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Vol. 52 No. 24 Week of Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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Schools take stand against ‘testing’ Debby Schamber For The Record

Mentally disabled man sentenced to five years in prison Debby Schamber For The Record

An Orange man received five years in prison Friday on charges of aggravated sexual assault before Judge Buddie Hahn in the 260th District Court. He could have faced up to 99 years for the first degree felony. Johnathan TayTAYLOR lor, 20, was found guilty August 4 of assaulting a 7-year-old boy in November 2011. Taylor, who was 19 at the time of the assault, along with a 12-year-old boy and the 7-year-old boy went to an abandoned house. During testimony, the 12-year-old boy told jurors he had witnessed the sexual assault. He said he then grabbed the younger boy’s wrist and pulled him away after he “hit” Taylor in the face. Friday, in a rare moment, in the hallway following sentencing, Taylor stopped and apologized to the victim’s mother. Then she hugged him as he stood there in handcuffs and shackles. She told Taylor he had destroyed her family. She also said she forgave him, but could not forget what he had done to her son. The victim’s mother, during the victim impact statement had told the judge she did not wish ill will of Taylor but thought he should still be punished for his actions. There are specialized prisons in Texas which can accommodate Taylor, who is mentally disabled and suffers from Cerebral Palsy, which causes him to shake uncontrollably.

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As one of his first duties, newly appointed Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams, has written a letter of intent to request waivers in response to the No Child Left Behind Act. The No Child Left Behind act requires all students to perform at grade level 100 percent in reading and math by 2014. A waiver relieves states from facing federal sanctions for failing to meet the deadline. To receive a waiver, states agree to develop plans “to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction,” according to the Department of Education. States are granted conditional waivers from NCLB if

the Department of Education accepts their proposal to raise standards, tie teacher evaluations to test PATTERSON scores and create new accountability systems which reward or punish schools based on performance. In February, the first group of states approved are Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Rhode Island, making for a total of 19 states that are no longer bound by the law. Seventeen other states and Washington, D.C., also applied in the second round, but their plans have not yet been accepted. Vermont also applied but has since dropped out. But unlike the other states,

Texas may appeal under U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s general authority to waive federal requirements rather than under a specific

waiver Duncan began offering states last year. State officials have resisted applying for the second type of waiver, saying the strings attached like the

requirement that states adopt certain college-ready and career-ready standards which SCHOOLS PAGE 3A

2012 Football Season Off And Running . . .

Sheriff Merritt seeks pay raise Debby Schamber For The Record

Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt was expecting a raise this year, but since the pay of elected officials has been frozen by county commissioners — it won’t be happening. To make matters worse, Merritt said as of October 1, the chief deputy, Clint Hodgkinson, will be making a considerable amount more than himself. The chief deputy’s and other personnel raises are due to an agreement made as part of a four year contract between the county and the union. “The chief deputy is well worth the money, but am I not worth it ?” Merritt asks.”It just hurts they chose to do that.”

Merritt said his job as sheriff comes with a large responsibility as he manages the biggest budget in the county. He is MERRITT also responsible for 147 employees and about 200 inmates. Although, he said he didn’t expect anything special, just what he feels is owed to him. To avoid any problems, Merritt said he began talking to county commissioners in May about the upcoming budget. He also said during last year’s budget he was not included when other elected officials were given raises. “I was told they were going

Bridge City Cardinal Lil’ Red youngsters sprint across the football field during pregame ceremonies at Larry Ward Stadium. The Cardinals hosted the Vidor Pirates in their home opener on Friday. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

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LCM teacher faces charges Debby Schamber For The Record

A Little Cypress-Mauriceville Junior High School teacher is under investigation for charges of an improper relationship between educator and student. Concerned friends of the 17-year-old girl approached their Little-Cypress-Mauriceville High school coach about the issue involving the girl. The coach in turn forwarded the information to the high school principal. As a result, on Sept. 4, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the State Board of Educator Certification were contacted and an investigation was launched. Investigators obtained information from school district officials and students and are looking into the alleged incident. The alleged victim is believed to have played on a softball team coached by the teacher. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be sub-

mitted to the district attorney’s office for review and disposition, according to Chad Hogan, of the OSCO. At this time, no arrests have been made. The teacher, who had only worked for LCMCISD for 16 days, has resigned from their position at the school. The last LC-M teacher to face similar charges was Bryan Lee Hyde, 32, who was sentenced in June to 10 years in prison to be served concur- Beverly Perry and Regina Rogers accept a proclamation at commissioners’ court naming September rently on the two charges. The as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and October as National Breast Cancer Awareness charges stemmed from an in- Month. Pictured left to right: Front row- Beverly Perry and Regina Rogers. Second Row- Commissioncident in January. The OCSO ers David Dubose and Owen Burton, Judge Carl Thibodeaux and Commissioner John Dubose. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux received a phone call in reference to a student who had cer Awareness Month.” They pert. The second annual Julie made an outcry about the im- Penny LeLeux were joined by Orange County Richardson Proctor 5K ribbon For The Record proper sexual relationship bebreast cancer survivor and run/walk presented by Casa tween the 15-year-old student Regina Rogers and Norma and the English teacher, ac- Simpson of the Julie Rog- “Gift of Life” volunteer, Bev- Ole’ and HEB is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 in downcording to information from ers “Gift of Life” program erly Perry. town Beaumont. Oct. 1 is recognized as Julie the OCSO. were making their rounds Rogers “Gift of Life” Day. Registration is $35, students After a thorough investiga- and stopped by commissionThe Gift of Life has several (21 and under) $10. Lunch and tion, Hyde was charged and ers’ court for a proclamaindicted on two counts each of tion recognizing September upcoming events planned in- activities are included. Regissexual assault of a child and as “National Ovarian Cancer cluding “Lace Up and Save tration is at 7 a.m. Welcome improper relationship be- Awareness Month” and” Oc- Lives” with Richard Simmons, and warm up with Richard tween an educator and stu- tober as “National Breast Can- celebrity guest and internaGIFT OF LIFE PAGE 2A tionally recognized fitness exdent.

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Doing the Orange County budget two step Penny Leleux

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It’s been two steps forward, one step back for the Orange County commissioners working on the 2012 – 2013 budget. They have worked for the last several weeks trying to reduce a projected $1.5 million deficit. The budget busters have been payroll, fuel and insurance increases over the last year. The deficit situation was caused by Ike recovery funds that were expected reimbursements for debris removal. The County spent over $20 million and has received only $17 million on debris removal. The $20 million reimbursement was figured into last year’s budget creating the shortfall. “We won’t do that again,” said Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux. The judge said if that amount was figured into next year’s budget and still isn’t received it would put us $7 million in the hole. Thibodeaux said that money will not go back into the budget until it’s received. In Tuesday’s budget workshop Thibodeaux said the deficit was down to $610,000 from the $1.5 million figure they started with. They looked at actual fuel cost for road and bridge, sheriff’s

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department and transportation. Road and bridge will end the year just about on budget. The sheriff’s department had already run out of money in the fuel account, but had funds in other categories of the departmental budget transferable to finish out the fiscal year. The department had also run out of funds for their inmate room and board category. Funds were moved from other line items to cover the shortfall for the rest of the year. Transportation’s fuel allotment was busted because they were having problems with fuel injectors that were meant to convert the buses to propane. Propane is running $1.38 a gallon, but because of the problems with the conversions they have had to use more gasoline and diesel. There has also been an increase of riders due to commercials and billboards put in place by the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC). The County has a contract with SETRPC to reimburse up to $367,000 for expenses to the transportation department. So for this year, the department’s budget for fuel has been overrun by $100,000. “I hate to say it, but we may have to park the old buses,” said Thibodeaux. Realizing they would likely have to raise the fuel budget for transportation; Commissioner Precinct 3 John Dubose said, “There is no point in budgeting something you know is not going to work.” Thibodeaux said the only expense transportation has, besides payroll, is fuel, oil and vehicle repairs. He acknowledged there really wasn’t a place to cut them any further. Three departments had offered voluntary reductions includ-

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Simmons will be at 7:30 a.m. The 5K start time is at 8 a.m. with Pink and Teal Plaza activities. Stayin’ Alive picnic in the Park with Richard Simmons is at 10 a.m. Yvonne Washington, the queen of rhythm and blues, will be back by popular demand. There will also be a Men in Pink 5K ribbon run/walk at 10 a.m. Saturday Night Fever featuring the Pointer Sisters will be Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Join them for dinner and disco at the Civic Center in downtown Beaumont. BRA-vo! Applause for the Cause survivor project is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. BRA-vo is an artful expression of breast cancer survivorship that shows support for early breast cancer detection with a “seriously uplifting” bra decorating experience. The exhibit will run from Sept. 20-Nov. 2 at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. BraMANia Men and Pink Debut will be Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. They are manly men and they’re wearing bras for the cause. Support your local Men in Pink. Save 20 percent at hundreds of Southeast Texas merchants with the Pink Shopping Card. The $50 shopping card is 100 percent tax-deductible and is good for shopping Thursday, Oct. 25 through Monday, Nov. 5. The Julie Richardson Proctor Ovarian Cancer Educational Awareness Program started in remembrance of Julie Richardson Proctor a devoted Gift of Life board member and volunteer. It joins the “Gift of Life” mission of early detection of breast and prostate cancer.


ing Donna Scales, director of parks. A miscommunication by email caused commissioners to cut a lawnmower that was needed. She was referring to what they call a finishing mower which attaches to a tractor and not a lawnmower. Thibodeaux said, “Finishing, beginning, it doesn’t matter, I cut it.” At first Scales thought commissioners were joking. When she realized they were not she said, “No, I need one lawnmower. You can have the other stuff, I need one mower.” “We’re going backwards,” said Thibodeaux. “We should have stopped looking.” He said operating expenses and operating revenues are not going to be balanced. “It’s not going to happen.” Thibodeaux would like to get the deficit down to $300,000 but realizes it may not be possible. He said you can only cut the budget so far and then you start affecting services. Commissioners voted Monday to freeze the salaries of all elected officials for one year. It did include the sheriff even though commissioners wanted to correct the inequality of the sheriff’s pay versus the pay of his chief deputy. It looks like the sheriff will have to wait another year. Sheriff Keith Merritt did address commissioners to make sure he understood that the inadequacy in pay would continue even though the problem has been ongoing for two years. Commissioners confirmed the decision. Merritt said he would have to look at his options. Commissioners still have about a week and a half before they are expected to adopt the budget on Sept. 24. The dance continues. Granger Chevrolet is pleased to welcome Phillip Granger to Team Granger Phillips is a 1977 graduate of Bridge City High School. He recently retired from Orangefield ISD, with 26 years of experience. Phillip stated “I look forward to working with the Granger Organization in the many activities they are involved with. I have been impressed with their commitment to helping the Orange County communities.” Regarding the addition of Welch to Team Granger, Dean Granger said “Phillip will be a great addition to the Granger staff. Phillip is very familiar with many families in the Greater Orange Area. His ethics and dedication to exellence align well with our beliefs.”











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Schools take stand against testing can amount to federal overreach. “Receiving a waiver from the AYP would enable our accountability ratings to reflect what is really happening in our schools. It would be a more accurate reflection of achievement and student performance by assessing all of the subjects being studied, not just math and reading. LCM students have also excelled in science, social studies, and writing, but those are not considered in the AYP assessment, “ said Pauline Hargrove, Little Cypress-Mauriceville superintendant. The request, which the state will officially file in early 2013, is for a general exemption from the law in the hopes that the state wouldn’t have to adhere to the conditions of the waiver Duncan has offered to all the states. No Child Left Behind passed in Congress 10 years ago. It was one of President George W. Bush’s signature legislative accomplishments and was

Sheriff seeks pay to look at it and make it right,” Merritt said. John Dubose, Pct. 3 county commissioner, regrets not being able to give Merritt his raise as they had intended. He said it was unfortunate Merritt was left out of the raise process, but it was not brought to their attention before the budget was adopted. Once the budget is adopted, it must be strictly followed. “An error was made and this is not the year to fix it,” Dubose said. ‘This is one of the toughest budget years we’ve had.” Dubose stated, he too is not happy the chief deputy is making more money per year than the sheriff. However, Merritt did receive a two step pay increase two years ago from the adopted matrix. “Which was a large increase at the time,” Dubose added. According to Dubose, no county

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as failures when they have actually passed the exam, as are those above the 3 percent federal cap on special needs, they are not helping advance education, they are hurting,” Hargrove said. During the 2011-12 school year, the state tests were changed to the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness which replaced the TAKS which had been given for the previous eight years. Over the past three years, the federal AYP system has increased passing expectations 14 percentage points in reading/language arts and 16 percentage points in math. By the 2013-14 school year, 100 percent of students will be expected to pass both the math and reading STAAR assessments, according to information from the LC-M ISD. “The federal accountability is not only unfair, but outdated,” said Stephen Patterson, Orangefield I.S.D. superintendent. “A lot has changed.” Patterson said recent chang-

AYP, which is a federal accountability system. However, the Bridge City school district was the only public district in Orange County this year to meet the federal standards set by the U.S. Department of Education under the NCLB. All Texas school districts and campuses are rated based on federal and state expectations. Under federal accountability, districts either meet AYP or they do not. However, under the state accountability, district campuses receive ratings such as exemplary, recognized, acceptable or unacceptable ratings. “We are not in a position like some districts across the State, that are facing the consequences of having staff replaced, monitors assigned, their school systems changed, and in some instances they could even be closed. If the rating comes from a fair audit, that is acceptable. If those measures are based on students from different subgroups who are being counted

hailed by its supporters as bringing accountability to education by stressing standardized testing and threatening sanctions if schools failed to show progress. Widespread dissatisfaction with the law quickly developed. Parents, educators and elected officials blame it for weakening classroom instruction in order to “teach to the test.” Which lead to across the state of Texas, school districts have been passing a resolution to take a stand against “high stakes standardized testing.” As of August 22, 705 school districts representing more than 3.9 million students have notified the Texas Association of School Administrators, they have adopted the resolution during their school board meetings. In recent headlines were reports from The Texas Education Agency which announced 44 percent of Texas school campuses met the Adequate Yearly Progress, known as the

es have included the change from the Texas Assessment Of Knowledge and Skills test, which was given for eight years, to the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness tests. “The STAAR is more rigorous,” he said. Patterson added, it is not


that the schools do not want accountability. “But, one snapshot — is that really fair,” he asks. We need to be about improving education for all students so that they can be successful in a global market, Hargrove added.

