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Nichols meets with area educators Debby Schamber For The Record

Two area teachers may face felonies Debby Schamber For The Record

Two area teachers are under investigation for improper relationships between an educator and student. They each could face up to 20 years in prison for the second degree felony. Most recently was a teacher from Community Christian School located at 3400 MLK Drive. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the administration personnel at Community Christian School on Oct. 1 concerning an improper relationship between a 30-year-old female teacher and a male high school student. The accused teacher formerly taught 7th to 10th grade English classes. The reported victim is a former student. The Investigations Division of the OSCO was contacted and investigators obtained information from school district officials and students about the alleged offense. No arrests have been made and no other information can be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation, according to information received from the OCSO. “An allegation of inappropriate relations between an educator and student has been made to the school. The educator is no longer employed by the school. This allegation was immediately reported to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department by the school, and is currently under investigation. We do not have all the details TEACHERS PAGE 3A


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Senator Robert Nichols (RJacksonville) recently met with local superintendents from Orange County with a purpose of discussing education issues in preparation for the 83rd Legislature which convenes in January. “The Legislature faces many challenges this session, and we cannot make good decisions unless we are listening closely to those we represent,” Nichols said. “Education is

and always will be one of the most important issues we face as a state.” Nichols said the meeting went “very NICHOLS well” and was “productive” as they discussed not only the problems but solutions. Much of what was discussed during the meeting with Orange educators is what is on the minds of other superintendents across

the state. According to Nichols, most of the conversation was dedicated to the testing such as the State of Texas Assessment

of Academic Readiness which replaced the TAKS during the 2011-12 school year. The TAKS had been given for the previous eight years.

Nichols said the superintendents were all in agreement about accountability, NICHOLS PAGE 2A

Orangefield 2012 Homecoming Court . . .

First Baptist historical marker to be unveiled Debby Schamber For The Record

First Baptist is not the name it bore when it was first organized and its history predates the 72 years it celebrated in July. First Baptist Church has been an integral part of Bridge City’s history and has been recognized by the Texas Historical Commission. Sunday the church will unveil a new historical marker. “The designation honors the church as an important and educational part of local history,” said Brenda Woodall, a longtime member of the church and president of the church historical committee. Darrell Segura, a member of the Bridge City Historical Society said it put him into the historical mood. “I had to go back and dig into the history of the church. I knew some of it but I didn’t really know the deep part; the very roots, beginning of the church,” he said. “It just made me appreciate the process a whole lot more.” Twenty-eight charter members organized the church in

Orangefield High School held its community pep rally Monday night to kick off homecoming week. The following girls were chosen to represent their class on homecoming court: Senior Princess - Kacey LeBlanc; Band Sweetheart -Emily Blanke; Senior Princess - Macy Hamilton; Football Sweetheart - Morgan Moss; Senior Princess - Rylie Granger; Freshman Duchess - Josie Ordoyne; Sophomore Duchess - Emilee Adrio; Junior Duchess - Kirsten Wolfford and Senior Princess - Chloe Breaux. The homecoming queen will be crowned Friday night during halftime.

The Rev. Bob Boone will join the Bridge City community Sunday in the unveiling of a newly designated historical marker for First Baptist Church, Bridge City. PHOTO: Penny LeLeux

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After more than two years since the fatal shooting of James Whitehead by Orange Police Officer Robert Arnold, the family has settled out of court. According to Diana Franken-Whitehead, James Whitehead’s mother, after lawyer’s fees and court costs, the family received $610,000. Whitehead’s 5-year-old HeavenLeigh, received 60 percent of the settlement which will be placed into a trust until she turns 21 years old. The remainder has been split between Whitehead’s mother, his father Vernon Whitehead amd James Whitehead’s common-law wife, Karlen, at the time of the shooting. It has been a “rough” two years for the Whitehead fami-

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ly as they cope with his loss. “Most of the time it’s still rough.” said Brandy Boyette, Whitehead’s sisWHITEHEAD ter. But added, no amount of money is worth it since it won’t bring her brother back. HeavenLeigh, who will soon be six years old, has a lot of her father’s traits. Not only is she considered tall for her age, but has his laugh. She also has a love of music. Whitehead was shot and killed in July 2010 by Arnold who was off-duty at the time. Whitehead had tried to return an auto part at the O’ Reilly’s Auto Parts Store on 16th Street, but the store would not accept the part back. Arnold

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held its monthly networking coffee Tuesday at Geaux Mail located at 1152 Texas Avenue. The Chamber awarded Business of the month to Sabine Federal Credit Union and Employee of the Month to Amber Segura from Total Impressions Salon. Sabine FCU began in 1948 to serve the employees of the DuPont SRW plant in Orange, Texas. Since then, they’ve grown to serve anyone that lives, works, worships, or attends school in Orange, Hardin and Jefferson counties. Sabine FCU is very community minded and was instrumental in bringing the Rachel’s Challenge program, an anti-bullying campaign, to the area. They participate in many of our local events, including Cops and Kids, Lamar State College Orange events & orientation, the Lions Club Carnival, Shangri La Trash Off and the Christmas Parades along with providing financial education and other types of assistance to many other local groups. Each year, six lucky Orange County High School students are the recipients of a one thousand dollar college scholarship. They are very supportive of the chambers students of the month program and all other chamber activities. Sabine FCU offers savings and checking accounts, as well



1940, but services were held long before then. The church began as many in the area did; with a traveling minister stopping by from time to time to hold services in a home or local building. The earliest church records HISTORICAL PAGE 3A

Whitehead family settles out of court Debby Schamber

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Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Elyse Thibodeaux presented Amber Segura with the Employee of the Month Award for October.

Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Brandy Slaughter presented Kristen Williams with Sabine Federal Credit Union the Business of the Month award for October.

