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In search of the perfect weiner Debby Schamber For The Record

No matter what you call it, frankfurter, wienie, wiener, hot shot, frank or just a hot dog, Americans have loved them for many years and they remain of a staple for backyard barbecues and ballparks everywhere. Across the U.S. as people celebrate the Fourth of July

‘Born on the Bayou’ Fireworks Darrell Segura with the Bridge City Historical Society is excited about the upcoming 2nd annual Fourth of July celebration on Cow Bayou. The celebration will be held at the foot of the historic swing bridge at the former location of Joe Bailey’s Fish Camp. “We will have a live band starting at 5 p.m., Three Legged Dawg,” said Segura. The band will play till dark, when the fireworks display will begin. Before the fireworks, 11 year old, Madison Juneau will sing the National Anthem.“They are calling her the next Kree Harrison,” said Segura. Food will be available for sale. The Bridge City Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be selling hot links. Segura wants to remind people to bring their lawn chairs or they can watch the festivities from the water.

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holiday, more than 150 million hot dogs will be eaten. Locally, at the Wienerschnitzel in Orange, 21 employees served about 31,000 hot dogs in the month of June. However, according to Robert Littlefair, owner, June is typically a slow month and in December sales rise about 20 percent. Wienerschnitzel has been at their current location in Orange since October 1969. They are currently operated by the Littlefair family. Customers are often seen in a line of vehicles which extends out of the parking lot and along MacArthur Drive waiting for the chance to place their order. According to Sarah Littlefair, manager at Wienerschnitzel, the most popular choice of toppings is chili and cheese.

Here a wiener, they’re a wiener winner Thousands of people will be flocking to Coney Island for the annual fourth of July event of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest where 20 fans will devour hot dogs in minutes. Joey Chestnut, 28, of San Jose California, won his sixth straight hot dog-eating contest in 2012, when he ate 68 dogs and buns within 10 minutes. For his efforts he took home $10,000 and a mustard yellow belt. But, they are not the only people who have demonstrated their love of hot dogs for all the world to see. Hot dogs

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Orange still mourns the loss of a little girl who was taken from her home on July 4, 2002 and her lifeless body found four days later near the water’s edge in a remote part of Pleasure Island in Port Arthur. Dannarriah Finley would have been sweet 16 on her birthday July 22, but her life was taken from her when she was just four years old. All that remains of the young girl’s life is memories and a few belongings. Her gravesite marks the place where her tiny body was buried. Among the pine needles is a faded photo of her during happier times and some tattered, sun-bleached artificial flowers . The house where she once lived was destroyed in 2005 during Hurricane Rita when a tree fell through it. Since then the city of Orange has removed the remains of the place she once called home. As the nation was preparing to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, Dannarriah’s killer had plans of their own and had taken her from her bed late

One of the last photos of Dinnarriah Finley.

that night. Jamie Arnold, Dannarriah’s mother, reported her missing from their residence located in the 1000 block of 4th Street. Arnold told investigators she had last seen her daughter asleep at 4 a.m. in a white floral shirt and purple shorts. When she awoke at about 10 a.m., her daughter was nowhere to be found. Arnold told the officers it was not uncommon for her to leave the front door unlocked at night because her mother often came by the house. Once the news was out, the city was flooded with volunteers to help search for the

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Maximizing hot dogs Hot dogs have been around a long time. Claims about hot

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were the first food eaten on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin Jr. ate hot dogs on their 1969 journey.

dog invention are difficult to pinpoint, but legend has it the creation of the sausage with the placing on the bun has evolved into the beloved hot dog. The word frankfurter comes from Frankfurt, Germany, where pork sausages similar to hot dogs originated. These sausages, Frankfurter Würst-

tury and given to the people on the event of imperial coronations, starting with the coronation of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor as King. Wiener refers to Vienna, Austria, whose German name is “Wien”, home to a sausage made of a mixture of pork and beef Johann Georg Lahner, a late eighteenth century butcher from the Franconian city of THE PERFECT PAGE 3A

Investigators still seek clues in Finley case

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chen, were known since the 13th cen-

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Emergency Management Director Jeff Kelley informed commissioners it is time to start keeping an eye on the Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) “The 14 day outlook is bleak,” said Kelley. About half the county is at 700-800 on the chart, which is the highest numbers listed.

The rest of the county is sitting at 600700. Rain is expected at the end of the Kelley week, but Kelley doesn’t think it will be enough to have much impact. “It’s not looking positive for the next couple of weeks,” he said.

The gravesite of Dannarriah Finley, the final resting place for the little girl who once stole the hearts of many.

four-year-old girl with the shy smile and long braids. Some volunteers brought helicopters and horses. But it was a pipeline inspector on July 8th who discovered the body. Everyone held their breath while they waited for autopsy result. Their worst fears came true when it was determined the body was indeed Dannarriah’s even though she was 27 miles from her residence. Soon after Dannarriah’s body was found, Orange police distributed a picture of a pink, flowered bed sheet in hopes information would DANNARRIAH PAGE 3A


The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce named Bridge City Animal Hospital June’s Business of the Month. BCCC Ambassdor Elyse Thibodeaux presented the award to Dr. Albert Pugh, Dr. Elizabeth Skinner, Shelley Waddell, April Fry, Terri Seamann, Brooke Moseley, Candice Trahan, Stephanie Granger, Callie Miller and Elaina Bickers.

BCCC names BC Animal Hospital Business of the Month

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce recognized the Bridge City Animal Hospital as June’s Business of the Month. The Bridge City Animal Hospital has been in operation in Bridge City for 37 years, opening in September 1976. Primarily focusing on preventative health care for all small animals. The Clinic is located at 2832 Texas Avenue.


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Our Declaration of Independence IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome

and necessary for the public good. He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when

their substance. He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil pow-

friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions. In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within. He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands. He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers. He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out

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He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States: For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury: For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies: For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation. He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends. We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Con-

gress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is

and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

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The Perfect Wiener Coburg, is said to have brought the Frankfurter Würstchen to Vienna, where he added beef to the mixture and simply called it Frankfurter. Nowadays, in German speaking countries, except Austria, hot dog sausages are called Wiener or Wiener Würstchen, meaning little sausage. Around 1870, on Coney Island, German immigrant Charles Feltman began selling sausages in rolls. Others have claimed to invent the hot dog and bun too. The idea of a hot dog on a bun is credited to the wife of a German immigrant, Antonoine Feuchtwanger, who sold hot dogs on the streets of St. Louis, Missouri in 1880. The bun was made so customers could eat their hot dogs without burning their hands. Another claim of inventing the hot dog is told by Harry M. Stevens, an American sports concessionaire whose vendors sold German sausages and rolls to spectators at the old New York Polo Grounds during the winter. He called them “Dachshund sandwiches,” but a New York Post cartoonist couldn’t spell dachshund, so when he drew the cartoon, he called them hot dogs. Size does matter The length of the average hot dog is about seven inches. Although, it is common to go up to a foot long for those with a bigger appetite or for simply the love of hot dogs. The longest hot dog measured 668 feet 7.62 inches and was made in Paraguay at the Expoferia in July 2011. The hot dog and bun were entirely edible. Following the successful record attempt, the hot dog was cut into 2000 portions and distributed to the public. The hot dog was created to commemorate Paraguay’s 200th anniversary as a country, according to the Guiness Book of World Records. Hot dogs are now made by hundreds of companies all across the globe, and each company has its own secret recipe. In general, hot dogs contain meat such as beef, pork or chicken, meat fat, a cereal filler such as bread crumbs, oatmeal or flour, a little egg white, and


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spices such as onion, garlic, salt and pepper. However, there are also added perservatives, coloring and sodium nitrate that can be found in store-bought hot dogs. The ingredients are blended together in a meat grinder or a food processor, and then stuffed into sausage casings. Most of the hot dogs from nearby stores are stuffed into synthetic collagen casings. Most of time, the famous snap when biting into a hot dog is long gone and can only be accomplished when using natural casings. Some like it hot Hot dogs may be served plain, but are commonly served with a variety of condiments, including ketchup, mustard, chile con carne, pickle relish, sauerkraut, onion, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and chili peppers. In 2005, the US-based National Hot Dog & Sausage Council found mustard to be the most popular condiment, with 32 percent of respondents preferring it; 23 percent of Americans said they preferred ketchup; chili con carne came in third at 17 percent, followed by relish at 9 percent and onions at 7 percent. Southerners showed the strongest preference for chili, while Midwesterners showed the greatest affinity for ketchup. Condiments vary across the country. All-beef Chicago-style hot dogs are topped with mustard, fresh tomatoes, onions, sport peppers, bright green relish, dill pickles, and celery salt, but they exclude the popular ketchup. Many variations are named after regions other than the one in which they are popular. Italian hot dogs which are popular in New Jersey include peppers, onions, and potatoes. Meaty Michigan hot dogs are popular in upstate New York, while beefy Coney Island hot dogs are popular in Michigan. In New York City, conventional hot dogs are available on Coney Island, as are bagel dogs. Hot wieners, or weenies, are a staple in Rhode Island where they are sold at restaurants. Texas hot dogs are spicy variants like those found in upstate New York and Pennsylvania. A favorite in New Jersey is “all the way dog.”

Take me out to the ballpark The association between hot dogs and baseball began as early as 1893 with Chris von der Ahe, a German immigrant. who owned not only the St. Louis Browns, but also an amusement park. Some baseball parks have signature hot dogs, such as Fenway Franks at Fenway Park in Boston and Dodger Dogs at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Dodger Stadium is hot dog heaven, selling the most hot dogs per year out of any ballpark in the country. In 2005, they sold more than 1.6 million hot dogs during their games. The Fenway signature is a hot dog which is boiled and grilled Fenway-style, and then served on a New England-style bun, covered with ketchup and relish. Often during Red Sox games, vendors traverse the stadium selling the hot dogs plain, giving customers the choice of adding the condiments. But, hot dogs are not only for those watching a ball game. Babe Ruth is said to have eaten 12 hot dogs and drink eight bottles of soda between games of a double header. He was later reportedly rushed to the hospital after the game with a severe case of indigestion. Caring for your wiener There are also several variations on how to cook hot dogs. There is boiling, grilling, frying, steaming, microwaving and baking. They are even roasted over an open fire on the end of stick. It is suggested to not puncture the hot dog when cooking it since the juices will run out which can result in a tough and dry hot dog. Hot dogs are a good item to freeze for up to 3 months. With most standard cooking methods, the hot dogs can go straight from the freezer to the pot or grill. At the end of the day and the hot dogs have put a smile on everyone’s face, store unopened packages in the refrigerator and consume by the manufacturer’s use-by-date. Opened packages may be stored in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator and used within three days of opening, according to Kraft foods.

Mary Baker, a Wienerschnitzel employee, grills the hot dogs for hungry customers. RECORD PHOTO: Debby Schamber

Justice for Dannarriah come forward. As a result, police were able to collect new leads, some of them proved to be beneficial while others were dead ends. The bed sheet’s pattern had been discontinued and was like the one that Dannarriah’s body was wrapped. Autopsy results would also confirm she was sexually assaulted before being strangled to death. It is believed the suspect wrapped her body in the sheet that fateful night. In the days that followed a funeral service was planned at Mount Zion Baptist Church. More than 700 mourners arrived to say goodbye. Her tiny body lay in a white casket next to several school photos along with about a dozen pink floral arrangements. Dannarriah’s mother and father, Johnny Edwards, sat in the front pew near the casket. Also in attendance were her sisters which were ages 2, 6, and 8 years old at the time. They would grow up never really knowing their sister. Danniarrah attended North Early Learning Center in the pre-kindergarten program. Teachers at the center lovingly put a photo album together filled with pictures of various school functions. The album was then presented to her family. Detectives from Port Arthur joined forces with OPD to work on the case. Also involved was the Federal Bureau of

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Investigation and the Texas Rangers. “It is still an open case,” said John Kimbrough, Orange County District Attorney. Investigators take the case from the shelves of boxes about every six months in hopes to take another look and perhaps see something different. They remain hopeful a new tip will come in to solve the case which is always on everyone’s mind. Until the case is developed and a suspect is identified, the case will not move forward and see the inside of a courtroom, Kimbrough said. “Initial evidence was pretty thorough, “ Kimbrough said. The evidence collected was taken to the FBI laboratory to be examined. It may be the latest technology in forensic analysis which may be the key to solving the case. “As time goes on, forensic science has improved,” he added. “From experience, we have learned technology has moved forward and this case will be solved forensically in a laboratory. A case is only as good as the initial investigation.” “I hope and pray justice will be served,” Kimbrough said. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Orange Police Department at 409-883-1026.