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The Orangefield Cormier Museum will be open Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The museum is located next the the Orangefield High School gym.

employees, with the exception of the sheriff’s office, will be receiving cost of living raises this budget year. “I am not willing to take an increase (in pay) when I couldn’t give it to the others,” Dubose said. Dubose said he is concerned about the consequences if they were to give Merritt a raise and omitted raises for other elected officials such as the county and district clerks and constables. In addition, Dubose added Merritt is paid $88,400 per year which is comparable to what a sheriff is paid in a county of similar size and population. “I am still not happy the chief deputy will be making more money, but I look forward to future years to make it right,” Dubose said. For now, Merritt says he will continue to do his job. “I will have to put it behind me and do the job I was elected to do,” he said.

BCCC to host Miss Bridgefield 2012 pageant Sept. 15

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Miss Bridgefield 2012 Pageant at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Bridge City Middle School, located directly behind the Bridge City High School on Texas Avenue. The deadline to enter the pageant has already passed, but the community is invited to attend and support the youth of the community. As this pageant is only open to older students, the BCCC will host a pageant for infants to 8th grade students on Oct. 27 and will be open to students in any school district. For more information, please contact the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce at 409735-5671 or email

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From the Creaux’s Nest 9-11 AND IKE RECALLED As I sit here on the 11th anniversary of 9-11, my mind goes back to the moment. I was sitting in the office, my feet propped on the desk, the paper for that week was running late and we were just waiting on the truck. We were watching Uncle Jim McKay’s old black and white television when Katie Couric, on the Today Show, made the announcement and showed a picture of a plane hitting the first of the Twin Towers. Shortly after, we sat stunned as we watched a second plane slam into the other Tower. That’s when the realization hit that this was something really bad. Then came the plane crashing into the Pentagon and another plane, headed for the White House, was forced down by some brave passengers into a vacant field. All passengers on all four planes were killed and both Towers came crashing down. We learned that thousands were killed. Dwayne put his head in his hands and sobbed openly. My feelings were hate and mad, very mad. Bin Laden took credit for engineering the successful attack on the World Trade Center. I knew right then he would have to die. As a youngster of Pearl Harbor, I knew he couldn’t get away with this. We had to get him at all cost. For this country’s closure and to send the message that we will track any foe that attacks us down, no matter how long it takes. Today, Bin Laden lays at the bottom of the ocean and every day, those in the al Qaeda leadership are being killed. For some reason it seems like more than 11 years ago. I guess it’s because so many other things happened since then.*****Four years ago, on this day, we were watching a big storm that covered most of the Gulf. A large high hung over the area. I was convinced, as most observers were, that the storm was headed to the Corpus, South Texas area. Without notice, on the morning of Sept. 12, the high pressure protecting us backed up to the Dallas area and like a vacuum, on Sept. 13, Hurricane Ike turned and took dead aim at us. People scrambled to evacuate at the last minute. By 8 p.m., the winds were picking up but there was still time to leave. We chose to stay. The winds howled all night, the house shook and around 2:15 a.m. Lake Sabine was pouring into the house. By flashlight what I could see was that Bridge City was now part of the Lake. We were trapped and at daylight we found others who were in the same boat. A lady two houses down sat on her roof. Snakes, alligators, dead animals and some live dogs, that had been swimming for hours, came by. For days we depended on outside help. For months we rebuilt our homes and our lives. That was just four years ago. I’m glad to report that as a people and a community, Orange County is doing just fine and Bridge City continues to grow.****I gotta get going. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. RACE TO THE FINISH LINE The political conventions are over and the candidates, President Obama and VP Biden and Romney and Ryan are headed to the swing states. President Obama seems to have gotten more of a bounce from the DNC convention than Romney did from the GOP convention. Nationwide, Obama leads by five points, but races in the swing states are what will matter, those are up for grabs. Money goes a long way in driving elections and Romney will outspend Obama three to one in the last 50 days. Super PACS will also storm the airways and mailboxes against Obama. Look for him to also be “Swift Boated,” and millions spent on a tall tale. We won’t feel the effect of that daily combat, no money will be spent here, we’re not in the mix.  It doesn’t matter if we vote or not in this presidential election. Right now, Obama is solid with 237 electoral votes, Romney has 191. It takes 270 electoral college votes to win. Obama has an easier path. If he wins Ohio, and one other small state, he is re-elected. If Romney loses Ohio and Florida, he’s done. He can lose one or the other and run the board on the other seven states to win, not likely, but it can be done. For several months now Romney and congressional candidates throughout the country have been running against “Obamacare.” Romney saying he would repeal it on day one of his presidency. Now since the convention, Romney said on Meet the Press that he would retain popular parts of the healthcare law. Naming the features he would keep makes up two-thirds of the healthcare plan. That ain’t going to happen. Eric Canter and the Tea Party members of congress will insist that Romney adopt Paul Ryan’s budget, which eliminates Medicaid and puts Medicare to a voucher system and privatizes Social Security. They will hold Romney hostage just like they have their Speaker of the House. The most important thing may not be Obama’s re-election, it might be stopping the cancer gripping the country. A total take over by the Tea Party would be a giant leap towards moving the country to third world status. The rich and the poor and very little in between. That won’t be our decision, we play no role in this election. All we can do is sit and wait, might as well go fishing if the presidential race is all we care about. CONDOLENCES We were sorry to learn of the death of Betty Drake, age 88, who passed away Sept. 4. We had known Betty, husband Earl and daughter Vickie since the 1960’s. Betty was a native of Pineville, Ky. and enjoyed telling the story of being raised with the descendents of the feuding Hatfield’s and McCoy’s. Betty lived an interesting and full life. She loved people and loved talking. A memorial service will be held for her at a later date. Read her story in Obituaries in this newspaper.

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 Cowardly events of Sept. 11, 2001, remain bitter here. The county is joining 9-11 alert on the first anniversary. In the wake of the 9-11 terrorist attack, Orange County received it’s own awakening to security issues. A hostage situation at the court house was quickly resolved by constable Parker Thompson on Oct. 24, 2001.*****While Orange County citizens were still recovering from the shock of 9-11, Orange County commissioners tentatively agree to a proposed $30 million balanced budget.*****Fifty billion is spent in Afghanistan to capture Osoma bin Laden or Omar. Lawlessness still prevails. President Geo. W. Bush has pledged that Bin Laden is the USA’s first priority. (Editor’s note: It took 10 more years to get him. President Obama ordered his capture or killing. He was finally killed by Navy Seals in Pakistan.)*****Thursday night in the first game of the NFL season, Matt Bryant, of Bridge City, scored the first three points of the season for the New York Giants. He kicked  two field goals and one extra point in his first pro game.  Prior to joining the Giants, Matt worked at K.C. Pawn Shop, in Orange.*****John W. Myers, 50, of Bridge City, died Sept. 4.*****George Cruse Sr., 71 passed away Friday, Sept. 6. He was a good man. He leaves behind Mary Ann and George Jr. and their families.****Faye Gillet, 77, passed away Sept. 6.*****The Bridge City baseball alumni president Ronnie Shugart presents Cardinal pitcher Luther Sanders a $1,000 scholarship. Sanders is a freshman pitcher at Blinn Junior college.*****The Navarro brothers, sons of Mr. and Mrs. George Navarro, are in service to their country. Jonathan, a senior airman, is stationed in Sato Cana Air Force base, Honduras. His brother, Justin, is stationed at Otis Air Force station, Cape Cod.*****Roy Dunn faced bad weather to attend the open heart surgery of his nephew, Troy Sorbert, in New Orleans. The surgery took nearly five hours. (Editor’s note: Troy recovered. Roy detoured to visit his mom at a nursing home in Covington and later wrote a Down Life‘s Highway column about his visit with his mom.)*****The West Orange-Stark Mustangs beat the number four state ranked Bay City Black Cats 53-35. Kerry Franks ran back a kick off for an 80-yard touchdown. The Mustangs defense scored twice before the WO-S offence even touched the ball.*****LCM Bears defeated Kelly 18-10. 35 Years Ago-1977 The cutest, sexiest little gal in Orange County is the new body in the 163d District Court. Mickey Litton, of Bridge City, was hired to fill for Bobbie Burgess, who has taken time out to have a little one. Mickey formerly worked for State Rep. Wayne Peveto in his Austin office. Mickey will work through December, then she plans to attend court reporting school when Bobbie returns to work.*****Our Justice of the Peace at work J.P. Pat Brown, Pct. 4, handled 195 cases last month and collected $3,642 in fines; Pct. 3 JP, Martin Ardoin, 86 cases, $1,950 in fines; Pct. 1 JP, Claude Wimberley, 95 cases, $1,393 in fines.*****Sheriff Ed Parker is selected to attend FBI Academy, in Quantico, Va. This makes first time anyone from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department has been invited to attend. Eleven weeks, Sept. 21-Dec. 9.***** Chief Deputy Jim Adams is due to attend in January.*****Ronnie Herman is killed by three shotgun blasts and dumped in a canal in Newton County. This murder is far reaching. Newton investigators say it likely will not be solved anytime soon, if ever. (Editor’s note; Twenty-five years later, Thomas Teal confessed that he and his brother, Donald, shot and killed Ronnie.)*****Employees of the Beaumont Enterprise merge to vote on unionizing on Sept. 22. International Typographical Union Local 87 has called for the vote. If successful, the Enterprise will be the first news-editorial department in the area to be represented by a union.*****Marshall Gray turned 55 last weekend.*****Sharon Gregory, chosen Miss Teenager USA takes a stand against the pageant and rejects the title of Miss Teenager USA.*****Barbara Gillis is in Waco hospital after back surgery.*****Mrs. Eddie (Marie) Morris suffers heart attack and is in Orange hospital.*****David Bruce had nose surgery at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont last week and is up and about.*****Inez Hearn is honored for 26 years of employment with Montgomery Ward. (Editor’s note: Monkey Wards should have been congratulated for putting up with her all those year.)*****James Linscomb, an Orange Countian who has been in business in Huntsville for several years, has returned and bought thousands of acres in the Mauriceville area and has made it available to the public in up to 10-acre tracts in Woodridge Country.*****Grand opening held at Frenchie’s Mobile Homes and Travel Trailers, 2206 MacArthur Drive. It is a Star l. Enterprise, owned by Frenchie Longron. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Greg Ball, Jennifer Burns, Jona Gilchrist, Karen Warner, Kathleen Williams, Lloyd George, Molly Anthony, Shannon Eickenhorst, Tiffany Higgs, Bryan Riedel, Buffy Bean, Collin Findlay, Betty Nezat, Cynthia Claybar, David Haddock, Kade Hanks, Tommy Chapman, Margaret Jeffcote, Nina Dilbert, C.M. Marshall, Connie Swope, Darlene Brown, Gregory Barclay, Gene Elkins, James E. Braus, Justin Granger, Kim Norris, Morgan Milligan, Nikki Wingate, Pamela Vaught, Pat Tilley, Randy Jones, Betty Fuss, Bo Dilbert, Gene Donahey, Greg Choate, Janis Leyendecker, Jon Berry, Colton Coleman, Huey Schrieber, Madison Lewis, Valgene Donahey, Ginger Ellis, Harold Tally, Nick Heil, Shonna Hunt, Talmadge Hutchison, James McQueen, David Cupp, Ian Putman, Phyllis Dunn, Stephanie Morris, Todd Estes, Valerie Gilbeaux, Mark Conner, O’Shanique Foster, Tommy Purdy, Landin New, Linda Schulz, Delana Huebel, Lynda Stout, Kevin Chambless, Mark Anderson, Chase Burch, Ben Ludwig, Debra Gauthier, Kaleb Swarers, Melodi Nugent, Helen Peddy, Joey Tutt and Joy Evans. A FEW HAPPENINGS Ray and Tina Cotton are putting on a rare and unique show at the Longhorn on Sept. 14. It’s called the Bayou Boys Reunion but it’s much more than that. It’s three of the most talented Cajun artists, starring Louisiana Man Doug Kershaw and his cousin Eddy Raven. I believe Eddy’s mom and Doug’s dad were brother and sister. What Doug does with a fiddle, Jo-El Sonnier does with an accordion. The three up beat Cajuns together will be a show you never have seen before and will probably never see again. (See Longhorn advertisement in this paper.)*****Speaking of things to do, Bruce and Donna Self, after many months, have moved into their new Burger Town, on Hwy. 1442. The restaurant is really nice, the menu is great. For many years they have been serving their famous   hamburgers and fishburgers. Every Bridge City school grad remembers when Burger Town was their first, favorite eating spot. Today, they offer a large menu of fine foods. I’ll be there this week. Hope you will join me. You will never have friendlier service. I’ll also walk next door and pick up some fresh pork cracklins at Paw Paws. They make good products.****Saturday morning I called Donna