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but thought the testing was “too much” and it disrupts the school. During the testing, certain conditions must be met such as having certified teachers on hand, hall monitors which are disruptive and to pull teachers from other areas to meet the requirements. In addition, the school overall may be doing very well but if one child in 30 drops below a certain number in the testing, then the school is rated unacceptable. “They are graded on the lowest score,” Nichols said. The superintendents also stated it is a common problem that school districts are forced to teach the test. In addition, by spending so much time on testing, it not only stresses out the teachers, but the students as well. Ideas discussed to alleviate some of the problems may be to test every other year instead of the current yearly testing. ‘This is a way to test the school and the child as an individual,” Nichols said. Nichols gave an example of a child who may take the test as a freshman. If they fail the test

then then have time to take tutorials since they can’t be forced to go to school during the summer, they can be caught up for the next round of testing. For some this may be what they need. The No Child Left Behind passed in Congress 10 years ago. It was one of President George W. Bush’s signature legislative accomplishments and was hailed by its supporters as bringing accountability to education by stressing standardized testing and threatening sanctions if schools failed to show progress. Over the past three years, the federal Adequate Yearly Progress 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 CISD. Before each legislative session Nichols meets with each of the school district superintendents in Senate District 3






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who was in the store with his 14-year-old daughter attempted to intervene when Whitehead became loud and belligerent. Although 9-1-1 had been called there was an altercation in the parking lot. As a result, Whitehead was shot in the chest as he sat in the front seat of a pickup truck and died, according to reports. An investigation into the matter was conducted by the Texas Rangers. The case was turned over to the Orange County Grand Jury. They decided to “no-bill” Arnold of any charges. Arnold was sent a letter of indefinite suspension from former OPD Chief Sam Kittrell in November 2010 following the shooting. In May 2011, city officials and Arnold were involved in a hearing with arbitrator, LeRoy Bartman. By July of 2011, Bartman issued his ruling in the case. “The Grievant (Arnold) is exonerated of all charges,” Bartman wrote. “The city of Orange, Texas violated state and federal law when it deprived Captain Arnold of his ‘due process rights.’ The indefinite suspension is reversed and the disciplinary reinstatement of Captain Arnold is so ordered.” As a result, the city filed an appeal. The appeal hearing is scheduled for the end of October, although, it is not definite which courtroom. In addition, Arnold’s attorneys have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the city of Orange. A mediation is scheduled for November 13. According to court documents, the suit is for lost income, past, present and future in addition to lost benefits and

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to listen to their priorities and discuss issues facing the local education community. Nichols had met with about 60 educators. Within the next few days, he intends to meet with many more to collect information. Nichols has also met with Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams who is also hearing from educators about the testing problems. ‘Some of the things he can fix, but things that are in statute will be left up to the Legislature to fix,” Nichols said. Senate District 3, which includes over 100 school districts throughout 19 counties, encompasses the greater part of East Texas and Montgomery County. “These meetings help me to understand how decisions in Austin impact local schools,” stated Nichols. “I appreciate the opportunity to meet with superintendents and discuss how we can continue improving our education system. Our combined goal is to ensure children have the educational tools they need to have fulfilling and prosperous lives.”

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loss of ability to contribute to his retirement. In addition, they are seeking damages for mental anguish and emotional distress. Officials with OPD convened two “shooting boards” to investigate the incident. The shooting boards did not conduct an independent investigation but instead questioned Arnold. In November 2010 the board concluded Arnold had committed 10 violations of department policy, according to court documents.

As a result, Arnold’s employment was terminated. “These alleged policy violations were mere pretext for his dismissal covering up the real reason of his dismissal, which is race,” the document reads. “Upon information and belief, no white officer of the Orange Police Department has ever been terminated for an officer involved in a shooting after the Texas Rangers and an Orange County Grand Jury has cleared them.”

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Teachers may face felonies at this time. We are now cooperating and will always cooperate with law enforcement authorities. The safety and welfare of our students is always of the highest priority. No additional statements will be made by the school. This matter is now in the hands of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department,” according to a written statement from Community Christian School. Expected to be turned over to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office this week, is the case involving a Little Cypress-Mauriceville Junior High School teacher who is also 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. The alleged victim is believed to have played on a softball team coached by the teacher. 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 individual referred to as a Little Cypress Junior High employee by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department release, is a former employee, having worked for the district only 16 days. As a result, the teacher resigned after allegations were made. The Administration immediately began investigations and notified the Sheriff’s Department as well as the State Board of Educator Certification. Both entities are conducting their own investigations.

Historical marker to be unveiled show those services began in 1877 in a oneroom schoolhouse when Bridge city was called Prairie View. In 1894 Prairie View Church was organized by a predominantly Baptist congregation. The church was destroyed by the category four hurricane of 1915 that hit Galveston. The congregation once again met in homes, then moved to the Prairie View School in 1923, when it was built. In June of 1940 Central Baptist Church from Port Arthur held a vacation Bible school at Prairie View School. That, along with a fiveday revival and the renewed interest in Sunday school inspired the members to organize the new church. Blandale Baptist Church was chartered July 11, 1940 with 28 members. The first pastor for the congregation was the Rev. J.B. Perry. “I didn’t even realize we were actually the first church (in Bridge City),” said Segura. “The First Baptist Church has been here the longest to serve the community.” Prairie View changed its name to Bridge City following completion of the Cow Bayou Swing Bridges, and the church was renamed as Bridge City Baptist Church before taking its current name of First Baptist Church in 1948. Rev. Perry served as pastor until 1944. Maurice Aguillard, Wallace Lee and Jimmie Gray served until 1949. Miers led the church until 1961 when Bullard Jones took over. Robert Holt became pastor in 1967 until 1977; Charles Walton from 1977-91; and John Locklear from 1992-2003. Robert Boone became pastor in 2004 to present. The church building was built for $1,500

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on land that was bought for $100 an acre from landowner Mrs. Fara Bland Kibbe, a descendant of the town’s first settlers. The monthly mortgage was $25 and electricity was $1. What seems today to be miniscule was gargantuan back then and the fledgling church struggled to pay it. The sanctuary in use today was conceived in 1950 for $75,000 and was dedicated Nov. 29, 1953. “It’s a credit to the long-standing wherewithal and makeup of the church. It’s withstood over the years and through the test of time; through the ups and downs in the world,” said Boone. “We are as strong now as we’ve ever been, I believe. We’re as solid as we’ve ever been as a church family; looking forward to the future.” The formal dedication of the plaque will be a 5 p.m., Sunday, with a reception following in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 p.m., with heavy hors d’oeuvres said Segura. Historical pictures will be on display. At 6:30 there will be a service. “We’re also showing about an 18 min. video with a lot of historical pictures from the past including the first sanctuary; and the succession of pastors through the church history,” said Segura. “I think people that will come will really enjoy it.” Boone will also be giving a sermon based on the occasion. “The historical marker points to the past,” said Boone. “We celebrate the past but we’re excited about the present and excited about the future in years to come. The church is located at 200 West Round Bunch. For more information contact the church at 409-735-3581.