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immigration bill, put that behind us and move on. It’s being held up by a Congress that only has a 10 percent approval in the country. The worst congress in history. You go figure.

WHAT DOES THE FOURTH OF JULY MEAN The year was 1776 when a brave band of men put together the ‘Declaration of Independence.’ The first few lines always affects me, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among those are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” As a child these were just words, but after living all these decades, I’ve learned to appreciate them. The presentation of these unalienable rights is the purpose of government said our founding fathers. This philosophy is reflected in our constitution, “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and establish the constitution of the United State of America.” Once again, freedom and liberty. Remember the stirring beginning of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address? “Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the position that all men are created equal.” Again liberty and freedom. Times have changed since I was a boy there seems to be so much hate and venom is spewed daily on talk radio. I believe they misunderstand what our founding fathers really meant. I recall as a boy the parades and celebrations of our independence. The men wore flag buttons or a ribbon in their lapels. Fire crackers were a big deal and no one paid attention to the hot Fourth of July weather. From time to time, we should all stop and reflect on what independence in this free country really means. It’s worth celebrating, with picnics, barbecues, music or whatever. A big celebration, “Born on the Bayou,” will be held the Fourth of July evening at Bridge City. The Bridge City historical group will present fireworks, music, food and fun. Bring the kids out, they may not realize today what the fuss is all about but when they’re grown and have children of their own, they will think back to when they were young celebrating our independence, liberty and freedom. CONDOLENCES Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of Chief Jerry Wimberly, who passed away June 27. Services were held at Claybar Funeral Home, Sunday, June 30. Jerry had fought the cancer battle but the odds were just too great to overcome. He stayed in good spirits until the end was in sight. Jerry liked being around friends and took every opportunity to do so. He was solid and any secret was always safe with him. As fire chief I remember the toy fire truck collection in his office. I was reminded of that when I saw the massive fire truck parked at the funeral home for Chief Jerry’s service. He and Ruby really enjoyed a long life together. She will sorely miss him, as will all of us who knew this good man. Please see obituary and Down Life’s Highway. CAN DEWHURST SURIVE FAILED BILL Last week, when State Senator Wendy Davis successfully filibustered King Perry’s abortion bill, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst begged Gov. Rick Perry to call a third session on  the bill. Dewhurst, after losing a heated race against extremist Ted Cruz for U.S. senate, is planning to run for a fourth term as Lt. Governor. Letting Sen. Davis and her followers defeat the abortion bill brought direct heat on Dewhurst. The new session gives him a chance to show he’s a true conservative but the cat was already out of the bag. Challengers jumped at the chance to criticize Dewhurst’s leadership and announced they would run for his seat. Tea Party darling, Sen. Dan Patrick, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, who has already named Nolan Ryan as his campaign chairman. There will be more. It looks to me like Dewhurst is probably done because he’s not conservative enough for the radical right. The abortion bill will fly through but Dewhurst’s damage is already done. My guess is Perry is setting up to run again for governor where he could try for another presidential run. He lives like a king off the public though that’s not bad for a former Aggie cheerleader. The sidelines however are calling for him to step aside and let Gregg Abbott have his turn. I would love to see them face each other but that’s not likely to happen. Gov. Perry’s mean treatment and ugly statement against Sen. Wendy Davis will come back to bite him with women, so will calling those 5000 women a mob. CONGRESS READY TO KILL IMMIGRATION BILL Finally a bi-partisan bill on immigration sailed through the U.S. Senate on a 68-32 vote. The bill was sent to the House but the prospects of House approval are dim. It’s impossible to pass if a vote doesn’t take place. If a vote were allowed, it would clear the House with Democratic support and votes from the regular Republicans. House Speaker John Boehner is being held captive by Tea Party members who promise his demise if he allows a vote. Boehner says he will not allow the bill and Republicans will offer their own three separate bills. The battle will begin. Boehner has been the weakest speaker I can recall. The country needs an

34 Years Ago-1979 Saturday, July 7, the Harmon family of Orange opens the doors on their new building at 2611 MacArthur Drive. The Harmon family has been involved in transportation for more than 100 years and has been the Chevrolet dealer for 10 years. The building has 44,000 sq. feet, 24 service bays and a two-story, 9,000 sq. ft. parts storage area. Planning and engineering was done by Bill Hughes of Norstock Steel. The building was two years in development. The Harmons are Jackie, Corky, Don and Tommy and their dad Ovie. *****President Jimmy Carter’s popularity is at an all-time low. *****The Fred Chapman’s, Fred, Violet, Lia and Fred Jr. have returned from visiting the homefolks in Florida. *****H.D., Sue and Penny return from their trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn. *****Mr. and Mrs. Willard Frank celebrate their 42nd anniversary on July 7. They married in 1937 at 7 p.m. and spent their honeymoon in room 1007. *****Jo Amodeo has worked for Orange County Abstract for several years. She is returning to Port Arthur Abstract where she previously worked for six years. On Aug. 1, she will be married to Ace 14 years. Just wondering how much longer that can last.****Frenchy Credeur, head mechanic at P.S. Tire, will race his Wild Man racing Ford at Chenault Air Force Base. He looks to capture the NHRA-sanctioned Louisiana state championship bracket series event. *****James “Bubba” Busceme returns to pro boxing and will fight Camillo Ibarra of Mexico on July 24 in a 10-round fight at the Beaumont Civic Center. *****Winning the fishing tournament for OCBC were Jimmy McKee, 21-1 pounds for first; Darwin Fowler, Kenny Hudson, Willis Stout, Leslie Holt, Kenny Linscomb and Carl Thibodeaux all weighed in with more than 10 pounds. Hudson snagged the largest fish, 4.10 pounds. *****John Martin wins the second fishing tournament ever in DERA history. Other winners were Troy Woodall, Willie Hayes, Jim Prewitt, Mac Guillory and Larry Schrode. *****Donna Summer has the No. 1 & 2 spots on the Billboard charts with “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff.” “Bad Girls” is also the top album. *****Waylon Jennings’ “Amanda” is No. 1 Country. *****A brand new 1979 Cadillac Coup Deville at SmithLee will set you back $9997 loaded. A ‘79 Olds Cutlass Supreme, new, loaded, $4997.*****The Texas Avenue Grocery specials: ground beef, 5 lbs. for $6; baby beef veal chops, $1.79 lb; Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, 6-pack, $2.99; Mrs. Tucker’s shortening, 42 oz., $1.19. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Thomas Findlay, Betty Richard, Jeanne Donahey, Kathy Simmons, Ellen Ray, Lillie Mae Henderson, Kathie Wilson, Katy Maloney, Kellie Derouen, Pat McCombs, Shane Hanks, Susie Bickham, Charlotte Pruter, Billy Boehme, Debbie Moreau, Donna Dohmann, L.J. Braus, Lori Winstead, Makayla Peveto, Tom Arnold, Aaron Myers, Alyson Smith, David May, Denise Mumbach, Edith Peet, Gage Birmingham, Brantson Broussard, Jennifer Martinez, Jerry Wilson, Levy Hartman, James Swan, Devon Caldwell, James Arnett, David Peck, Jason Barclay, Margie Bean, Amber Seiler, Anita Hennigan, Elizabeth Dupuis, Eryn Lucas, Janice Gresham, Jesse B. Gunstream, Linda Dews, Liz Barclay, Maude Ball, Patrick Halliburton, Steve Stanley, Charles Vidrine, Clark Eastman, Emily Blanchard and Glenda Whitley. A FEW HAPPENINGS Doug and Shelley Manning and their three children, Mason, Robert and Maya, just returned from Honduras. They had been there since June 21. Attending also were Dr. Nina Leifeste and Doug’s dad, Jerry. This was their second trip. While there Shelley worked with the children and held Bible school. Doug worked with others to build a house for a family using funds from Hope Coffee that began in 2009. Doug’s dad also helped build houses. *****The “Riders in the Sky” musical group will appear at the Lutcher Theater for one show on July 14 at 3 p.m. This is really a fun group that makes good and different music. *****Speaking of music, I’m looking forward to Randy Travis’ new single due out in the fall. The single is a tribute to George Jones, “Tonight I’m Playing Possum” written by Keith Gattis. I hear this might be another hit. Maybe Randy has his act together. He’s a great singer that went off the deep end. Also Erik Thorson and a couple of friends have written a song, “George Jones Jones” in George‘s honor. You can listen to it at: http// and also at*****We were sorry to hear about the death of Nona Sonnier, 97, who passed away June 29. Services to be held July 3 at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, 12:20 p.m. Visitation at 11 p.m. Please see obituary. *****Pres. Nelson Mandela is in critical condition and on life support. It seems his family is prolonging his life until a certain date. They apparently want to pick the day or month he dies. *****We had a visit from our Stark‘s friends, Mayor Rene‘ and Lucy Hanks. They‘re good, compassionate people, always lending a helping hand. *****The United States Congress shooting down the Farm Bill will cause milk prices to rise. We possibly could see milk at $6 a gallon. Saying no to the Farm Bill will jack up prices on most other farm products as well, again making it harder on the middle class and poor consumer.*****A few folks we know celebrating birthdays. July 3 is the birthday of longtime friend J.L. “Pete” Runnels, former country judge, Democratic chairman and twice mayor of Pinehurst. It’s hard to believe this fair-haired boy just a few years ago, today turns 70. ***A nice lady, Ellen Ray, also shares this day. ***July 4, Dwayne “Tobby the Clown” Marsh is a year older. His warden, Ms. Kathy, keeps him from getting out of the traces. I bet he asks, “What are traces?”***July 5 finds Billy Boehme, Charlotte Pruter and Debbie Meraux celebrating. ***July 6 is a special day for Lori Winstead, L.J. Braus, Tom Arnold and Makayla Peveto. ***Some interesting people are celebrating under the Cancer sign. Our friend of many years, the lovely Dayle Gunn Weatherford, Judge David Peck, who does a great job presiding over the justice court in Pct. 1. He wasn’t born in a manger but was born in an alley and spent most of his young years in an orphanage before serving his country. He’ll do to ride the range with. Also, and I find this funny, the next one is Jerry Wilson, the chief recruiter of local Republican candidates. If they don’t switch, he puts