Scales. It was unusual for me to wake her up at 10 a.m. I didn’t realize she and Jimmy were in Hawaii and it was just 5 a.m. there. They made it home Sunday night.*****A few folks we know celebrating their special day this week. Bryan Reidal and Cynthia Claybar celebrate Sept. 12.***One of the sweetest young ladies we know, Jenna Dunn Ballou turns 28 on Sept. 13. She’s Mark’s youngest daughter, the mother of two children, Nate and Delilah and Amber’s little sister.***Fadra Thibeaux, once the “Mother of the Year” in Mid-County, who had nine kids in six years, with three sets of twins. She had seven in diapers at the same time. Now there’s a lady that deserves to have a great birthday and she will. She doesn’t let any grass grow under her feet. Fay celebrates on Sept. 14.***I recall the day, many yeas ago, when Bob ad Cathy Garretson arrived from Dallas to operate the Ramada Restaurant. Bob then went in the car selling business, Cathy, who is multi-talented, was also a great restaurant hostess, and knows a lot about plants. She is now retired from the Home and Garden Dept. of Home Depot, where she still works part time. At one time Cathy was the best ad salesperson in town for the OVN newspaper. On Sept. 15, our friend Cathy is a year older and we wish this loyal friend the best.***Sept. 16 is  special day for the Dunn family. Ms. Phyl, the lady who holds it all together. They are sometimes a difficult bunch but a group that holds her in highest esteem. She deserves to have a great day.***Darlene Montage, who also sometimes has a difficult job but everyone knows she’s the “Sergeant.” Happy birthday on Sept. 17 to a good and kind lady.***Mark Anderson gets a year older on Sept. 17. We remember when he was just one of Ms. Rita’s puppies.*****Rosh Hasana (Jewish New Year) begins Sept. 17.*****Orange County boys in the NFL had a good day. On the 10th anniversary of Matt Bryant’s first field goal with the New York Giants on opening day 2002, Sunday he kicked four field goals and four extra points in the Atlanta Falcons 40-24 win over the Chiefs.***Orange native Coach Wade Phillips’ Texan defense hasn’t given up a touchdown and beat Miami 30-10. Miami’s TD came on a pass interception.*****Encouraging news, 83 stocks in S&P 500 are at their all-time highs. Another 48 stocks are within 5 percent of their all-time highs.*****Hopefully gas prices will drop around Oct. 1 as refineries switch to winter grade gasoline, which is cheaper than summer gas to produce.*****Ms. Pearl’s poem this week is about “Bug Battle.” That got me to thinking about those millions of love bugs I’ve killed. My guess is that the female is doing all the pulling and the guy is going along for the ride.*****Al Qaeda’s number two Yemen leader, Saeed al Shihri, was killed by a U.S. missile on Monday. His death is another major blow to Al Qaeda and another great accomplishment for our national security.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch met at Robert’s last week. Christy Koury invited three beautiful ladies. Dining with the group were Dayle Forman, Naomi “Aunt Sue” Stevens and Frances Collins, who has written a book on her flight to Honduras with her grandchild, Nocona and the events that followed. We will bring you her story next week. This week, the Lunch Bunch dines with Uncle Jim at Novrozsky’s, then back to Robert’s next week. Everyone is invited and welcome.*****We understand that Tony Fuselier, of Cajun Corner, is in the hospital after test found blockage. We wish him a speedy recovery. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Carl Bigneaux walked into Tee-Boy’s Bar and Gill at 9:45 p.m. and sits at da bar next to Norris Comeaux. Norris is not the brightest guy in the joint no. Da 10 p.m. news came on da TV and da news crew was covering a story of a man on da ledge of a large building preparing to jump him. Bigneaux turn to Comeaux and he say, “You know, I bet he’ll jump him.” Comeaux answer, “Well, I bet he won’t.” Bigeaux put a $20 bill on da bar and he say, “You on.” Jus as Comeaux was put his money on da bar, da guy on da TV did a swan dive off of da building, falling to his death. Comeaux him got very upset and handed da $20 to Bigneaux and said, “All is fair, here is you money.” Bigneaux say, “I can’t take you money me, I saw dis earlier on da 6 o’clock news and knew dat he would jump.” Comeaux say, “Me too, but I don’t tink da fool would do it again, him.” C’EST TOUT Well, the U.S. Congress returned to Washington Monday after five weeks of vacation. Some would say since they haven’t done anything in two years that they are not returning to work. In their short pre-election session, it’s most likely they will do the bare minimal, making sure the government doesn’t shut down. Most everything else will get put off until a post election session or maybe into next year. The 2012 budget year ends on Sept. 30, but not a single one of the 12 annual agency appropriations bills have become law, requiring congress to step up with stop-gap funding to avoid partial government shut down. It will happen. but Tea Party conservatives will be upset that Paul Ryan’s GOP budget plan, passed by the house in the spring, is not being followed. The Senate has passed a five year farm bill to overhaul crop safety net programs. The Tea Party Congress have been holding up the bill because they want drastic cuts to food stamps. This Friday, the Congress will vote on a bill dubbed “No More Solyndras Act,” which would phase out the energy department loan guarantees for solar and wind energy companies. It is seen as protecting big oil. It probably won’t get one vote in the Senate. Left on the table, the expiration of the Bush era tax cuts. Thirty percent cut in physicians Medicare fees and legislation to reform the postal services.*****Now back to the concerns of us who make our home on the Gulf Coast. If we can make it to Oct. 1, chances of getting hit by a hurricane decreases. In the past 100 years, only four hurricanes have hit here after Oct. 1. Jerry was the last one in 1989. So just maybe we will have one more year of grace, but some year another will head our way. For now, we’re thankful for the break.*****Again I want to thank you for your time. Please patronize our family of advertisers, read us cover to cover and check us out regularly on our website, My time is up. Until next time, take care and God bless.

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“It’s time to wake up for school.” Across the state two weeks ago that was the sound in households everywhere. The statement was met with many different responses, from bounding out of bed to “give me five more minutes.” Regardless of the reaction, the statement raised the excitement and anticipation level of students, educators and parents everywhere. In Bridge City ISD that level is very high as we look forward to a great school year. As we say in Bridge City ISD, ”We Are the Best in Texas,” we can say this because of the quality of students, educators, Board of Trustees, and families we have in Bridge City. We are blessed in all areas with individuals that have a tremendous amount of pride in themselves, their school and community.



BCMS has begun the school year with a high level of energy and enthusiasm. These elements were on display during our Fish camp pep rally.

This pep rally is designed for our 6th grade students and allows them the opportunity to understand what a pep rally is and how to participate in the pep rally. We look forward to these events throughout the year. GO BIG RED!!


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Community Bulletin Board

Orangefield Cormier Museum to be open Sept. 15 The Orangefield Cormier Museum will be open Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The museum is located next the Orangefield High School gym.

BCCC to host Miss Bridgefield 2012 pageant Sept. 15

Orange County Farmer’s Market open Wednesday, Saturday The Orange County Farmers’ Market is open for the season on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from 7-10 a.m. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown. The following items are now available: pecans, figs, eggplant, okra (red and green), purple hull peas, watermelon, bell peppers, hot peppers, fresh muscadines, blueberries (frozen), blueberry juice, jams and jellies, fig preserves, pickled okra, salsa, chowchow, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade bread, house plants, and more. The vendors appreciate small bills if you have them. The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.

OC Master Gardeners to meet Sept. 13


The Orange County Master Gardener Association will have their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m., with a potluck supper at 6 p.m. for those wishing to come early. Those interested in gardening are welcome to attend the meeting which is held at the Salvation Army Building on the corner of MLK and Strickland Dr. in Orange. Door Prizes are drawn at the end of the meeting. For more information please check their website

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at programs of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation in Orange, Texas.

2111 W. Park Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.670.9113 Saturday, September 15, 2012 (9:30 – 10:30am) Saturday Adventure Series: Bats Are Cool - Come learn all about bats in this fun, interactive family program. Talk about what makes bats so unique and play games to learn more in this program presented by Kaycee Dortch. Classes are free with paid admission. Seating is limited and an RSVP is required. To reserve a space, call 409.670.9799. Saturday, September 15, 2012 (9:00am – noon) Children’s Garden Fall Planting - Children 12 years of age and under are needed to help plant the fall garden in the Children’s Garden. On September 15, we will be planting a new crop for the fall season, and we need you and your children’s help. Participating children will receive a free plant to take home and watch grow. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am - 5pm, Sunday, noon - 5pm. Admission varies.

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Miss Bridgefield 2012 Pageant at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Bridge City Middle School, located directly behind the Bridge City High School on Texas Avenue. The deadline to enter the pageant has already passed, but the community is invited to attend and support the youth of the community. As this pageant is only open to older students, the BCCC will host a pageant for infants to 8th grade students on Oct. 27 and will be open to students in any school district. For more information, please contact the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce at 409-735-5671 or email bridgecitychamber@

Orange Chapter Of DAR to Meet The William Diamond Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution of Orange will have their Constitution Day Lunch at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. The lunch will be held at the Garden District, 7536 Highway 87 North, in Orange. Bob and Mimi Hollier will present the program “Individual Mandate and the Supreme Court”. Total cost for the lunch is $14.40 and can be paid at the door. Spouses or guests are invited. The luncheon menu will consist of chicken spaghetti, garlic toast, salad, fruit, cherry pie and a drink. Please notify the Chapter Regent at 735-5253 if you will be in attendance. Any woman eighteen years of age or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member is encouraged to attend.

Eagles to host pool tournament The Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will host a pool tournament Friday, Sept. 14 beginning at 8 p.m. Prize money will given to first and second place winners. Food will be available. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 735-8662 or 735-8662.

BC Class of 1962 to host reunion The Bridge City Class of 1962 will host their 50th class reunion at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 15 at the Bridge City Community Center at 105 Parkside. Cost for the event is $20 per person. There will be a buffet dinner. Dress is casual. A DJ will provide music from the 50s and 60s Please send a picture of you and your family and a brief description of what you have done since graduation. If there is interest they could have 50th Reunion tee shirts made. LaQuinta on Texas Avenue is offering a special price. Call 409735-2221 and tell them you are with the BC Class Reunion. Make checks payable to BCHS Class ‘62 Reunion. Mail to 22330 Tuwa Road; Tomball, TX 77375. For more information contact Dee Marceaux/Dunlap at 409504-0789 or Martha Armstong/Hammond at 713-253-6840 or

American Legion to host Blue Star Salute The American Legion in Orange is looking for parents, spouses and children of active duty soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. On American Legion Day, Sept. 16, local Post 49 will host a Blue Star Salute program at 2 p.m. to recognize these people for the sacrifices that they, as well as their service members, make for us during the war on terrorism. Family members of active duty service members in the greater Orange area are asked to contact J. David Derosier at 409-3309373 or Connie Velasquz at 409-883-9912. Anyone interested in showing their own support for these people are encouraged to join the American Legion for the Blue Star Salute at Sunday, Sept. 16 at 108 Green Avenue in downtown Orange.

Eagles to host free computer class The Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 803 N. 28th St, Orange, Texas is offering free beginner computer classes. The first class will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Eagles. The class is limited to 12 attendees. Attendees must furnish their own laptop computer. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 735-8662 or 719-7793 or Carolyn Griffith at 792-9094 or (281)413-7599.

Red Hot Flashers to meet Sept. 20 The Red Hot Flasher will meet at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Larry’s French Market in Groves. Ladies wishing to carpool should meet the Walmart in Orange and all ladies are asked to bring door prizes. Birthday ladies are Madam Rebecca, Becky Nation; and Lady J, Charlyn Jensen. Plans will be made for the Shangri La scarecrows at this month’s meeting. All ladies are welcome. For more information, please call 409-886-1609.

Eagles starting free line dance class The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will offer free line dance class beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. The community is invited to come join in the fun. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 735-8662 or 719-7793.

