013 will have their seniority and benefits restored after 24 months of additional continuous service. Rehires as of July 1, 2013, will not be entitled to reinstatement of benefits or seniority of any previous service and will receive the same benefits as any new hire. Part time employees are any employee in a position with normal work hours of 29 hours or less per week. Part time employees are not eligible for county benefits. All regular part time employees must be placed on TCDRS retirement regardless of the number of hours worked per week, effective July 1, 2013. Commissioners also gave Enterprise Liquids Pipeline LLC permission to conduct a survey near the airport. They had previously given permission for the survey, but this request covers to tracts of land acquired by the county since that permission was granted. They also gave Wood Group Mustang permission for a geological drill to determine geological make-up of the area of the proposed Shell Pipeline Company LP Westward Ho Project.

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Strutters bring home the Gold

The Bridge City Strutter Officers attended Crowd Pleasers Officer Camp in Houston recently and won the gold trophy. To win the gold, the officers earned scores of 90 or above in four evaluations from the Crowd Pleasers staff. They earned a Home Routine trophy, blue ribbons for camp dance evaluation, a chosen routine from camp and a creative choreography evaluation. Over 55 dance officer teams attended this camp to compete for the gold, silver, or bronze trophies. Strutter Officers are Captain Ciara Cooper, 1st Lieutenant Madison Lyons, Lt. Aubrey Hale, Lt. Rachel Hecker and Lt. Kristen Young. The director is Cathy Riley.

Local writers collaborate on George Jones tribute Penny LeLeux For The Record

The recently recorded song “Dear George” is a tribute to the late George Jones. It is performed by Georgette Jones (Daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette) and Vince Moreno. The lyrics of the song are an arrangement of titles from various past Jones hit recordings. The song was written and arranged by Orange County natives T.A. Collins and Mike Magnuson along with Nashville, Tenn. singer/ songwriter Sandy Laird. When Jones passed away on April 26 of this year, Magnusun remembered a demo he and Collins recorded years before. Collins was in Honduras, South America at the time of Jones’ death. When Magnusun informed Collins of the passing, they both had the same thought. “Sing Together Again,” the song they recorded, should be rewritten as a tribute to Jones. “Dear George” was actually written in 1991 by Collins and Laird, according to Magnusun.

Country singers Tammy Wynette and George Jones performing at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Oct. 4,1995. “Dear George” is a tribute song performed by the couple’s daughter, Georgette Jones.

The original song was written with the idea that Jones and Wynette should  sing together again after years of profession-

al separation following their divorce in 1975. The demo recording of “Sing Together Again” was produced in 1991

by Magnuson and Collins in Orange County. Just before its


BCISD Technology Department Saves District Money Staff Report

For The Record

The Bridge City ISD Technology Department saved the district $24,000 by building computer units for the Bridge City Elementary student computer lab, the Intermediate student computer lab, and the High School library research lab. The members of the team worked together to choose the best parts to create a fast and dependable student computer. Once all the parts arrived, they began the task of organizing, assembling and imaging the units. They also took care of all the inventory re-

ports and deployed the units within four days. Students will begin the next school year with 75 new computers. Other summer projects for the Technology Department include a new wireless infrastructure at the High School, a district Storage Area Network, and maintenance of all district projectors and computers. The Bridge City ISD Technology Department consists of (from left) Travis Myers, Daniel Auchenbach, Shane Preston and Matt Harder. Members not pictured are Carrie Martin and Jeremy Cooper.

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BC boy’s need for speed found at drag races

Terry Champeaux, 11, of Bridge City, races dragsters at area raceways in Evadale and Baytown.

Debby Schamber For The Record

A young Bridge City boy isn’t old enough for a driver’s license, but that doesn’t stop him from reaching speeds up to 78 miles per hour. The need for speed is what 11-year-old Terry Champeaux Jr., of Bridge City, is searching for in order to fulfill his love of racing. Champeaux’s latest venture

is junior drag racing. The seventh grader races his 2002 dragster on an 1/8 mile strip in about 8,9 seconds. He averages about 76 miles per hour as he races to the finish line. Area dragster officials were impressed with the youngsters efforts. He placed as runnerup in the finals in Evadale. ‘There is money to be made too other than just trophies,” Terry Sr. said. But, mostly they do it to be a

father-son team and do something they love. For Terry Sr., most importantly, it is to see his son happy. Champeaux Jr. started driving mini-bikes, go-carts and four-wheelers, but switched to dragsters in August 2012. He is said to be “hands-on” and likes to take things apart and put them back together. According to his father, Terry Champeaux Sr., his son began taking things apart when

he was three years old. His first attempt at taking things apart was a lawnmower. Although, the toddler was much on putting them back together. But, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Terry Sr. raced motorcross in his earlier and younger days. Together, the pair makes their rounds at local race tracks in Evadale and Baytown.

Currently, they are looking for sponsorships so Terry Jr. can achieve his dreams. Businesses can use the sponsorship for advertising purposes on the vehicle, but also as a tax write-off, Terry Sr. said. ‘I may have bit off more than I can chew, “ he added. “ Just one or two would really help.” Someday, Terry Jr. hopes to own a race car shop. Until then he will do what he can to par-

ticipate in area races. In the mean time, he likes to fish and hunt. “He is just an all around boy,” his father said. They are waiting on parts to come in and will travel to Baytown this weekend to the races. They will share in the moment when once again the roar of the motors will be heard as he races to the finish line in search of his dreams and victory.

Farmers Market open Wednesday, Saturday Local Edward Jones Financial Advisor County Farmers’ Market is held 3-6 p.m., Wednesdays and 7-10 a.m., Saturdays throughwins award for outstanding performance outOrange the growing season in the Big Lots parking lot on MacArthur Drive.


Staff Reports

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Karen Collier of Edward Jones recently won the firm’s coveted Zeke McIntyre Pioneer Award, which recognizes new financial advisors who achieve high levels of success early in their careers with the financial services firm. Collier was one of only 291 of the firm’s more

than 12,000 financial advisors to receive the award. The award is named after Edward Jones legend Zeke McIntyre, who opened the firm’s first branch office in 1957 in Mexico, Mo. Jim Weddle, the firm’s managing partner, said the award is a strong indicator of a financial advisor’s future success. “We recruit and hire our financial advisors from among the best, so we expect them to do well,” Weddle said. “But to achieve such success early in her career with Edward Jones is outstanding, and I commendKaren for her performance and dedication.” Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individ-

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Produce and items expected to be available this week include: tomatoes, eggplant, potatoes, green beans, onions, cucumbers, peppers (bell, banana, and jalapeno), yellow squash, zucchini, herbs, blueberries, blackberries, fresh eggs, homemade jams and jellies, homemade cookies and granola, blueberry bushes, yard plants, house plants, and more.  Items may vary due to vendor participation. For more information, contact any of the market coordinators: Jim Frasier- 409-656-3739; Billy Peveto- 409-289-5289; Jean Fregia- 409-670-6121. The Orange County Farmers’ Market is sponsored by Texas AgriLIFE.

Benefit to be held at Cow Bayou Marina Karen and Tony Fuselier’s 9-year old great-great granddaughter, Mary Lee broke both of her arms 30 minutes before school let out for the summer. The Fuseliers are hosting a benefit for Mary Lee starting at noon on Saturday and Sunday at the Cow Bayou Marina. All musicians are welcome.


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Capital One Bank robbed...again door Saturn, which was parked behind Texas State Optical. He fled the scene heading

Debby Schamber For The Record

The Capital One bank located at 3738 16th Street was robbed at 3:24 p.m. Tuesday for the second time within a year. The suspect believed to be an older man wearing a wig, khaki pants and a black shirt entered the bank. He quietly gave a teller a note demanding money but did not display a weapon. He was wearing a knee brace on his right leg and is about six feet tall. It was all “very low-key” and nobody was alerted as to what was happening at the time. The teller gave him an undetermined amount of cash and he fled the scene. He left the bank on foot and got into his vehicle, a teal two-

south on 16th Street, according to Captain Cliff Hargrave of Orange Police Department.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call OPD at 409-882-1026. The last time the bank was robbed was July 27. 2012. Arrested and charged with the robbery is James Hunter Bergeron, 22, of Sulphur, La. Bergeron wearing a black

cowboy hat and tattered jeans patiently waited in line behind other customers with a bank bag under his arm. When it was his turn he reportedly approached the teller and presented her with a note demanding money. She complied and he took back the note be-

fore leaving. Witnesses reported he got into a white pickup truck which was parked in an adjacent parking lot and fled the scene. He was turned in by friends a few days later after they saw the reports of the bank robbery.

played by Dan Olson, was her favorite character in the production. “I really loved it when he hurried,” she said, moving her arms quickly back and forth as Lurch did in the show. The ancestors were a neat addition. All were dressed in white to signify they were spirits. Wednesday is in love and wants to get married. She

tells her father, but makes him promise not to tell his mother. That was almost the end of Morticia and Gomez. He had never kept anything from Morticia before and she almost didn’t forgive him. But love prevails in the end. Gomez gets Morticia, Wednesday gets Lucas Beineke and Uncle Fester gets the moon. It was a standing O at the curtain call.

Addams Family was wicked fun Penny LeLeux For The Record

Orange Police are searching for a man who robbed the Capital One bank Tuesday afternoon.



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The Addams Family Musical Comedy was so much fun at the Lutcher Theater. It had all the trademark bits of the classic series and the movies but with the addition of great songs that kept the audience in an upbeat mood. The classic opening theme song had many in the audience adding the required snaps on cue. The entire cast was there, including cameo appearances by Thing and Cousin It. All the familiar bits were included. Wednesday of course tortured Pugsley and Uncle Fester lit light bulbs by putting them in his mouth. Gomez played with his sword. Each actor embodied the iconic character we grew up with. Gomez and Morticia even Tangoed before the show was over Nicole Gibbs said Lurch,

Southeast Texas Interdenominational Mass Choir accepting members Debby Schamber For The Record

The first Orange branch of the Southeast Texas Interdenominational Mass Choir is accepting new members now. “The purpose is to bring singers from various churches together and to sing unto the Lord,” said Marie Sanders,

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branch representative. “Everyone is invited to participate.” The first practice in scheduled for 7 p.m. July 5 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church located at 612 N. Third Street. They will return the following day 10 a.m., Saturday, July 6. They will make their debut Sunday July 7, at 7 p.m. in front of the congregation. So far, about 110 people have committed from various churches to joining the choir. But, Sanders said they still need more people. “I am just so excited,” Sanders said. ‘This is really a big thing.” There is a $10 registration fee to join. For the performance, choir members are required to wear khaki pants or skirts. Female members are to wear a orange and fuchsia

blouse. The men will need to wear a white short or long sleeved shirt with a orange or fuchsia tie. Those who just want to listen to the phenomenal gospel music are invited to come to the church for the performance. Eventually, all the area branches such as Orange, Port Arthur, Beaumont and Lake Charles will gather and record a CD of their performance. Sanders said she could not pull all this together without the efforts of the founders, Reverend Major M. Goldman III and the co-founder Lawrence Ingram. In addition, to Bernita Bias who has been her assistant. For more information, contact Sanders at 409-313-2018.

JONES TRIBUTE From 1A scheduled release, Jones and Wynette did record another song together, thereby nullifying the purpose of the song. It became a lost dream, relegated to the publishing company archives. Following Magnusun’s call, Collins cut his Honduras trip short and flew to Houston on Sunday April 28. He drove to Orange, picked up Magnuson and left at 9 p.m. that same evening, driving 750 miles to Nashville. According to Magnuson, they were rewriting the song and planning recording strategies as they drove. The duo arrived in Nashville the next afternoon. With the aide of friend, Zack Miller (a Nashville video producer), they began booking studio time and finding vocalists for the session. It was Tuesday evening before arrangements were finalized for the studio and singers. Everything was ready for an 11 a.m., Wednesday morning session; except, the song rewrite was not complete. Collins and Magnuson resumed working on the rewrite and at 1 a.m., Wednesday morning, the rewrite was finished and ready for the scheduled 11 a.m. session. Magnusun stepped up and recorded the demo when the singers hired, didn’t work out as planned. The demo was sent to a Nashville friend and songwriter, Rick Tiger, who sent the demo to some of his Nashville music contacts. The recording received very positive comments. Vince Moreno (a George

Jones sound alike) liked the song and the idea of the tribute. He agreed to record it. Tiger asked Moreno if he knew someone who could sing the Tammy parts and he said he did. That person turned out to be, to everyone’s surprise and elation, Georgette Jones. Collins, Magnuson, Tiger and Dave McAfee (Toby Keith’s drummer) produced the session at 526 Studio in Berry Hill, Tenn. “Georgette came in and sang the harmony parts with Vince doing a great job singing lead,” said Magnusun. After listening to the recording, Magnuson and Collins decided that Georgette (being George’s daughter) should sing the lead vocal with Moreno singing the harmony parts. That revision required arranging another session a few days later, bringing both singers back into the studio for a third recording session. That final recording resulted in the finished product  “Dear George.” Georgette loved the song. She did not want to profit from the recording, as it is a tribute to her father. All principals agreed with Georgette that the song should be offered to George Jones’ fans  free of charge for their music collections. “Dear George” is available as a free download at  “We Hope you enjoy the song as much as the gang did writing, producing and working with Georgette and the production crew,” said Magnusun. 