a horse head at the foot of their bed. That’s pressure and he’s doing pretty good at it.***July 8, a great gal, Margie Bean, pretty Elizabeth Dupuis and also the lovely Anita Hennigan celebrate.***July 9 finds Patrick Halliburton, Sue and Grover’s boy, marking another birthday, also celebrating are Clark Eastman, Emily Blanchard, Maude Ball, Linda Dews and Jesse B. Gunstream. Happy birthday to all. Please see complete list. *****Tuesday July 9, will be a big night at Cotton’s Corner Bingo Hall with Super Bingo, guaranteed $25,000. Bingo is played every day; doors open at 3:34 p.m., and early bird games began at 6:45 p.m. Take Exit 4 at Vinton. It’s the largest, nicest bingo hall in two states. Former Orange County Deputy Sheriff Mike Rogers manages the Bingo Hall. *****I really enjoyed Joe Kazmar’s column last week. He recalled a dream, accomplished 50 years ago, from National Little League baseball championship to McNeese and the pros. Joe led an interesting life. Be sure to read Joe’s “Kaz’s Korner” column also Capt. Dickie and Capt. Chuck’s columns each week. No one does a better job than those three guys. *****I haven’t heard from my friends Sue and Tommy Simar in a long time. They usually call me this time of year. I hope they are doing okay. *****Think about this; Up to 1954, 12 million immigrants came through Ellis Island. It took three to five hours to process them to become U.S. citizens. Today, immigration is a big fuss but many of us wouldn’t be here if not for immigration. *****My friend Soleaux, the cat, turned one year old July 1. He’s named Soleaux because he was in a litter of one. His mom Roxie was less than two when she gave birth to this miracle cat. We can’t figure out when and how she conceived.*****Our prayers today are with our friend Jimmy Dillon, who underwent kidney transplant surgery in Houston Tuesday. Jimmy has fought a long battle yet I’ve never heard him complain about the hand dealt him. He just kept painting those signs and wishing for good things to happen.*****Some members of the Texas congressional delegation are “Double Dipping,” drawing high state retirement benefits while also drawing Unites States salaries. Sen. John Cornyn, in 2010, dipped into three retirement funds. He drew $65,000 in 2012. Rep. Ted Poe draws the most. Gov. Rick Perry remains one of the highest paid state officials in the country. He draws $92,000 in retirement yearly besides his large salary.*****The murder/suicide on McFadden Beach, where Eric Barragan, 32, of Bridge City, shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, Lauren Brack, 31 and Regino Antonio Maybit, 31, and then killed himself is another case that lately has been happening way too often. In recent months several murder/suicides have occurred, also way too many youngsters are being killed in auto accidents.*****Congress doubles student loan interest rates by again sitting on their hands. That’s the last thing young people, trying to get started in life needs. Young people who had hopes of an education find another barricade.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch dines at Robert’s in a special gathering this week that we will report on next week. Also, next Wednesday  the Lunch Bunch will dine at Novrozsky’s. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK One day, “Tee Man” Breaux was riding da Grayhound bus from Abbeville to Lafayette wen da bus stopped in Maurice. Mary Ann Marceaux and her baby climb on da bus. Da bus driver, “Grumpy” Primeaux, look at dat baby and he say, “Keyaw,” Dats da ugliest baby I ever saw me.” Mary Ann her, goes to da back of da bus and sits in da seat across from “Tee-Man” and she start crying. “Tee-Man” unaware of wat had transpired axe Mary Ann, “Wats da matter hanh?” She says, “Dat mean old bus driver insult me so bad. I don’t know wat to do me.” “Tee-Man” says, “Well, I’ll tell you wat to do, you go up dere and give dat old man a piece of you mind. In fact, while you go up dere, I’ll be happy to watch you puppy me.” C’EST TOUT Firefighters all over the country are mourning the deaths of 19 firemen who tried to gain control of a stubborn, swelling wildfire Sunday near Prescott, Arizona. Only one of the 20 member, highly trained, Hotshot team survived. They were killed when a windblown wildfire overcame them. Most of those brave young men were in their 20’s. The erratic winds, thunderstorms, with no rain, and shifting winds turned on them. The nation feels the pain of loss, but only a fireman understands what those young men must have gone through. It was heart breaking to see 19 white vans, carrying those 19 bodies, pass under arched ladders of fire trucks, on the way to the medical examiner’s office. A big American flag was in the background. President Obama hailed the fallen as heroes. Flags at fire stations around the country are at half-staff. The fires continue to burn in Arizona with no relief in sight.*****From what I’ve been able to watch of the George Zimmerman trial, it appears to me that the prosecution will have a hard time convicting him of second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. At first I thought the state had a slam dunk, but I think the case slipped away from them, especially after the police and lead investigator testified. They said they believed Zimmerman’s story about what happened that night. Officer Serino said Zimmerman came off as believable, even when pressured by officers. I think he was being straight forward. I kept an open mind that he could be a victim. How will the state overcome that testimony to get a murder conviction. Even a reduction to manslaughter isn’t a gift, it carries 30 years.*****I’ve gotta go. You will never know what a tough job I had getting this one out. Please read us cover t o cover, shop our family of advertisers when you can. Above all, stay safe, have a nice, fun holiday. Thanks for your time, mine is up. Take care and God bless.


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Enjoy Patriotic Music, Cool Refreshments at Shangri La on Independence Day

The Orange Community Band, led by Elizabeth Banks, will perform during this year’s 4th of July Band Concert.

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Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will celebrate Independence Day with patriotic music, lemonade and watermelon. Shangri La will be open for regular hours of operation on Thursday, July 4, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. From noon until 4:00 p.m. or while quantities last, Shangri La will provide lemonade and watermelon for visitors to enjoy. At 2:00 p.m., the Orange Com-

munity Band will perform selections of patriotic music in a shaded area just beyond Shangri La’s Central Courtyard for approximately 30 minutes. The special music and refreshments are all included with general admission. The Orange Community Band is comprised of members ranging from high school students to senior citizens and will be led by Orange Community Band President, Elizabeth Banks. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating during the concert.

“We’re delighted to be able to celebrate Independence Day with our friends in the community and hope that everyone will come out to enjoy the patriotic music and cool refreshments,” said Rick Lewandowski, Director of Shangri La. For more information, call 409-670-9113 or visit www. Located at 2111 W. Park Avenue in Orange, Texas, Shangri La is open to the publicTuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is free for STARK Cultural Ven-

ues members. Admission fees for the Gardens at Shangri La are $6 for adults; $5.00 for seniors (age 65 and up), students (with ID), and youth (age 1017); $2 for children (age 4-9);

and free for toddlers (age 3 and under). Outpost tour fees are in addition to Gardens’ admissions, and visitors are reminded that participants of an outpost tour must be 4 years

of age or older. Members-only and handicapped parking is available inside Shangri La. Group tours are available by advanced registration.

Riders in the Sky bring Western Swing to Orange



DAY Penny LeLeux For The Record It used to be called Country and Western music. Today’s country music rarely includes the tunes sung by cowboys around the campfire in days gone by. Riders in the Sky have carried the torch for 35 years for a music genre almost extinct. “Riders in the Sky started in the late part of 1977 because there were three of us that just loved old time western music,” said Ranger Doug. “We’ve been having a lot of fun while we preserve the western style.” He said they played for fun in little clubs in Nashville. “It just started building on its own. It took off and we made a 35 year career of it.” They will ride into Orange at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 14 at the Lutcher Theater. The show is a recent addition to the lineup, offering a summer performance. Ranger Doug (Even his kids call him that) said their audience is a nice mixture of ages. “We’ve always had the older people that have always had a fondness for that musical style. Children have always been a big part of our audience too, because there’s something about that cowboy beat and the fancy clothes.” They began with three musicians, but added an accordion about 20 years ago. Ranger Doug joins Too Slim, Woody Paul and Joey “the Cow Polka

King” as they pick and grin with cowboy songs and laughter. He can’t even remember how many albums they have recorded over the years, “I’ve kinda lost count, but it’s in the high 30s,” said Doug. They have won two Grammys for their efforts. Some of their humor shows in the title of one of their albums: “Always Drink Upstream from the Herd.” Besides their many albums, Ranger Doug wrote a book, “Singing in the Saddle,” chronicling the era of the singing cowboy such as Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. There is also a coloring book and other merchandising tidbits. Most will be available at the theater or can be ordered online at www. Some of the labels they have recorded for are Disney, Columbia, MCA, Rounder, Acoustic Discs and on their own label, Riders Radio Records. They had a show on National Public Radio called Riders Radio Theater for about seven years. “That was a really nice thing for us. It didn’t make us a lot of money, but it gave us lots of exposure and we sure had fun.” They offered a half hour of old time radio with songs, skits and a cliff hanger adventure each week. He said the show ran from 1988 to 1995 or 1996. That led to a TV show on CBS. They replaced Pee Wee’s Playhouse on Saturdays in 1991.

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Community Bulletin Board OF Athletic Dept. 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 (red and green), watermelon, butternut squash, peas, eggplant, potatoes, green beans, onions, cucumbers, peppers (bell, banana, and jalapeno), yellow squash, zucchini, herbs, blueberries, blackberries, fresh eggs,  homemade jams  and jellies, baked goods, homemade granola, boudain, jerky, sausage (jalapeno, green onion, smoked and Italian), blueberry bushes, yard plants, house plants, and more. Items will vary based on 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.

American Legion to host lunch fundraiser American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will host a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 11. The cost will be $8 and the meal will consist of brisket, link, potato salad, beans, bread and dessert. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 after noon on Wednesday, July 10 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 11 for orders and deliveries.

WOC offers free 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.

Chevron Retirees to meet July 9 The Chevron Retirees Association will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, in the banquet hall at Robert’s Steak House, 3720 West Park Avenue in Orange. All Chevron, Texaco and Unocal retirees, spouses and guests are invited to attend for a good meal, fellowship and an update on the activities of the CRA. A special event is planned so be sure to attend.

Shangri La to host Wild Wednesdays 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. “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.

VFW to host annual BBQ/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.

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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.

BCHS Class of 1963, 1964 to host reunion The Bridge City classes of 1963 and 1964 are planning their 49th and 50th class reunions to be held on Sept. 21, 2013. They are needing help locating the following classmates: From the class of 1963: Keith Predmore, Jackie Clewis, Charles Hargis, Dianne Gutherie, Dennis Stephens and Robert Theriot. From the class of 1964: Barbara Cole, Richard Fredrick, Brenda Hebert, Clifton Michel, Sandra Miller, Mary Terry, Linda Martin and Martha Martin. If you know the location of any of these students, please contact David Crim at 735-2317, Brenda Pharris Robicheaux at 7352317, Vincent Hannegan at 735-2033 or Coral Foreman Puckett at 883-3874. If you were a member of the BC Class of 1963 and 1964 and have been contacted for the reunion please contact the class representatives listed above.

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.

OC Master Gardeners monthly meeting The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners is held at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Salvation Army building on the corner of MLK and Strickland in Orange. A potluck supper and the business meeting will be held first or program will start at 6:30PM. They will have a program on hydroponics in July. Door prizes will be drawn at the end of each meeting. The public is invited to attend each meeting. Please visit their website for more information or to contact us.

KOCB sells Litter Button banners Keep Orange County Beautiful hopes to sell 50 banners to local businesses for $25 each promoting their “Litter Button” on their Website: Their hope is that each banner will generate 10 hits of the “Litter Button,” which would mean 500 litterers in the State of Texas would be notified by the Texas Department of Transportation of their illegal activity. If you see someone littering, take down the time, date and place of the littering and the license plate of the vehicle. Report the activity by going to and hit the litter button. Fill in the information which is then sent to TxDOT. The offending litterer will be sent a letter reminding them it is illegal to litter in the State of Texas. They will also receive a litter bag for their car and a Don’t Mess With Texas sticker. To purchase a banner, contact a member of KOCB or visit their Website.

Boy Scouts to host annual flag fundraiser 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.

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Deaths and Memorials Death Announcements:

James C. Hall Orange James C. Hall, 77, of Orange Texas, passed away, Sunday, June 30, 2013 at his home. Jim was born Sept. 15, 1935 to the late Charlene Tiner and Clinton P. Hall, Sept. 15, 1935, in Lindale, Texas. Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Richard; two children James (Pat) Hall, Paula Hall, and adopted daughter Jane Rawls all from Orange; and one granddaughter Erika Hall of Mont Bellevue. He has one surviving brother, L.T Hall, one grandnephew James Prince, and one sister in law Shirley Hall, all from Orange. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Billy Barron Hall, infant sister Janie Paul Hall, and one sister-in-law Melba Hall. In honoring his wishes there will be no public service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to cancer research.

Mike Clark Orange Mike Clark, 54, of Orange, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Born in Orange on July 13, 1958, Mike was the son of James Edward Clark and Dorothy Mae (Tucker) Clark. Mike is survived by his stepfather, Freddie Yust Sr.; and daughters, Chasity Clark, Misty Clark and fiancé Josh, and Tiffiny Clark, all of Orange He is also survived by his grandchildren, Abbigale Boozer, Aubree Clark; brothers, Freddie Yust Jr. and wife Lucinda, Damon Yust and wife Tabitha, Chad Yust; sisters, Emily Thomas and husband Mike, Dorothy Yust, Arlene Hinkie, Kelly Clark; and numerous nieces and nephews. To Be held:

Nona Olean Delno Sonnier Bridge City N o n a Olean Delno Sonnier, 97, of Bridge City, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Rosary and funeral services will be 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 3, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City with the Rev. Steven Leger of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City, officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday at the

funeral home. Born in Nathan, Ark., on March 21, 1916, Nona was the daughter of Charles A. Delno and Myrtle Webb Delno. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emery Sonnier; three brothers; and two sisters. Nona is survived by her nieces and nephews, Richard Newsom and wife Carol, Debbie Bramblett and husband Tony, Gina Tweekum and husband, Brian, Jennie Strickland, Maggie Theroit; ten great nieces and nephews; eight great great nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Bessie Newsom. Serving as pallbearers will be Richard Newsom, Dustin Newsom, Richard Newsom Jr., Mitchell Newsom, Lewis Newsom, and Lane Dupree. Honorary pallbearer will be Brian Tweekum. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Henry Catholic Church; 475 W Roundbunch Rd, Bridge City, Texas 77611; (409) 735-2422.