Luther Stark class of 1954 to host reunion The former Lutcher Stark High School class of 1954 will be having their 58th class reunion on Sept. 28 and 29. The two-day event will be held at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Letters have been mailed and notice via e-mail have been sent to those on file. The reservation deadline is Aug. 15. If you have not received notice, please contact Joette Evans Webb at 883-9432, 920-8683 or e-mail at

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Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 Ladies Auxiliary will host a garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 6 a.m. to noon. Tables can be rented for $10 each, payment is required when the reservation is made. For more information, please contact President Cathie Duhon at 409-883-6909 or 409-553-6180, or go by the VFW Clubroom after 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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712 Green Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.886.ARTS Friday, September 21, 2012 (8:00 – 11:00pm) Night at the Museum - Experience art after dark at the Stark Museum of Art. Stroll through the special exhibition Explore Art: Materials and Methods Revealed to learn how artists create. Enjoy live music by nationally-recognized Beaumont band Mad Maude & the Hatters and participate in art-making activities led by visiting artists. Light refreshments and mocktails will be served. Cover charge is $5. On display through September 22, 2012 Explore Art: Materials and Methods Revealed - Explore the ways art is created in this special exhibition. Discover the tools artists use and investigate their processes. Learn about sculpting, printing, weaving and painting and try your hand at art-making in an interactive gallery. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm. Admission is free.

The Classes of 1961 and 1963 are also invited to attend. If you know where any of these missing students are, please contact event organizers. Class of 1962: Keith Predmore, Jimmy Warwick, Cecil Elam, Pansy Martin, Judy Beard and Jean Williams. Class of 1961: Phyliss Berry, Jerry Reynolds, Jean Granger, Roy Owens, Betty Leblue, Earnestine Dozier, Sue Jackson, Virginia Burke, Beth Miller, John Poydence, Mary Rush and Mary Jane Bell. Class of 1963: Sharon Bauer, Tray Broussard, Jackie Clewis, Gloria Hebert, Janice Guidroz, Dianna Gutherie, Cecile Hagan, Charles Hargis, Rhonda Hunt, Dorothy Kleinschmidt, Jim Little, Charled Long, Bully Lum, Shirley MacGilbery, Brenda Predmore, Ellen Sandel, Lydia Spiller, Dennis Stephen, James Walden, Nancy Whittaker and Ronnie Womack.

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610 W. Main Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.883.0871 On display through September 22, 2012 Explore Art: Materials and Methods Revealed in The W.H. Stark House - Visitors are invited to the adjacent Carriage House for an exhibit featuring cut glass and sterling silver from the Stark House collection, including art that has never been on display to the public. This exhibit is being held in conjunction with Explore Art at Stark Museum of Art. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 3pm. Admission varies and is limited to individuals 10 years and older. 707 Main Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.886.5535 Sunday, September 30, 2012 (2:00pm and 5:30pm) The Man Who Planted Trees - A multi-sensory puppet show about a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, showing the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world. Sunday, October 7, 2012 (7:30pm) Cirque Chinois - Behold the international award-winning acrobats of the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China. Friday, November 16, 2012 (7:00pm) Clifford the Big Red Dog Live! - Celebrate the beloved Big Red Dog’s 50th anniversary brought to life on stage in this all new musical. Open Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Call 409.886.5535 or visit for tickets.

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Mike Abbott seeks County Court at Law seat this November

Let me introduce myself. My name is Mike Abbott and I am running for judge of the County Court at Law of Orange County. With my years as a presiding municipal judge, I am the lone candidate with judicial education, training and experience. And as a lawyer and mediator in private practice I am the candidate most thoroughly experienced in every area of law over which this court has responsibility (probate, guardianships, class A and B misdemeanors, civil suits involving claims up to $200,000.00, full range of domestic issues (e.g. divorce, custody, visitation, child support, etc.), delinquent juveniles and the appointment of special commissioners in eminent domain cases). I live and practice law in Orange County. My wife of over 24 years, Kay Abbott, formerly Kay Ouzts of Port Acres, is a

legal secretary for Jerry Pen- top quarter of my law school class while earning a Doctor nington. Having grown up in a blue of Jurisprudence degree. Furthercollar fammore, the ily and beaccumuing the first lation of in my famhundreds ily to graduof hours of ate college, continuI undering legal stand the e duc at ion concerns has qualiof working fied me as people and a member the small of the Colbusiness lege of the owner. State Bar. And as As a sitting a proud judge, I atVeteran of tend addithe United tional judiStates MaMike Abbott cial training rine Corp, I am especially sensitive to vet- annually. My mediator training is erans’ issues. I graduated magna cum extensive and includes Basic laude with a Bachelor of Sci- Mediation Training Course, ence degree, and was in the Advanced Family Mediation



Branch’s celebrated 70th anniversary

The family of James and Violet Branch gathered on Sept. 8 to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. They married in Greatna, La. and lived in New Orleans the first year of their marriage, where James was stationed during World War II. They have lived in Orange for the last 60 years. They have three children, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

“Serving Orange County for over 18 years.”

Training Course, CPS Mediator Training Course and Advanced Attorney Mediation Training course. I have mediated cases involving a wide range of legal issues, and these mediations have resulted in a savings of costs to both the parties and the taxpayer. In addition, these experiences are a contributing factor to the way I approach my role as judge. The states of Texas and Washington have licensed me to practice law. In addition, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and each of the four federal districts in Texas have admitted me to practice in their jurisdictions. And my certification as an attorney ad litem has provided me with the opportunity, and responsibility, to protect the rights of the elderly or otherwise disabled for whom a guardianship has been filed. My career as an attorney and mediator has been both wide ranging and satisfying. I have even had the extremely rare privilege of appearing before the Texas Supreme Court. But my most gratifying experience as a lawyer has been the five years that I have been Presiding Judge of the Vidor Municipal Court. My reputation is that of a firm, fair and highly respected judge, reflected in the fact that I have been endorsed by the Vidor Police Association, the very of-

ficers that appear in my court on a regular basis, and the Sabine Area Labor Council. In conclusion, I believe that my education, training and experience is the best assurance to the citizens of Orange County that they will get a fair

and prompt resolution of their legal matter, and an outcome based on the law and the facts, free of favoritism, and without regard to social or economic status of the parties involved. Thank you for your vote. ~ Mike Abbott ~

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Deaths and Memorials Anna Bernice Longron Pinehurst Anna Bernice Longron, 78, of Pinehurst passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in Orange. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. T h u r s d a y, Sept. 13, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. Jay Thomas, pastor of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Born in Tulsa, Okla. on June 7, 1934, Anna was the daughter of Johnnie Lee Forman and Irene F. (Dunn) Foreman. She was a member of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church. Anna enjoyed singing in the choir, knitting and spending time with her family; especially her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Layla Michelle Logan; and great granddaughter, Anna Rayne Jones. Anna is survived by her husband of 47 years, Sidney Longron; daughters, Connie Redinger of Houston, Laura Baudoin and husband, Neil of Lafayette, La.; sons, Dan Logan, and Kaleb Longron; four grandchildren; and ten greatgrandchildren. She is also survived by her step-children, Kathy Burch and husband, Charlie, Sydney Jane Dufrene, Todd Longron and wife, Judy. Terry Longron and Barbara Waters, Edgar Longron and wife, Donna, Dolly Webb, Tammy Musemeche and husband, Steve, Gwen Longron; 15 step-grandchildren; and 20 step great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers will be Edward Lee Block, Johnnie Baudoin, Michael Baudoin, Daryn Lee Block, Todd Longron Jr. and Edgar Longron Jr.

Rhonda “Pookie” Arrington Orange Rhonda Ann Arrington, 59, of Orange passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at her residence. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Deacon Harvey DuBois officiating. Cremation will follow at Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory in Bridge City. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 6 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Born in Orange on Oct. 22, 1952, Rhonda was the daughter of Fred and Benita (Landry) Hebert. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her

grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Arrington; sister, Karen Criswell; and brother, Ronnie Hebert. Rhonda is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Gypsy and Lloyd Kirk of Katy; sons, Zack Arrington and his fiancée Michelle Miller of Orange, Gerard Arrington of Orange and Justin Arrington of Denham Springs, La.. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Chae, Mariah, Adriahna, Lauren, Jazmyn and Delilah; and brother and sister, in-law, Donald and Debbie Hebert of Orange. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Gerard Arrington, Justin Arrington, Kyle Deason, Lloyd Kirk, Dustin Hasty, Dakota Pelt and Donnie Hebert. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to assist with funeral services at Orange Savings Bank, account number 1286533.

Sandy Kelley Bridge City Sandy Kelley, 64, of Bridge City passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City with Pastor Rudy Elizondo officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home in Bridge City. Born in Huntington Long Island, N.Y. on Oct. 18, 1947, Sandy was the daughter of Glenn and Margaret Sharpe. Preceded in death by her husband, Chuck Kelley, Sandy is survived by her daughter, Deborah Kelley of Bridge City; and son and daughter-in-law, Waylon and Amy Kelley of Orangefield. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Bailey Kelley, Morghan Kelley, Jewell Kelley, Tyran Kelley, Kamryn Kelley and Gavyn Kelley; sisters, Diane Upton and Glenda Granger; and brother, Randy Sharp. Serving as pallbearers will be Doug Fincher, Ronnie Holley, Brian Cart and Rob Soden. Honorary pallbearer will be Stephen Granger.

Ruby Lee Miller Orange Ruby Lee Miller, 79, of Orange, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at Dubuis Hospital in Port Arthur. Services to remember Ruby’s life was held Monday, Sept. 10, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Mr. Thomas Dixon, officiating. Rite of Committal and Interment followed in the Big Woods Cemetery in Edgerly, La. where she will be laid to

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rest next to her husband. Born on Feb. 11, 1933 in Edgerly, La. to her parents Willis DeVille and Lillian (Bertrand) DeVille, she lived in Orange for the past six years and had previously lived in Carlyss, La. Ruby worked as a brazer for Frigiking in Dallas, she was also a homemaker and she was of the Jehovah’s Witness faith. Ruby will be remembered by her family as a road warrior who enjoyed gong to visit people, she enjoyed spending time with her sisters and the rest of her family. She also enjoyed fishing, her dogs, feeding the catfish that she and her husband raised and she was a great cook, her son David and his friends remember her gumbo, her spaghetti and her unique way of making salads in which she would combine things that would always turn out well. Ruby will be missed by many and will be thought of as one who helped others. Ruby is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, David Lee Miller; her sisters; Virginia Guidry and JoAnn Mier and her brothers, Wilson DeVille, Elby DeVillle and Huby “Tar Baby” DeVille. Those who will most cherish her memory are her son, David Earl Miller and wife, Mary of Orange; her sisters, Ida Parish of Vinton, La., Lou Benoit of Sulphur, La. and Jean Wilson and husband, Harry of Florida; her brother, Elton DeVille and wife, Norma of Denver, Colo.; her grandson, Alex Miller and wife, Nicole of McKinney, Texas; her great grandchildren, Savannah Rose Miller and Nathan Alexander Miller. Ruby is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Mary Joe Buchman Harrison, 83, lifelong resident of Orange p a s s e d away Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A funeral service was held on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Mr. Jerral Kay officiating. A private interment was held at Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Harrison was the daughter of Jake Buchman and Kate (Cummings) and Jessie Gentile and was born Oct. 28, 1928, in Orange. She was a homemaker and a member of the West Orange Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, J.T. Harrison; father, Jake Buchman; mother and step-father, Kate (Cummings) and Jessie Gentile; five brothers and great grandson, Anthony Harmon. Those left to cherish her memory are her children and their spouses, Jerry and Brenda Harrison of Orange, Albert and Ima Jean Harrison of Shreveport, La., Juanita and Trudy Mosley of Or-

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Michael David Jones Orange Michael David Jones, 47, of Orange passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 in Beaumont at Baptist Hospital. He was born on Nov. 3, 1964, in Houston and raised in Orange by his parents to Charles David and Claudie Marie (LeBlanc) Jones. Mike was a 1983 graduate of West Orange Stark. He was an electrician and was recently attending Community Church. Mike is preceded in death by

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Marion Ann Pachuca Vidor Marion Ann Pachuca, 69, of Vidor passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at her residence. G r ave s i d e services were held Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City with the Rev. Tom Phelan, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, officiating. Born in Lake Charles, La. on May 19, 1943, Marion was the daughter of Clarence Joseph Guillory and Alberta Marie (Hebert) Guillory. She was a retired waitress. Marion’s passion was sewing, doing crossword puz-

zles and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Ronda Pachuca, Marion is survived by her daughter, Lorie Pachuca Blair and husband, David of Hemphill; son, Herman Pachuca Jr. and wife, Tina of Orange; daughter, Tesle Pachuca Carpenter and husband, Jim of Orangefield; son, Joseph Pachuca and wife, Crystal of Vidor. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Heather Smith, Heidi Richardson, Carleigh Pachuca, Dillon Pachuca, Kelli Smith, Colby Pachuca, Cameron Pachuca, Jessica Carpenter, Katelynn Carpenter, Jamie Carpenter, Kimber Carpenter, J.C. Marshall and Dallas Pachuca; five great-grandchildren; and sisters, Anna Breaux of Port Arthur, Margaret Williams of Vinton and Marilyn Ardoin of Silsbee. Edward Romero, Jacob Romero, Dillon Pachuca, Colby Pachuca, Cameron Pachuca and B.J. Smith served as pallbearers. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Christy and Steve Block for opening their heart and home and taking care of Marion.