BCCC honors business, employees as, IRA’s and certificates of deposit. They can meet all your lending needs with competitive rates on auto, boat, personal, home mortgage, home equity, construction loans and much more. They have two convenient locations in Orange, a toll free number and a user friendly website with online banking and free bill pay to meet all your financial needs. Kristen Williams accepted the plaque, sponsored by David Self Ford, honoring Sabine FCU as the Business of the Month, as well as gift certificates to Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City and David Self Ford along with a candy jar from Complete Staffing. Amber Segura was nominated for Employee of the Month by Tiger Rock Martial Arts owner Elyse Thibodeaux for her outstanding customer service to her students and their families. Ms. Segura has been working at Total Impressions as a stylist for the past six months. She has gone “way beyond the usual in making her clients comfortable and been very helpful with fixing hair emergencies with little notice.” She is an excellent stylist and seems to have great vision and abilities way beyond what you would expect. This along with her great customer ser-

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From the Creaux’s Nest POLITICAL PLAYOFFS We’re already come on another week. Boy, the weather has been just great. Unfortunately a change is coming.*****The Super Bowl season of politics, the playoffs, have begun. President Obama lost the first round. It always has amazed me how fickle the American people are. If one debate can swing the polls so drastically, who knows where they will end up after two more debates. More importantly, this Thursday is the vice presidential debate between VP Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Biden is one of the most experienced people to serve as vice president, the youngest ever elected to the United States senate, served under six presidents, has served in every senate committee and is considered a foreign policy expert. Challenger Con. Paul Ryan is a Wisconsin congressman who had considered running for senator however the polls showed he couldn’t win. He’s the author of the controversial Paul Ryan Budget that Mitt Romney has signed on to. It’s far right wing legislation. Usually the VP race doesn’t affect presidential outcomes but this one debate could reach those fickle voters.*****Just a point of interest while watching the Vice-presidential debate. When Paul Ryan, who has a good size ego is proud of himself, you know “the I got you attitude,” he will press his lips together real tight. When he’s nervous his Adams Apple moves up and down. I know that doesn’t have anything to do with substance but it will be interesting to watch when he becomes the cheerleader for Mitt Romney and defends the Ryan Budget.******The United States job picture is steadily improving. We had predicted, when unemployment was at 10.1 percent, that it would be down to 8 percent or below by election time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, last Friday announced that unemployment has fallen steady for 31 straight months and is down to 7.8 percent. Meanwhile, the entire economy is on the upswing. New home starts are up, consumer confidence is up, domestic oil production is at a 50 year high. The economy has a long way to go but has made up the ground lost in the great recession. The economy is healing. My prediction is that by this time next year we will be well below 7 percent unemployment and that there will be a business boom in late 2013. That is if we stay on the present economic policies. If we go back to square one and start over all bets are off.*****Well, it’s time to get on down the line. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. ONE DEBATE DOWN--TWO TO GO I know you expect me to comment on the presidential debate. President Obama lost. I had predicted he would lose the first debate, but where he lost the most was that Mitt Romney was on the ropes, his money was drying up, he was making large loans. Down ticket candidates in his own party were running away from him and his approval level was dropping like a rock. Obama gave him new life. It was hard to tell which was the most moderate candidate. Romney spun one sided stories, some were bogus, others not the whole truth. Fact Finder identified twenty eight issues that were totally false or greatly exaggerated. He said he would balance the budget in eight years but hasn’t offered a complete plan. He pledged to cut taxes by 20 percent. Well, in his 47 percent government depending  video, to $50,000 a plate donors, he said those people don’t pay taxes, so that leaves 53 percent who would get 20 percent cuts, including the super wealthy, who would keep their Bush tax cuts and get an additional 20 percent break. Romney who pays 14 percent would now pay six percent to eight percent. So we would have to require cuts that affect the 47 percent. Deep cuts, squeezing the bottom 47 percent. Cuts such as school lunches, Pell grants, Amtrak, Big Bird, and everything in between, also a voucher program for Medicare. Romney claims he will eliminate some tax breaks but refuses to say which ones. He’ll give $4.8 trillion in tax brakes and add $2 trillion to the military budget. Who will pay for all that? You guessed it, Romney’s 47 percent of free loaders will feel a lot more hurt with the loss of necessary safety nets. His campaign has already back tracked on his “pre-existing conditions” being covered. He was in the debate attempting to deceive voters on this issue. That was only one of many misleading and dishonest claims. Like cutting off Medicaid, denying health care to millions. He actually agreed with Obama’s health reform, 75 percent of it anyway. Romney won the debate or mastered the theatrical performance. Romney claims were fundamentally dishonest and President Obama should have called him on them. He let a great opportunity to put Romney away get away. There will be two other debates. What Romney did was play a word game with voters, pretending to offer something substantial while actually offering nothing. He simply lied about what his policy proposes would do. Newt Gingrich said about Romney during the primaries, “He is fundamentally running a dishonest campaign and will say or do anything to become president.” TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 An artist rendition of the new Bridge City High School is released. The two story building will be 125,000 square feet and can house up to 1200 students. The new school will have plenty of parking. The cost is $11.9 million. Superintendent Sam Lucia said “It will be the most impressive school in Southeast Texas.” Asst. Supt. Joe Chenella agreed.*****The Bridge City Rotarians prepare for it’s 16th annual gumbo dinner to be served  from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. be-