Arthur Cullin Smith Sr. Orange Arthur Cullin Smith Sr., 71, of Orange passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Orange. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at the Dorman Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Woodard and David Curry officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Ford Cemetery in Newton. A native of Newton, Texas, he was born on April 2, 1942 to the late Joe Washington Smith and Golie Ida (Jarrell) Smith. He had lived in the Orange area since 2011, prior had lived in Pasadena and he was a member of Fellowship Church of Christ in Orange. Arthur enjoyed going fishing, hunting, clean and repairing old guns and spending time with his family. Arthur was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be missed dearly. Arthur is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Golie Smith. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years, Dorine (McEwin) Smith of Orange; daughter, Golie Elizabeth O’Neill and her husband, Joe of Katy; sons, Arthur Cullin Smith II and wife Claire of Orange, Gene Allen Smith and wife Debbie of Orange; brother, Charles Edward Smith and wife Joyce of Bon Wier; grandchildren, Joshua Cullin Smith stationed in Hawaii, Regan Golie O’Neill and Joey O’Neill both of Katy. Honoring the family as pallbearers will be Dakoda Payne, Russell Smith, Charlie Smith, Hylie Holly, C. J. Shaver and James Morgan. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Forbes and Joshua Smith.

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OBITS. From Page 7A and coached his daughter in softball for many years. John helped start the Process Operating Program at Lamar State College - Orange and continued his service by teaching there. He was a fantastic husband and coach. John was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife of 27 years, Elaine Clinton; daughter Elena Clinton of Bridge City; step-son, Robert Bisson and wife Jenny of Bridge City; caretaker, Justin Taylor; grandchild, Hannah Bisson; and sisters, Margaret Humphries and Lee Ellen Dawson. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Bisson, Randy Dawson, Justin Taylor, Allen Swiere, Myron Duncan and Chris Burleigh.

Mayo R. Perry Sr. Orange M a y o Royce Perry Sr., 82, of Orange, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at his residence. A graveside service will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange with the Rev. Lloyd Whitman, pastor of Dry Prong Baptist Church, officiating. Serving as Pallbearers will be Shane Wilkerson, Christopher Allen, Randy Allen, Casey Allen, Ben Bartley, Justice King and Xane Lopez. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Crowley, La. on Aug. 30, 1930, Mayo was the son of Eli and Olive (Abshire) Perry. Mayo retired as an Operator at Gulf Oil Corporation. He was a member

of Little Cypress Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. Mayo enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, fishing and camping. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alfred Perry, Garlan Perry, Wilbur Perry; and sisters, Euvera “Sis” Eldridge and Vergie Perry. Mayo is survived by his wife, Vera Perry; daughters and sonsin-law, Olive and Nathan Earl Wilkerson, Sandra and Thomas “Cobb” Grissom, Lora and Larry Allen; son and daughter-in-law, Mayo “Chip” Perry Jr. and wife, Tina. He is also survived by his nine grandchildren and their spouses, Shane Wilkerson and fiancée, Kerry Casey, Wendi Wilkerson, Tiffani and Danny Bolding, Monica and Ben Bartley, Chris Allen, Randy and Amy Allen, Casey Allen, Deena and “Chop” VanPelt, Darren and Sarah Grissom; nine great-grandchildren, Xane Lopez, Justice Lopez, Liberty Leviner, Darian Leviner, Ashley VanPelt, Michelle VanPelt, Anna VanPelt, Grace Grissom, Libby Grissom; brothers, Wilson Perry, Leo Perry, Alvin Perry, John Ray Perry, Matthew Perry; sister, Beatrice “Tiny” Powell; and many beloved nieces, nephews, greatnieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to River City Hospice, 256 Strickland Drive, Orange, Texas 77630.

Juan Garcia Orange Juan Antonio Hernandez Garcia, 40, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Community Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Niblett’s Bluff Cem-

etery in Niblett’s Bluff, La. Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 9 p.m. Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in El Puerto, Guanajuto, Mexico on June 11, 1973, Juan was the son of Jose Acencion Pedro Hernandez Mendoza and Alejandra Garcia Rostro. He was a Journeyman Carpenter for the past 15 years. Juan dedicated his life to his family and was a loving son, brother, husband and father. Juan is survived by his wife, Eva Hernandez; daughters, Mayra Hernandez, Anayeli Hernandez, Ofelia Hernandez; parents, Jose Acencion Pedro Hernandez Mendoza and Alejandra Garcia Rostro; brother, Rodrigo Hernandez Garcia; sister, Ma. Isabel Hernandez Garcia; brothers, Manuel Hernandez Garcia, Alfredo Hernandez Garcia; sisters, Ma. Mercedes Hernandez Garcia, Ma. Garciela Hernandez Garcia; brother, Alejandro Hernandez Garcia; and many nieces, nephews, brothers-inlaw and sisters-in-law.

Beverly May Guilbeaux Orange Beverly May Guilbeaux, 86, of Orange, died T h u r s d ay, June 27, 2013, at her home. A Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, July 2, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange with Father Tom Phelan serving as celebrant. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Rayne, La. on May 19, 1927, she was the daughter of Elie and Ollie (Hebert) Leger. She was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith. Preceded in death by her parents, Mrs. Guilbeaux is survived by her husband, Elton “Joe” Guilbeaux; daughter, Laurette Guilbeaux; sons, Charles Guilbeaux, Stephen Guilbeaux and his wife Sandy, Neal Guilbeaux and his companion Joan Amore, who

was the friend and caregiver of Mrs. Guilbeaux.

Chief Jerry W. Wimberley Orange Chief Jerry W. Wimberley, 77, of Orange, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A Memorial Service was held Sunday, June 30, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Deacon Larry David, of St. Anthony Cathedral in Beaumont, officiating. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers were fellow members of the Orange Fire Department and members of Sabine Neches Chief Association. Cremation was held under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory. Born in Vivian, La. on Feb. 20, 1936, Chief Jerry was the son of Charles Ellery Wimberley and Wilma Jean (Finley) Wimberley. Chief Jerry was an Orange resident since 1943, and retired from the Orange Fire Department as Fire Chief after 39 years of service. He was a lifetime member of the Madison Lodge 126 AF & AM and a member of the Sabine Neches Chief Association. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather who cherished his family and his Orange Community friends. He was honored to serve his Orange Community and truly will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Virginia Grooms, Chief Jerry is survived by his wife, Ruby Wimberley of Orange; and sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Dianna Wimberley, Jim and Suzy Wimberley, and Robby and Pam Wimberley, all of Orange. Chief Jerry is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Jessica, Karaline, Jeremy, Sydney, Katelynn, Dalton and Grace; two great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Claude and Pauline Wimberley of Orange; sister and brother-in-law, Charlene and Jack Jones of DeRidder, La.; and sister, Barbara Reisinger of Tomball. For those who wish, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in honor of Chief Jerry.

Christopher Joseph Trahan Orange

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Christopher Joseph Trahan, the son of Daniel Joseph Trahan and Candice Marie (Richard) Trahan passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 29, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange

with the Rev. Tom Phelan, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. Christopher is survived by his parents, Daniel and Candice Trahan; brother, Jacob Trahan; grandparents, Bryan and Donna Richard, all of West Orange, Norman and Velma Trahan of Church Point, La.; and great-grandparents, Floyd and Elaine Richard of West Orange.

Mildred L. Norsworthy Orange Mildred L. N o r s w o r t h y, 92, of Orange, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Funeral Services were held Friday, June 28, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Dr. Andy Pate, pastor of First Christian Church in Orange, officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Delle Bates, Don Covington, Jack Moore, Pleas Evans, Brian Norsworthy and Harold Haunschild served as pallbearers. Born in Groveton, Texas on March 17, 1921, Mildred was the daughter of Hiram Norsworthy Sr. and Pearl (Hager) Norsworthy. She graduated from Groveton High School in 1938, and moved to Orange in 1951. Mildred retired after working in accounts payable for Levingston Ship Building until the yard closed in 1983. Afterwards, she helped set up Gulfport Shipbuilding in Port Arthur. She was an avid bowler, a member of the PBA and a loyal Dallas Cowboys fan. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Hiram Norsworthy Jr., Hyman Norsworthy and wife, Evelyn; and sister, Helen Haunschild and husband Otho. Mildred is survived by her nieces and nephews, Harold and Ginnie Haunschild of Ft. Worth, Brian and Joyce Ann Norsworthy of Beaumont, Ann and John Bookout III of Houston; numerous great nieces and nephews; and longtime business partner, caregiver and close friend, Norma “Susie” Sorrels. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Christian Church, 611 9th Street, Orange, Texas 77630.

Velma Lea Sellers Hartburg Velma Lea Cain Sellers, 95, of Hartburg, passed from her earthly life to her heavenly home on

Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Funeral services were held at Friday, June 28, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. James M. Sellers Jr., the Rev. Randy Van Pay and the Rev. Glen Landry officiating. Burial followed at King Cemetery in Hartburg. Justin Feldschau, James C. Sellers, John M. Van Pay, Ricky M. Van Pay, Robert M. Irving Sr. and Robert M. Irving Jr. served pallbearers. Born on Oct. 16, 1917, in Anacoco, La., to William Augustus Cain and Lora (Hart) Cain, Mrs. Sellers had lived in Hartburg for the past 67 years. She was a homemaker and member of Oak Grove Tabernacle in Hartburg. Mrs. Sellers and her husband, the Rev. James M. Sellers Sr., were the founding pastors of First Assembly of God Church in Bloomington, Texas and of the Full Gospel Church in the Pocket community of South Newton County. For 10 years, they pastored the Mauriceville Assembly of God Church. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Morgan Sellers Sr. and son John W.R. Sellers, Mrs. Sellers is survived by her son, James Morgan Sellers Jr. and his wife, Betty Ann of Hartburg; daughters, Meredith Lorena Stark and her husband, Dale of Orange and Mary Kathryn Van Pay and her husband Randy of San Antonio. She is also survived by her brother, Cecil Cain of Zephyr; sisters, Edna Knapp of Vidor, Ivon Nelson of Port Arthur, Mary Galante of Acworth, Georgia; seven grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Ronald Scott Chauvin Orange Ronald Scott Chauvin, 49, of Orange, Texas passed from his earthly life onto his home in heaven on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Harbor Hospital in Beaumont. A private viewing was held on Wednesday, June 26, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A memorial service will be held at a later date by the family. Scottie was born on April 19, 1964 in Lakewood, Calif. to Richard and Judy Chauvin. He attended OCARC school in Orange until the age of 18. Scottie enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. Scottie never met a stranger and his charming smile was a beautiful reflection of his gentle and joyous spirit. Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Richard and Judy Chauvin of Orange; sister, Misty Sorrels and her husband Michael Sorrels of League City; nephews Noah and Brady Sorrels of League City; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that donations be made to the charity of your choice in remembrance of Scottie.

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Remembering ‘The Fireman’ a Great Guy

Chief Jerry W. Wimberly Feb. 20, 1936-June 27, 2013 “I lost my brother” Judge Claude Wimberly When the morning call was from Judge Claude Wimberly, I knew it couldn’t be good news. The Judge never makes morning calls. I picked up the phone and he said, “I lost my brother.” I could hear the hurt in his voice. Judge Wimberly is a calloused, old, former justice of the peace, who had witnessed many deaths, often horrible, but the death of his only brother was overcoming him. Jerry had died during the night. I first met Claude and his younger brother Jerry when we were not long out of our teenage years. Such a long road we traveled, yet it has gone by so swiftly. I recall in the late 1950’s and early 60’s, when the brothers would visit me at my place on the Brazos River. Claude would attend police school at A&M while Jerry came to College Station for fireman school. They never failed to come by for eats and drinks. We often spoke about a special time when Jerry and Ruby, Phyl and I attended a baseball game at the brand new Astrodome together. It had opened in early April, 1965, and was billed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,’ and it was. It took your breath away at first sight; the bright colors and massive structure under a roof was amazing. A few weeks earlier, on opening day, in an exhibition game between the New York Yankees and the Astros, Mickey Mantle hit the first homerun in the Dome, off pitcher, Turk Farrell. It was the Yankees’ only run; the Astros won 2-1. On this day Jerry and I were delighted to watch Don Drysdale pitch.