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Obits. Continued from 8A Tommy Roe Carroll Orange

Tommy Roe Carroll, 69, of Orange passed away Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 10, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange with the Rev. Tom Phelan officiating. Burial followed at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. Tommy was born in Gatesville, Texas on May 15, 1943, and grew up in Orange. He graduated from Little Cypress High School, attended Lamar University and was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange. Tommy suffered for many years from Parkinson’s disease. Although it limited his abilities, he never complained. He was a structural draftsman. After retirement, he enjoyed working with the tools in his shop, drawing house plans, watching sporting events, and traveling. He was a very kind and caring person who loved spending time with his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his brother, Richard Gerald Carroll, mother Clarice Johnson Carroll, father William Woodrow Carroll, son-in-law Jesse Charles “Chuck” McLain Jr., and fatherin-law Cecil E. Bates. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years, Olga Bates Carroll; one daughter Stephanie Carroll McLain; two grand-daughters, Chelsea Marie McLain and Jessica Leigh McLain, all of Orange; brother Gary Carroll of Sugar Land; two sisters Wanda Potter and husband John, Shari Barnwell and husband James Lee, all of Orange; mother-in-law Jeannette Bates of Orange; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. John Potter, Scott Potter, Craig Potter, James Barnwell, Bradley Barnwell, Brett Blackmon, Don Head and Gerad Head served as pallbearers.

Norma Eve Lanthier Mauriceville Norma Eve Lanthier, 67, of Mauriceville passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 surrounded by her loved ones. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Dorman Funeral Home. Burial followed at Orange Forest Lawn in West Orange. She was a native of Orange; born on May 10, 1945 to parents Nellie (Frillou) and Enoch Bonnin. She had lived in Orange most of her life and she retired from Brookshire Brothers in Vidor after 20 years of service. Norma enjoyed traveling and little road trips with her family; she also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. She was a loving person who will be missed dearly; especially by her family, who she loved spending time with. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bonnin; son; George Lanthier; sisters, Evelyn Bonnin and Pasty Gregg. Those who will most cherish her memory are her husband of 48 years, Demes Lanthier of Mauriceville; daughters, Tina

Sonnier and husband, Jeff of Vidor, Sharon Gonzales of Orange, Sabrena Verrett and husband, John of Buna, Dana Stewart and husband, Grant of Vidor; sister, Margaret Owens of New Jersey; brother, Lenord Bonnin and wife, Nedra of Orange; son in law, Bubba Gonzales of Orange; grandchildren, Ashley, Misty, Kassee, Lyndsey, Christopher, Darrian, Adam; great grandchildren, Taylor, Cade, Noah, MaKenna, Aaron, Story and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty Jean Drake Orange Betty Jean Drake, 88, of Orange, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. A private burial was on Monday, Sept. 10, with a memorial service to be announced at a later date. Betty was born on June 29, 1924 in Pineville, Ky. to parents Leoma “Knee” and Thomas Hendrickson. She met, fell madly in love with and married Earl Edward Drake after moving to Orange where they made a home for their four children. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Orange. She was a prominent Orange business woman, who with her husband Earl, owned and operated One Hour Park Avenue Cleaners for many years. Betty, in her youth, was a wonderful nurse. She earned her nursing degree from Charleston General Hospital School of Nursing. As polio raged in America in the 1940’s, 4 cases developed in Orange. Nurse Elizabeth Kenny, (“Sister Kenny”) of Australia, who was played by Rosalind Russell in the movie about her life, had worked out a system of treatment for polio which was very controversial at the time. She advocated massage to “reawaken” paralyzed muscles. She traveled to America to teach at the University of West Virginia where Betty was one of her students. There were only two nurses in this area who were trained to treat polio. They were also trained to operate the iron lung that breathed for polio patients. In case of electrical outage, the iron lung had to be pumped by hand and many times Betty or the late Ruby Coffin, did the job of operating the giant machine. One would pump for two hours and then the other would take over, sometimes through the night. Through the years, Betty used her nursing skills to help many patients, neighbors, friends and strangers. A loving, fun and generous wife, mother, and grandmother she was bright and talented and an outstanding volunteer in the community. She was actively involved in her children’s activities throughout their school years and worked vigorously in the PTA. She was a patriot and dearly loved her country. She was also a hard working child advocate for the State of Texas and was part of Gov. Mark White’s Council of Volunteers. She gained a reputation as a dynamic speaker and lay expert in child abuse/ neglect, child pornography and family violence. She was allowed into Texas prisons in order to interview prisoners to learn their histories and the reasons they were abusers and found that 80 percent had been abused themselves. In 1982 she was featured

in a 2 page story about her work and the Houston Post wrote a half page article on her in the fall of 1982. At her insistence, U.S. Senator John Tower of Texas sponsored a bill passed in the Senate proclaiming the week of June 6-12 that year as “National Child Abuse Prevention week”. To encourage the success of public awareness in ‘84-86, Texas Gov. Mark White awarded her, as a member of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs”, working on behalf of children, a grant of $14,500. She was on the Governor’s Coordination Committee to Facilitate Organ Transplants. She was also a proud member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and many other worthy organizations. Betty was the one the family turned to for guidance and advice. Her family will always remember Christmases and special occasions at the Drake home as great celebrations of love and laughter, feasting, story telling, games and song. Her dear husband will remember her as a supportive and loving wife and friend. Betty Jean, Mother, Mama, Granny.... How we will miss you! We thank God for the gift of you. Your Loving Family Betty was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Leoma (“Knee”) and Thomas Hendrickson and son, Stephen Earl Drake. She is survived by her husband, Earl Edward Drake; sons, Tomalee Clay Drake, (Faye), Reginald Keith Drake (Sandy); daughter Vicki Drake Brown (Frank); grandchildren: Kevin Drake, (Tania) Christie Hale (Kevin), Emily Cooksey (Jesse), Brandon Curtis, Taylor Andrew Drake, Christian and Alexander Drake, Nicole Gustaffson (Bjorn), Adam and Lauren Drake; great-grandchildren, Devyn Drake, Riley and Zachary Cooksey, Tyler Drake, Penelope Drake, Emberlee Hale and Atalyn Hale, and Zoe Gustaffson. The family would like to thank her long time caregiver, Jean McDaniel for all her care and concern. Words of comfort may be posted at

La’Tasha La’Nae Williams Orange L a ’ Ta s h a La’Nae Williams, 7 months, of Orange p a s s e d away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. A graveside service was held Monday, Sept. 10, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. La’Tasha was born Jan. 23, 2012, in Orange to Anthony James Williams Jr. and Crystal Danielle Myers. She was preceded in death by her sister, La’Shay Sillers; grandmother, Selma Williams; great grandmother, Lois Allen; great grandfather, Charles E. Williams; and great great grandmother, Lucille Marceaux. La’Tasha is survived by her parents, Anthony James Williams Jr. and Crystal Danielle Myers; grandmother, Stephanie Myers; grandfather, Anthony James Williams Sr.; great grandparents, Mary and Jimmy Umfrid and Joeanna Bias; brother, Rondrick Sillers; and sister, Keyonna Sillers.

James Middlebrooks Jr. Bridge City James Stanley Middlebrooks Jr., 63, of Bridge City passed away at his home Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. A funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 7, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City with Father Steve Leger, of St. Henry Catholic Church, officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Mr. Middlebrooks was born in Orange on March 26, 1949. He was the son of James Stanley Middlebrooks Sr. and Dorothy Irene (Goynes) Middlebrooks. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Middlebrooks; father, James Stanley Middlebrooks Sr. and brothers, Alan and Mark Middlebrooks. Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Dorothy Irene Middlebrooks of Bridge City; son, Chris Middlebrooks of Magazine, Ark.; son and daughter-inlaw, Dax and Beth Middlebrooks of Cypress; and grandchildren, Morgan, Skyler, Emma, Delaney, Jax and Oliver Middlebrooks. He is also survived by his sisters, Lynn Linthicum of Nederland, June Guidry and husband, Dave of San Antonio and Donia Newsom of Bridge City. B.J. Guidry, Tyler Guidry, Mark Middlebrooks, Lane Dupre, Dylan Middlebrooks and Chris Swiere served as pallbearers.

Bobby Joe Brumley Orange Bobby Joe Brumley, 74, of the Forest Heights area of Orange, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at his home after an illness. A memorial service to honor Mr. Brumley’s life was held Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at the Mauriceville Assembly of God Church on Hwy. 12 in Mauriceville. Born on April 8, 1938 in LaPorte, to his parents, Frank Brumley and Katie (Howell) Brumley, he resided in Orange for the last 15 years, he had previously lived in Port Neches and he worked as an insulator in the construction industry. Mr. Brumley was a veteran of the United States Navy and he attended the Mauriceville Assembly of God Church. Mr. Brumley will be remembered as a man who enjoyed square dancing, traveling and enjoying time with his family with whom he was very close. Preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Bill Brumley, Jimmy Brumley, Troy Brumley, Walter Brumley and Fred Brumley; his sister, Theresa Morgan and his sons, Chadwick Brumley and James Craig Slaydon. Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 19 years, Geneva Brumley of Orange; his daughters, Vicky Hamm of Orange, Rebekah Godfrey and husband, Larry of Magnolia and Cheryl Gaspard and husband, Billy of Atlanta, Ga.; his sons, Bobby Brumley Jr. and wife, Marilyn of McPherson, Kansas and Glen Slaydon and wife, Cheryl of Battle Ground, Wash.; his sisters, Joyce Shelley and husband, Jesse of Trout Creek, Texas, Coy Phillips and husband, Lawrence “Skipper” of Lumberton, Sybil Wilson of Kirbyville and Deborah Padgett and husband, Jerry of Orange; his brother, James Douglas “Dugan” Brumley and wife, Lisa of Orangefield; seven grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Condolences may be sent for the family




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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

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

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!”

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!

Trinity Baptist Church 1408 W. Park Ave. @ 14th 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

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

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

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

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!

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WEST ORANGE-STARK over BEAUMONT CENTRAL—This is the third straight week the Mustangs are tackling a big Class 4A school and should be the third straight impressive victory for the ‘Stangs IF they continue to move the football consistently on offense and the Chain-Gang Defense keeps getting better with each game. BRIDGE CITY over BEAUMONT KELLY—The best thing the Football Doctor could prescribe to a team that has been strummed in its first two games is a victory to get it back on track. But it won’t be easy and the Redbirds must work very hard this week to change that trend. Hopefully this prescription will work. NEWTON over ORANGEFIELD—There’s a reason the Eagles are one of the top three Class 2A teams in the State of Texas and the Bobcats will have a ring-side seat to see exactly why. But playing these extremely tough teams early in the season should help when district play rolls around later this month. VIDOR over CLEAR BROOK—Although the Wolverines posted a 4-7 record last season they did make the 2011 state playoffs and are picked to finish third this year in District 24-5A. The Pirates need KAZ’S FOOTBALL FORECAST


Kruz Dearbonne rambles for yardage against the Vidor Pirates in preseason action this week at Larry Ward Stadium. The Cardinals fell to the Pirates 45-7. On Friday the Cardinals take on the Kelly Bulldogs. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

LCM Battlin’ Bear running back Alex Sezer catches a 31 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Caleb Harley against the Silsbee Tigers. Sezer rushed for 187 yards on 24 carries. He also garnered two pass receptions for 48 yards. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel

Bridge City Cardinal defensive lineman Jordan Schamber huals down a Vidor Pirate running back. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn


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to continue to unleash their potent offense, play tough defensively and they should be 3-0 at this time next week. DEWEYVILLE over SAN AUGUSTINE—The opponents are getting tougher each week, but the Pirates seem to be getting more experienced with each contest. The home field advantage may pay off for the Pirates in this game Friday night. ORANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN over BELLVILLE FAITH ACADEMY—This will be the first home game of the season for the Lions and they should play well in front of a friendly Saturday night crowd. VINTON over OBERLIN—This Thursday night game at Oberlin will be the Lions’ third this season as they try to remain undefeated. Vinton posted victories over Iota (42-14) and South Cameron (31-0). Head Coach Tarius Davis has a young team that is learning how to win very quickly. HAWAII over LAMAR—The Cardinals will be making a tremendously long trip hoping to keep the Rainbow Warriors winless this season. The Big Red looked much better Saturday in their 31-0 win over Prairie View, but this opponent is much saltier than their last foe. McNEESE STATE over WEBER STATE—The Cowboys also are taking their longest trip of the season as they try to protect their perfect 2-0 record. In fact, their impressive 27-21 victory over Middle Tennessee State two weeks ago vaulted them into the Small College Top 25 ranking for the first time this season. HIGH SCHOOL—East Chambers over Hamshire-Fannett, Hardin-Jefferson over Tarkington, Silsbee over Lumberton, Buna over Liberty, Port Arthur Memorial over Houston Westside, Humble Summer Creek over PNG, Angleton over Nederland, Jasper over Kirbyville, Woodville over Corrigan-Camden, Kountze over Trinity, West Sabine over West Hardin, Warren over Burkeville, Evadale over League City Christian, Anahuac over Danbury, Groveton over Hull-Daisetta, High Island over Sugar Land Prep, La Marque over Coldspring, Sealy over Cleveland, Huffman over Galena Park, Splendora over Huntington, Barbers Hill over Crosby, Dayton over New Caney, La Porte over Clear Springs, Beaumont Legacy over Houston Lutheran North, Galveston O’Connell over Sabine Pass; Stephenville over Beaumont Ozen and Houston Lamar (both Sat.). COLLEGE—South Florida over Rutgers and Southeastern Louisiana over Tennessee-Martin (Thurs.),Washington State over UNLV (Fri.), San Diego State over North Dakota, Baylor over Sam Houston State, Montana State over Stephen F. Austin, Georgia State over UTSan Antonio, TCU over Kansas, Texas over Ole Miss, Texas Tech over New Mexico, Kansas State over North Texas, Oklahoma State over Louisiana-Lafayette, Tulsa over Nicholls State, Nevada over Northwestern State, Central Arkansas over Bacone, Akron over Morgan State, Alabama over Arkansas, Alabama A&M over Prairie View, Grambling State over Alabama State, Alcorn State over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Arizona over South Carolina State, Missouri over Arizona State, Nebraska over Arkansas State, Army over Northern Illinois, Auburn over Louisiana-Monroe, Indiana over Ball State, Boise State over Miami, O., Northwestern over Boston College, Toledo over Bowling Green, BYU over Utah, Ohio State over California, Central Florida over Florida International, Cincinnati over Delaware State, Clemson over Furman, Colorado over Fresno State, Colorado State over San Jose State, Connecticut over Maryland, Duke over North Carolina Central, Southern Miss over East Carolina, Purdue KAZ’S FOOTBALL FORECAST