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believe it; he now qualifies for Social Security.)*****Judge Hormer Stephenson is in St. Elizabeth hospital after having a heart attack. *****Big chested Sherri Morse, who just returned from a grocery store convention in Houston, was admitted to the hospital for emergency gall-bladder surgery. She says she will be glad to finally eat like everyone else. Her first choice will be stuffed lobster at Paw Paw’s. *****Ann and Jimmy Segura took a flying trip to North Carolina to visit son Tommy and wife. Becky. They are stationed at Polk Air Force base. *****National Bell Ringing will take place July 4 at exactly 1 p.m. across the country.*****A big sale at Payless shoes. Cowboy boots, only $17.96, in honor of our 1976 birthday.*****Mark Dunn writes a feature story on G.G. Shinn and the TSC Trucking Company, made up of Kenny Babb, Gerry Mouton, Rat Brown and Oran Guidry. (Editor’s note: I know G.G. is still around but I wonder about the other great musicians.)*****Traci Goza, nine-year-old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Gene Goza, winner of a talent contest at Baylor for toe dancing and piano playing, will receive a scholarship, jewelry and an all expense paid trip to the nationals.

EDUCATING CONSUMERS ON HEALTH INSURANCE Well me and Creaux are embarking on another week. I’m running behind and Creaux is a little puny but we will try to weave our way though another one. Many citizens don’t realize that the Affordable Care Act goes into effect Jan. 1, 2014. Everyone will have to have coverage. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has chosen not to give Texans that opportunity because the state chose not to participate by establishing its own insurance exchange. The United States Department of Health has set up a 24 hours a day website to get out information about insurance marketplaces and how to buy health insurance beginning Oct. 1. Uninsured Texans can use the website to compare and buy insurance. The sign up deadline is approaching. Those without employer-backed coverage will be able to buy insurance through exchanges and might qualify for federal subsides to help pay for it. Also Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas will participate in the exchange. Among the uninsured almost 80 percent don’t know they will have opportunity to buy health coverage. Here’s how to find more information on the government websites, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield website at or call toll free 800-318-2596. It’s not too early to get started getting info now.*****I’d best get going. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. FAMOUS TEXAS TV ANCHORS In the past 60 years Texas has produced four famous TV network journalist. Walter Cronkite attended high school in Houston and attended the University of Texas. His papers and documents are on display there. Dan Rather’s name is on the Mass Communication building at Sam Houston State. Bob Schiefer is the namesake of TCU School of Journalism in Fort Worth. Scott Pelly, CBS present anchor, was born in San Antonio. At age three, his family moved to Lubbock where he attended high school and Texas Tech. These four Texans also have the CBS connection in common, where they all showed the world their Texas Talent. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 7 Years Ago-2006 Jessie Domingue, anxious to see his home on Gilmer Street, in Bridge City, after Hurricane Rita, let a film crew from the Weather Channel tag along. Last week, a 30 minute show “Hurricane Rita” aired on the network and featured Jessie and his neighbor, Arthur Connor. “Storm Stories” series is narrated by Jim Cantore. *****Last week, in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita, Bridge City Bank officially returned to its main facilities. The bank had been conducting business in portable buildings until the renovations were completed. *****An Orange County soldier, 30-year-old Benjamin Dwayne Williams, was killed in Iraq. He was on his third tour of duty. The Marine Staff Sergeant was a career soldier. He is the second former LCM student killed; Lance Corporal Shane Goldman was killed in 2004. *****Our buddy Don Stanton had a big retirement party at Courville’s in Beaumont. Don hung it up at Exxon Mobile Chemical after illness forced him to give work up. (Editor’s note: Since then Don has been hanging around the house enjoying being around his lovely wife Mary. If he gets tired of baby sitting just give us a call, we’ll see if we can get him some relief.) *****Three former Bridge City high students received degrees from Texas A&M. They are Freeman Michael Peart, Jeffrey Ryan Lack and Katie Elise Hoffpauir. *****Patsy Ramsey, 49, mother of Jon Benet, died June 23 from ovarian cancer. Jon Benet was found dead in the cellar of their home on Dec. 26, 1996. (Editor’s note: The murder has never been solved.)*****Gary Stelly was surprised with a 40th birthday party at the Country Club. It was put together by his wife and mother. *****Actress Nicole Kidman and singer Keith Urban were wed in their native Australia in a fairy-tale ceremony. Kidman, 39, was married to Tom Cruise for 10 years. Kidman made Urban sign a prenuptial agreement. Kidman, worth over $150 million, will give Urban $600,000 for every year they are married. (Editor’s note: Not bad, it’s been seven years at $600,000. What’s that, about $4.2 million?)*****Barbara Mulhollan, Roy McDonald, Doris Norwood and Nancy Dupuis celebrate birthdays. *****George Crile, author of “Charlie Wilson’s War” dies at age 61. 37 Years Ago-1976 In a few days, the United States will celebrate its 200th birthday. On June 31, 7 p.m., the Bridge City Bi-Centennial beard contest will be held next to Bridge City Bank, on Texas Avenue. *****Sak-N-Pack opens a new convenience store at 1510 Texas Avenue.*****A two-day community wide picnic in the park will be held Saturday, July 3, and Sunday July 4, at Adams Bayou Park, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wear your Bi-centennial outfits. Over 30 booths and displays, live radio, free games will be on the grounds. Sunday will be Edgar Brown Jr., Memorial Day, with plenty of live entertainment and fireworks show. Everything is free, presented by Sabine Area Bi-Centennial Commission. Roy and Crystal Wingate are co-chairmen.*****A USA softball game was held between Carl Parker, incoming Texas senator and a team put up by Roy Dunn, made of members of the media, with H.D. Pate thrown in. Richard Cordor is umpire. All proceeds, plus a donation from the losing team, will go to the Bridge City/Orangefield Community Center fund. *****Max Windham is the young manager of Perry’s in Bridge City. He will be 32-years-old this week. (Editor’s note: Can you

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Becky Hodgkinson, Marie Williamson, Phyllis Davis, Reggie Rogers, Jan Henry, Judy Cagle, Rodney Davis, Sherby Dixon, Barbara Whitrock, Bridgett Teaff, Claudine Hogan, David Kimbell, Jessica Simon, Kristin Lollar, Shanna MacCammond, Shanna Scott, Trevor Kimbell, Jimmy Marshall, Jody Raymer, Dorris Norwood, Jeff Bourdier, David Ball, Jeri Whitmire, Al Baas, Alyce Haynie, Joan Cummings, Karen Tomlin, Kourtney Derouen, Leighia Barron, Tina Bernard, Brett Barclay, Connie Berry, Eric Broom, Kelly Kimbrough, Jana Fisette, Lester Morris, Nancy George, Cobey Sonnier, Rebecca Griffin, Barbara Mulhollan, David Sandlin, Katie Keneson, Chris Huebel, Nancy Wood, Beverly Haggard, Mary Beth McClure, Roy McDonald, Sonya Jarreau, Deanna Shuford, Eula Waters, Frances Osborn, Betty Derrick, Charlie Learned, Dian Arnold, Jeff Eby, Lisa Wilson, Amber Fisette, Marla LeMoine, Maria Garcia, Brennon Mitchell, Mary Martell and Nancy Dupuis. A FEW HAPPENINGS Last week we ran into our friend Moe Litton. He‘s now happily married and says everyday get a little better. Moe tried clearing a ditch on 1442 sometime back and that didn‘t work out too good. Banged up the car that has been repaired like new. Daughter Mickey now lives on the bayou. She bought Flo and Gene Edgerly’s longtime home on Cow Bayou. I want Moe to know our friend Bootie, at Express Mart, will turn 46 Sunday, June 30. She’s just hitting her peek. Happy birthday, Veronica.*****It just hasn‘t been the same here on Henrietta for the last few weeks without our buddy Don Harmon around. Don has been away battling cancer. His strength is slow coming back. He was always the first one at work at the car lot. Every morning you could count on Don sweeping the outside entrance carpet and walking the grounds picking up any trash and all cigarette butts. He would then come in and ask, “If my education was holding me back?” No one loved his line of work any more than Don, who has been in the car business over 60 years. We look forward to his return.*****We are also concerned about our friend, Chief Jerry Wimberly, who has been undergoing cancer treatments and hasn‘t made the Lunch bunch gatherings in a few week.*****Bobby Taylor, a cancer survivor, stopped by for a visit this week. It‘s always good to see Bobby. We both know so many of the same people why back when. Many years ago, Bobby married Barbara, a Georgia beauty. Bobby was out searching for homegrown tomatoes. I hope he located some. He carries a stick with four feet. It stands up while he sits down.*****Mickey Gilley, who has Gilley’s night clubs in Dallas and Las Vegas, is planning a resurrection of the original Gilley’s Club in Pasadena. Fire gutted the famous club in 1990. The movie, “Urban Cowboy” with John Travolta, brought the club national fame. *****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at Novrozsky‘s this week and will have a special gathering at Robert‘s next week. Make plans to attend.*****I enjoyed the great pizza from the new Bridge City Pizza, located on Texas Ave. in Curl‘s Liquor old building. For $8.99 you can get up to 10 items on a 14 inch pizza. Very good.*****Next I want to try the new Italiano‘s Pizza and Pasta, at 1845 Texas Ave. in Bridge City. I‘m sure hearing some good things about this Italian place. I’ll give them a try this week.*****Our condolences to the family of Joe Luna, 60, who passed away at his home in Pinehurst. Services was held Sunday, June 23. Joe was one of the good guys. His wife Margaret cared for Joe over the long haul and the staff at SETX Hospice cared for him the last few weeks of his life. May he rest in peace.*****The Miami Heat overcame the San Antonio Spurs in a rare NBA seventh game, 95-88. It’s rare when a season comes down to one game. The Spurs will long relive game six, when they had the championship in the bag and the cat got out in the most exciting five seconds in basketball. It was the second championship in a row for the heat and made Lebron James MVP. Names like Dwayne Wade, Shane Battier and James are future hall of famers, while Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, for the Spurs, will make the record books. It was one of the best series in the last 20 years.*****All but forgotten in the new redistricting map, approved by the Texas Republican led house last week. is rural Texas, We country folks are screwed; again controlled by Houston area, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio. It was exactly what Gov. Perry called for when he called a special session. A Washington court in 2011 ruled the same map “Discretionary” so the door is open for another court challenge. Under 22 years of Rick Perry’s power politics, it’s obvious to any political novice that the interest of Texans is secondary. Perry looks after Perry and his well connected friends, many have made mega-millions with Perry paving the way. The history of Texas health care has been far from successful, yet the state denied expansion of Medicaid which hurts low income families. Perry passed up $500 billion from the Federal government to boost his own ambitions. Texas has the highest rate of uninsured in the country. Texas ranks number 45 in access to health care and affordability. Perry’s answer, “I won’t be held hostage to Obamacare.” I guess it’s to hell with the citizens.*****Meanwhile, opponents of the Immigration Bill want to provide up to 40,000 agents on the border at a $30 billion cost. However, that’s not all, they want to build a 700 mile fence and $3.2 billion in drones. I was just thinking instead of a fence, that a ladder can climb over, why not use that trillion dollars to protect the citizens on the Texas coast with a 500 mile levy. No more Ike.*****A few folks we know celebrating birthdays in the next few days. June 26, find Claudine Hogan celebrating another year. ***Joining her is Sherby Dixon, Judy Cagle and Phyllis Davis.***On June 27, Jody Raymer, an