Jerry wasn’t one of those kids who dreamed of becoming a fireman; he just needed a job in 1957. He grabbed an opening with the Orange Fire Department. He hadn’t planned to stay a lifetime but his love for the life of a fireman grew and he stayed 39 years, working his way up to chief. Back then the department was a combination of paid employees and unpaid volunteers. Jerry said he just jumped on the back of a truck and started fighting fires. He said, “Being a fireman today requires a lot of training, I was just told to get on the trailboard of the truck.” Jerry rose to the ranks of captain, assistant chief and finally chief. Some of the more memorable fires that he worked on were a two-day fire at the county docks in 1958. Then there was the downtown fire where a quarter of a block on Fifth Street was lost. Jerry said the old buildings had been remodeled with two or three ceilings under the roof. The space was hard to get to. Another blaze he helped fight was the one that destroyed the Henke & Pillot grocery store on Sixth and Green. “We lost that whole store,” he said. Many will recall the store was replaced with the Kroger Supermarket on 16th Street. Many of you might remember the Sunset Grove Country Club colonial style clubhouse which burned because no fire hydrants were close enough. Jerry said, “Two engines relayed water but we couldn’t contain it. “Firefighters do more than extinguish fires, if people have a problem they help, children trapped in bathrooms, locked cars etc. Jerry said he loved being a fireman and his co-workers were special people. Firefighters eat, sleep, watch TV and live together. Firefighters are a close unit. Jokingly Jerry said, “All firemen are good cooks.” He recalled fondly the chiefs and personnel that had been such an important part of his life. In his early years he worked part time at Claybar Funeral Home. The part time job lasted 20 years and he had a bag full of Lannie Claybar stories. “Few people knew Lannie could play a mean boggie woogie piano,” he said. Jerry and Ruby had a beautiful life, raised their three sons Mark, James and Robert and a mess of grandkids yet I always saw them as totally opposites. Ruby was in the top echelon of the business world, a successful business person, while jerry was the ultimate fireman. They made it work. When the Chief retired in 1997, the new

Central Fire Station wasn’t even on the drawing board but he lived to see it completed. He talked about it with pride. Over the last few years, he enjoyed his camp at Toledo Lake and the times he spent with other campers. He didn’t fish, “Don’t have to,” he said, “My next door neighbor gives me more fish than I can eat.” Most Wednesdays he dined with the Lunch Bunch. He had stayed optimist about the cancer battle he was fighting. The week before my June 5th birthday, I detected that he had lost some of that hope and when he didn’t show up for my birthday lunch, I feared I had seen him for the last time. He enjoyed those gatherings and the Lunch Bunch will miss him. Jerry graduated from Stark High in 1954. For most of those years, I’ve been fortunate to travel down life’s highway with the Wimberly brothers. Now Jerry has left us. A quite man of few words but when he spoke them they meant something. “Chief” was a first class guy and I’m proud to have been his friend. A large crowd of mourners gathered Sunday, June 30, to pay their last respects. Chief Jerry will be missed. Another friend done gone. Rest in peace “Chief.”

Cheif Jerry W. Wimberly

Old Glory by Pearl Burgess

BCHS Class of 1963, 1964 to host reunion The Bridge City classes of 1963 and 1964 are planning their 49th and 50th class reunions to be held on Sept. 21, 2013. They are needing help locating the following classmates: From the class of 1963: Keith Predmore, Jackie Clewis, Charles Hargis, Dianne Gutherie, Dennis Stephens and Robert Theriot. From the class of 1964: Barbara Cole, Richard Fredrick, Brenda Hebert, Clifton Michel, Sandra Miller, Mary Terry, Linda Martin and Martha Martin. If you know the location of any of these students, please contact David Crim at 735-2317, Brenda Pharris Robicheaux at 735-2317, Vincent Hannegan at 735-2033 or Coral Foreman Puckett at 883-3874. If you were a member of the BC Class of 1963 and 1964 and have been contacted for the reunion please contact the class representatives listed above.

Keep waving, Old Glory, with stars and stripes To remind us how others had to fight, To gain freedom from a distant land Men took up arms and made a stand. Red is the valor and blood that was shed White is the innocence of the fallen dead, Blue is the vigilance of the brave and bold Stars are united and will stand as a whole. Hand over heart, let our pledge never end To give honor, support, and always defend, The symbol of freedom paid for with life We will never back down from any strife. Keep waving, Old Glory, your red, white, and blue A vow of respect we will give you anew, Keep waving, Old Glory, let freedom ring Our Nation is proud of the glory you bring.


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Citizens ‘For’ wins Bridge City Caught in a crossfire Bridge City became a city on July 7, 1970

Mark Dunn

For The Record


aught in the crossfire of annexation a community conscious group of citizens in 1970 initiated a movement to incorporate the town of Bridge City. Forty-three years ago on July 7, marks the anniversary of their success. By the late 1960’s the town of Bridge City’s young infrastructure had taken root. In a healthy economic environment the thriving community boasted a Class 3A State Football Championship, a Chamber of Commerce, a Little League, a hometown newspaper called the Penny Record and about 6,000 inhabitants. Port Arthur and Orange became embroiled in legal squabbles that centered primarily over tax revenue generated by the Gulf State Utility Company located near the town. The two municipalities made atrocious land claims. In 1959 Port Arthur claimed territory on the eastern shore of the Neches River in Orange County strategically taking in the Gulf States plant. The following year

Orange planned annexation beyond the mouth of the Sabine River including the inlet of Cow Bayou and land as far as north Sabine Lake to benefit from future industrial development. The small town of Bridge City and it’s adjoining marsh lands where caught in the middle. Through Texas extraterritorial law Port Arthur and Orange both made demands on Gulf States Utility Company for uncollected tax revenue through the Annexation Act of 1963. Annexation of the town seemed inevitable until a group of citizens from the Bridge City community decided to take a stand. They called themselves the “Citizens For Bridge City Incorporation 1970” and they weren’t without opposition. Two earlier attempts for incorporation had failed. The 1970 citizens committee, however, foresaw the power struggling unfolding and mobilized to take action to prevent further annexation by one or both of the larger municipalities, and in the process propose incorporation to the Bridge City citizenry. “We had a good group of civic minded people and businesses that want to incorporate Bridge City,” said C.W. “Bubba” Hubbard before

his death in 2005. At 71, Hubbard had been a central figure in the citizen committee’s 1970 initiative. Hubbard and his wife Wilda had arrived in Bridge City in 1952. He established Hubbard Electric Company and was a member of the earlier failed attempts at incorporation. In 1970, however, Hubbard said that annexation of Bridge City by Port Arthur or Orange had become a real concern. He and Albert Gore, a BCISD administrator, would co-chair the 1970 citizens group that included community leaders from a spectrum of business and civic organizations. The official members included John Brooks, Gus Garza, Cur- Preston “Red” Wood at his desk as Bridge City’s first mayor in 1970 tis Lee, Donald Cole, L.J. Garriga, Charles Gorman, G.A. Laughlin, L.J. Bison, and Tom Arnold. Marjorie Fields served as the group’s secretary. There were 14 in all. Twenty-seven year old attorney, H.D. Pate was also on the committee. He and Feagin Windam, an Orange attorney, provided legal direction as Port Arthur and Orange ratcheted up claims on extraterritorial jurisdiction. To finance the initiative the citizens committee collected $1,520 from among it’s membership and local businesses. Going into action the ground work began being laid for the acclaimed “”C.W. Hubbard and Others” lawsuit. filed by Pate and Windham. The intention of the lawsuit was to stall annexation and inevitably force another election for incorporation. Legal disputes, however, where flaring on all sides. Because of the claims Port Arthur made on the Gulf State Utilities power station, Gulf States refused to pay and further taxes to the City of Orange.. Orange moved to block Port Arthur’s claims CITIZENS UNITE PAGE 2B

C.W. “Bubba” Hubbard recalled the founding of Bridge City in an interview with The Record prior to his death in 2005. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn


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BC citizens unite in Orange County and the Bridge City citizens group launched the “C.W. Hubbard and Others” lawsuit against both municipalities. “The lawsuit sought clarification of the law on extraterritorial jurisdiction,” said retired 34-year City Attorney, H.D. Pate. “We wanted to know where we stood in a move to incorporate Bridge City.” Essentially, the “C.W. Hubbard and Others” lawsuit challenged the cities of Orange and Port Arthur for their claims on the area and invoked the right for the citizens to hold an election for incorporation. The lawsuit caused a landlock that halted further legal action by the larger municipalities. They released Bridge City from their territorial claims but not without first settling with each other over the Gulf States squabble. The citizen’s committee dropped it’s lawsuit. It was a victory but a battle only half won. Convincing the citizens to return to the polls once again to vote for incorporation was the next obstacle. The citizens committee formed an Election and Promotional Committee headed by Gorman and Garza. Marjorie Fields chaired the Publicity Committee. Pate researched types of city governments. Hebert, Cole and Brooks searched for potential sources of revenue. Cost of operating a city government was looked into by Lee and Garza. The committee, under Hubbard and Gore, met weekly to monitor the group’s progress. “The procedure back then was that you needed at least 50 people to petition the Orange County Judge to hold an Election for Incorporation,” recalls Pate. The citizens committee began a signature drive to get the issue on a ballot. Nine full pages of signatures accompanied the group’s Application For Election to Incorporate. One hundred and sixty signatures graced it’s pages. The fourth item of the undersigned stated “the desire to have the City of Bridge City incorporate . . .” On July 5, 1970 permission for the election was granted. Opposition to the proposal mounted. “There was a lot of people who thought Orange or Port Arthur would never touch the area we now know as Bridge City. They openly opposed incorporation,” Pate said. Nevertheless, the Citizens For Bridge City Incorporation produced “An Open Letter to the People of Bridge City” and it was published on the front page of the Penny Record. A promotional campaign titled “Did You Know” was circulated and bumper stickers were printed. The Jayceettes joined the effort with a “Get Out The Vote” telephone campaign. Countless volunteers talked up the issue to family and friends.

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In an editorial endorsing incorporation the Penny Record declared “Vote For A Bridge City” in bold red letters in the July 1, 1970 edition. “Incorporation Election, Tuesday, Bridge City Junior High School” it reminded readers in bold print. Finally, “For” or “Against” where the only choices left for the citizens of the town. The citizen’s committee named Nolton Brown as election judge as the decision went to the voters on July 7. On this day 1,123 votes where casts and the “Fors” took it with 677 of them. County Clerk Sallie Frazier deemed the election results official. The Penny Record spread the news. The Order Declaring Results of Incorporation made it a matter of history. The Order stated, “Be it remembered that on the 13th day of July, 1970 there came to be considered the returns of an election held on the 7th day of July . . . and it is hereby declared to be incorporated as a city, and that name of the city is and shall be the City of Bridge City.” An infantile “general Law” municipality was born. The day after claiming victory, Wednesday, July 8, the Citizens For Bridge City Incorporation 1970 held it’s final meeting. “There being no further business, and the function of the committee having been fulfilled, upon a motion made by Hebert and seconded by Gorman,” the minutes read, “the members voted unanimously to disband.” On Sept. 22, 1970, Bridge City held it’s first city election. Preston M. “Red” Wood narrowly edged out Jay Eshbach by three votes to become Bridge City’s first Mayor. The first city council was comprised of Jack D. Pepper, Don Clayton, Charles English, E.T. Ernest and David Hock.. On Oct. 5, Bridge City’s first city council took the oath of office in a ceremony held at the Bridge City Volunteer Fire Department in a cinder block building at the corner of Bland and Roberts. The first city council voted to open each meeting with a prayer. They also voted to thank the fire department for the use of the building. H.D. Pate was hired to be the city’s first full-time employee as City Attorney, a position he held until 2004. Three years into it’s inception the city of Bridge City were asked to make another important decision. In 1973 voters elected to accept a “Home Rule” city charter that provided for a City Manager. For his involvement as a leader in the Citizens For Incorporation 1970, C.W. “Bubba” Hubbard became the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce first “Citizen of the Year” in 1971. H.D. Pate was chamber president.