fore the homecoming game. (Editor‘s note: Do they still do that? If so it would be the 26th year now.)*****Sniper in Washington D.C. Virginia area claims 11th victim. Police have no leads. (Editor’s note: Remember that? They eventually caught a young man and older guy.)*****On the Bridge City homecoming court are Summer Stephson, Mattie Neely, Christy Baker, Rachel Comeaux, Shanley Hubbard, Gabrialle Freeman, Brittany Anderson, Dana Allen, Jessica Blanda and Rachel Briggs. (Editor’s note: Today I bet they are scattered throughout the country. Some probably married with kids.)*****The Stark High classes 1950 to 1955 hold reunion. The reunion was held at the Country Club with over 250 in attendance. Everyone bragged on the food Pat Johnson served. Skipper Free said the reunion was better than her last Pap Smear. Charles Pence came the farthest, (Idaho), Betty and Bob Cary were married the longest.*****A new Whataburger coming to former B.C. Burger King location. A new hangout for the old folks.*****Jim Larkin is manager of Novrozsky’s in Bridge City. He reminds folks they will open late on football nights. (Editor’s note; Uncle Jim is still with Novrozsky’s in Orange. The one in Bridge City closed when Ike came to town.)*****In 1936, a lot of talent was born in Texas. Buddy Holly, was born in Lubbock, Kris Kristofferson, born in Brownsville, Freddy Fender, born in San Benito, Roy Orbison, Wink, Texas. (Editor’s note: San Benito is also the home town of Gracie, one of the area’s best waitress, who serves you at Robert’s Restaurant. Robert was from just down the road at Brownsville.)*****Matt Bryant kicked a 38-yard field goal for the New York Giants. Matt is still perfect on field goals and extra points in 2002. 35 Years Ago-1977 A trip this week to Farmers Mercantile finds the smell of hot roasting peanuts that Mr. Gus has roasted on the stove. Maggie Dorman and Helen Ratcliff wait on customers while Mr. Gus sits at his desk holding court with visitors. The popular Orange landmark opened for business in 1928 and is still one of the state’s unique stores.*****Bill Joyce, considered one of the area’s best when he worked as a criminal investigator, passed away this week.*****Also Bing Crosby, who has touched so many lives as a singer and actor, died this week. His “White Christmas” will live forever.*****Mrs. Leoma Carroll Knee, 73, died this week. The former DuPont nurse was once married to John Carroll and was mom to Betty Drake.*****Daenan Denison, a victim of leukemia for the last two years, spends most of his time nowadays at St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston. Daenan is the 6-year-old son of Johnny and Cindy Church Denison. There will be a benefit dance at Sparkle Paradise Oct. 27.*****Orange County Judge Pete Runnels and the entire court attended a conference in San Antonio this week. The court will also go to Austin where Judge Runnels will make a presentation urging the state to build a second Rainbow Bridge. Many Orange countians and all area chambers will attend.. Judge Runnels has been a driving force in attempting to get another bridge over the Neches. (Editor’s note: The second bridge, the Veteran’s memorial Bridge, was ultimately built.*****Hazel Forse, OCDD secretary, was honored by KOGT as lady of the day.*****Pam Updike becomes Mrs. David Guidry. An exceptional young couple we hope will be together for many years.*****J.R. and Carolyn Wilson become parents of a baby girl. They named her Robin.*****Ann and Jimmy Segura fly to the east coast to visit son Tommy, his wife and baby.*****Glenn Harrison is the new service manager at Harmon Chevrolet.*****Vera Dolly is in St. Elizabeth hospital.*****Gov. Dolph Briscoe appoints Sam Naifeh, Orange County coordinator of his 1978 gubernatorial campaign. He joins Marlin Thompson in the post they held in the governor’s 1974 campaign.*****Janet and Paul Eason are the proud parents of a 9-pound, 6-ounce baby boy.*****The West Orange-Stark Mustangs have a bass club under the sponsorship of Tommy Humphrey. Tourney winners over the weekend for WO-S were Stephen Bogoyas, Keith Hood, Craig McCauley and Phillip McCarver. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Taylor Jagoe, Barbara Fournier, Bob Bullard, Janell Matthews, Jenny Betz, Jessica Franklin, Jenny Betz, Anita Ryan, Laura Allen, Preston Pittman, Sadie Sellers, Shannon Maloney, Alan Johansson, Barabara Nixon, John Cochran, Katherine Jackson, Leslie Anderson, Tara Edgerton, Wade Higgs, Miltion Briggs III, Sharon Bilbo, Suzanne Barlow, Timothy Tremont, Brad Lapeyrolerie, Janet Taliaferro, Logan Burns, Sheri Wright, Alexia Willingham, Anita Triggs, Ashley Theriot, Edna Collins, Jason Sellers, John Heyduck, Eloise Stewart, Martha Kile, Ronny Arnold, Stacy Rhodes, Trey Miller, Dillon Crabtree, Eunice Barrett, Jerry Evans, Olivia Hubbard, Shirley Hudson, Becky Lafleur, Kory Freeman, Jennifer Peveto, C.J. Benoit, Sonny Childs, Sue Freeman, Kory Freeman, Suzanne Miller, Allison LeBlanc, Derek Borel, Eleanor Dahl, Morgan Lamb, Nancy Newton, Wayne Mulhollan, C.J. Larkin Jr., Barbara Harmon, Brad Brown, Christopher Brown, Edneshia Johnson and Channing Larkin. A FEW HAPPENINGS Sammy Frank Lucia went back to work six months after retiring as BCHS Superintendent. He‘s working with Texas Region V Education Service Center as Facilities Program Coordinator. We hear he was called to jury duty Monday.*****Frank’s wife Judy, Karen Jo‘s sister, had her purse stolen from her shopping cart on the morning of Sept. 26 at the Orange Super Wal-Mart. Two of West Orange Police Chief Mike Stelly‘s finest, Brown and Tarver have taken fantastic care of her and she‘s been bragging about them all over town. Judy wants to warn ladies to pay careful attention to their purses while loading groceries into their vehicles. It can happen in a matter of seconds.*****Commissioner John Dubose is hosting a “Lunch in the Park” catered by KDans on Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is invited. The lunch will be held at City Park Pavilion, next to the Bridge City Community Center.*****Tommy Reed is recovering from surgery on his arm which he broke a few months back. It seems that arm just wouldn’t heal.   Good luck Tommy.*****Jacque Craft, former administrative assistant to County Judge Carl Thibodeaux, has returned to Orange for good. She had moved to Michigan but found she didn’t like the cold winters. She is recovering from knee replacement surgery at St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur but hopes to be in her new home in Lindenwood before Christmas.*****How our Orange County guys in the NFL fared. Bridge City’s Matt Bryant connected for a 53 yard field goal for his Atlanta Falcons. He’s now 10 for 10. The Falcons beat the Redskins 24-17 and are 5-0 this season.***The pride of West Orange-Stark, Earl Thomas, had another good day for the Seahawks, who beat the Panthers 16-12.***Orange born, Coach Wade Phillips, who heads up the defense for the Houston Texans had another great game Monday night beating the New York Jets 23-17. The Texans are 5-0. They join Bryant’s Falcons as the only