Orange native, married to pretty Ms. Beverly, former teacher, is a year older on this day. Jody is also one of Miss Pearl Burgess’ son-in-laws. He’s fortunate to have two smart ladies in his life.*** Also celebrating is our longtime friend Doris Norwood, bride of Euel for many years. They made Bridge City home where they raised their family.***Also former Record reporter David Ball celebrates. We’ve lost track of David but we know he’s keeping up with us online.***Singer Laurie Morgan also celebrates on this day.***June 28, Kelly Kimbrough, Connie Berry, Tina Bernard and Kourtney DeRouen join Kellie Pickler, singer, who turns 27, in celebrating their big day.***June 29, celebrating on this day is longtime friends, retired legal secretary Barbara Mulhollan and Bridge City native Ann Lieby.***June 30 finds mayor Roy McDonald, who battled illness over the past year and is now blessed to be running full speed on this birthday. ***Also celebrating are Nancy Wood, Mary Beth McClure and Betty Derrick.***July 2, finds “Kee-Kee’s” better half, Nancy Dupuis, celebrating and also Amber Fisette, Maria LeMoine and Mary Martell.***Our friend Lester “Buckshot” Winfree died on this day in 2010. Please see complete list.*****The old Elliot Ness TV weekly series, in the 1950’s, was a favorite viewer choice. Then came the Godfather shows. As crime shows go, I don’t believe they can ever be duplicated, but the Soprano’s, that ran on HBO from 1999 to 2007, set record ratings. The acting was good and one guy was born to play the lead of the mob boss Tony Soprano. The part was played by actor James Gandolfini, 51, who died of a heart attack in Italy last week. Tony Soprano showed violent tendencies yet somehow was a relatable family man and appealed to a broad audience. For some reason Americans have love affair with crime shows. Despite Tony Soprano being a crime boss, Gandolfini played the part so well the audience always pulled for him. The world lost a great actor at a young age.*****It probably went unnoticed to most people but not to me and Neighbor Cox. Last week, at ago 90, Slim Whitman died. Who was he you ask? Slim was a country pop singer in the early 1950’s. He was a regular on “The Louisiana Hayride.” His first hit was “Indian Love Call.” In the 1970’s and 80’s, his career was revived by telemarketing campaign that blanketed country’s local TV stations with his “All My Best” hits collection. No one sang like Slim Whitman.*****A benefit will be held at Cow Bayou Marina Saturday and Sunday, starting at noon, for Mary Lee, 9-year-old granddaughter of Tony and Karen Fuselier, who broke both arms only 30 minutes before school let out for the summer. All musicians are welcome. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK One day Clovis Comeaux and Sostan Thibodeaux went to a job interview, da boss came out of his office and gave dem a test. Well, it took bout two hours to finish dat test. The boss pick dem test up and graded dem. Wen he finish, he came back out of his office and said, “Ya’ll bot did very well and pass da test. In fact, ya’ll scored da same grade. Den he tol Comeaux he got da job. All of a sudden Thibodeaux jump up and said, “Well wait, if we bot scored da same grade, din why does Comeaux get da job?” Da boss said, “Well because of your answers, for example, on number 25, Comeaux wrote, “I don’t know,” and you wrote, “Me either.” C’EST TOUT In the news this week: Of course the Edward Showden, age 30, national security agency leaker, is the number one target of the United States government. Meanwhile, China and Russia have both used Snowden as a way to embarrass the U.S. It looks like he will make his stand in South America although now he’s traveling with no passport and is holding up at a Moscow airport *****The Paula Deen saga continues. Paula, 66, is from another time, raised in the antebellum south, in Georgia. Anyone over 60, raised in the south, probably used the “N” word. It was a way of life. Most Blacks even used the term. It never was racial with us. However, those times are passed and so much care goes into what you say today because there is always someone taking exception to the slightest hint of being improper, women’s rights, racial or whatever. With our background sometime we slip a word in that’s not proper today. It happened to me a few days ago. I was telling a story about my youth and used the words “colored people.” A Black man quickly called me on it. I should have said “people of color.” I didn’t mean any disrespect, I had never used “people of color” before. Likewise, I don’t believe Paula was trying to be cruel. The times are different. It will pass when our generation does. She can survive on a smaller scale. An interview with Oprah Winfrey would help or a straight talk interview with Robin Roberts, a well respected Black journalist. Paula is again scheduled to appear on the Today Show.*****An A.P. report out Monday ranked Texas in the bottom 10 states on providing children’s health care. Meanwhile, the Texas government has again screwed rural counties with their political maps that give the power to the large cities. Gov. Perry is expected to sign the bill he proposed. Think about this, why is unemployment so high in our area when Texas is booming? It’s because the days are gone when we had local representation that went to bat to bring local industry and jobs to this area. The state even gives abatements to attract industry to certain areas. We continue to suck the hind teat.*****One thing we can all agree on is that the United States Congress is doing absolutely nothing to help the economy, especially jobs. Their argument is to give more tax breaks to the top one percent. I believe a jobs bill and an immigration bill will do more to help the economy than anything.*****Tuesday, the Republican controlled Supreme Court struck down key parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, opening the door for voter suppression. Look for Texas to go to photo identification by next election.*****Well, that’s it for me and the bird. Please read us cover to cover and support our family of advertisers. Thanks for your loyalty. Take care and God bless.


The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Community Bulletin Board Earl V. Thomas football camp set for Friday, Saturday Second Annual Free Earl V Thomas III. Football Camp will begin Friday, June 28. Participants are to pick up their t-shirts at 7 a.m. and camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 2. Saturday camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. An Adult seven-on-seven flag football game will be held immediately after the camp at 1 p.m. The winners will play Earl and Other NFL players they win $1000.

OF Athletic Department creating Wall of Honor The Orangefield Athletic Department is developing a “Wall of Honor” for those athletes who have either been named All-State or have gone on to play at the next level. Much of the Orangefield Bobcat memorabilia was lost in a fire in the early 1990’s. An effort is being made to rebuild the collection. The athletic department is requesting an 8x10 photo and the year of recognition. Donations to the “Wall of Honor” may be dropped off at the field house between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The boy athlete photos will be hung in the field house and the girls pictures will be hung in the new gym. The Orangefield Athletic Department is asking for the community’s help to rebuild this “Wall of Honor” that will celebrate the accomplishments of their athletes, past and present. For any questions, please call the field house at 735-4504 or email

Farmers Market open Wednesday, Saturday Orange County Farmers’ Market is held 3-6 p.m., Wednesdays and 7-10 a.m., Saturdays throughout the growing season in the


Big Lots parking lot on MacArthur Drive. Produce and items expected to be available this week include: tomatoes, eggplant, potatoes, green beans, onions, cucumbers, peppers (bell, banana, and jalapeno), yellow squash, zucchini,  herbs, blueberries, blackberries, fresh eggs,  homemade jams  and jellies, homemade cookies and granola, blueberry bushes, yard plants, house plants, and more.  Items may vary due to vendor participation. For more information, contact any of the market coordinators: Jim Frasier- 409-656-3739; Billy Peveto- 409-289-5289; Jean Fregia- 409-670-6121. The Orange County Farmers’ Market is sponsored by Texas AgriLIFE.

WOC offers free summer breakfast, lunch programs West Orange – Cove CISD is sponsoring a Summer Feeding Program through Aug. 9. The program is free to the public regardless of economic status. Participants must be between the ages of one and 18 years of age. Breakfast and lunch will be available at two campus sites: • West Orange – Stark Elementary, located at 2605 Martin Luther King Drive in Orange, Monday through Thursday. • West Orange – Stark High School, located at 1400 Newton Street in Orange, Monday through Thursday. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be served 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Shangri La to host Wild Wednesdays through Aug. 7 The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, located at 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, will host the Wild Wednesday program from June 26 through Aug. 7. “Who Scat that?” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26. This is will be a family friendly program that teachers guests about the local animal and ways to use scat to track in habitants of Shangri La. “Mud and Muck” will held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 3. During this family program, participants will take a look at the teaming life of swamp mud. Learn about the environment of swamp and explore the mud and muck to find what lives there. “Garden Spa” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10. Relax and pamper yourself with a special spa experience. Learn ways to use natural garden ingredients to create products for a facial, hand scrub, skin softener and a foot sock. The whole family is welcome. “Great American Trees” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 17. During a program for all ages, explore the importance of trees for everything from baseball bats to furniture. Celebrate the vital role of trees in the environment and their many uses. “Scales and Tails” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24. Explore the world of reptiles and amphibians in an up-close glimpse of theses Shangri La inhabitants. “Food Factories and ‘Plant Managers’” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31. Leaves are food factories. They come in all shapes and size to make food for the plants. Explorers of all ages are invited to make a leaf collection and sicker the role of leaves as “plant managers.” “Orchid Ice Cream” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Spend a morning learning about the vanilla orchid. Participants will gain knowledge about the vanilla bean as a flower seed pot. Ice cream lovers of all ages will enjoy this program and have an opportunity to make ice cream. For more details, please call 409-670-9113 or visit An RSVP is required as space is limited. To reserve a seat, call 409-670-9799.


are asked to bring their own towels. A raffle drawing will be held and tickets will cost $1 each. For more information, please call Vicki Durden at 409-920-5798 or Marcella Granger Nelson at 281-979-7353.

Thrift and Gift to hold quilt drawing July 2 Interesting things are going on at the Thrift and Gift, located at 350 37th Street in Orange. They will hold a quilt drawing on Tuesday, July 2. Tickets may be purchased between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday at the shop. Antiques, old glass pieces, beautiful jewelry (both old and new) a fine assortment of wood pieces and unique bird houses have been brought in.

VFW to host annual barbecue/membership drive Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and The Ladies Auxiliary will once again host their Annual BBQ/Membership Drive on Thursday, July 4 for members and their guests. This is a perfect time for members to pay their 2013-2014 dues or purchase a Life Membership.  Veterans who served overseas are asked to bring their DD214 or other proof of eligibility’ under the guidelines set by Washington,and join the VFW. A strong membership is so important in  continued struggles to preserve our Veterans benefits and fulfill promises made at the time of his or her enlistment. Immediate female relative or male relative of a VFW ELIGIBLE veteran are invited to join the Ladies Auxiliary or newly formed Men’s Auxiliary.  Proof of the eligible veterans service is required.

BCHS graduation pics ready for pick-up Bridge City High School Seniors 2013 can come by the front office to pick up photos taken at graduation beginning Monday, July 8. For more information or questions, please call 735-1600.

Bridge City Volleyball Camp set The 2013 Bridge City Volleyball Camp for incoming fourth through sixth graders is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. July 15-18. The camp for incoming seventh and eighth graders is from 9 a.m. to noon August 19-21. The camp for incoming freshman is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. July 15-18. For applications, please contact the Bridge City High School at 409-735-1600, ask for Coach Becca Peveto.

LCHS reunion for classes of 1953-1970 set The Little Cypress High School Graduating Classes of 1953 to 1970 have scheduled a reunion for Oct. 5. Reunion events will include an LC Alumni Reception, dinner and dance at the VFW Post 2775 Hall Ballroom at 5303 16th St. (Highway 87) in Orange. The LC Friends’ Reception, with snacks, appetizers and drinks provided, will be from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with Music and Dancing from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. A fee of $35 per person includes appetizers, drinks, dinner and dance, although all teachers, administrators and coaches attend free. Checks for $35 per person should be made payable to and mailed to Kenneth Lewis, 595 Orleans St., Ste. 500, Beaumont, Texas 77701. Organizers are searching for alumni from the classes of 1963 to 1970. For details on the event, go to For additional information, contact Dr. Carol Fetters at 409-8991819.

Benefit to be held at Cow Bayou Marina

Boy Scouts to host annual flag fundraiser

Karen and Tony Fuselier’s 9-year old great-great granddaughter, Mary Lee broke both of her arms 30 minutes before school let out for the summer. The Fuseliers are hosting a benefit for Mary Lee starting at noon on Saturday and Sunday at the Cow Bayou Marina. All musicians are welcome.