Wilson Roberts:

BC’s first police chief recalls Debby Schamber For The Record

Time may have moved on, but crime has always been an issue for local police. Wilson Roberts, 75, the first Bridge City police chief, kept his officers striving to make the city a better place to live. Wilson became the city’s first chief after working as a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy. While working for JCSO he became a part of what is infamously known as the “Sugarland Express.” The young deputy was involved in the longest car chase in Texas History. The incident occurred in May 1969 when 22-year-old Robert Dent and his wife kidnapped a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper. The 399 mile trek ended with Dent being shot to death in a town near Sugarland. Bridge City initially had a City Marshall system, but Wilson convinced the city council and attorney, H.D. Pate, to revise the city charter. Wilson was then appointed to police chief. At first he only had one other officer, Don Hartfield. Over the course of the next few years, his staff grew to include seven officers, a secretary and a warrant officer. At first, the police calls were radio dispatched through the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Tax revenue later would enable them to acquire their own radio system and the secretary’s job would be extended to include dispatcher. He wanted his officers to look professional while being safe and decided to copy the uniforms of a Colorado police force. The Bridge City officers didn’t wear the typical uniforms but were dressed in blazers and dress pants. Ties were optional especially during the summer, but Wilson had a rule that their weapons were not to show. According to Roberts, his officers were college graduates, but not always in law enforcement. Some had studied business or were Certified Public Accountants. Each officer was very dedicated to their jobs. Roberts recalls an event when Officer David Hamlett, was called out to a residence where it turned violent. Hamlett was stabbed twice in the abdomen but still managed to arrest three people and then drive himself to the hospital. When suspects were arrested they were taken to the Orange County Courthouse to be arraigned by James Stringer. “We kept him busy day and night,” Roberts said. During the 70s, officers solved crimes in a much different manner than by today’s standards. Instead of DNA, officers used finger-

prints and blood type samples to find their suspects. “We did our footwork and stayed on it until it was finished,” he said. When not on patrol, officers worked public relations by visiting area businesses one day per week. The police A portrait of Wilson Rob- force fingerprinted children to give to erts as BCPD Chief. their parents, held annual self-defense classes and would go to area schools to eat lunch with the children. According to archives, in 1972 the officers worked 134 traffic accidents, 90 burglary cases and able to clear 23 all while writing 407 citations. Also during this time, there were 103 arrests for narcotics violations, drunk driving, drunk in public, theft, assault and more. It was said in local papers, Roberts was capable and his performance will prove his department was “primarily concerned with enforcing the law.” However, Roberts said it was the area children’s safety and welfare which was very important to him. Wilson continued to run the police department until May 1977. In a statement submitted by Roberts he said, “ I have dedicated my my energies toward molding a police department that would be efficient, capable, free of politics and a department we could all be proud. The first objective of any police department is to its’ citizens by enforcing the law.” Roberts also said, “ Even though crime has been constantly on the increase nationally, our small department has been able to cope effectively.” Following his time with BCPD, he worked as an investigator at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. He would leave there to become an arson investigator for many years to come. He would also work at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office but by 1983 the lawman would become the police chief of Kountze. Roberts, who is the grandfather of American Idol sensation Kree Harrison, said that when not working he liked to relax by canoeing and fishing. Now days, he is simply enjoying his retirement. But, like many who dedicated their lives to law enforcement, he keeps an eye on the community he loves.


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BC’s Henry named Outstanding Athlete While attending team camp for basketball, triple threat athlete Alexus Henry a junior at BCHS was honored by USA Track and Field with an Outstanding Athlete award on Saturday at Barnett Stadium in Houston. The only other honoree from the area is Ozen’s Tony Brown. Henry was selected out of a group of athletes from areas including all southeast Texas and Houston areas.

Seattle Seahawk safety and former West Orange-Stark Mustang, Earl Thomas held a free football camp at WOS High School last weekend with more than 600 participating in the camp. Thomas presented WOS High School with a $3,000 check to the WOS athletic department, raffled off free autographed Seahawk memorabilia and award $1,000 to the winning team in a 7-on-7 two-hand touch football tournament. The winners of that tournament then played the rest of the Seahawks’ secondary team, including Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman. Also helping in the camp was Tampa Bay cornerback and Port Arthur native Danny Gorrer. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

Astros on track to lose another 100 games in 2013 KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

This year’s edition of the Houston Astros appears to be better than the 2011 and 2012 teams that lost more than 100 games, but the real truth is that they are on track to break that century mark in losses for the third straight season—and with no legitimate relief in sight. Changing from the National League to the American League merely gave the Astros another bat in their everyday

lineup with the addition of the designated hitter. But in reality, Houston’s DH position’s batting average and runs batted total in aren’t much better than when the pitcher’s batted in the NL. We’re really trying to avoid another doom-andgloom article about the Astros, but that is very difficult to do when wading through the statistics for the first half of the 2013 major league baseball season. One bright spot we can re-

port on is the fact that on May 26 the Astros were floundering as the worst team in the entire major leagues with a dismal 14-36 record, and at the halfway point, they are 30-51, thanks to a 16-15 record since then. Also, the team has registered 16 come-from-behind victories and the Astros’ six wins after trailing by at least three runs is tied for the second-best in the major leagues. “I think we’ll finish with close

to a 10-game improvement over last year,” General Manager Jeff Luhnow prophesized. Luhnow is hoping the team can avoid a summer skid like they had last season when they only managed to win a combined eight games in July and August. And at the mid-way point in 2012, Houston was a bit better than this year at 3249 and still lost a franchiserecord 107 games. Before the season began, the Astros believed they will wind up with between 95 and 105 losses this year, displaying improved starting pitching,

a more powerful offense and increased excitement between the foul lines, according to Sunday’s edition of the Houston Chronicle. Manager Bo Porter already has used 66 different lineups, but this year’s Astros’ team still has a lower batting average (.238) at the halfway point than teams from the previous two seasons and currently leads the major leagues in errors (67) and strikeouts (761) and ranks last in team ERA (4.72) and On Base Percentage (.296). And even if Houston con-

tinues to play .500 ball during July, chances are that will all come to a screeching halt as the July 31 trading deadline approaches. A total of 40 different players already have donned the Astros uniform during the first-half of the season and the Houston beat writers and veteran scouts believe the team will be actively working trades this month. The Astros’ three-million dollar man, ace pitcher Bud Norris, has been whining SEE KAZ PAGE 4B


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“You should have tried harder to get us to reschedule,” said Ken Payne as he finished off his third bottle of water in less than an hour.“From now on… don’t just recommend that we try another day…insist on it!” It was only 9:30 and it was already 91 degrees with the weatherman promising triple digits by noon. The tide was at a standstill and a 20 mile per hour west wind had the entire lake stacked up in dingy white caps. It was already blowing when we launched and the lone slot red and two trout in the box had been all but forgotten over the past three hours. I was ready to pay Ken and Eldon if they would agree to call it a day, when Eldon’s rod bowed over much to our surprise. Even a gafftop would have been considered a win of sorts, but this was a solid three pound trout that exploded out of the water with less than an inch of the pearl maniac mullet sticking out of its mouth. “I never even felt her hit the bait,” shouted Eldon as he baled off the back deck and followed the fish around the troll motor. In an effort to be of some assistance to his

partner, Ken grabbed the net only to immediately launch it at least twenty feet out into the middle of the ICW.“Don’t look at me like that,” he yelled while looking at the palm of his hand.“That metal handle blistered my fingers.” We eventually hand lined the trout into the boat and harassed Payne while he soaked his hand in the melting ice in the fish box. By the time he quit whining and insisting that we look at two little red spots, both Eldon and I had each boated another trout and Eldon had another one pulling drag. I would like to report that we sat right there and limited, but in fact, we fooled only two more fish before the school moved or just quit biting our Maniac Mullets. The depth finder showed that the bait was still suspended at about 15 to 19 feet, but we could not make another trout bite. Undoubtedly, the absence of any tide movement hurt our cause, but the abbreviated bite was enough to convince us that we were on the right track. Not unlike the winter bite, the trout were looking for their next meal at cooler depths in the ICW. Locating these fish is far from easy as they move with the bait on a daily basis and it is not a program I normally fish this time of the year. I

have caught these same deep water trout anchoring up and fishing live shad or finger mullet on a Carolina rig, but I have ignored that program in hopes of fishing open water schooling trout and reds. I apparently have not been hoping hard enough as the wind blew every day this past week! Live bait fishermen on the lower coast catch more hell than an IRS agent this time of the year as they long ago discovered that a big trout will eat a live croaker even in the heat of the summer. It wasn’t the croaker that disgusted the artificial purists initially as much as the fact that very little catch and release was taking place and the majority of the trout were bragging size fish. We have caught our fair share of summer time trout in both the river and the ICW on finger mullet, but until recently there has been no reason to even consider hustling live bait. We found the fish that Eldon and Ken were catching the week before while drifting a protected shoreline of the ICW with 5-inch Assassins and Trout Killers. Even with no tide, the fish would bite shortly after a barge or tanker moved a significant amount of water in passing.

Kaz: Astros on losing streak


about wanting to be traded to a team on the West Coast so he’ll be closer to home and the front office probably will accommodate him. Two other starting pitchers—Lucas Harrell and Erik Bedard—also have been mentioned as prime candidates to be traded before the July 31 deadline along with veteran closer Jose Veras. Others mentioned in trade speculation include former slugger Carlos Pena, backup catcher Carlos Corporan, often-injured outfielder Justin Maxwell and veteran reliever Wesley Wright. I’m wondering when this process of getting rid of REAL major league Astros’ players and trading them for minor league prospects will ever end. I will admit that the team still is desperate to find a shortstop. They have tried four different bodies at that position since they dumped Jed Lowrie after last season, including Jake Elmore, whose costly throwing error led to the An-

gels’ 3-1 win Sunday. Tyler Greene didn’t make the team out of spring training, 30-year-old Ronny Cedeno was a late addition after being waived by St. Louis and switch-hitting Marwin Gonzalez was sent to Oklahoma City when the Astros realized he couldn’t hit from either side of the plate. The front office predicts the Astros will become playoff contenders during the 2015 season when they promised the team payroll will be $100 million. I believe snow on the Fourth of July would be a better bet. KWICKIES…While of the subject of major league baseball, a couple of players own impressive streaks. Detroit right-handed starting pitcher Max Scherzer became the first pitcher in 27 years to win 12 consecutive decisions to begin a season when he beat Tampa Bay 6-3 last weekend. The last pitcher to do it was our own Roger Clemens, who was on his way to starting the 1986 season at 14-0 with the Boston

Red Sox. And Michael Cuddyer of the Colorado Rockies extended his franchise-record hitting streak to 27 games going into Tuesday’s action. It is also the major league’s longest hitting streak this season. The Sugar Land Skeeters, who are only in their second year as an independent minor league team, have captured the Atlantic League’s Freedom Division first-half title with a record of 47-23. The Skeeters are managed by former major league player and coach Gary Gaetti, who enticed his friend Roger Clemens out of retirement to pitch to his son and catcher Koby for only one game last season. Bill Haas fired a five-underpar 66 in Sunday’s final round of the PGA Tour AT&T National tournament at Bethesda, Md. to break a logjam and win handily by three strokes over Roberto Castro. Haas’ victory netted him a check for $1.17 million. Port NechesGroves and Lamar University product Chris Stroud finished 12 strokes behind Haas and earned $43,225. ESPN on its NFL Live show Monday said that Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is the most disruptive defensive player in the NFL since Hall of Famer Reggie White, which is a great compliment. JUST BETWEEN US… Earl Thomas has to be one of the greatest promoters of his hometown as he constantly

The bonus, at least as far as I am concerned, is occasionally stumbling up on a pod of flounder holding up on a structure break in the deeper water. Unlike the trout, they are far more aggressive when the bait washes in front of them and you can catch several fish without ever moving. My choice of baits for deep water flounder is any GULP bait rigged on a heavier 3/8ths ounce jig head or live bait. Having said that, I recently watched two young anglers catch four or five very nice flounder and probably as many reds vertically fishing drop shot rigs with what appeared to be either a Vudu or DOA shrimp. They were anchored within arm’s reach of a wooden bulkhead and they had it going on! If all of this sounds like I am touting a weak Plan B just for the sake of going fishing… think again. I am down to Plan C and there is a whole lot more fishing than catching taking place in my boat right now. The good news is that there are viable options to resort to when all else fails. The bad news is that I don’t care to fish those other options in the summer time and it is H-O-T!