two undefeated teams. This is the first time in Houston franchise history to be 5-0. The boys from our little part of Texas ain’t doing too bad in the NFL.*****In other sports notes: The New Orleans Saints waited until the last few seconds to beat Phillip Rivers and the Chargers 24-31. Saint’s quarterback Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas’ 52 year record by throwing a touchdown pass in 48 consecutive games. The nearest to Brees is Tom Brady with 37.***I also told you Geno Smith, West Virginia, would invade Austin. WV defeated the Longhorns 48-45.*****A few folks we know celebrating their special day. Mr. Mac McCullough, on Oct. 10 will celebrate number 91.***Charlene Guest, receptionist at Orange County Sheriffs’ office also celebrates on Oct. 10.***Alan Johansson, Leigh’s boy, was born on Oct. 11.***Janie Johnson, who worked at American Red Cross for many years and now is the executive director at United Way in Mid-County and Port Arthur, celebrates Oct. 12.***Chris Drucker, a supervisor at Peak Industrial Services and Lane Mooney, a sheriffs’ office investigator, both celebrate birthdays Oct. 13.***Our good friend for nearly 50 years, Harry Stephens, celebrates his birthday Oct. 14. To celebrate he is having an appliance storewide sale.***October 15 is a big day for County Judge Carl Thidodeaux, the boy from Mamou, is the longest serving county judge in Orange County. He also was the first guy to introduce Cajun singer, Hunter Hayes, to Orange County before he was a teenager. Today Hunter is number one on the Country Music charts.***Derek Borel celebrates on Oct. 15 and so does Sonny Childs.***Wayne Mulhollan, longtime husband of Barbara, a good guy who has just rolled with time, is a year older come Oct. 16. Happy birthday to all.*****Kevin and Katie LeBoeuf celebrate 21 years of wedded bliss on Oct. 13. Congrats.*****Good News: Alzheimer’s drug shows promise in mild cases. Two combined studies show experimental drug slows mental decline.*****I understand that Skipper Free’s daughter, Laura, who turns 50 soon, had planned a trip to Hawaii to celebrate. Unfortunately Laura broke her leg right under the knee so the trip is off. Skipper was really looking forward to it.*****We are hearing some really good things about Swamp Pop Sound Shop, on MacArthur Drive. Check them out. They are experts in car audio and video. Lots of great specials. CONDOLENCES We send condolences to our good friend Peggy Albair and her family on the death of her mother, Ida Arceneaux. Peggy’s on the Bayou will be closed Thurs and Friday and will reopen on Saturday. Please see obit. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Brett Favre turns 43 on Oct. 10; Mario Lopez, 39; Dale Earnhardt Jr., 38 and Tanya Tucker, 54.***Steve Young will be 51 on Oct. 11; Luke Perry, 46; and Joan Cusack, 50.***Hugh Jackman will be 44 on Oct. 12; Kirk Cameron, 42 and Bode Miller, 35.***Paul Simon will be 71 on Oct. 13; Marie Osmond, 53; Jerry Rice, 50 and Kate Walsh, 45.***Usher will be 34 on Oct. 14; Ralph Lauren, 73; Jon Seda, 42 and Stacy Keibler, 33.***John Mayer will be 35 on Oct. 16; Suzanne Somers, 66; Penny Marshall, 70 and Tim Robbins, 54. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Leo Boudreaux stick his head into Alsid Trahan’s barber shop and he ax, “Trahan, how long before I can get a haircut me?” Trahan, da barber, look around da shop and he say, “’About two hours.” Boudreaux, him , he leave. A couple days later he comes back, stick his head in da door and ax, “Trahan, how long before I can get a haircut me?” Trahan, he look around at da shop wats full of customers and he says, “About tree hours.” Boudreaux, he leaves. A week later here comes Boudreaux again. He sticks his head in da barber shop and ax, “Trahan, how long before I can get a haircut me?” Trahan, da barber, look around da shop and says, “Bout an hour and a half. Trahan, him, by dis time, is intrigues. He look over at a friend in da shop and he say, “Clovis, how bout you follow dat fool and see where he goes him.” Clovis take off. In just a little bit, he comes back in da barber shop killing himself laughing. Trahan ax, “Clovis, tell me where did he go wen he left here?” Clovis he’s laughing so hard tears are in his eye, and he answer, “Trahan, dat fool went to your house.” C’EST TOUT Folks in swing states can’t turn on the TV without seeing a political ad. Some people claim to have been polled as much as five times. Nearly a billion dollars will be spent by both presidential candidates. We’re not only missing out on all the action, we won’t have anything to do with who is elected. It doesn’t matter what I say or how we vote, or if we even vote. It’s out of our hands. Purple states will decide, not red or blue ones. Even if it doesn’t matter I found it interesting that a new Associated Press fact check on Gov. Romney’s foreign policy speech Monday not very kind to his truthfulness on the facts. They called it a one sided story. They knocked down everything from terrorism to defense cuts and most everything in between. One thing for sure is that sanctions on Iran are working. Food supplies are short and their currency is devalued by 42 percent. The Iranian citizens are getting restless with the government. I bet when this election is over they will be looking to make a deal. Assad, in Syria, will also be on the hot seat after the election if Obama is re-elected.*****Next Tuesday is another debate. President Obama won’t lose that one. Some will see it as tied but my bet is that the President will win the last debate big. If not, he’s done. He has to stop the decline in the second debate. Well since there is little interest here in the race I’ve probably used too much space on it but it’s the most important game played every four years.*****Thanks for all the great response and thanks for your time. Read us cover to cover and please shop our family of advertisers. Tell ‘um we sent you. Check our web site regularly for the latest Take care and God bless.

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Getting Spicy in Bridge City

Gary and Cresta Beall of Bridge City created Hunter’s Seasoning’s after one and a half to two years of “research and development.” They named the company after their 10 year old son, Hunter.