The Boy Scouts of Troop 62 is now accepting subscriptions for commemorative flag displays in and around North Orange (near Hwy. 87 and Meeks Drive) between IH-10 and South Teal Road. The 3’ by 5’ flags will be displayed on the five flag days of the year (Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Patriots Day [9/11] and Veterans Day). The flags will be displayed no later than 9 a.m. on the commemorative day, picked up before dusk and stored until the next flag day. An initial $75 tax deductible donation ($50 for renewals) is required. Money orders and checks must be received 14 days prior to posting day in order to ensure timely service. All proceeds go to support Scout activities and programs throughout the year. For subscriptions, contact Bubba Plexico, Troop 62 Scoutmaster, at 214-770-0568; or Chris Wright, Troop 62 Fundraising Chair, at 409-882-9972.

Tresmond Edgar and Druly Lee (Taylor) Granger Family Reunion Tremond Edgar and Druly Lee (Taylor) Granger will hold a family reunion beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 at the Ramada Inn on IH-10 in Orange. All family and friends welcome. Guests are asked to bring covered dishes and drinks for your family. The hotel pool will be open to everyone but guests


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Deaths and Memorials

Margaret Ann Spell Matthis Little Cypress Margaret Ann Spell Matthis, 71, of Little Cypress, passed away T h u r s d a y, June 20, 2013 at the White County Medical Center in Searcy, Ark. Services to honor her life will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Mike Umbenhaur, officiating. Interment will follow services where she will be laid to rest next to her husband at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Margaret was born on July 31, 1941 in Orange, to her parents, Eugene “Blackie” Spell and Violet (Perry) Spell. She was a longtime resident of Orange, she was of the Christian faith and she was a homemaker. Margaret enjoyed listening to Cajun music and spending time with her family. Margaret is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norvin Matthis; her sister, Dot Foyle; her mother-in-law, Blanche LeDoux and her brother-in-law, Kirk Bishop. Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughter, Stacey Ellis and husband, Richard; her son, Brent Matthis and wife, Sharon; her sister, Carolyn Colburn and husband, Jeep; her sisters-in-law, Naomi Barnes and husband, Cecil and Sherry Bishop; her brothers-in-law, Lyles LeDoux and James Foyle; grandchildren, Rachel Ellis, Madison Ellis, Adam Ellis, Ethan Ellis, Ashley Cummings and husband Michael, Kimberly Partee and husband Brian and Stephanie Goodwin and husband Willie; and her great grandchildren, Lillian Walton, Kamden Jensen, Aaden Cummings, Noah Cummings, Americus Partee, Alex Partee and Gabrielle Goodwin. Margaret is also survived by numerous extended family and friends. Honoring Margaret as pallbearers are Adam Ellis, Donny Mayo, J.J. Colburn, Robert Nelms, Madison Ellis and Richard Ellis. Honorary pallbearers are Margaret’s lifelong friends, Carol Daigle, Claudine Hogan, Joyce Kelley, Gloria McAlum, Brenda Patterson, Maribelle Yerby, Faye Parish, Linda Brymer, Lois Barr, Vallie Francis and Lois Hogden. Margaret’s family wishes to thank the staffs of the I.C.U. and the North Hospice at the White County Medical Center for their care and compassion given to Margaret in her final days. Friends may sign the register and leave condolences at www. dorman

Mildred Johnson Deweyville Mildred (Davis) Johnson 88, of D e we y v i l l e , passed away S a t u r d ay, June 22, 2013. Funeral service to honor her life will be

held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville with Brother John Fortenberry, pastor of the church, and Mildred’s grandson, Paul Michael Taylor officiating. She was born on Sept. 6, 1924 in Hot Springs, Ark. to her parents, Ezra E. Davis and Jessie P. (Daniels) Davis. She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville having moved there in 1965. Mildred will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend to many. She enjoyed gardening, crafting, and spending time with her family. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Msgt (Ret.) Percy Leroy Johnson; her brothers, Doyleton Davis, Sr. and Brice Davis; and her sister, Geneva (Davis) Petty. Those who will cherish her memory are her son Jon David Johnson (Natalie Smith) of Deweyville; daughters, Cathy Knouff (Jerry Orr) of Maryville, Tenn. and Patti Taylor (Husband, Paul Taylor) of Little Cypress, grandchildren, Jeremy Knouff (Mandy), Kevin Knouff (Charissa), Ryan Knouff (Brittany) all of Maryville, Tenn., Paul Michael Taylor of Louisville, Ky., Philip Taylor (Brandi) of Corpus Christi, Patrick Taylor, and Peyton Taylor of Orange; and six great grandchildren, Scott, Garrett, Karys, Kolton, Cooper and Caden. Friends and Family may sign the register and leave condolences for the family at www.

Charles E. Hudgins Orange Charles E. Hudgins, 80, of Orange, passed away S a t u r d a y, June 22, 2013, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Louie Lawson and the Rev. David Berkheimer officiating. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Born in Mount Enterprise, Texas, on Feb. 26, 1933, Charles was the son of William Walter Hudgins and Lottie Hudgins (Clark). He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and worked as a safety supervisor and an industrial hygienist. Charles was a Community Church member; where he served as a greeter and a care group leader for over 19 years. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and hunting. Charles also loved watching sports and gardening his roses. He was a true jokester who loved to laugh and was full of life. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lottie Hudgins; brother, Earl Hudgins; sisters, Perry Aubey and Mary Ferguson. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Oda Hudgins; daughters, Charlene Hudgins of Fargo, N.D., Marcy Carr of Orange, Sherri Wiley and husband, Mike of Orange; step-sons, Michael Tomplait of Orange, Randy Tomplait and wife, Pam of Celina; eight grandchildren; ten great-grand-

children; and many nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Michael Wiley Jr., Stephen Tomplait, Ryan Carr, Alex Sfarjilani, Cody Tomplait, Cade Tomplait and Drake Tomplait. Honorary pallbearer will be Neal Smith.

Carl W. Reed Orange Carl W. Reed, 80, of Orange, passed away Tu e s d ay, June 25, 2013, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City with Father Steve Leger officiating. Entombment will follow at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Serving as Pallbearers will be the members of Knights of Columbus. Honorary Pallbearers will be Craig Reed, Brad Roy, Bruno Schulz, Perry Gray and Gavin Gray. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with a Cursillo Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Mamou, La. on Oct. 10, 1932, Carl was the son of Eraste and Vernice (Fontenot) Reed. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from DuPont as an electrician. Carl helped build St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City where he was a member and an usher for 42 years. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and volunteered at the Orange Christian Services on Thursdays where he worked in the pantry. Carl is survived by his wife, Parnel Reed of Orange; daughter, Carlis A. Roy and husband, Brad of Bridge City; son, Craig A. Reed of Bridge City; daughter, Phyllis M. Schulz and husband, Bruno of Mauriceville; and Donna R. Gray and husband, Perry of Orangefield. He is also survived by his three grandchildren and their spouses, Tyler and Ashley Bearden, Morgan and David Hinds, Gavin Gray; four great-grandchildren, Andie Bearden, Beckett Bearden, Ledger Hinds, Knox Hinds; and sister, Dean Darbone of Opelousas, Louisiana. The family would like to give a special thank you to Leslie at Altus Hospice for her love and care for Carl. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Altus Hospice, 370 North 10th Street, Beaumont, Texas 77702.

Joseph Theodore Luna Jr. Orange Joseph T. Luna Jr. of Orange, aged 60, passed away at his home in Pinehurst, surrounded by his loving family, after a long, hard-fought and courageous battle with cancer. Services were held Sunday, June 23, in the Chapel of Claybar Funeral Home with a burial that followed in St. Mary Cemetery

JUNE 29th 3-8 p.m. Trophies will be given!!!

on Meeks Drive. Joe was born on Aug. 22, 1952, in Orange, to the late Josephine Arriola Luna and Joseph D. Luna Sr. Joe was the ultimate outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, camping, barbequing or just sitting around a firepit with his many relatives and friends and an ice cold beer. Joe is predeceased by his beloved mother, Josephine Arriola Luna of Orange. Also predeceasing Joe is his first wife, Virginia “Gigi” Mazzola Luna, several beloved aunts and uncles, his maternal grandparents Ella Sepulvada and John Arriola of Nacogdoches; and his paternal grandparents Annie Poskey and Joseph D. Luna of Nacogdoches and Orange. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Blanchard Christian Luna, who gave tirelessly and endlessly to caring for Joe throughout their eighteen and a half years of marriage. Joe “Junior” is survived by his father, Joseph D. Luna of Orange; his two children, Bridget Luna Trawhon of Orange, Joseph T. Luna III “Buppy” and wife Kiesha of Port Arthur. He was “Daddy Joe” to his three stepchildren, Lana Christian and Blake Murphy of Bridge City, E.J. Christian and his wife Jessica of McKinney, Jake Christian and Liz of McKinney. His grandchildren and the light of his smile are Claire Trawhon of Orange, Landon and Jaxon Luna of Bridge City, Jake and Gage Christian of McKinney, Peyton Murphy of Bridge City, and Hannah Murphy of Bridge City. Joe is survived by his siblings: sisters, Rita Luna Bourliea and husband Larry; Shirley Luna Boudreaux and husband Arthur, and his only brother James W. Luna and his wife, Millie of Bridge City. Many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews mourn the loss of “their crazy Uncle Joe”. Joe had many Godchildren who will miss him especially, his youngest Godchild, Hunter Blanchard, of Lake Charles, La. Joe will be sorely missed by his many cousins, extended family, neighbors and friends. Joe Luna was not just the “life of the party.” He was “the party” wherever he was. May he now rest in Our Lord’s peaceful arms. Those who would like to fulfill one of Joe’s wishes may bring non-perishable food items to be donated to Orange Christian Services. Monetary donations may also be made to Southeast Texas Hospice, P.O. Box 2385, Orange, TX 77631-2385. The family would like to give an immense amount of gratitude to the entire staff of Southeast Texas Hospice for the care and concern they have shown Joe during the last few weeks of his life.

Rev. Kevin Brown, of the First Baptist Church of Mauriceville, officiating. Burial followed in the Harper Chapel Cemetery. He was the son of Lawrence and Ida Youngblood Gooch, and was born in Sabinetown on Feb. 21, 1927. He graduated from Hemphill High School in 1945. He spent two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked at Allied Chemical in Orange for 33 years before retiring and returning to Hemphill. In 1951, he married the love of his life, Dorothy Jane (Dot) McDaniel, the one he marched with in his high school commencement and Baccalaureate exercises. He trusted the Lord for salvation at age 19 and served God faithfully throughout his life. He was always a part of the music ministry where he lived and served. He was an ordained Music Minister and also a Deacon Emeritus of First Baptist Church of Hemphill. Robert also was a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Ryan Joseph Pineda; and four siblings C.P. Gooch, Marcille Moore, Edelle McGee and Pauline Neal. He is survived by his wife, Dot, of 61 years; two daughters, Rhonda Willey and her husband, Hershal of Mauriceville and Rachel Harbuck of Orange. One brother, J. E. Gooch and his wife, Nina; two granddaughters: Amanda Marie (Steven) of Mauriceville, and Kathryn Knighton (Lee) of Vidor; five great-grandchildren: Justin, Addison, Jacob, Kade and Zachary. In honor of Robert’s love for the church music programs where he has served, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the music ministry of the church of your choice, or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Alfred “Lanny” Landers Black Jr. Orange A l f r e d “ L a n n y ” L a n d e r s Black Jr., 67, of Orange, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013. Funeral Services were held Monday, June 24, at First United Pentecostal Church in Orange with the Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange. Born in Orange on Nov. 24, 1945, Lanny was the son of Alfred Landers Black and Opalee

(Daniels) Black. Lanny graduated from Sam Houston University. He enjoyed playing and watching baseball and football. Lanny is survived by his wife of 24 years, Sharon Rose Black. Ed Reed, Larry Mayfield, Jack McClelland, Buddy Lyons, Larry Hammett, Melvin Hammcock and Will Yelverton served as pallbearers.