Bridge City Cardinal quarterback Daniel Faulk finds running room against the Class 4A Vidor Pirates. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

The Bridge City Cardinal defense led by Keaton Langston (8) and Caleb Spruell (23) take down a Vidor running back. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

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WOS Mustangs not so “pretty” for PNG Indians





he sign on the fence said, “Purple and white on a field of green, the prettiest sight you’ve ever seen.” To the Port Neches-Groves fans, the scene was great…at least prior to the game, but the jumbo-tron that showed the scoreboard and the instant replays wasn’t too pretty for them after the first quarter. The Mustangs took control from the opening drive and never looked back in their 34-13 pronounced victory over the Indians. The Mustangs first visit to the new turf at the Reservation turned out to be a pleasant one, even though the stands were sold out on the home side and the constant playing of “Cherokee” almost taunted them. WO-S rose to the occasion and racked up 355 total offense while holding the Indians to just 120 yards with most of those coming through the air. “This was one of the better games we have played at the Reservation,” Head Coach Cornel Thompson said. “It’s always hard to win there and I knew if we could go in and stay focused and play for 48 minutes, we could win it.” Quarterback Jimmy Salter had a hand in over 200 of the offenWOS MUSTANGS

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WOS senior Tremaine Anderson hauled in an 11-yard pass from Jimmy Salter for the first score of the 34-13 Mustang win. RECORD PHOTO: Meri Elen Jacobs


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Last 7 Super Bowl champs start 2012 with upset losses KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

The long-awaited start of the National Football League’s 2012 season is finally behind us and with some stunning results--the last seven world champions started the new season this past weekend with losses, with all but one being categorized as an upset. However, it must be pointed out that two of those Super Bowl champs were multiple winners—the New York Giants, which won Super Bowls XLII in 2008 and XLVI this past February and the Pittsburgh Steelers, winners of Super Bowls XL in 2006 and XLIII in 2009. The other Super Bowl winners who felt the sting of defeat Sunday included the New Orleans Saints, winners of SB XLIV in 2010, the Green Bay Packers, winners of SB XLV in 2011 and the Indianapolis Colts, winners of SB XLI in 2007. But the trend of Super Bowl winners getting zapped in their first game this season started last Wednesday night when our Dallas Cowboys traveled to the Meadowlands in New Jersey to take on the New York Giants, who were favored by as many as six points prior to the match-up, but had dwindled down to 3 ½ points by kickoff. The Cowboys and Giants played on fairly even terms in the first half with the Pokes holding a slender 7-3 lead at the intermission. But the second half was not nearly as close as the 24-17 final score indicated as Dallas rolled up a whopping 433 total net yards against New York’s heralded defense while the Cowboys’ work-in-progress defense limited the defending world champions to 269 total net yards. This opening victory could very well have been one of the best performances of the Dallas Cowboys—and especially quarterback Tony Romo-- in several seasons. Romo, who threw an early interception, rebounded nicely to connect on 22-of-29 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns. The fact New Orleans is playing without a “real” head coach may have affected their performance Sunday afternoon in the Louisiana Superdome as the Saints played “catch-up” the entire game and lost 40-32 when they ran out of time. New Orleans was favored by as many as 9 ½ points, but was a 7 ½-point favorite at kickoff. But the loss probably was not caused by the lack of coaching as much as by the emergence of 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, who was the first-round pick of Washington and the Redskins’ starting quarterback who simply goes by the handle RG3. RG3 burned the Saints’ defense for 320 passing yards, completing 19-of-26 passes, two touchdowns and a phenomenal quarterback efficiency rating of 139.9. “I’ve won a high school state championship and a bowl game in college, but to play in the NFL, the pinnacle of it all, and win your first game against Hall of Famer in Drew Brees, it’s at the top,” Griffin told the Associated Press Sunday while cradling the game ball he had just been given. “After the game, (Brees) told me he was proud of me,” Griffin continued. “That’s big for him to say after he just lost the game.” The Saints hoped to begin the 2012 season with a defiant show of force in the wake of the bounty scandal that overshadowed the off-season. But instead, New Orleans spent much of the game trying to catch up to a Washington offense powered by youth. Brees dismissed the idea that distractions from the bounty probe, which resulted in a season-long suspension for head coach and offensive mastermind Sean Payton, was to blame for New Orleans’ shaky start to the 2012 season. The Green Bay Packers were favored by 4 ½ points over the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field Sunday afternoon but lost 30-22 after trailing 16-7 at halftime and 23-7 going into the final period. The Pack scored a couple of fourth-period touchdowns which were interspersed by a 21yard TD dash by 49ers’ running back Frank Gore which virtually put the final nail in Green Bay’s coffin. But it was San Francisco’s defense that kept Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers out of the end zone most of the game. Green Bay lost only once in the 2011 regular season, but the 49ers were more than ready for the challenge. The 49ers veteran kicker David Akers tied

an NFL record by booting a 63-yard field goal that bounced off the crossbar and then made it through the uprights as time expired in the first half. Pittsburgh had to start the season on the road Sunday night at Denver in a game that was rated a toss-up at kickoff time. It looked as if the Steelers would come up with a victory, leading 19-14 early in the fourth period. But to the delight of the 76,823 who came out to see quarterback Peyton Manning in a Broncos uniform for the first time after he sat out the entire 2011 season with a serious neck injury, the four-time Most Valuable Player didn’t disappoint them. Manning led the Broncos on three consecutive 80-yard touchdown drives with the final one putting Denver ahead for good 22-19 with 9:23 left in the contest and the Broncos went on to win 31-19. And speaking of Peyton Manning, his injury and absence last season was directly responsible for the demise of the Indianapolis Colts, which had been a force to be reckoned with during his tenure with the franchise. But without Manning last year the Colts had a miserable time even winning a game until the latter part of the season when the divisions had been clinched and these teams were resting their impact players. Indianapolis was never favored in a game last season, and the same was true for the first game of this season where the Chicago Bears were a 10-point favorite Sunday and delivered a 20-point victory over the hapless Colts, 41-21. The most promising team during the training camp and exhibition season has been our own Houston Texans, who some knowledgeable football people claim can make it to the Super Bowl this year. But the Texans started off like they did a couple of years ago when they would play conservatively early, get behind and then catch up and go ahead in the second half, only to falter in the waning minutes on some stupid play that would cost them the victory. After trailing 3-0 for the first quarter-anda-half, the Texans caught fire and created four turnovers that resulted in 24 straight points and a 24-3 halftime lead. Houston got into the red zone a few times in the second half, but had to settle for only a pair of field goals and gave up a 72-yard punt return for Miami’s only touchdown for the 30-10 final score. KWICKIES…It looks like the Houston Astros are on some kind of tear going into Monday’s action against the Chicago Cubbies at Minute Maid Park in Houston. They have won four of their last 10 games, which is a bit better than their current .314 winning percentage for the season. But it’s only a matter of time when the Astros lose four more games and that 100th loss occurs for the second year in a row. Bridge City’s Matt Bryant started the 2012 NFL season by making all four field goals he attempted Sunday in the Atlanta Falcons’ 40-24 victory over the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The 10-year veteran made kicks of 34, 21, 30 and 41 yards in addition to four PATs for a 16-point game. And while on the subject of field goals, San Francisco’s veteran kicker David Akers tied an NFL record with a 63-yard boot that hit the crossbar and bounced through the uprights. His kick tied the record set by New Orleans Saints’ Tom Dempsey in 1970 and tied by Denver’s Jason Elam in 1998 and Oakland’s Sebastian Janikowski in 2011. Matt Bryant kicked one 62 yards in 2006 when he played for Tampa Bay. JUST BETWEEN US…After watching football games for more than half a century, it’s difficult to get too impressed with what I see on the gridiron. But last weekend I’ve really taken notice to the relentless way the West OrangeStark Mustangs are operating both on offense and defensively against larger schools. Hopefully that will continue Friday night at Butch Thomas Complex in Beaumont against Central. I’m also impressed with Texas A&M freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel of Kerrville Tivy and the way he handled himself in his initial collegiate game. However, it looked like the same old Aggies who jump out to a first-half lead and then can’t put anything on the scoreboard after halftime, much like they did when they were playing against the “rum-dum” teams in the Big 12. And thirdly, I’m impressed with Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III (RG3) and the way he passed for 320 yards against a pretty good New Orleans Saints’ defense in his first-ever NFL game.

Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie on sick leave LUBBOCK -- Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie is on indefinite sick leave while his bosses investigate allegations that he mistreated his players during practices. Athletics department spokesman Blayne Beal said Monday that Gillispie is taking sick days and it was not clear how long he will be out. The Texas native who is entering his second year as coach of the Red Raiders did not immediately return a call seeking comment. The school announced Aug. 31 that it had opened an investigation into alleged mistreatment of players by Gillispie. Earlier that day and hours before he was to meet with athletic director Kirby Hocutt, Gillispie called 911 and was taken to a Lubbock hospital. He told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal he thought he was having a heart attack or a stroke. He released after six days in the hospital. Last Wednesday, Hocutt said players met with him to discuss how they were being treated by Gillispie. ‘’If these allegations are proven to be true then I will be extremely upset and disappointed and will handle accordingly,’’ Hocutt said then.

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Orange County football squads head into Week 3 CHRIS MENARD SPORTS COLUMNIST FOR THE RECORD

We are already into the third week of the season and teams are geared up in the hunt for a playoff berth. Every coach from region-to-region has their eyes set on the prize, and questions are going to start to be answered as the next pivotal weeks unfold. Some things never change for certain teams, while other schools always seem to be fighting tooth-and-nail to hang in there. Last week, Bridge City hosted the Vidor Pirates and got handed their second loss of the season making them 0-2. Though the Cardinals played hard, it would prove not to be enough as the Pirate’s rushing attack began to push it out of reach by the half (470 yards in 51 attempts). Don’t think the Cards’ are going to take getting off to a slow start lightly when they head down

the road this Friday to face the Kelly Bulldogs. Bridge City has been able to deal with them in the past, so expect Coach Stump to have the boys primed to chalk up their first win of the year. Cardinal quarterback, Daniel Faulk should lead the way on offense, handing the ball off to Bridge City’s dangerous one-two punch Ashton Hunter and Kruz Dearbonne. The Defense will need big contributions from their workhorses Alex Goodman, Keaton Langston, and the multi-talented defensive tackle/offensive lineman, Jordan Schamber. The Orangefield Bobcats are another team starting off 0-2. Coach Josh Smalley’s expectations are high and, with the Newton Eagles coming to town on Friday, the players are eager for their first taste of success. Last week, the Bobcats managed to out-rush the Jasper Bulldogs on the ground, but costly penalties and turnovers eventually led to their defeat 55-14. This week’s opponent will be a little different. Newton is bringing a very talented running at-

tack with them and the Cats’ probably won’t match them score-for-score. It will probably come down to defense and turnovers. The Bobcats fumbled the ball six times and lost five of those. If you show me the team that lost the turnover battle in a game, I’ll show you the team that probably lost. Coach Smalley is a player’s coach, they won’t concede a willing inch, no matter who it is risking Bobcat country. One team that continues to be good, and consistently dominate the competition on a yearly basis, is the West Orange-Stark Mustangs. They always seem to have another player ready to step-up and succeed once a position become

vacant and they persistently make runs to the playoffs every year. Last week, they had a grinder versus Port Neches-Groves, but everything is right on schedule for Coach Thompson as they ride the buses up to Beaumont 2-0 to face Central this Friday. The LC-M Battlin’ Bears are on a bye after losing a close one to Silsbee. They’ll be back week after next, in time to play Coldspring Oakhurst. It’s a little early in the year, but teams don’t want to find themselves in too deep of a hole because they might not ever come up for air again. After that, there’s always the next year.