Penny LeLeux For The Record Cresta Beall of Bridge City loves to cook. Frequently when she used seasoning blends available on the market, her

Cooking with Katherine:

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Here is a fun, quick and easy recipe for pizza treats that the kids and adults will surely love. Make sure you have some cookie cutters to decorate the biscuits for your holiday

ing in her extremities. She was one of these country cooks that didn’t use recipes, but her husband Gary likes consistency in his meals. “I started doing this because my husband likes for every-

hands would swell. The problem was too much salt in the seasonings. She started to blend her own to try and find a combination that tasted good and gave her the results she wanted without causing swell-

thing to taste the same, every time. So I started writing down what seasonings I used in recipes. If I make something up, I don’t follow recipes, I just do it from scratch,” said Cresta. “I started to experiment with different seasonings to see how it tastes and then we started getting our friends to come over and taste test and our family to see what they thought about it.” “My son, Hunter, he’s 10, he helps me mix up seasonings and experiment and stuff.” After about one and a half to two years of trying different concoctions, Cresta had developed several blends that were not only well received by her husband, but also by friends and family. “We were doing it strictly for us in the beginning,” said Cresta. “It tasted good enough I thought I could sell it in a store. It snowballed from there.” Gary posted online on Facebook that they were going to start selling seasonings in Sep-

tember. Cresta freaked out a little bit. “We don’t even have a business,” she told him. “It just snowballed, I’ve been jumping through hoops trying to get everything accomplished so we could have it out by the beginning of September; getting licenses, permits. You have to have a manufacturer’s license to be able to have your own seasoning. Even though I don’t manufacture it, TexJoy does, you still have to have a manufacturers license because my name’s on the label.” There was even more paperwork that was needed to start a business, such as a DBA (doing business as) and filing a corporation. Everything was in place about the middle of August. She researched online and called local offices to find out the procedures she needed to complete for the new venture. The Hunter’s Seasoning’s became available in 22 of the 34 Market Baskets about three weeks ago. The seasoning blends are also available

Trick-or-Treat Biscuit Pizzas Martha’s 1 tube (16.3 oz.) large refrigerated flaky biscuits 3 Tbsp. pizza sauce 16 slices pepperoni 1/4 cup pineapple tidbits, drained 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives, drained 1/2 cup shredded pizza cheese blend 1 egg yolk beaten Assorted food coloring On a lightly floured surface, roll each biscuit into a 4-inch circle. Transfer four biscuits to an ungreased baking sheet; spread pizza sauce to 1/2 inch of edges.  Top each with pepperoni, pineapple, olives and cheese.

theme. I could see a football on top of these babies for the guys at halftime too.  With or without the pineapple, add your favorite pizza ingredients and   the hardest part will be keeping their  hands away before your guest arrive.  Happy eating!

With Halloween cookie cutters, lightly press a different design into each of the remaining biscuits. Place over filling; pinch seams to seal. Divide egg yolk among three custard cups; tint each portion with a different color.  Brush over Halloween shapes. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

at Robert’s Meat Market in Pinehurst and Luv Lingerie in Bridge City. Saturday, at the Bridge City Heritage Festival was their first public event promoting Hunter’s Seasoning’s. The seasonings are named for the couple’s son. His picture is on the labels. Cresta said she wanted something that looked dynamic and would stand out. At first they were going to go with a picture of a deer, but she said there weren’t many labels that have pictures. They also incorporate camouflage imaging on the labels. Currently they have five blends: spicy taco and fajita; mildly spicy taco and fajita; spicy deer and hamburger; mildly spicy deer and hamburger; and spicy chili spice. The seasonings are $3.50 a bottle. They also have gift packs available.For more information, check out their website or call 409-6705456.

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Community Bulletin Board 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: greens, okra (red and green), purple hull peas, snap beans, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, jams and jellies, fig preserves, squash relish, zucchini relish, pickled cherry peppers, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and bread, fresh herbs, house plants, succulents 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.

VFW to host “Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan” Wednesday A slide show entitled “Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan” will be


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


October 6 – 13, 2012 Orchid Festival - Enjoy daily greenhouse tours, programs and lectures throughout the week. Also, a variety of orchids will be available for purchase at the Garden Store during Orchid Festival. Visitors wishing to tour the Gardens must pay admission. Program and lecture seating is limited and an RSVP is required. To reserve a space, call 409.670.9799. October 16 – November 10, 2012 Scarecrow Festival - Stroll the pathways of Shangri La to see the unique scarecrow designs of the largest scarecrow festival in Texas. Celebrate the autumn season at Shangri La while seeing scarecrows created by area businesses, organizations, individuals and families from recycled and repurposed materials. October 27; November 3 and 10, 2012 (7:30am) Breakfast on the Bayou - Enjoy a continental breakfast while seeing Adams Bayou during these unique, early-morning excursions. Take a tour to one of Shangri La’s educational outposts as an environmental educator shares knowledge of the area ecosystem. Members – $5; Non-Members – $15. Admission to the gardens is included. Space is limited; an RSVP is required. Call 409.670.9799 to reserve a seat. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am - 5pm, Sunday, noon - 5pm. Admission varies. 712 Green Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.886.ARTS

shown by Veterans of Foreign Wars Chairman John Clark. The public is invited to attend the program on at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the VFW Post located at 5303 North 16th Street (Highway 87 North). For further information contact John Clark at 883-0264.

Lutcher Stark class of 1962 50th reunion

Through Documents. 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. If more information is needed, the Chapter Regent may be contacted at 409-7355253.

VFW to present “Women in the Military”

The Lutcher Stark High School class of 1962 will hold their 50th class reunion from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Friday evening will be a casual get-together. Saturday will be their main event, with a business-casual buffet dinner, program, visiting, dancing and music by Jim Dunaway. For more information, please contact Sally Ragland Townsend,

Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775, will present a video titled “Women in the Military” on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The program is one of 21 ‘recognition’ programs all VFW Posts are urged to participate in. The public, as well as members and veterans, are invited to attend the informative video, which is produced and shown by Chairman John Clark. For further information, contact Clark at 409-883-0264.

Tiger Rock to host Parents’ Night Out

Cormier Museum to open Oct. 20

Tiger Rock Martial Arts will host a Parents’ Night out from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.13. Parents can drop their children, ages 6-15 years, off for an evening of high energy games, movie, dancing, crafts and pizza in a safe environment while you enjoy an evening out! The cost $15 per person in advance $20 at the door. Registration available online at or in their academy, located at 1955 Miller Drive in Bridge City. Proceeds to benefit the Bridge City TaeKwonDo Booster Association.