Ronald Lawrence (Ron) DeBlanc Formerly of Orange R o n ald Lawrence (Ron) DeBlanc, resident of Owasso, Okla., passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 at his home. Funeral services were held June 17 in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church in Owasso, Okla., with his uncle, the Rev. Chris Tiger and the Rev. Chuck Horton officiating. Ron was born July 3, 1976 in Orange, Texas to Lawrence and Linda (Tiger) DeBlanc. He was raised and received his education there graduating from West Orange-Stark High School in 1994. Ron received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Lamar University and later received his master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Texas. On June 18, 1999, he and Somer Satterfield were united in marriage in Orange. Ron worked as a chemist in the bio-tech industry and because of this, they made their home in New York, Seattle, Wash., Thousand Oaks, Calif., and West Virginia before making Owasso home four years ago. Ron was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Owasso and was active with his sons Cub Scout Pack #888. Ron was also an avid golfer. Those that survive and hold many cherished memories are his wife Somer, twin sons Knox and Cash; his parents Larry and Linda DeBlanc of Orange, Texas and a brother Ted DeBlanc of Orange. Ron was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, Abe and Thelma Tiger and Edward and Nadine DeBlanc. He was also preceded in death by his uncle, Bob Tiger. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2642 East 21st Street, #100, Tulsa, OK 74114.

Robert F. Gooch Hemphill Robert F. Gooch of Hemphill, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Silsbee Oaks Health Care in Silsbee. The funeral service was held Tuesday, June 25, at First Baptist Church of Hemphill with Pastor E. Dale Lee, of the Orange County Cowboy Church, and the


The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Election Identification Certificates The Wonder of It All Available June 26 Staff Report For The Record

Pursuant to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued today, new voting requirements passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 will take effect immediately. Photo identification will now be required when voting in elections in Texas. On June 26, 2013, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will begin issuing Election Identification Certificates (EIC) to individuals who do not already have an acceptable form of photo identification (ID) to present when voting. Applications for the EIC will be accepted at DPS driver license offices across Texas. If an applicant already has any of the following documents, they are not eligible to receive an EIC: • Texas driver license – unexpired or expired less than 60 days • Texas personal identifica-

tion card – unexpired or expired less than 60 days • U.S. passport book or card – unexpired or expired less than 60 days • Texas concealed handgun license – unexpired or expired less than 60 days • U.S. Military identification with photo – unexpired or expired less than 60 days • U.S. Citizenship Certificate or Certificate of Naturalization with photo To qualify for an EIC, applicants must be: • A U.S. citizen; • A Texas resident; • Eligible to vote in Texas (show a valid voter registration card or submit a voter registration application when applying for the EIC); and • 17 years and 10 months or older. Beginning June 26, individuals may apply for an EIC by visiting a Texas driver license office and completing an EIC application (DL-14C). Applicants must also bring the

following items to the office to verify U.S. citizenship and identity. The EIC receipt an individual receives will include their photo and can be used for voting until the permanent card is delivered by mail. The EIC is free of charge to qualifying applicants and is valid for six years. There is no expiration date of an EIC for citizens 70 years of age or older. The EIC can only be used for the purpose of voting in an election and may not be used as personal identification. Residents with a documented disability may apply at their

county voter registrar for a permanent exemption from the photo ID requirement. If approved, they will not need a photo ID to vote. Also, if individuals are voting by mail, they do not have to submit a photo ID. For more information on the requirements, exemptions and process for obtaining an EIC, please visit: electionID.htm. For more information on voting in Texas, visit the Secretary of State’s website: http://www.sos.state.

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


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The sky is blue making a beautiful day No dark clouds, not one that is gray, My eyes open wide, the world to see The wonder of things surrounding me. The mountains so high with caps of snow Melting and watering the valleys below, Canyons and caves giving many a home Wide open plains let the animals roam. The frozen Arctic, floating icebergs there Is a home for seals and white polar bears, Oceans are where the big mammals abide Trees are for squirrels and rabbits to hide. Sun, stars, and moon are brightly aglow After a storm, there’s an arched rainbow, I gaze in amazement trying hard to grasp The chain of colors with a jeweler’s clasp. Many marvelous things I am able to see Knowing God created all for you and me, With a thankful heart, on my knees I fall Oh, the wonder of it all! The wonder of it all!


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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Big numbers posted in “Do It In Orange” event LOCAL FISHING DICKIE COLBURN FOR THE RECORD

If Greg Bass appears to be sitting a little taller in the saddle the next time you are over at Daley’s Hunt N Fish, it’s because he and his partner, Marshall Hughes “walked the walk” this past weekend in the Do It In Orange Tournament. The Nederland team put together a solid two day tournament limit of six bass that weighed 13.22 pounds to hold off the second place team by less than a pound and earn the first place check of $2000. I think most everyone knew where we were fishing, especially after the first day,” stated Bass, “but we just hung in there and flipped every inch of the shoreline with Creature baits. It was a little frustrating the second day because we culled at least two limits of keeper size fish and still couldn’t catch that kicker. We knew we were sitting on a very skinny lead.” Their concern was justified as the second place team posted a strong 6.92 pound limit Sunday and very nearly caught them. “Marshall and I had been doing our homework and felt pretty good about our chances going in,” added Bass. “Like everyone else we knew catching a big fish where we were fishing was going to be tough, but we were able to catch good numbers of keeper fish. Our total weight wouldn’t blow you away, but we culled five limits in two days.” Thirty-four of the fifty-two teams entered had to be impressed with their ability to catch those kinds of numbers as only eighteen teams weighed in a single bass. As you would expect, Sunday was much tougher than Saturday as only ten teams brought a bass to the scales! Gary McElDuff and his partner, Kit Carson, had a super second day performance to capture first place money in the trout division. After finishing in fourth place Saturday and trailing the leaders by two pounds, they put together a three fish limit that weighed 17.75 pounds and won it all with a two day total of 29.92 pounds. When all was said and done in the trout division it took a 23 pound catch just to finish in the top 5 and

16.5-pounds to earn the tenth place check. The numbers in the redfish division were equally impressive as the father-son team of Robbie and Justin Trahan posted the leading weight on Saturday and blew the field away the next day. They were .12 ounces ahead when they left the dock Sunday morning, but closed the deal with two redfish that weighed in at 15.87 pounds for a winning total of 30.13 pounds. If local reports and tackle shop conversations have seemed a little over the top in regards to the trout fishing on Sabine, this tournament only gave those accounts even more credibility. The talk has not been about the numbers, but the size of the average trout on Sabine ever since the frostier days of January. How many times have you caught three trout that weighed as much as two upper slot redfish? The difference in the weights of the fifth place finishers in both divisions was less than a tenth of an ounce and the heaviest one day total was posted in the trout division! I talk with guides and devoted trout fishermen from nearly every venue on the Texas coast every week and every one of them are just amazed at the average size of our trout thus far. If the wind will ever quit blowing and the shrimp bale out of the marshes it will be interesting to see if the trout under the gulls are larger as well. I don’t expect them to be as solid as those fish patrolling the flats and the ship channel, but if more of them are in that 16 to 19 inch range than 12 to 15 inches it will be a fall to remember. With the bite on the Causeway reefs yet to come around and the gulls still working very inconsistently, the north end of the lake has been under siege of late. The Louisiana shoreline got hammered throughout the winter months and the revetment walls took a hit in the early spring so we have pretty much been beating up the lake one small area at a time. Hopefully, the wind will get a little more user-friendly and the pressure will get spread out all over the lake by the end of the month. I recently fished with a prototype of one of the new jig heads that Egret is coming out with in the very near future for their VuDu Shrimp. It is significantly stronger and didn’t seem to negatively affect the action so all is well. I still don’t understand why some folks felt like they got duped with the lighter original hook. One look at the hook and I knew that we were going to have to back off the drag, but the fish liked it too much not to use it!

Big trout still doing their thing on Sabine!

In most cases it was more of a case of anglers asking the lure to do something it wasn’t built to do. Many of the local fishermen that wore the big trout out on the revetment wall with the lure discovered early on that over powering it with braid or a twentypound leader was the wrong approach. They backed off to 10 and 12 pound test mono or fluorocarbon, tied the shrimp on with a loop knot to give it more action and caught more

and bigger fish than those that refused to scale down. I’ll bet the last of the few Vudus that I have left that when the new ones are available, those same folks will still use lighter leaders and back off the drag. At least for the short term I am more concerned with colors as I got blown away by a client fishing root beer one day last week and he wasn’t sharing with me or his partners!


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lifelong dream accomplished 50 years ago KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

I promised myself when I first began writing sports many moons ago that I wouldn’t ever try to bore people by writing my autobiography. It is probably more interesting than a life history of the average Schmoe off the street, but I’m still not going to attempt it. However, I would like to admit that whenever I was a very young tow-headed lad growing up in Schenectady, N.Y., I wanted to be a professional baseball player. It’s something many boys wish for, but most abandon that dream before their voice changes. I was fortunate to have a dad who was a good baseball player during his heyday and would always ask me if I wanted to go out in the backyard and “throw some.” It became almost a ritual—dad would get home from work at 3:45 p.m., drink a quick cup of coffee and then ask me if I wanted to “throw some.” His idea of throwing some was probably a bit different than at most households, because he had a catcher’s mitt and a fairly new baseball with which to “throw some.” This ritual began when I was about six years old and continued until I was 14, when Dad informed me that my pitches were moving and hopping all over the place and he couldn’t afford to catch one on the wrist and go on the “disabled list.” In between, our afternoon ritual expanded to him hitting me grounders in the backyard or us going a couple blocks up the hill to Central Park where he threw batting practice. And he made sure I’d see some pitches from him that I would never see during a Little League or Babe Ruth League game. Being ahead of a majority of the boys my age talent-wise began to pay dividends as I was selected to play on our Little League All-Star team as a 12-year-old in 1954 which had many youngsters who also were fortunate enough to have a dad or older brother or uncle who showed them the finer points of the game. As a result, we won our way all the way to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. and brought home the World Championship. As a 13-year-old it was somewhat frustrating competing against 14 and 15-year olds in the Babe Ruth League. But the fundamentals that I learned from my dad and on the Little League team made up for the some of the difference in physical appearance between a 13 and 15 year old. It didn’t take long to “catch-up” to the “big guys” and contribute to the team I was on. And there wasn’t any difference in physical size once I hit high school, where a freshman was a 10th grader. When I reached high school I was switched from shortstop to third base because the coach believed in having his strongest arm at the hot corner. And I didn’t dare tell the coach I also pitched, because at a high school the size of Mont Pleasant High, the pitchers rode the bench when they weren’t on

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Fireworks at the fishery to light up skies over Athens


Teacher honored with education award

Staff Report For The Record


The annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is coming up on Thursday, July 4. The show will last approximately one-half hour and is one of the biggest in East Texas. The fireworks show is directed and produced by Alpha-Lee Enterprises, Inc., of Liverpool, Texas. The show is a Keep Athens Beautiful event. TFFC will be open for regular paid visitation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission for the fireworks show will start at 4 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to fish in the stocked casting pond while waiting for the fireworks, which will begin at dark. No license is required to fish, and bait and tackle are furnished for free. Fishing ends at 8:30 p.m., and the fireworks will begin approximately one-half hour later. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and people are encouraged to bring picnics. KCKL (FM 95.9) will broadcast patriotic music during the show. Pets, alcohol and private fireworks, including “snap caps” and sparklers, are not allowed. TFFC is a tobacco-free facility, and smoking or the use of tobacco products are not allowed on the premises. The public’s cooperation will be appreciated. The fireworks show is sponsored and paid for by the City of Athens, local businesses and individuals. Contributors include: City of Athens, The Cain Foundation, Charlie and Cindy Akins, First State Bank, Steve Sparkman, Athens Steel Building Corp., Lance and Kathryn Etcheverry, Carol and Pat Wallace, Dan and Kathleen Chaney, Stephen and Karen Jones, Ellen Key, Lake Athens Property Owners Association, Athens Marina LTD and other public-spirited individuals and organizations. The event has become an area tradition, with many people dressing in red, white and blue in keeping with the holiday theme. Parking is available in the main TFFC parking lot and in an overflow parking area on Peninsula Point Road. Persons using the overflow parking area may enter through Gate C, which is across the street from the parking area. For more information or directions, call (903) 676-2277.

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Shelly C. Fisette (left), a Bridge City native and teacher at Hemphill Middle School, was the recipient of the middle school award for the Beaumont Foundation’s Gilbert I. “Buddy” Low Excellence in Education 2013 Awards. She is shown receiving the award from Rachel Low Roane and Gilbert I. “Buddy” Low. COURTESY PHOTO: Stephanie Corley, Sabine County Reporter.