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sive yards, completing 17 of 21 passes for 184 yards and carrying the ball six times for 24 more. Senior J’Marcus Rhodes also had a stellar game, returning a punt 46 yards for a touchdown and also snagging seven catches for 111 yards and another touchdown. “Coach Dyer and the offensive staff are doing a good job with their game plan and executing it,” Thompson said. “He knows the game and works hard to be one play ahead of what is happening on the field.” Using six different backs and six different receivers, the offense used a balanced running/ passing attack with almost the same amount of yards on each. Senior Tremaine Anderson scored the first touchdown with 4:53 left in the first quarter on an 11-yard pass from Salter. Seniors Abear Simien and Kane Tezeno scored rushing touchdowns. “The kids have really bought in to what we are trying to do,” Thompson said. “We are starting out like we finished the year last year.” Now it is time to focus on the speedy Central Jaguars. Although the Jags are 0-2, they only lost by three to the 5A Memorial Titans and by one touchdown to 5A West Brook this past weekend. “With Central, there is the speed factor. They can run and they have skill people,” Thompson said. “They have a quarterback that can turn a bad play to a good one. Their defense is very physical and runs to the football.” Central’s quarterback, Robert Mitchell, finished the game against West Brook competing 13 of 22 pass for 218 yards. His favorite receiver is brother Garrison Mitchell who had six catches for 85 yards in their loss to the Bruins. The Mustangs will again be on the road Fri-

day, travelling to the new Dr. C.A. Thomas Multipurpose Center (5250 Bayou Willow Way, Beaumont) for a 7 p.m. start. Varsity Football tickets for the game will be on sale in the Athletic Office the following dates and times: from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Tickets are $6 for Adults and $3 for students with all tickets being at the gate. To get to the new stadium, take IH-10 West towards Houston; Exit Brooks Rd. (Exit #847) follow access road to Brooks Road ramp; turn left at stop sign to take ramp to cross over I-10; turn left onto eastbound service road and the Thomas Center entrance will be on the right. The sub varsity teams split games with PN-G with the freshmen losing 12-6 in a much better game than the week before. Maliki Hodges threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Wallace. Other offensive standouts besides Hodges and Wallace were JD Thomas and Ludarian Carter. Defensive standouts were Devin Williams, Domonique White and David Webb. The JV won, 36-22. John Scott was the man of the hour, scoring four touchdowns from 2, 20, 32 and 60 yard runs. He also score 2-two point conversions. Trey Baldwin scored on a 65 yard run and Dillon Sterling had the catch for the two point conversion. Other outstanding offensive players were Tomarcus Fontenot and Rashaan Wilson with Elijah Teel and Troy Brinson as standouts on defense. The subvarsity teams will be back in action again this week at Dan R. Hooks stadium with a 5 p.m. start time for the freshmen team and the JV game to follow.

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Redfish nirvana

last week when I tried to pass a rod with a fish on to a client that After catching only three solid trout at didn’t cast well. He was surprised by the strength of the fish and the daylight on topwaters, but having been in rod fortunately hung up on the grab rail. the right place at the right time when a FOR THE RECORD I won’t mention any names to protect the innocent, but a good school of redfish showed up within casting friend and experienced fisherman recently lost a rod when he laid it range, we were into Plan C much too early. down for just a second to net his Dad’s redfish. A word of warning…. The limit of redfish and 15 minutes of chaos schooling redfish almost always hit a lure headed ninety miles per was already forgotten. hour in the opposite direction. They have no intention of sharing We were drifting through scattered slicks on their next meal with the rest of the pack! a shallow flat when one of my clients noticed There have been occasions when I cursed redfish, but only after three anglers anchored up that were apparcatching my limit. They are only a pain when the trout are doing ently having some kind of problem, but weren’t their thing as well and the redfish continue to crash the party. I can waving us over. Before leaving the area I felt assure you that they have saved a trip far more times than they have obligated to at least make sure everything was ruined one. okay and idled within shouting distance. I don’t care how discriminating you are, if it doesn’t thrill you to One of the three anglers was wading around see an acre of copper sides and black spots blowing bait out of the in waist deep water without a rod in hand while water then fishing is just not in your blood. Fishing is always more the other two continued to cast in his general enjoyable when you know rather than hope that your next cast is godirection.“I am betting someone in that boat ing to produce a bone jarring strike. lost a rod,” offered Jonathan Prince as he speculated aloud as to what was The trout catching got much tougher for us last week and aside taking place. from some weak tide movements I really don’t know why. We went The young fisherman on the front deck confirmed his assessment.“I let from a lake covered up with gulls to not even seeing any sitting $800 worth of rod and reel slip out of my hands and it has to be right around Gene Locke with a nice slot red caught under the gulls. around on the gas rigs. here,” said the obviously frustrated angler. The fish weren’t biting anyway so The water was more off-colored, but the only time we notice that is I buried my Talon anchor and we climbed out of the boat and joined in the when we aren’t catching fish. There were more folks buying shotgun shells and decoys than lures at search. As if he thought we might find another rod, he felt compelled to point out that his was a Loomis Daley’s this week and that equates to far less pressure on the lake. One or two light cold fronts and rod and Shimano Core reel. I will admit that we got a little more serious about our searching as we’ll see far more fish in the lake than fishermen. Do not forget that your Texas fishing license has expired if you didn’t pay the extra fee to make there was some serious money lying on the bottom. It wasn’t until we had given up and were preparing to leave that the former owner of the rod and it good from date of purchase. reel added one tiny detail as to how the rod slipped out of his hand.“I was trying to answer my cell phone when a fish jerked it out of my other hand, but he hit my lure right here by the boat.” We enjoyed cooling off, but all three of my clients just looked at one another incredulously when informed as to how the rod actually left the boat. “I would not waste too much more time if I were you,’ advised Kelton while washing off his feet and sliding back into the boat.“If the line doesn’t break your rod may be in the Intracoastal by now!” With the redfish schooling up and feeding on the surface as much as they have been for the past month, I am surprised that even more rods haven’t been jerked overboard. We very nearly lost one



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Local hunters rejoice as dove and teal seasons open

A strap full of big blue wing drakes would start the season off right for most waterfowl hunters.



In what has become a highly anticipated yearly ritual, wingshooters from all over Texas will make there way to the fields and marshes as the 2012-2013 waterfowl hunting season officially gets underway. The teal season opener has become a real gathering of sorts, almost a social get together if you will. Hunters eagerly awaiting each new hunting season head to the fields for their first taste of what is in store and this one looks promising thanks to some recent rains. Both fields and marshes are abundant with life and fresh growth, a plus for some and a curse for others. The early teal duck season is a great September option for waterfowlers who want to get a jump on the season. The 16 day season opens statewide on Saturday and runs through Sept. 30. Shooting hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset and the bag limit is four teal, any species. Heavy rains in recent weeks have made the marshes flush with new vegetation and fresh wa-

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ter, both of which should really help the hunters as well as the birds. With the promise of the years first cool fronts coming in September it is understandable that the hunters have high hopes. So far nature and the weatherman have cooperated, at least up until this point. Now all we need is some cooperation from the birds and no crazy weather that would cause catastrophic changes in the outlook. September has been an active month historically in the Gulf of Mexico, hopefully we will spared any problems. The outlook for Teal hunters is outstanding as the numbers of birds is close to an all time high. Local scouting reports have been favorable as a huge push of birds made their way into our part of the state during the past full moon. The first cool front also helped usher more teal south as they continue along their migration towards Mexico and beyond. Rice fields and areas along the prairies that are holding water are seeing huge concentrations of teal while the same can be said for the coastal marshes. I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see the public hunting areas along the coast do very well for this weekends opener, especially after a recent scouting trip I made. A few things to remember about the early teal season that shouldn’t be ignored. First and foremost is safety for everyone involved in the hunt. It’s warm outside and that means all the creepy crawlies will still be hanging around. Alligators and snakes will certainly make their presence felt so be on the lookout, especially if you bring a dog. Mosquitoes will be another concern and with the West Nile Virus lurking around it’s important to take proper precautions so don’t leave home without repellent. Now as far as hunting goes don’t make it too complicated, teal are usually rather easy to decoy so scouting is more important than decoy placement or calling. Be in area where the birds want to be and you should be fine. If you feel like calling a whistle is the best call you can have on your lanyard, a few easy “peeps” on a whistle is often all you need to get teal to commit to your spread. The shooting can be fast and furious at times so always be aware of those around you, no bird is worth an accident. The forecast is good for opening morning so hopefully the birds cooperate, there are certainly enough of them out there to make this one a memorable opening day.



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APARTMENTS MAGNOLIA TRACE APTS., Bridge City, updated and nice. We are located in a quiet neighborhood, but walking distance to major stores! 2/1 With laundry room in Apt., $650 upstairs and $675 downstairs with a $500 dep., (409) 886-1737, leave message. THE VILLAGE APARTMENTS in Bridge City is now leasing 1 bedroom / 1 bath apartments! Starting at $450 to $725! We pay water/ sewer trash on most units. Some units have FULL SIZE WASHER/DRYERS INCLUDED! We are conveniently located in the heart of Bridge City, in a quiet neighborhood setting. Perfect for refineries contract workers and students.. Come by or give us a call. 245 Tenney St. Bridge City. (409) 735-7696 or 232-0290. 1/1 W/ ALL APPLIANCES, lawn and garbage service provided$450 monthly + $400 dep., No Pets, call Dawn @ (409) 720-7477. COMMERCIAL TEXAS AVE., BRIDGE CITY, 1,200 sq. ft., suitable for office or any type business, 1 Lg. and 2 smaller areas, 1 bathroom, CA/H, call (409) 7356277 or 626-1968 for more information. (ss) HOME RENTALS EXTRA NICE BRICK 3/2 home, Lg. living room, CA/H, Lg. yard, near fishing, carpet and ceramic tile, quiet neighborhood, only $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030. 3 BDRM HOUSE, 2 BDRM MOBILE HOMES for rent. No pets, some utilities pd. Deposit required. Call 409338-0651 or 409-883-9188.

(includes water & garbage) + (1st. & last), References Req., (409) 474-1518 or 474-2252. HOME SALES 3/2 PORT ARTHUR HOME, 2,200 sq. ft., formal living & dining rooms, utility rm., kitchen has 10’ breakfast bar, bonus room off kitchen, lots of storage, security system, home sits on a 100’ x 300’ lot, fenced back yard, No Owner Finace, $75,000, call (409) 720-9463 for more info. BRIDGE CITY 4/2/2, 165 E. Darby, 1653 sq. ft., .43 acre, $139,000, will consider owner financing w/ adequate down, remodel in progress with a goal of mid-September. (409) 313-6005.

3/1/2 IN LCMISD, $850 monthly, (409) 988-6792. BRIDGE CITY 4/2/2, 165 E. Darby, 1653 sq. ft., CA/H, fenced back yard, remodel in progress with a goal of mid-September. Property for sale, but will possibly consider lease, $1,000 monthly + $1,000 deposit, (409) 3136005.

1130 MMUD water and sewer available, livestock and mobiles OK, Owner Financing, COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745-1115.


‘06 MOTORHOME, 29’, Lexinton by Forest River, Grand Touring Edition, 24.5K miles, gas, 3 slides, generator, full body paint, $53,000 in 2011, asking $37,500, (409) 3136005. ‘T R U C K S & VA N S '85 CHEVY C-10, V-8, LWB, A/C, C. player, auto trans.,

BRIDGE CITY 3/2/2, 3 1/2 years old, 2132 sq. ft., sbo, beautiful open concept w/ archways, trayed ceilings, granite, crown molding, lots of storage, personalized wooden & Bamboo blinds, dead end curbed and guttered street. Call to see @ (409) 988-8667.

2/1 AND 3/1 AND 3/2 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $400 and $550 and $650 monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699 or 735-6701.

LAND & LOTS 10 ACRE REPO, wooded tract in Mauriceville, livestock and mobiles OK, owner financing, COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745-1115. LCMISD, 2 & 3 ACRE TRACTS available on FM

3/2 M.H. IN BC, in Shady Estates, CA/H, laundry room, stove & refrig., appliances, clean inside and out, excellent cond., $725 monthly

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Upstairs apartment with hardwood floors in living & dinning, All appliances included, plus w&d. No utilities paid. $650/mo. & $500 dep. Call Christine at: 779-6580.

‘‘04 FORD F-150 TRITON, ext. cab, step side, very pretty, $6,200, (409) 553-3332.


NEW IN BOX,, 4 17” Toyota wheels for 2011 Toyota, $25 ea., (409) 738-2969.

Bridge City Spaces For Rent 2 1/1 M.H’s ., Concrete Patio, ample parking. 2/2 M.H., Concrete Patio, ample parking.

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3/2/2 BRICK IN BCISD, CA/H, on 3/4 acre lot, (409) 735-7680.

MOBILE HOME RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 7347771. (cctfn)

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


3/1/2CP IN WEST ORANGE, 2729 Dowling St., 1 block from school, Lg. kitchen, Lg utility room, porch off back, sun room, 12’ x 16’ work shop building in rear. 738-2412.