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says he’s from Orange, Texas whenever the Seattle Seahawks’ defense is introduced on national television when the other players give the college team they played for. The entire defensive secondary of the Seahawks was on hand at Dan Hooks Stadium on the West Orange-Stark campus last weekend to assist him in hosting his Second Annual Earl Thomas Free Football Camp that attracted between 500-600 youngsters who braved the 100 degree temperatures to soak up some football knowledge from someone who excelled at every level of the game. Earl was an All-State High school player for the WO-S Mustangs, was a firstteam All-American safety at the University of Texas and so far is a two-time All-Pro safety in the NFL. And Earl and his teammates enjoyed the camp as much as the kids. “I take a lot of pride being from, and love, Orange,” Thomas said. “We have some amazing athletes and they just need direction. I want to be that guy to point them in the best direction. At the conclusion of last weekend’s free football camp at West Orange-Stark, Earl announced that he had joined the Nike Jordan brand team of seven NFL players including Houston Texans’ star receiver Andre Johnson. As part of the new endorsement Thomas will wear Nike’s Jumpman Cleats this season.”

Orangefield Classes of 1971-1975 to host reunion

Penny LeLeux For The Record

The Orangefield High School Class of 1973 invited the classes of 1971, 1972, 1974 and 1975 to join them in celebrating their 40th class reunion to be held July 20 at the Community Center in Bridge City. The last meeting of the organizing committee will be held at 6 p.m., July 11 at Burger Town on FM1442. Activities include golf Saturday morning for those interested. Contact Mark Kirby at 409-9960-1250 for information. There will be a museum tour and lunch Saturday morning. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Orangefield Cormier Museum on FM 105 next to the administration building and gymnasium. Admission is free. A Dutch treat lunch will be held at K-Dans immediately after the tour. The main event will be 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Saturday at the Bridge City Community Center located at 105 Parkside Dr. in Bridge City. Dress is casual. Food and setups will be provided, BYOB. Music will be provided by a Disc Jockey. Cost is $25 singles and $50 couples, no refunds. Adults only are allowed that evening. Registration forms and money are passed due. If you have not sent your money send it to Ethel Wilkinson Marchand: 102 Holly Grove St., Bridge City, TX 77611 by July 11 so an accurate head count can be given to the caterer for the meal. Those received after the 11th will not be guaranteed food, but the cost is the same. If you have not received forms contact Brenda Welch Scales at 409-920-6202 or Members of other classes not included in 1971-1975 are invited to attend as long as you get your information and payment in by the July 11. For other information you can also contact Rocky Granger at, Peggy Stewart Granger at, Sharon Bunkley Hogg at shogg@ and Donna Ratcliff Granger at

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The launch was uncrowded and the temperatures were already starting to climb as Ron Begnaud and I prepared to head out in search of some willing redfsih in the marsh. Begnaud, who lives in Lafayette Louisiana, is about as hard core a marsh fisherman as I know. Many of our conversations begin and end with thoughts of new and unexplored regions of the marshes that border Calcasieu Lake. Finding a prime redfish pond that has no fishing pressure is like finding the Hope diamond in a gumball machine, it probably won’t happen but look out if it does. Armed with aerial maps, topographical charts, fly rods and other associated gear we set out in search of parts unknown, at least unknown to

us. Our quest to find some unpressured water was soon rewarded as the skiff came down off plane and settled into the dark clear water of a large marsh pond. In an instant we could see the wakes of cruising fish as well as the tails of some feeding reds. This place was full of potential and void of any traffic, we had found a jewel. Our own private living aquarium. After a coin flip to decide who would take the poling platform first I got the honors of casting to the first fish. A small group of redfish were gathered up and feeding intently as Ron pushed the skiff into range. At first I didn’t know if I wanted to cast or take a picture, the redfish had their tails high above the water and they were backlit by the sun in an amazing display of red and copper. Much to my dismay the camera was still fogged up from the change of temperatures, going from the air con-

ditioned truck to the summer heat will do that. Witout the camera option I was “forced” to go ahead and cast. The Orvis T3 7 weight fly rod loaded up and sent one of Begnaud’s “Ron’s Red Chaser” flies directly at the feeding fish. The cast was accurate and the redfish were receptive, the strike was almost immediate. The big redfish took plenty of line as the other fish scattered and muddied up the shallow water. The fight lasted ten minutes or so until the big red finally gave up. As Begnaud slipped the Boga Grip into the fish’s mouth we both were amazed at the size of this bruiser. The Boga registered 12 pounds and the fish taped out at 33 inches, an extremely nice fish for the marsh. The day continued to be good as both Ron and I landed more redfish in our own private little pond. The plan had worked perfectly and we were rewarded with great fishing and no pressure from any other boats. As a matter of fact we never saw another boat any-

where close to our area, truly amazing by todays standards. The effort we put forth to get away from the crowd is work that most folks are not willing to do. That little extra effort can mean the difference between fishing and great fishing. In almost every saltwater venue on the coast there are some out of the way places that receive little or no pressure, these places are the hidden treasures that many folks dream about. They are there for those who are willing to find them. The day ended with a bang as Ron landed the final redfish and we headed for the dock. The endless maze of marsh grass lined canals promised more fishing in the near future. Even though we had found a great new place to fish both Ron and I knew that surely there must be others in the same area. Over the hum of the Yamaha outboard in the background we both agreed that we would back, and soon.

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Mystery unfolds at LSCO

DMV reports decrease in texas auto crime Staff Report For The Record

Shown at the “crime scene” during the Court Mystery Class at College for Kids 2013 are, from the left: Judge Courtney Arkeen, Ms. Latouia Leverett as the corpse, CSI Paul Arceneaux, and Court Bailiff James Lucia. Lamar State College – Orange is holding the 17th College for Kids summer program.

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A corpse was discovered on a lab table in the Academic building at Lamar State College – Orange. Also on the lab table were a glass vase--assumed to be the murder weapon--a very large diamond ring, and a newspaper. Orange County CSI Paul Arceneaux and Deputy Chad Hogan described the crime scene as they examined each piece of evidence in front of the Court Mystery Class at LSCO’s 2013 College for Kids – Orange. Fortunately for all, the corpse that was discovered had walked into the classroom on her own… and also left the

same way. Ms. Latouia Leverett actually works for Judge Courtney Arkeen of the 128th District Court in Orange. She was one of several people from the Courthouse participating in the Judge’s class to help kids understand better the workings of our court system. Over the course of two weeks, kids in the Court Mystery class will get to experience prosecutors and defense attorneys, will be interviewed and interrogated, and with direct help from the District Court Judge will participate in determining if the defendant who was arrested is guilty. College for College for Kids - Orange (CFKO) is a summer program of Lamar State Col-

lege – Orange. This is the 17th year that the Continuing and Workforce Education office has hosted College for Kids. The program is designed for students who will be entering fourth through eighth grades in the fall. One of the primary objectives of the event is to introduce students to the college campus and familiarize them with higher education in the hope that they will continue their education after graduating from high school. It provides a unique learning environment for area youth that is not available through traditional elementary and middle school curricula. CFKO students learn new things and have fun doing it.

Texas A&M Forest Service urges caution over the July 4 holiday Staff Report For The Record

More wildfires are reported on July 4th than on any other day of the year, a statistic that stresses the need for folks to be extra careful during Independence Day celebrations. Whether you’re shooting off fireworks, grilling hotdogs and hamburgers or just hanging out around the campfire, residents should remember to use caution when doing anything outdoors that could potentially cause a spark. “Keeping your home safe from wildfire is always important whether you’ve had rain or not,” Texas A&M Forest Service Fire Prevention Specialist Jan Amen said. “If you

plan to cook outdoors, do so away from any sort of vegetation and do not leave your grill unattended.” Texas A&M Forest Service Predictive Services Department Head Tom Spencer said the wildfire risk over the Independence Day holiday is elevated in West Texas where the vegetation is dry and gusty winds are commonplace — perfect conditions for a potentially devastating wildfire. “Safety should always be your No. 1 concern,” Spencer said. “The safest wildfire is always the one that never ignites.” Fireworks safety tips: • Before you celebrate, always check with local government officials to ensure fire-

works and outdoor burning are allowed in your county. Be sure to comply with all restrictions. • Read and follow all warnings and instructions labels on fireworks. • Keep fireworks away from homes and structures, which can accidentally ignite. • Use fireworks only under close adult supervision and in safe areas away from dry grass and brush. • Keep a hose, bucket of water and wet towels nearby in case of a malfunction or fire. • Dispose of used fireworks in a bucket of water. • Never ignite fireworks in a container, especially a glass or metal container.

The Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA), part of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), reports that auto theft in Texas has decreased 61 percent since 1991. There were 163,837 vehicles stolen in Texas in 1991, when ABTPA was formed, and the latest figures from 2011 show that auto theft has dropped to 63,379 stolen vehicles, according to the Texas Uniform Crime Reports. “While this is a significant decrease, Texans should not be complacent,” said Charles Caldwell, director of ABTPA. “Auto crime accounts for millions of dollars in economic losses and is a bridge to other serious crimes.” In 2008, ABTPA added auto burglary to its purview. ABTPA also reports that auto burglaries have decreased by 14.8 percent between 2008 and 2011. Auto crime includes burglaries (stealing the items inside a vehicle) and theft (stealing the entire vehicle). Think Like a Thief is the campaign message Texans will see and hear around the state during “Watch Your Car Month” this July. ABTPA will use various forms of advertising as part of this educational effort. Ads will appear on gas station TVs and at movie theaters, as well as on radio and the Internet. “We are asking Texans to use Watch Your Car Month to evaluate whether or not they’re doing all they can to reduce the likelihood that they’ll be a victim of auto crime,” said Caldwell. ABTPA offers these tips: • Keep CDs, books, clothes and other personal belongings out of sight. Do not leave


PHOTO CAPTION: Sergeant Carlos Gonzalez with the San Antonio Police Department demonstrates VIN etching, a deterrent for auto thieves, on one of the top stolen vehicles in Texas, from the Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority’s June 24 press conference to prepare all Texans for July’s Watch Your Car Month.

behind valuables, such as cell phones, laptops, instruments, purses or wallets. • Stop idling. Whether you’re “warming up” your vehicle or making a quick trip inside the gas station, running vehicles left unattended become tempting targets for thieves. • Don’t leave loose change in the console or cup holder. Thieves may break into your vehicle for a small amount of change. • Store your garage door opener in your glove compartment or take it with you. Garage door openers allow access into your home. Thieves can use left-behind mail or an insurance card to learn your address. • Ask valets and auto repair shops to not leave the keys in your vehicle if it will be unattended. • Always keep your keys