Stephanie Corley Sabine County Reporter

San Augustine’s Historical Museum Theater was all dressed up on the evening of May 14, as it hosted the Beaumont Foundation’s Gilbert I. “Buddy” Low Excellence in Education 2013 Award Gala. A reception and time for photographs preceded the actual event. Welcoming everyone to San Augustine was Walter Key, Superintendent of Schools at San Augustine I.S.D. Just prior to the evening’s meal, Judge Charles Mitchell, 273rd Judicial District, provided the invocation. Following dinner, Key introduced special guests who were in attendance for the evening. W. Frank Newton, Presi-

dent and CEO of the Beaumont Foundation, then took a moment to say that “Buddy is a product of local schools.” He went on to say that Low was very influenced by his teachers. “Teachers are students’ first window to the world,” said Newton. He then introduced the night’s speaker, David Fisher who is a partner with Orgain, Bell & Tucker, LLP. Fisher stated that many people in his life were teachers including his mother and his wife. And another young lady in his life, his daughter, is now attending the University of Texas at Austin pursuing a career as a teacher. Fisher talked about the importance of teachers and said that they are masters of teaching life. He summed it up by saying, “Thank you for what you do because it mat-

ters.” Following Fisher’s speech, each award recipient was recognized and given a time to speak. Receiving the middle school award was Shelley C. Fisette, a Bridge City native and teacher at Hemphill Middle School in Hemphill. She has 21 years of experience and is a seventh grade Language Arts teacher. One of Fisette’s former students, Stephanie Snyder writes, “Mrs. Fisette was the best teacher I ever had. She made me realize I had a gift of putting everything down on paper, of pouring my very soul into words I write. To make a difference in a child’s life is something extraordinary. Just a tiny dent is near impossible. I’m extremely glad she doesn’t believe in impossible. She didn’t make a

tiny dent, she made a crater. She continues to make craters for other kids just like she did for me.” Fisette was also named Sabine Parish Middle School Teacher of the Year 1995 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Regional Teacher of the Year 2005. The Gilbert I. “Buddy” Low Excellence in Education Award was created to celebrate and recognize superior contributions of teachers whose leadership and dedication inspire a spirit of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. Three teachers are selected annually to receive this prestigious award and each receive $10,000 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the education system in East Texas.

New laws cut red tape for patients and physicians, protect Texans’ health Staff Report For The Record

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) is praising Texas legislators for passing an incredible package of bills this legislative session that will help patients and physicians. “Texas patients and their physicians won big at the state Capitol,” said Stephen L.

Brotherton, MD, TMA’s president. “At the top of the association’s list are new laws cutting red tape and paperwork hassles that delay patient care and cost everyone more money, improved funding for mental health and women’s health care services, and programs that will help keep young doctors in Texas to cover our ever-growing need.” More money for patient care “Legislators approved a big increase in funding for mental health and substance abuse treatment services desperately needed to keep up with Texas’ population growth and demand,” said Dr. Brotherton. New funds target mental illness prevention, early identification, community-based services, and inpatient hospi-

tal care. The steep budget cuts made to women’s health services in 2011 were reversed. “Lawmakers even added more money to these programs to ensure more low-income women receive preventive care when they need care,” added Dr. Brotherton. Lawmakers also took steps to improve Texas’ physician workforce shortage. “They recognized the dire need to retain Texas’ medical school graduates and for the first time created incentive programs to grow graduate medical education,” explained Dr. Brotherton. Texas’ physician education loan repayment programs also were enhanced to ensure more physicians could practice in rural and un-

derserved areas. Lawmakers also stopped off-shore medical schools from buying up core clinical clerkship spots in Texas hospitals. “Unfortunately left undone was finding a way to broaden coverage for the 6 million Texans without health care coverage,” added Dr. Brotherton. “TMA will continue to work with state leaders to look for innovative solutions that leverage federal dollars to help provide access for these working poor Texans.” Red-tape reduction Lawmakers took significant steps to reduce red tape and paperwork hassles that delay patient care. Four of TMA’s hassle-busting bills passed.

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Statewide Texas birding competition deemed great success AUSTIN – Swarovski Optik teams bested the competition in three different categories of the first statewide version of the Great Texas Birding Classic,and two of those wins enabled its teams to select which habitat conservation projects receive $10,000 of the $17,000 awarded from this year’s event. The Swarovski Optik Highway Hawks, winner of the Adult Weeklong Tournament, selected Corpus Christi’s Hazel Bazemore Park as the recipient of a $5,000 conservation grant. The funds will be used to create a permanent water feature to serve as a drinking and bathing area for birds, as well as construct a photography blind near that water feature and install permanent signage at four existing kiosks. Winning the Adult Upper Texas Coast Big Day Tournament, the Swarovski Optik/ Houston Audubon Hawks directed its $5,000 conservation grant to match $5,000 from the Houston Audubon Society to help restore the storm-battered Horseshoe Marsh Sanctuary on the western end of the Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston County. Debris and salt cedar that has grown up in the past four years will be removed, bridges replaced and the coastal prairie replanted with native vegetation. Additionally, signage will be installed along the interpretive trail. In addition, Texas Parks and Wildlife will receive a $5,000 nature tourism grant for reprinting the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail maps for the first time in more than a decade. The maps, which are closely tied to the Birding Classic, guide visitors throughout the state to see Texas’ best birdwatching and wildlife viewing sites first-hand. The 17th annual Great Texas Birding Classic, held from April 15 to May 15, attracted more than 300 participants from El Paso and the Panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley and the Pineywoods of East Texas, who recorded 398 avian species during a host of regional and statewide daylong and weeklong tournaments. Fifty-six teams, the most in 10 years, were compelled to enter by the new, more flexible format that allowed teams to choose from among 42 categories and select their competition day or days based on work schedules, weather and other variables. Team fees also were lowered, making the event

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more affordable for all. In an unlikely scenario, Swarovski Optik’s Highway Hawks identified 330 species in the Adult, Weeklong Tournament, just squeaking by the NRG EcoPartners team by one species while covering more than 4,000 miles, seeing a variety of birds along much different routes. “There were so many variables that differentiated each of their runs, yet they ended up with lists one species apart,” says Shelly Plante, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s nature tourism manager who coordinated the tournament. “That is extraordinary and speaks volumes about the wonderful diversity of birds we have in Texas.” A third team from the optic company – the Swarovski Optik Western Hawks– also won regional Big Day Tournament in the Far West Texas regional category. In the new All-Ages State Park Tournament, where teams

competed on a given day in a Texas state park, the Weslaco Mid-Valley Orioles identified 123 species at the Rio Grande Valley’s Estero Llano Grande State Park, a World Birding Center site. The Orioles bested the second-place Obstinate Oystercatchers, who spotted 95 species at Goose Island State Park near Rockport. The Orioles will donate its $1,000 conservation grant award for Kiskadee Wetlands restoration at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco. The Big Sit! competition proved the most popular tournament, boasting 20 of the 56 squads competing this year. Plante says participants liked the laid-back atmosphere of the tournament and ease of having as few as one person or “a whole community of 20 or more team members” working in shifts throughout the day from a specified location. Winners of the Central Texas Coast Big Sit! Tournament, the Port Aransas Spoonbills, won the Lone Star Bird Award and chose Utopia Park along the Sabinal River in Utopia to receive its $1,000 grant. The funds will be used to enhance the park by improving and adding trails, bird feeding areas and interpretive signage. Families were drawn to the new Sunrise to Noon Tournament, where teams of three to five birders, many of them parents and their children, recorded birds seen from sunup to noon. The Sandhill Craniacs took top honors in the all-ages category with 121 species. In the extremely competitive youth Roughwings Regional Tournament for birders 13 years old and younger, nine chaperoned teams squared off in four regions, with top teams tallying impressive totals that rivaled the Adult tournament totals in some areas. The Upper Coast Roughwings winning team, the TOS Seaside Sparrows, identified 126 birds on their tournament day, while the Central Coast TOS Krazy Kites saw an astounding 135 species during their eight-hour run. Both of these winning youth teams were sponsored by Texas Ornithological Society.

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AUSTIN — The National Dove Hunter Survey, a cooperative effort by the state fish and wildlife agencies, all four flyway councils, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will ask dove hunters from across the U.S. to share their experiences and opinions about dove hunting. The National Dove Hunter Survey is scheduled to begin this month, and will be compiled by the end of 2013. Randomly selected hunters can expect to receive questionnaires in the mail beginning this week. Survey questions will focus

on hunter characteristics, time spent hunting, perceived constraints to hunting, and hunter’s thoughts about potential effects of spent lead from hunting ammunition on mourning doves and other wildlife. “There are more than one million dove hunters in the United States. This survey will encompass all regions of the country and will give us an excellent picture of hunter opinions and needs.” says Dr. Ken Richkus of the Service’s Population and Habitat Assessment Branch. “The Service and the states want to make sure we use the best science-based information for the management and conservation of our migratory bird resources and take hunter opinions and preferences into

account whenever possible.” Texas Parks and Wildlife Department supports these survey efforts and request that all selected hunters please return their responses so the agency may better address questions regarding dove hunting in the future. Ap-

proximately 250,000 mourning dove hunters harvest 5 million mourning doves on an annual basis in Texas – making Texas the leader in both the number of hunters and harvest in the United States.

Texas Game Wardens Seize 10,000-plus Feet of Gill Net and Nearly 2 Tons of Marijuana AUSTIN – Texas game wardens have concluded two separate week-long enforcement operations in South Texas that led to the seizure of more than 10,000 feet of illegal gill net, approximately two tons of marijuana, and the filing of numerous other criminal cases. The two operations – which involved dozens of game wardens — focused on detecting and reducing criminal activity including apprehending poachers, trespassers, human smug-

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three boats while conducting surveillance on gill netters from Mexico. During Operation Brush Guard, 345 pounds of marijuana and 3.9 grams of cocaine were seized. Additionally, game wardens filed 14 citations and warnings, and made 4 arrests. In total, seizures from both operations included 10,240 feet of illegal gill net, 5 vessels, 4 outboard motors, 9 vehicles, 3.9 grams of cocaine, and 4,291 pounds of marijuana.

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Texan’s Health From Page 3B One lets patients sign in at their doctor’s office with a swipe of their driver license. Others create standardized prior-authorization forms for medications and medical services, meaning less paperwork for doctors’ offices and fewer delays for patients — both of which drive up costs. Another streamlines the way physicians renew their state Controlled Substances Registration — a permit allowing them to prescribe certain medications — which has been fraught with delays in recent years. Without this permit, physicians cannot take care of their patients in the hospital or write prescriptions for critical painkillers. Physician-led medical teams A landmark bill creates a more collaborative, delegated practice among physicians and advanced practice reg-

istered nurses or physician assistants. The law firmly establishes the physicianled medical team, allows all members of the health care team to practice at their level of education and training, and places more authority and responsibility on the physician to supervise the team and the patients’ care. “Diagnosing and prescribing remain the practice of medicine, which only physicians are trained and authorized to do by Texas law,” Dr. Brotherton said. “But the good news is that by working together as a team — doctors, nurses, and physician assistants — we can take care of more patients and do a better job of it.” Young Texans protected New laws improve Texas’ immunization policies. Child care centers now must have a vaccination policy in place for


BC Lady Cards attend camp at Texas A&M their workers to help protect babies and young children in their care from getting sick. Minor parents now can consent for their own vaccines. The state budget also keeps the state Fitnessgram program alive in schools, providing critical data to address the state’s obesity epidemic. “Legislators really delivered for Texas patients and physicians this year. However, Texas is a big state with big health care needs. There is still more work ahead,” stated Dr. Brotherton. TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 47,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 112 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.