The Orangefield Cormier Museum will be open Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Orange Chapter of DAR to Meet

The William Diamond Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution of Orange will have their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. The meeting will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church located at 1155 West Round Bunch in Bridge City, Texas. The program for the meeting will be History

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October 10, 2012 (11:45am) Orchid Festival Spotlight - Visitors can enjoy a gallery spotlight given by Librarian Jenniffer Hudson Connors on lithographs of orchids from the Museum collection of rare books. October 27, 2012 – January 26, 2013 National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West - Stark Museum will be one of ten museums to open this exhibition of remarkable photographs on the same day, creating the largest simultaneous photography exhibition ever in the nation. Opening day activities will include mini-tours from 11:00am–4:00pm, an evening Exhibition Opening Celebration with a photography presentation, reception and book signing. October 27, 2012 (6:30pm) Life of a National Geographic Photographer - In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West, renowned photographer Sam Abell will share insights into his life work as a National Geographic photographer, discussing his career, influences and adventures. The public is invited to this presentation hosted by Stark Museum of Art and held at Lutcher Theater, located at 707 Main Avenue in Orange, Texas. A reception, exhibition viewing and book signing will immediately follow at the Museum. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm. Admission is free.

Safe Boating Class to be held Oct. 20 Sabine Sail and Power Squadron will host a Safe Boating Class from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Pleasure Island Commission Building, located at 500 Pleasure Island Blvd. in Port Arthur. Cost is $10 and includes a Texas state certification, lunch and snacks. Donations are accepted for lunch. Minimum age is 13. Texas requires boater education for persons under 18 and born after Sept. 1, 1993 to operate a boat over 15 HP, personal watercraft or wind-driven craft over 14 ft. Contact Ron Gremillion at 409-548-3271 or for more information.

Tiger Rock to host Family Personal Protection Seminar Tiger Rock Martial Arts will host a Family Personal Protection Seminar from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 in the Bridge City High School gym. The cost will be $10 per person or $30 per family of four. Families will learn basic self escape and safety prior to Halloween trick or treating. All proceeds benefit the Bridge City High School Speech and Debate Team.

Miss Bridgefield pageant set for Nov. 3 The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Miss Bridgefield 2012 Pageant at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Bridge City Middle School, located directly behind the Bridge City High School on Texas Avenue. The deadline to enter the pageant is Friday, Oct. 19. The community is invited to attend and support the youth of the community. For more information, please contact the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce at 409-735-5671 or email bridgecitychamber@

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

610 W. Main Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.883.0871 On display through October 13, 2012 (9:00am – 4:30pm; last tour at 3:30pm) Orchid Festival - See a display of images, including the 1917 Lord and Burnham Greenhouse, 1909 greenhouse and images from antique orchid books. Visitors who present an admission ticket from Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center during Orchid Festival will receive a free tour of The House during that same week. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 3pm. Admission varies and is limited to individuals 10 years and older. ®

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Someone You Know!

The Record • Week of Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Deaths and Memorials Darrick Allen Brantley

7/08/94 ~ 9/18/11

You’re still here in our heart and mind. Still making us laugh, because your stories live on. We hold you in thought and we can feel you. We can feel you and this gives us strength and courage. The tears we have cried for you could flood the earth, and we know you have wiped each one away. For you son, we promise you this, we will go on our life and make you proud. We will always hold you in our heart. We promise you we will be missing you everyday until the end of time, but this is not our end and we can’t hold our head underwater, we need to breath. We need to love and miss you, but we also need to live, because through us you will live. You will still laugh and love, you will still sing and dance, you will still hug and kiss. You will forever be in our lives. You will forever be our son, brother, uncle, grandson and friend. We are going to miss your smiling face. We will think of you and wonder why? We might cry or smile, but at the end of the day we are one day closer to you. It has been a year, Darrick, since you left. We all love you and miss you so much. As you would say “I got this.” Love Dad, Momma, Sheila, Mom, and family.

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Ida Mae Arceneaux Sulphur, La.

Roy Salvadore Cappadona, 72, of Bridge City, died at his home, Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. A gathering of Mr. Cappadona’s family and friends will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive in Winnie. His funeral service will be 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie. He was born on Nov. 19, 1939, to Rosie Lee Girolamo and Roy Cappadona in Port Arthur. Roy worked through I. B. E. W. Local #479 as an electrician for fifty years. He was a man who loved his family and friends. His nieces and nephews adored him because of the life savers he carried in his pockets for them. Roy is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Anna Mitchell Cappadona of Bridge City; son, Ross Cappadona and his wife, Debbie, of Little Cypress; daughter, Debby Cappadona and her husband, Graham Hindley, of Livermore, Calif.; sister, Mary Young and her husband, Larry, of Lumberton; grandchildren, Griffin and Caroline Snow; and numerous relatives and friends. Complete and updated information may be found at www.

Ida Mae Arceneaux, 79, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in her home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of Lasalette Catholic Church in Sulphur,La. with the Rev. Jim Winiarski officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday with a rosary at 7 p.m. and from 8 a.m. Friday until time of service. She was a native of Arnaudville and lived in Sulphur for 59 years. She loved to fish, garden and play cards. She was passionate about hummingbirds. Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Ann Arceneaux Albair and her husband Richard B. Albair Sr. of Orange, Karen Arceneaux Quebedeaux of Sulphur; sons, Keith Arceneaux and his wife Paulette, Paul Marks Arceneaux and Melvin Wayne Arceneaux and his wife Emily, all of Sulphur; siblings, Iry Arnaud, Etheleen Taylor, Annabelle Richard, Girley Olivier and Earleen Knott; 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Marks Arceneaux; and her parents, Alba and Emitle Arnaud.

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their spouses, James Landreth, Brad and April Mays, Tim and Tonya Brunette, Brian Brunette and Amy and Josh Newman; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Frances Hammond of Port Neches; and brother and sisterin-law, Phelan and Peggy Land of League City. Tim Brunette, Brad Mays, Jim Landreth, Jerry Strange, Lonnie Carr and Jimmy Norwood served as pallbearers.