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floor. This was an especially impressive feat considering In the movie Senate rules dicGroundhog Day, tate you can’t eat, Bill Murray’s chardrink, or leave the acter wakes up area around your again and again desk while speakonly to find he is ing (including to go stuck living the to the restroom!). same day until he Unfortunately for finally gets the day Sen. Meier, the bill right. With Gover- SEN. ROBERT NICHOLS he was protesting nor Perry now anagainst passed as nouncing a second special soon as he sat down. session shortly after the first 3) UT Regent to be investispecial session which was gated shortly after the regular sesOn Tuesday as Sen. Davis’ sion, I think the entire legis- filibuster occurred in the Senlature is beginning to feel like ate, House Speaker Joe Straus we are stuck in groundhog day! authorized a special commitFive things that happened tee to investigate allegations this week at your Texas Capi- of misconduct by UT Regent tol are: Wallace Hall, and the over1) First special session all roles of all gubernatorial ends; Second begins appointees. This is the latest Tuesday marked the end of installment in an ongoing the first special legislative ses- drama between the UT Board sion. However, of the four is- of Regents, UT President Bill sues Gov. Perry had charged Powers and the legislature in the legislature to address (re- which many claim Hall and districting, transportation other regents are on a ‘witch funding, pro-life issues and hunt’ to oust President Powers criminal sentences for 17-year- and restructure leadership at olds who commit felonies), the university. only redistricting had been The House Select Commitresolved. Therefore, on Thurs- tee on Transparency in State day the governor announced a Agency Operations will insecond special session to begin vestigate Hall and possibly on July 1. The sole purpose will recommend impeachment for be to address the three issues not disclosing litigation and from the first special which bankruptcies on his initial apwent uncompleted, and just as plication to be appointed rewith all special sessions, this gent. The committee will have one could last up to 30 days. subpoena power, as well as the I will keep you updated as we ability to investigate other guprogress. bernatorial appointees. 2) A filibuster to remem4) Voter ID on its way ber The Supreme Court of the An interesting (and historic) United States announced an thing happened Tuesday as we opinion this week which will wound down the first special. affect Texas in a big way. In Sen. Wendy Davis of Ft. Worth Shelby County vs. Holder, the spoke on the floor continuous- court struck down a central ly for more than 12 hours in section of the Voting Rights what we refer to as a filibuster. Act, essentially allowing Texas A filibuster is a type of par- and eight other states to alter liamentary procedure where their own election laws as they debate is extended, allowing want, rather than having those a member to delay or entirely laws first “pre-cleared” by the prevent a vote on a specific Department of Justice. bill. In Sen. Davis’ case, she This means that the Texas was attempting to prevent a voter ID law, passed in 2011 vote on pro-life legislation. but blocked by the Department While Sen. Davis has re- of Justice, will immediately go ceived a lot of attention for into effect. In fact, the Departthis action, she certainly isn’t ment of Public Safety (DPS) the first to do so. Interestingly, has already begun to issue free the record for longest filibus- IDs to voters who don’t have ter was set by Texas State Sen. an approved form of ID such Bill Meier in 1977 with an un- as a driver’s license, concealed believable 43 hours speaking handgun license, passport or continuously on the Senate military ID. To apply for one, For The Record

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Amber N. Hinson received her Juris Doctor with an emphasis in sports law from Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wis. at the Spring 2013 commencement ceremony. She is expected to complete her Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Marquette University in December 2013. Amber is currently licensed to practice in the State of Wisconsin and will sit for the State Bar of Texas in July. Amber is the daughter of John and Cyntheia Hinson of Dallas and Richard and Jacquelyn Johnson of Belton. She is the grand daughter of Joe and Mary Ware and John and Barbara Hinson of Orange. simply visit your local DPS office. 5) John Adams, fireworks and the Fourth of July “It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other...” These were the words of John Adams in regards to celebrating our nation’s independence day. As a child, “illuminations”, also known as fireworks, were always one of my favorite ways to mark the holiday. In fact, the truth is I still have not quite been able to outgrow my fascination with them! I hope that however you choose to celebrate the Fourth of July this year, you do so

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This week, we celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, sparklers, picnics and parades. Amidst the hoopla, though, it’s always important to reflect on the many freedoms we enjoy in this country. And as an individual, you may want to use the occasion to think of another type of independence you’d like to enjoy — financial independence. In some ways, we are living in a time when attaining financial freedom is more difficult than it has been for quite a while. We’re still recovering from the bursting of the housing bubble and the lingering effects of the Great Recession. Furthermore, wage stagnation is a real problem. In fact, median income for working-age households — those headed by someone under age 65 — actually slid 12.4 percent from 2000 to 2011. Taken together, these factors certainly impose challenges on anyone seeking to become financially independent and eventually enjoy a comfortable retirement. Still, you need to do everything you can to put yourself on the path to financial independence. For starters, make full use of whatever resources are available to you. If you have a 401(k) or similar retirement plan at work, try to contribute as much as you can possibly afford — and every time you get a raise in salary, increase your contributions. At the very least, put in enough to earn your employer’s matching contribution, if one is offered. Also, within your 401(k) or

similar plan, choose an investment mix that offers you the chance to achieve the growth you will need to make progress toward the type of retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. In addition to contributing to your 401(k), you can also take advantage of another retirement account: a traditional or Roth IRA. Like a 401(k), a traditional IRA grows tax deferred, while a Roth IRA can grow tax free, provided you meet certain conditions. Plus, you can fund your IRAwith virtually any type of investment, including stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit and Treasury securities. What else can you do to help yourself move toward financial independence? For one thing, don’t become dependent on “hot tips” or other questionable financial advice about The Next Big Thing in the investment world from so-called experts who often have poor prognostication records. Even more importantly, though, their advice may simply be inappropriate for your needs and risk tolerance. Finally, consider these two suggestions: Maintain adequate liquidity and keep your debt levels as low as possible. By having enough cash reserves to cover unexpected costs, such as a major car repair or a new air-conditioning unit, you won’t have to dip into your long-term investments. And by keeping your debt payments down, you’ll have a stronger cash flow, which means you’ll have more money available to save and invest for your future.

Each one of these suggestions will require a commitment on your part, along with a clear focus on your goal of financial independence — there just aren’t any “short cuts.” But with a consistent effort, you can keep moving along on your journey toward your own Financial Independence Day. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by Karen Collier, a local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Her office is located at 675 W Round Bunch Rd, Bridge City, TX 77611. Her office number is 409-735-9413.

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Orange County Church Directory 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.

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

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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!

Bill Gaither, Gaither Homecoming Tour coming to Ford Park Staff Report For The Record

Multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the world class talent of the Gaither Vocal Band on Friday, July 26 at Ford Park in Beaumont. The Gaither Vocal Band, with all-star lineup Mark Lowry, Michael English, David Phelps, Wes Hampton and Bill Gaither, will share timeless gospel classics, as well as refreshing, inspiring new favorites embraced by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Few events have the ability unite individuals from all walks of life the way Gaither concerts do. Year after year, Bill Gaither has brought the Homecoming Tour into cities worldwide, performing to packed houses with collective attendance figures exceeding 1.1 million people and being ranked among the top concerts for tickets sold worldwide in any music genre during the past decade. Each concert showcases gospel music’s finest talent and draws new listeners with every city. The Tour stop in Beaumont will feature the multiaward winning Gaither Vocal Band, and showcase many of the songs included on the recently released, Pure & Simple recording. Joining The Gaither Vocal Band for this special evening will be The Martins, The Nelons, Angela Primm and guitarist, Kevin Williams. Gaither continues to be delighted by audiences’ response to the concerts, now more than 40 years after he quit his day job as a teacher: “I’ve always said it all starts with a great song, and we are fortunate that each concert includes great songs that have stood the test of time. With all the musical choices that are available now, there is still a special place for the joy and optimism that reside in Gospel music. Good news never gets old.” Named ASCAP’s Songwriters of the Century, Bill and Gloria Gaither have written more than 700 popular gospel songs throughout their multi-decade career, including favorite standards “He Touched Me,” “Because He Lives,” and “There’s Just Something About That Name.” Since 1992, when Gaither began recording the celebrated Homecoming series of DVDs and CDs,

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Follow the preservation success of Texas communities like Paris, Brownsville, Castroville, Georgetown, Mt. Vernon, Nacogdoches, San Marcos and Waxahachie, and nominate your town for the 2014 First Lady’s Texas Treasures Award. The award will recognize one community in 2014 that utilizes multiple resources offered by the Texas Historical Commission (THC), as well as those of other organizations or state agencies, to support historic preservation initiatives. The winning community will be announced later in the year, and receive special signage and a video highlighting the community as a unique heritage tourism destination. The First Lady’s Texas Treasures Award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the multifaceted preservation achievements of an entire community that understands the benefits of researching, identifying, and preserving the structures, archeological sites, and landscapes that emphasize an authentic sense of Texas

place. A winner will be chosen by a committee comprised of staff members from the Office of the Governor and the THC. Past winning communities employed their unique resources and personalities to demonstrate sustainable preservation stewardship related to the THC’s tools and programs, while showing broad support and leadership from volunteers, city officials, as well as cultural and historical groups. Their efforts and accomplishments have resulted in treasures saved, and local legacies shared, with all Texans. The First Lady’s Texas Treasures Award promotes the unique heritage experiences of communities through special signage and a DVD. To see video clips of past award-winning communities, and a more detailed description of a community’s preservation achievements to aid in crafting your nomination, visit www. To submit a nomination for the 2014 award, contact April Garner with the THC’s Community Heritage Development Division at 512-463-6092. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2013.

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BRIEFS 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 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.

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!”

most every volume has gone gold or platinum with sales totaling approximately 100 million volumes. The programs appear regularly on television networks around the world. This Gaither Homecoming concert event at the Ford Park Event Center in Beaumont will celebrate timeless themes of faith, unity and eternal hope through a variety of music the whole family will enjoy. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Reserve tickets online at, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or in person at the Ford Park Event Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Complete information, including group ticket rates, is available by calling 409-951-5440 or by visiting

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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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ORIGINAL PETITION FOR DECLARATORY JUDGEMENT AND MOTION FOR SERVICE BY PUBLICATION. was filed and docketed in the Honorable 260th District Court of Orange County, Texas at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas on JUNE 18, 2013 in the following styled and numbered cause: Said

The suit requests DEFENDANT CITED TO APPEAR AND ANSWER HEREIN CAUSE NO. 130186-C Luglin Properties Inc VS Unkown Heirs of Guadalupe Ochoa The name and address of the attorney for Plaintiff otherwise the address of Plaintiff is: CHARLES M KIBLER JR 765 N 5TH STREET SILSBEE, TEXAS 77656 ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court at Orange, Texas, June 21, 2013. VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk

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TO: Charles D Marmon Jr Respondent NOTICE: YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you. The petition of Joy Lynelle Marmon Petitioner, was filed in the County Court at Law #2 of Orange County, Texas, on JUNE 18, 2013, against Charles D Marmon Jr, Respondent, numbered 130525-D, and entitled "In the Matter of the Marriage of" Joy Lynelle Marmonand Charles D Marmon Jr The suit requests a divorce. The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree dissolving the marriage and providing for the division of property which will be binding on you. ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court at Orange, Texas this June 19, 2013. VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas By:

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

The petition of Jamie Beckman, Petitioner, was filed in the County Court of Law of Orange County, Texas, on June 14, 2013, against Mark Finkenbiner, numbered 130513-D, and entitled IN THE INTEREST OF ADRIHANNA NIKOLE FINKENBINER ET AL CHILDREN. The suit requests ORIGINAL PETITION SUIT AFFECTING THE P/C RELATIONSHIP The date and place of birth of the child/ren who are the subject of the suit: ADRIHANNA NIKOLE FINKENBINER JANUARY 26, 2013 BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS KAIDIN LUIS FINKENBINER AUGUST 20, 2009 BEAUMONT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the child/ren's interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the child's adoption. ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court at Orange, Texas this June 18, 2013. VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas



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

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Call 883-0205 Leave Msg For Appointment

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Maintenance CORRECTIONS BY Man,NOON Security TUESDAY Guards. to 735-7346 Apply at Thanks. 2374 Hwy 109s. Vinton, Louisiana For more info, 337-589-5647 ext. 118

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No Reasonable Offer Refused!


2 CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE at St. Mary’s cemetery. Located on left side when facing cemetery. Sect 4, row 21 plots 13 &14. $3,000 for both. Call 409-313-4617.

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Notice is Actual hereby given that 2X4” size: original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of DAVIE RUTH ToTHOMPSON, be published in Deceased, were issued on The4,Record Newspapers 030911 June 2013, in Cause No. P-16531, pending in the County Court at Law, Orange County, Texas, to: JERRY V. ANY PLEASE FAX PENNINGTON.


All persons having claims NOON TUESDAY against this Estate which is currently being administered to 735-7346 are required to present them to the undersigned within the Thanks. time and in the manner prescribed by law. Jerry V. Pennington Attorney at Law P.O. Box 2010 Orange, Texas 77631-2010


DATED the 18th day of June, 2013 # 735-7346

Jerry V. Pennington Jerry V. Pennington

Attorney for Davie Ruth Thompson State Bar No.: 15759000 P.O. DRAWER 2010 ORANGE, TEXAS 77631-2010 Telephone: (409) 886-0575 Facsimile: (409) 886-1353

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