Entergy Texas Wants Customers to Know Assistance is Available Staff Report For The Record

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This past weekend the Bridge City Lady Cardinals attended Texas A&M Team Camp at College Station. They competed with 32 other varsity teams. On Friday they ended the day 2-1 with wins vs. Witchita Falls and Lake County. Saturday they completed pool play with a 3-3 record. On Sunday in the tournament the Lady

operations manager for Enter- iary of Entergy Corporation. gy Texas. “With summer heat Entergy, which celebrates its come increased utility bills. 100th birthday this year, is an As summer temperatures These add additional strain on integrated energy company rise, Entergy customers in low-income budgets. Entergy engaged primarily in electric need can get a helping hand is working to ensure custom- power production and retail Staff Report from the Low Income Home ers are aware that assistance distribution operations. En- For The Record Energy Assistance Program, is available through LIHEAP tergy owns and operates powStudents who are in the a U.S. government program funding.” er plants with approximately Commercial & Residential providing home heating and As part of federal budget 30,000 megawatts of electric cooling assistance to qualified cuts required by law, LIHEAP generating capacity, including Construction program at Lafamilies. and other discretionary funds more than 10,000 megawatts mar Institute of Technology U.S. Department of Health were reduced. LIHEAP fund- of nuclear power, making it one may be eligible for a scholarand Human Services has re- ing for this year was reduced of the nation’s leading nuclear ship from the AGC. The preferred applicant leased the remaining LIHEAP by approximately 6.23% from generators. Entergy delivers will be in good standing with funds for this fiscal year, which 2012 and 36% since 2011. electricity to 2.8 million utility ends September 30. The funds The Low Income Home En- customers in Arkansas, Louisiwere held as part of the U.S. ergy Assistance Program as- ana, Mississippi and Texas. government’s sequestration ef- sists qualified families with forts but are now available to home energy needs such as assist customers struggling to heating in the winter, cooling pay utility bills. in the summer and insulating and face-to-face training will Texas has $9.1 million homes for energy efficiency. Staff Report include focus in the areas of in newly available LIHEAP LIHEAP allows families to For The Record funds. Region 5 Education Service Instructional Leadership Deprevent electrical service interThose interested in applying ruptions and make weather- Center is now offering a Prin- velopment (ILD) and the Texfor energy assistance from LI- related improvements to their cipal Leadership Certification as Professional Development HEAP may go to http://entergy. homes to maximize the effec- Program designed for local and Appraisal System (PDAS). com/our_community/low_in- tiveness of the electricity need- educators wishing to move PDAS is the state approved income.aspx to find local agen- ed to stay safe and comfortable from classroom to the front strument for appraising teachcies that distribute the funds. office. This one year program ers and identifying areas that during summer months. would benefit from staff devel“Every day, low-income cusEntergy provides all custom- that will utilize both online tomers living in the regions ers a variety of payment and Entergy serves struggle to money-saving options at entermake ends meet in states with some of the highest poverty Entergy Texas provides elecrates in the nation,” said Pam tricity to 420,000 customers Williams, customer service in 27 counties. It is a subsidAUSTIN – Less than a year has been monitoring for zebra following the discovery that mussels in North Texas rivers zebra mussels had established and reservoirs, discovered the a population in Lake Ray Rob- live juvenile on a settlement erts, the destructive invasive sampler near the dam. Churchill indicated that this species has been confirmed in Lewisville Lake by the latest infestation is likely the United States Geological Sur- result of contaminated boats vey (USGS). This is the third being transported to Lewislake in Texas, and the second ville Lake, but it could be the APARTMENTS within the Trinity River basin, result of downstream transBus. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. zebra mussels have been port of zebra mussels from FOR THE ELDERLY Fri. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed Noon til 1 p.m. for Lunch) where Lake Ray Roberts via Elm Fork discovered. Equal Housing Opportunity DISABLED, of the Trinity River. Also, this Christopher Churchill, a biSection 8 and HUD Subsidized latest infestation appears to be ologist with the USGS who & HANDICAPPED 1 OR 2 BEDROOMS relatively new as no additional specimens have been documented. The USGS, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, UniGifts • Candles • Candy • Flowers versity of Texas-Arlington and others continue to closely monitor for the spread of zebra mussels in Texas. Zebra mussels can have economic and recreational impacts in Texas reservoirs. They can clog public-water intake pipes, harm boats and motors left in infested waters by covering boat hulls and clogging water-cooling systems, annoy boat-dock owners by completely covering anything left under water and can make water recreation hazardous because of their razor-sharp edges. With Lewisville Lake being such a popular boating destination there is a heightened risk of zebra mussels being transported to non-infested lakes by boaters. However, the spread can be slowed by making sure boats that operate in zebra mussel-infested waters are not used in any other body of water until they have been HOME OF THE Residential & Commercial Cleaning cleaned, drained and dried. In INCREDIBLE GARDEN addition, TPWD adopted rules PLANT STANDS & PLANT HANGERS regarding the transfer of zebra Open: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm mussel larvae in water from NOW lakes Texoma, Lavon, Ray RobBehind PK’s Grill HIRING CLEANING SERVICE erts and Lewisville. To comply NOW with these rules, boaters and

Cardinals made it to the semi finals. They lost by four to the number one seated team Chapel Hill and ended the camp with a 4-4 record, making the elite 8 and ranked 5th overall. We are so proud of these girls and how well they played together. The future is bright for the Lady Cardinals. Thank you Hilton Bacon for coaching the girls toward success this weekend and to all the parents who came and supported the Lady Cardinals.

AGC looking for LIT construction students scholarships LIT and will have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. The AGC application must be filled out in its entirely, and the applicant must be a student in the Commercial & Residential Construction program at LIT. Applications may be submitted at any time; however, a student who wishes to be considered for a scholarship

for the Fall 2013 semester must turn in his or her application by 4 p.m., July 12, 2013. The scholarship application is available at agcsetx. com, under the heading “Advocacy.” If there are questions regarding the application, call the AGC office at (409) 8353319.

New program to fill need for school principals with real-world perspective opment. Southeast Texas teachers who already hold a masters’ degree are eligible to sign up for this dynamic training that will cover the many roles and responsibilities of todays’ school administrator. This includes the use of current research and data, providing

leadership under pressure, and emergency response training, just name a few areas of instruction. The application deadline is Friday, July 19. Training will take place at the Region 5 ESC offices located in the newly remodeled Edison Plaza located in downtown Beaumont.

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anglers need to drain all water from their boats (including live wells) before leaving those lakes. From the environmental perspective, zebra mussels are filter feeders, which mean they compete with baitfish such as shad for available forage. Any impact on baitfish in turn can affect their predators — game fish such as bass, striped bass and catfish. Zebra mussels are also very harmful to native mussel populations because they will colonize on their shells and essentially suffocate them. TPWD Executive Director Carter Smith emphasized that the discovery underscores the importance of boaters helping to prevent the spread of zebra mussels, which can be unknowingly spread when boats and trailers are moved from lake to lake. TPWD and a coalition of partners have been reaching out to boaters in Texas with an advertising campaign to educate them not to transport the tiny mussels or their microscopic larvae, which are invisible to the naked eye and can stay alive inside livewells, bait buckets and other parts of the boat for up to a week. These partners

include: North Texas Municipal Water District, Tarrant Regional Water District, Trinity River Authority, City of Dallas Water Utilities Department, Upper Trinity Regional Water District, Sabine River Authority, Canadian River Municipal Water Authority, San Jacinto River Authority, Brazos River Authority, City of Grapevine, City of Houston, City of Waco and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. “With this somber news, I hope Texas boaters will always remember to “Clean, Drain, Dry” their boats, trailers and gear because all it takes is one instance of not properly cleaning to introduce this highly invasive and unwelcome species to a water body in Texas; and once they are established there is no known way to get rid of them,” Smith said. Originally from the Balkans, Poland and the former Soviet Union, zebra mussels found their way to the Americas in the 1980s via ballast water of a ship. The small invaders were first found in 1988 in Lake St. Clair, Mich., and are currently known to have infested 29 states and more than 600 lakes or reservoirs in the United States.


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Nichols passes significant transportation funding legislation out of Senate Senator Robert Nichols Special For The Record

The Texas Senate recently approved Sen. Robert Nichols’ (R-Jacksonville) resolution for a constitutional amendment to dedicate 50 percent of all oil and gas severance taxes currently transferred to the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF) to the state highway fund. “We are facing a serious crisis in transportation,” said Nichols. “Our state’s population is increasing exponentially; our system is aging; traffic continues to rise; and funding for congestion relief will be at a 10 year low in a short two years. The state is also paying millions of dollars a year in debt service for transportation related debt. SJR 2 will go a long way in helping to resolve these problems.” According to estimates from the comptroller’s office, SJR 2 could deposit as much as $850 million a year into the state highway fund. The resolution stipulates that the funds could only be used for constructing, maintaining and acquiring rights-of-way for public roadways. However, it is also careful to ensure a healthy balance is left in the ESF before transportation dollars are ever

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removed from the funding stream. Because SJR 2 is a constitutional amendment, it must pass each chamber with a twothirds majority. If successful, citizens will then see it on the ballot this November. “I am thankful for Governor Perry asking us to address this critical issue,” said Nichols. “Our state’s economy and much more depends upon having a safe and reliable road system.” Nichols, a former Texas transportation commissioner, currently serves as chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. He has been working on Texas transportation issues in various capacities since 1997.


BRIEFS Hartburg Baptist hosting VBS through June 27 Hartburg Baptist Church, located at 2316 County Road 4181 in Orange, will host a Vacation Bible School from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. through June 27. Their them is “Where God’s World Comes Together.” Classes will be available for nursery children through sixth grade. For more information, please call the church at 7462841.

BUNCO to be held June 26 BUNCO will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, at St. Mary’s Parish Hall.  Prizes and  snacks will be provided by the Catholic Daughters Court of St. Cecilia.  A $5 donation is requested to cover expenses.

First UMC of Mville to host VBS First United Methodist Church of Mauriceville is hosting a weekend VBS program. The program will kick-off at 6 p.m. Friday, June 28, with free hot dogs, snow cones and goodies. While the parents are registering the children, (pre-K - 5th grade) the children will have a hay ride and supervised play, and then whole family is welcome to attend the opening program. Saturday, June 29 will begin at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and late registration. The “Hay Day” program begins at 9 a.m. and runs through 3:30 p.m. Lunch and snacks will be provided. The closing program will be on Sunday, June 30 at 11 a.m. “This is a wonderful weekend program” said Pastor Sharon Sabom. “Children who might not have an opportunity to experience VBS can come because it’s on a weekend. The program is open to the whole community – not just members – and we want the church filled with children.” First United Methodist Church of Mauriceville is located at 11929 Highway 12 (the corner of Highway 12 and Johnson Rd.) For more information call 409-745-4446, or follow us on Facebook at Mauriceville Methodists.

FUMC, FPC to host Kingdom Rock VBS First United Methodist of Orange, located at 502 N 6th Street in Orange, will partner up with the First Presbyterian Church to

Celebrate Independence Day with free Symphony concert Staff Report For The Record

The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) once again joins the City of Beaumont for the annual July 4th Celebration in downtown Beaumont. The orchestra’s patriotic concert will be held at 8 p.m. inside the Julie Rogers Theatre and is FREE and open to the public. Following the concert, at 9 p.m., the festivities conclude with a grand fireworks display. The musical salute to our nation’s independence will include “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “Bugler’s Holiday,” “Fanfare and Celebration” by the SOST’s own timpanist Gary Parks and more. The Symphony will also perform Sousa’s “Washington Post March” with guest conductor Kristen Davis, a band student at Vidor ISD and recipient of a donation of the Symphony Ball’s July 4 Guest Conductor auction item. The concert will also include a “Salute to the Armed Forces” honoring servicemen and women from past and present. The concert is sure to be as explosive as the fireworks show that follows. The premiere sponsor of the July 4th concert is ExxonMobil, with additional support provided by Trans-Global Solutions, Inc. and The Gay D. and William F. Scott Family Foundation. Concert contributors include HEB, Mobiloil

Federal Credit Union, Marine Fueling, the Symphony League of Beaumont and the City of Beaumont. The July 4 concert will lead the way into the upcoming 61st season of the Symphony of Southeast Texas. Hot off the heels of the spectacular 60th anniversary season, the SOST is taking everyone on a fantastic journey to faraway places and beyond through the magnificent sounds of the orchestra. Take a Journey with the SOST begins on Sept. 14 with “Roman Journeys” featuring Respighi’s “Pines of Rome.” The season continues on Oct. 26 with adventures of “Russian Tragedy to Triumph!” inRachmaninoff: “Piano Concerto No. 2.” We come “Home for the Holidays” for a festive holiday concert on Dec. 8, and then on a “Classical Mystery Tour” with the live music of The Beatles in the Symphony Pops Concert on Feb. 1. A voyage “To Jupiter… and Beyond” follows with Mozart: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” on March 1. Then on April 5, “The SOST goes to the Opera” with beloved selections from Bizet’s “Carmen,” Puccini’s “Tosca” and “Madama Butterfly,” Verdi’s “Aida” and “Il Trovatore.” For more information about the Symphony of Southeast Texas, or to purchase season tickets, call(409) 892-2257 or e-mail

host “Kingdom Rock, Where Kids Stand Strong for God,” their Vacation Bible School. Kingdom Rock will begin at 9 a.m. July 8 -12, at the First United Methodist Church Praise Center located at Pine and 5th streets. At Kingdom Rock, kids discover how to stand strong for God! Kingdom Rock is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences that kids see, hear, touch and even taste. Plus, they’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of god in everyday life. Get ready to hear that phrase a lot! Parents, grandparents, and friends are invited daily to join us in the “Royal Courtyard” at 11:30, for their Fanfare Finale – a daily celebration of God’s love you won’t want to miss. Call FUMC , 886-7466 or FPC, 883-2097 to register children in preschool through fifth grade by Friday, July 5. Registration will also take place each day of the VBS.