1 BEDROOM LOG CABINS in Mauriceville, real cute and in the country, $550 monthly + dep., (409) 735-2030.

PS/B, good motor, no oil leakage, real workhorse, $3,000 OBO, ask for Ruth @ (409) 735-7353

GOOD BARGAINS! ‘83 THUNDER BIRD, new tires, Mags, new braking system, new starter, alternator and Carb. rebuilt, new A/C system, great int., P/ W&S, needs paint to finish restoration., $1,300. ‘96 FORD MUSTANG,V-6, P/W&S, fold down back seats needs fuel pump, $1,000. ‘91 FORD F-350 DUALLY, 460 ci. motor, 4 dr. crew cab, extra 50 gal. round fuel tank in bed, set up for goose neck or 5th. wheel, $2,500. ‘99 CHEVY SILVERADO, 1500 4x4 ext. cab, 5500 lb. winch, rollbar, lights, Tom-Tom GPS, 2000 Vortex V-8 motor w/ approx. 130K miles, $5,500 OBO. ‘90 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BUS, 7.3L diesel, only 67,159 miles, all but 4 seats removed, ready to convert to camper, $2,500. ‘06 HONDA 1300 VTX, windshieldfoward controls, footboards, less than 25K miles, immaculate cond. garage kept, $6,000. CASE 580B CONSTRUCTION KING, backhoe, rebuilt 4 cyl. motor, rebuilt torque converter, most of rams rebuilt, runs great, $5,500.


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Bridge City American Legion to honor service families

Post Commander Mike Reilly and Post Adjutant Arlene Howland present a Blue Banner certificate to Kim and Derrick Bolt, parents of ABE Megan M. Bolt. Courtesy photo

The Bridge City, Glenn Humphrey Post 250 of The American Legion has been honoring local men and women serving in our Armed Forces by presenting a “Blue Star Banner” and certificate to their parents. At their regular meeting in August, the Post presented a banner and certificate to Kim and Derrick Bolt of Vidor in honor of their daughter



Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of OLLIE V. PITRE, Deceased, were issued on September 4, 2012, in Cause No. P16213, pending in the County Court at Law of ORANGE County, Texas, to: JOSEPH PITRE, JR.

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of ROSIE L. SIBLEY, Deceased, were issued on the 22nd day of August 2012, in Cause No. P-16241, pending in the County Court, Orange County, Texas, to: JAMES L. SIBLEY.

All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

JOSEPH PITRE, JR. c/o: JOE D. ALFORD Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, Texas 77630

c/o Jerry V. Pennington Attorney at Law P.O. Box 2010 Orange, Texas 77631-2010

DATED the 4th day of September, 2012

DATED the 27th day of August, 2012

Joe D. Alford

Jerry V. Pennington

Attorney for JOSEPH PITRE, JR. State Bar No. 01012500 Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, TX 77630 Telephone 409-8832-9014 Fax 409-882-0564

Jerry V. Pennington


Attorney for JAMES L. SIBLEY State Bar No.: 15759000 P.O. DRAWER 2010 ORANGE, TEXAS 77631-2010 Telephone: (409) 886-0575 Facsimile: (409) 996-1353

ABE Megan M. Bolt. Megan joined the U S Navy in August of 2010 and is now proudly serving aboard the USS Nimitz (one of eleven Aircraft Carriers currently in service). As an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate; Megan performs such duties as preparing aircraft catapults, positioning of arresting gear, fuel and lube oil transfer systems, directing aircraft on the flight deck and in hangers for launch and recovery, operate support equipment used to start aircraft engines, etc. Post 250 has awarded several dozens of these honors since the program was revitalized in 2005. Post 250 will have a membership/fund raiser at the Bridge City Walmart on Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Funds collected will be used for the Blue Star Banner Program, Boys State Program and several other programs provided by the Post, as well as assisting local veterans in various ways. Any veteran interested in joining the American Legion in Bridge City should contact the Post Commander Mike Reilly at 409-883-4753 or Post Adjutant Arlene Howland at 409-7453427. Membership Applications will be available at Walmart in Bridge City on the 15th of Sept.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of LeROY BROWN, Deceased, were issued on April 17th, 2012, in Cause No. P16135, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: DOROTHY L. BROWN. All persons having claims against this estate, which is currently being administered, are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o George B. Barron Attorney at Law 108 N. 7th ST. P.O. Box 279 Orange, TX 77631-0279 DATED: the 11th day of September, 2012

George B. Barron GEORGE B. BARRON State Bar No.: 0187500 Attorney for Applicant


Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of RICHARD D. ESTES, Deceased, were issued on the 6th day of September 2012, in Cause No. P-16260, pending in the County Court, Orange County, Texas, to: TERRI T. ESTES. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o Jerry V. Pennington Attorney at Law P.O. Box 2010 Orange, Texas 77631-2010

DATED the 6th day of September, 2012

Jerry V. Pennington Jerry V. Pennington

Attorney for Terri T. Estes State Bar No.: 15759000 P.O. DRAWER 2010 ORANGE, TEXAS 77631-2010 Telephone: (409) 886-0575 Facsimile: (409) 996-1353

The Record • Week of Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • 9B St. Jude Novena Holy St. Jude Apostle & Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need. To you I have recourse from the depths of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and urgent petition, in return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. St Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen Follow this with 3 Our Father’s, 3 Hail Mary’s and 3 Glory Be’s Say once a day for nine days. Publication must be promised.


WED, THURS, FRI, 3112 TIMBERLAKE, BC, 7 till ? Clothes, pool table, dresser, toys, Lots More! FRI & SAT, 4398 VALHALLA, OF, off Hwy 1442, 8 till ? Antiques, ;china, wedding dress, lots of misc. SAT, 8901 VIREO ST., ORANGE, huge G/Moving sale, 7 till 3. Furniture, kid’s toys & clothes, TVs, electronics, games, Much More! SAT, 250 SUNCREST DR., BC, 8 till noon. Glassware, kitchen items, Christmas items, Lots of misc. 318 YOUPON, BC, OFF BRIDGEVIEW, 8 till noon. A little bit of everything! FRI & SAT, 6604 HUDNALL RD, L.C. (off S. Teal Rd). 8am to 2pm. Housewares, yard tools, men - women - children clothes, toys, books. FRI & SAT, 2231 S. DUHON OFF N HWY 87 in Duhon Village. 8am to 2pm. Household & kitchen items, boy & girl clothing and shoes, furniture, jacuzzi tubs, tools.

PROJECT: Port of Orange Lawn Services OWNER: Orange County Navigation and Port District; dba Port of Orange A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the Port of Orange Administration Office located at 1201 Childers Road; Orange Texas 77630 at 3:00 P.M. local time on Thursday, September 27, 2012. All contractors are required to attend the pre-bid conference in order to submit a bid for this project. Questions pertaining to security requirements, drawings, project details and bidding procedures will be discussed. The mandatory pre-bid conference will include a project site inspection. In order to attend the pre-bid meeting individuals are required to present a current valid government issued photo ID and submit to random vehicle inspections in order to gain entrance into the Port of Orange Alabama Street Terminal. Contact Debbie Britnell at the Port of Orange Administration Office (409.883.4363) in advance if you have questions regarding our facility security policy. BID DEADLINE: Location:

Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. Local Time Port of Orange Administration Building 1201 Childers Road Orange, Texas 77630

BID OPENING: Location:

Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:15 A.M. Local Time Port of Orange Administration Building - Boardroom 1201 Childers Road Orange, Texas 77630

SEALED BIDS in duplicate, clearly marked and addressed to Port of Orange, Attention: Debbie Britnell, Project Administrator, Orange County Navigation and Port District (the “Owner”), will be received at the Port of Orange Administration Office, 1201 Childers Road, Orange, Texas, 77630 until 10:00 A.M., local time on Thursday, October 4, 2012; and then publicly opened and read aloud in the Port of Orange Administration Office Boardroom, 1st Floor, for “Port of Orange Lawncare Services Project”. Bids received after 10:00 A.M. local time will be returned unopened. Project is located in Orange County, Texas.

Bid documents will be made available at the Mandatory Prebid Meeting on Thursday, September 27, 2012 – 3:00 P.M.


Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of CLARA MAE JOHNSON Deceased, were issued on September 6th, 2012, in Cause No. P16259, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: CHARLOTTE DENISE WOLFFORD. All persons having claims against this estate, which is currently being administered, are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o George B. Barron Attorney at Law P.O. Box 279 Orange, TX 77631-0279 DATED: the 6th day of September, 2012

George B. Barron GEORGE B. BARRON State Bar No.: 0187500 Attorney for EXECUTRIX

The Orange County Navigation and Port District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities in bidding to the fullest extent permitted by law. In case of ambiguity or lack of clearness in stating the prices in any bid, the OWNER reserves the right to consider and accept the most advantageous services thereof, or to reject the bid. Orange County Navigation and Port District

NOTICE OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS PROJECT: Port of Orange: Pier Road Terminal Fence Project OWNER: Orange County Navigation and Port District; dba Port of Orange MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. Local Time Port of Orange Administration Building 1201 Childers Road Orange, Texas 77630 BID DEADLINE: Thursday, October 04, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. Local Time Location: Port of Orange Administration Building - Receptionist 1201 Childers Road Orange, Texas 77630 BID OPENING: Thursday, October 04, 2012 at 10:15 A.M. Local Time Location: Port of Orange Administration Building - Boardroom 1201 Childers Road Orange, Texas 77630 A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the Port of Orange Administration Building located at 1201 Childers Road, Orange Texas 77630 at 10:00 A.M local time on Wednesday, September 26, 2012. All general contractors are required to attend the mandatory pre-bid conference in order to submit a bid for this project. Subcontractors and material suppliers are invited to attend. Questions pertaining to the drawings, project manual and bidding procedures will be discussed. A project site visit will be included in the mandatory pre-bid conference.

ORANGE COUNTY has been awarded a Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grant to be used to either tie-in onsite sewage facility properties to current wastewater treatment facilities, replace outdated facilities, or repair malfunctioning facilities to help restore or enhance water quality in the areas of the Adams and Cows Bayous which connect directly with the Neches River and Sabine Lake. The 2008 grant award is titled the Orange County On-Site Sewage Facility Upgrades program and the award is for $737,196.04. The County is accepting applications from homeowners who are interested in participating in the Septic Tie In program. Interested owners can obtain an application either from the Orange County website or directly from the Environmental Health Department located at 10984-B Box 6 FM 1442. Applications for this program are due by October 31, 2012. This program was funded with qualified outer continental shelf oil and gas revenues by the Coast al Impact Assistance Programs, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, U.S. Department of Interior.

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Bidder is hereby advised that the work shall be subject to equal employment opportunity requirements, local prevailing wage rates, and Executive Order No.11246 as amended.


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SEALED BIDS in duplicate, clearly marked and addressed to Port of Orange, Attention: Phyllis Yeats, Pier Road Terminal Fence Project, Orange County Navigation and Port District (the “Owner”), will be received at the Port of Orange Administration Office, 1201  Childers Road, Orange, Texas, 77630 until 10:00  A.M., local time on Thursday, October 04, 2012; and then publicly opened and read aloud in the Port of Orange Administration Office Boardroom, 1st Floor, for “Pier Road Terminal Fence Project”. Bids received after 10:00 A.M. local time will be returned unopened. Project is located in Orange County, Texas. Each bid shall be accompanied by a CERTIFIED or CASHIER’S CHECK, payable without recourse to the order of the Orange County Navigation and Port District, or a BID BOND for at least five percent (5%), of the total amount bid, and the bank or bonding company certifying the same shall be liable therefore to the Orange County Navigation and Port District in the event such successful bidder shall fail or refuse to enter into proper contract therefore or shall fail or refuse to furnish bonds therefore as required by law and as hereafter mentioned within ten (10) calendar days after receipt of NOTICE of AWARD. Bid surety of all except the three lowest responsible Bidders will be returned when award is made; when the contract is executed, the surety of the two remaining unsuccessful Bidders will be returned; that of the successful Bidder will be returned when formal contract, bonds and insurance are approved, and work has commenced within the time specified. The successful bidder must furnish a PERFORMANCE BOND and potentially a PAYMENT BOND on the forms furnished with the bid, in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the total contract price. All insurance companies issuing PERFORMANCE BOND and PAYMENT BOND and any reinsurance companies utilized by such insurance companies, in order to issue PERFORMANCE BOND and PAYMENT BOND to the Owner, shall have at least an “A” rating according to the Best’s Key Guide and must be authorized to transact business in Texas. Additionally, such insurance companies shall be on the current list of “Companies Holding Certificates of Authority as Acceptable Sureties on Federal Bonds and as Acceptable Reinsuring Companies’ as published in Circulars 570 (as amended) by the Audit Staff, Bureau of Government Financial Operations, United States Treasury Department. Bidder is hereby advised that the work shall be subject to equal employment opportunity requirements, local prevailing wage rates, and Executive Order No.11246 as amended. In conformance with applicable statutes, the general prevailing wage rates in the locality in which the work is to be performed have been ascertained and included in the Contract. Such rates shall be minimum paid for labor employed upon this project. Weekly certified payroll reports are required. Beginning Friday, September 14, 2012, copies of the Project Manual will be available at the following location during normal business hours: Port of Orange Administration 1201 Childers Road Orange, TX 77630 Phone (409) 883.4363

The Orange County Navigation and Port District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities in bidding to the fullest extent permitted by law. In case of ambiguity or lack of clearness in stating the prices in any bid, the OWNER reserves the right to consider and accept the most advantageous construction thereof, or to reject the bid. Orange County Navigation and Port District

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