Faith UMC to host Kidz Adventure Camp Faith United Methodist Church announces their annual Kidz Adventure Camp from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 9-12. Creative Adventures in a Christian setting that will leave a lasting impact on children and is for children ages 5 through fifth grade. The schedule is as follows:  July 9:    God in Arts/Crafts~~  fun and creativity led by local artists July 10:  God in Food Day~~make yummy snacks  July 11:  God in Science~~ hands on experience and learn about nature July 12:  God in Performing Arts~~learn new ways of expression through music and drama   Registration fees are $5 per day per child, or $15 per child for all four days. Registration is limited to the first 40 children. Registration forms are available at the church, located at 8608 MLK Jr. Dr. in Orange, and on-line at: Please turn in forms and registration fees as soon as possible to ensure your child a spot at this great camp.  Each child will receive a camp tee-shirt. More information call church office Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 886-1291.

St. Paul UMC selling bricks for Prayer Garden St. Paul United Methodist Church is continuing plans for its Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Prayer Garden by paving the garden with a brick walkway. The church is selling bricks that will be engraved with a personal note of the buyer’s choice. These bricks would provide a special way honor family and friends with a history at St. Paul’s. Each brick costs $30. Order forms are located in the St. Paul UMC reception area or can be found on For more information, call the St. Paul office at 409-735-5546.

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

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

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

Trinity Baptist Church NEW LOCATION: 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

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

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Living Word Church Hw 87 & FM 1006, Orange 409-735-6659 Samuel G.K. - Pastor Joseph Samuel - Asst. Pastor Sun. Service - 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Service - 7 p.m. Come As You Are!

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

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

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!

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

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

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32’ APARTMENT STYLE TT, 4’x 8’ room extension, full size refrig., porcelain toilet, very good cond., $7,500, (409) 474-2836.

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3/2 IN OFISD, recently remodeled, wood floor, carpeted bedrooms, CA/H, close to schools. Owner finance, no bank involved! $69,900, 10% down, $625 monthly. Call (409) 745-2373 for more info, can Email pictures on request.


Avon & Gift Creations

Fee Come out and enjoy the sun with trampolines in the water, paddleboats & much more. Don’t forget about the Fourth of July! Free fireworks display & hot dogs for the kids.

302 N. 10TH. Street

LAND & LOTS 4 PLOTS IN HILLCREST Garden of the Good Shepherd, 1/2 price, Lot 31, block No. D, section 4 Spaces 1- 2-3-4, $1,000 ea., (972) 596-1370.

M.H. SALES 5 ACRE REPO with single wide M.H., OFISD, front 2 acres are cleared back acreage is heavily wooded. Owner financing available, COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC. 409745-1115.

Big green TracTor Service

$5 Cow Bayou Marina Entry


BRICK 3/2/2 ON ALMOST 1/2 acre, LCMISD, Little Cypress area, new CA/H, fenced back yard w/ covered patio, neat well kept yard, $149,500 (neg), (409) 988-3105. (7/19)

2 ACRES on W. Grigsby rd., has culvert, driveway ad pad site, water and sewer can be financed with land, guaranteed owner financing. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC. 409745-1115.

Dirt work/Rock, Shell, 60/40 All Materials Spread Bushhogging

Curb Appeal • Income Property • Design on a Dime Complete Exterior Design & Construction Patios, Landscaping, Gazebos, Specialty Design

utility, spa like M bath, premium wood floors in kitchen & livings, slate in den / office and utilities, carpet in bedrooms. Bird watch in back yard oasis w/ Majestic oaks, fruit trees, flower/veg. gardens, tiled patio plus wood deck/ pergola. RV elec. & sewer hook-ups. All this for only $85.9 per sq. ft. at $294.\,500. Call fo an app. @ (409) 313-6005 to see this hidden GEM!. (6/26)

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Theme: Independence Day

Home RepaiR

ACROSS 1. Abraham, originally 6. Bag in Paris 9. The complete duration of something 13. Quickly fry 14. Lennon’s wife 15. Welsh dog breed 16. “That is,” in Latin 17. Like arctic air 18. Run _____ of the law 19. *Like the July 4th holiday 21. *March for the community 23. Be unwell 24. Boot 25. Triple ___ 28. Treble ____ 30. *Subject of Nathan’s contest 35. Turkey dance 37. German composer Carl ____ 39. *The whistle or crack of a firework 40. Dwarf buffalo 41. *”To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid _____” 43. Armor chest plate 44. Tear into shreds 46. *What fireworks do before exploding 47. Takes to court 48. Scraps 50. Def Leppard’s “Rock of ____” 52. Plays for pay 53. Be inclined 55. Hole punching tool 57. Mozambique’s neighbor 60. *What we cel-

Solution from last week

Inside or Outside Plumbing, Electric & Carpentry 25 years Experience Call Jimmy Harmon

409-594-5650 GARAGE SALES WED., 3971 VERRETT RD., OF, 1st. Street on R. towards O/F from Hwy 105 & FM 1442, 7 till ? Lots of good stuff! Furniture, deco items, clothes and shoes for $1, PS3 games, toys, vacuum, TV, bedding, dishes, and More! Rain or Shine! THUR & FRI, #20 WICKLOW, LC 8am until. Across from LCM High School. All wood entertainment center, bookcases, vanity cabinet, vintage furniture, glassware, decorative items and Christmas decor. THURS THRU SAT., 2115 W. ROUNDBUNCH RD, BC, Lonestar Emporium, across from Cardinal Fireworks, garage/yard sale, 9 till 5. Lots of good stuff! SAT. ESTATE SALE! 8996 BESSIE HTS RD., OF, 8 till 2. Antique furniture and glassware, collector plates, dolls, houseful of decorative items, art supplies, bedroom set, dining table and chairs, display cabinets, Way Too Much More To List! Come See! SAT., 194 DONALD ST., BC, 7 till 1. Lots of clothes, books, home decor, purses, shoes, baby girl clothes and items, birthday decor, misc. SAT., 722 MCCARTNEY, ORG. 7-11. Off of Guy Lane in Orange. Furniture, full size mattress set, wrangler work jeans, nice men’s clothes. No Junk. SAT. MOVING SALE! 5395 FAIRVIEW, BC/ORG., in Victory gardens, 8 till 2. King size bed, triple dresser, dishes, microwave, all sizes & speed records, CD’s, cassettes, Autoharp, wedding cake pans, plates, lace table cloth, old typewriter, Much More! SAT., 173 POINSETTIA, BC, 7 till noon. Clothes, dishes, books, movies, Much More! SAT., 1943 HUNTSMAN, ORG. 7-noon. Table saw, baby bed, mattress, car seat, bedding, women & mens clothing, lawn chair, odds & ends. SAT., 945 W. ROUNDBUNCH, BC. 7:30-11. Garage & Bake Sale at Good Shepherd Church. Lots of various items, small tools, pool table. Extra special offers starting at 10:30. All baked goods are homemade.

CASUAL CORNER HAIR STYLES has an opening for hair stylists & nail techs. Booth rental only. Cliental preferred. Call 883-4092 or 886-5644. APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111. KENMORE REFRIG., white, Ice maker, $250, (409) 7356344. ELECTRIC STOVE, large upright freezer, side by side refrig., tanning bed (cheap), washer and elec. dryer, (409) 735-2347. AUTOMOTIVE ‘07 TOYOTA TUNDRA P.U., loaded, $13,000, (409) 9888216. ‘01 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SPORT, 118K miles, very clean and well kept (seen it, it is), drives like a dream, (409) 735-7506. FURNITURE OCTAGON SOLID WOOD DINING table w/ glass top, 4 cushioned chairs w/ rollers, $200; King size bed set, $150; Solid wood Thomasville king headboard, night stand, 8 drawer dresser w/ mirror, $250; TV stand, wood and

iron, $25, (409) 735-7783. MISCELLANEOUS JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 30 - 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $2,500, used vey little, will sell for $1,000 for all, perfect cond., great buy! (409) 4742855.ß PART FOR ‘99 CHEVY P.U.: 5.7L Butec 3/4 ton trans, $400; passenger side fender, $50 OBO; bumper, $75; and more parts. Call (409) 2219996 for more info after 1:30. COMPLETE FILTER SYSTEM for above-ground pool. Nautilus FNS (Pentiur). Uses chlorine tabs. Can be used with different brans of pools. Also pipes for plumbing. Almost new two-way ladder for above-ground pool and ladder that bolts to the deck. Slide for above-ground pool. Lots of Fun. All for $200. Call 883-4092 or 883-8693. 2 GUTTER CONNECT GREENHOUSES, w/ 2 heater tbles, 24’ x 75’ ea., will take best offer, (409) 735-3319. SERVICE EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, Honest! Will clean your business, home, garage, travel trailer or vehicle, free estimates, (409) 4742836.

ebrate on the 4th 64. Lace loop 65. Australian runner 67. Mojave plant 68. Friend in a sombrero 69. Mitch’s significant other on “Modern Family” 70. Concentration of a solution 71. Do over 72. It’s of the beholder? 73. Don’t take one’s eyes off DOWN 1. “Dream on!” 2. Commanded 3. Wished undone 4. *Where French navy helped colonists battle British 5. Kind of unit 6. Sully 7. Mandela’s organization 8. Beaver-like South American rodent 9. Family room staple 10. Poking instrument 11. Fit of shivering 12. Not a thing 15. ______ of milk 20. Give permission 22. Campfire leftover 24. Like a dune buggy 25. *Symbolic of states 26. Bert’s roommate 27. Take over, in a way 29. Aphrodite’s son 31. Three on sloth 32. Excavate 33. Basketry stick 34. Canvas prep 36. Like a bow string 38. *Old Glory 42. Disconsolate 45. ______ salad 49. *Ross did this well 51. Gym rat’s garb 54. Daughter of a sibling 56. In accordance with law 57. One of no words 58. Battery fluid 59. Apple’s apple, e.g. 60. Be furious 61. It’s often crunched 62. Done 63. Insignificant 64. Golfer’s goal 66. “I wish I ___, I wish I might...” PETS MINI DASHUNDS, 2 females 6 weeks old, 1 Dapple and 1 red, must go soon! (409) 679-9134. SHIH-POO (Shih tzu Poodle). Registered, 4.5 months old. Will be up to 3 pounds a full growth. $350. Call 926-8963. FOUND SMALL M SNAUSER, gray and white, no collar, well groomed, if yours caall and discribe @ (697) 7180501. FREE KITTENS, ready to go, (409) 735-2826. FREE KITTENS TO GOOD HOME. 2 precious sweet kittens. 1 long hair, light gray. 1 med. hair dark grey, 4 white feet. Please call 886-7863. PUBLIC NOTICES: SUICIDE RESCUE of Orange County. Suicide is not the answer, give us a chance, 769-4044 Vidor. CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of S.E. Texas needs volunteer advocares to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided, Anyone interested should contact the Crisis Center at (409) 832-6530.

Kree Sighting....

Jerry, Renee (formerly of Bridge City) and son, Taylor Trevino met Kree Harrison in Nashville at the 2013 CMA Music Festival on June 7. She signed their “Bridge City” poster, and said that she hoped the picture with the poster would make it into the Penny Record!

The Travinos saw Kree perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on June 4. Kree was introduced by Keith Urban.


The Penny Record Live