Beulah Land Brunette, 88, of Buna, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at her residence. Funeral Services were held. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City with the Rev. Delbert Milstead, pastor of Central Baptist Church in Buna, officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Port Arthur on March 23, 1924, Beulah was the daughter of Lee Sloan Land and Alma Frances (Lingo) Land. She was the former owner and operator of Bridge City Feed and Supply and was a member of Central Baptist Church in Buna. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Brunette; and daughter, Dianna Welsh. Beulah is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Floyd Linscomb of Orange; son and daughter-in-law, John and Paula Brunette of Jasper; five grandchildren and

Thank You For Your Support

Accomplishments on Commissioners’ Vote For A Reasonable Court YOUR VOICE. 2009 to present • Collection station: Orange County is recycling and with lower cost on regular garbage. • Roads in PCT 1: 12 miles of road repair. New roads Ben Mack road surfaced & Pine Bluff road. • Airport: Completed the runway extension project with grant money and installed taxiway light with grant money. Secured the airport with code access for entey. • Mosquito Control: Instrumental in hiring pilot for mosquito control aircraft. • Jail: Working with bidders on Bulk and Prescription medication delivery lowering the cost with better service. • Sheriff’s Department: 24 new patrol cars on the streets. • Grants: Over 48.5 million dollars in grant money over the past 3 years • New Buildings: - Shelter of last resort on FM 1442 (CHAMPS) - Judge Janice Menard - Adult Probation Building • Lowered the tax rate from 2011 to 2012 • Generators on Key buildings needed to operate the county. • County insurance health prescription plan: negotiated with Caremark to lower county prescription cost, saving the county over $70,000 the first year.


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I have leadership qualities that have been developed and nurtured from my childhood; qualities such as responsibility, accountability, self-discipline, optimism, common sense and community spirit. I believe that the job of a leader is to accomplish goals that advance the common good of the community, I am committed to serving the community that my family and I have lived in for 24 years. I hope I can count on your support for re-election as your County Commissioner Pct. 1. Thank You for Your Support, David L. Dubose

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Rev. Evan Dolive:

The Gospel According to Facebook

Facebook is one of the most popular websites to date with about doing things just to get attention in the name of faith. Does nearly 500 million users from all over the world. From its hum- it really mean I am “less of a Christian” if I decided not to click ble beginnings in the dorm room of Harvard University, Face- the ‘like’ button on a picture? Does this mean that I have sold book is now everywhere. From your personal computer to your my soul to the internet Devil because I am too consumed with smart phone, one is never too far away from social “interactions” posting pictures of my children? Absolutely not. Its one thing to have a faith and have that faith inform your found within Facebook (or as a friend of my calls life, but it is another to have a faith and guilt it ‘faceless book’). trip others into following your actions. Christ Facebook connects us to the world around us did not call for us to plaster our faith across the and we are able to share things from vacation internet. Christ calls us to be the presence of pictures to memorial pages for those who have God at all times, in all places and to all people. died.   Facebook at its core is a social networkA person’s faith or commitment to God/Christ ing site, connecting people across various sociois not contingent on whether or not they share economic statuses, education levels and even a Facebook photo with their friends. religions.   Facebook in my  opinion  has moved Facebook and other social media outlets like past its  original  intent of just social networkit have made the gospel a bumper sticker, for ing between friends.  Businesses, churches, civil good or for ill. Since the interaction happens groups, clubs and even TV shows all have a presin cyber space the relational connection is ence on Facebook.   Breaking news is reported, lessened. Because of this the scriptures, quotashared, liked and commented on, all within tions, theology and sermons can all be taken the confines of one website. The goal has moved out of context and promoted as truth with from friendly conversations to specific adverlittle or no dialogue, conversation or explanatisements and mass information around like istion. Of course this can happen anywhere, but sues, causes and beliefs. for some reason the internet has brought this What does Facebook do or has done for Christo the forefront. Is this the 21st century model tianity?  Has Facebook helped or hurt the gosRev. Evan Dolive of evangelism? I sure hope not. Social media pel message? Recently I began to see more and more pictures shared that read “Like if you Love Jesus” or “Keep has it place in the propagation of the gospel, but evangelism at scrolling if you love the Devil, like if you love God.”  If you are a its core is grounded in relationships. Evangelism is a scary word user of Facebook like I am, you have more than likely seen these for some people because they believe it means inviting people to pictures (or others like it) before.  These pictures call for Chris- church or knocking on people’s doors and passing out ‘salvation tians around the world to share their faith boldly and proudly on tracts.’ While some people believe this is the best way to protheir Facebook page so that all who may grace it will know that mote ones faith, I believe that being in a relationship with someone first helps to “open the door” to evangelism. One does not they are a follower of Christ. To be honest, I can’t stand them. They clutter my news feed even have to speak the name of Jesus Christ to get the message of Christ across. This is what Facebook and these “like if you love and are not the reason I get on Facebook. I do not like them for a number of reasons. First, it makes Jesus” pictures fail at doing; there is no relationship, just a pretty Christianity something to do, not something that is done. Fol- picture with a cute font. The gospel demands more than that. Rev. Evan M. Dolive is an ordained minister in the Christian lowers of Christ are called to continue the message of Christ in the world around them. Often in churches there are talks of “let- Church (Disciples of Christ) and author of He ting your light shine before others,” but there is also a warning can be reached via email at


BRIEFS Cowboy Church hosts Buckle Series Cowboy Church of Orange County will be hosting its next Playday Buckles Series Oct. 20. Events will be cloverleaf barrels, poles, straight barrels, and speed race. Buckles will be awarded for overall high point for each age group, also first, second and third place awards. Three of the four events and two of the three playdays must be completed to be eligible for the awards. Mutton bustin’ will also be awarded a buckle and prizes. Special classes include lead line and stick horse race with awards given also. All participants must compete in two of the three playdays to be eligible for awards. Sleeved shirt required, also current negative coggins and a signed release. For more information, contact Jackie at (409)423-9724, or visit the Cowboy Church of Orange County website.

Harvest Chapel to host Campmeeting The Harvest Chapel, located at 1305 Irving Street in West Orange, will host a Campmeeting Oct. 21-26. They will feature special guest speakers from Colorado, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona and Texas. Morning Service will begin at 10 a.m. and the evening service will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, please call Pastor Ruth at 409-882-0862 or 409-313-2768.

Little Cypress Baptist to hold fall festival Little Cypress Baptist Church invites the public to attend its annual Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3274 Little Cypress Drive. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a hot dog snack for the family. At 6:30 p.m. children will enjoy the Trunk or Treat event held outside if weather permits. Then at 7 p.m., children will enjoy a carnival atmosphere in the family center. Children are encouraged to dress up, but no scary costumes, please, as this event is for all ages.

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Wesley UMC to host Fall Festival Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 401 N. 37th St. in Orange, will be having their Fall Festival from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28 2012. Hayrides, Moonwalk, Games, Food, & Candy will be free to the public. A Trunk or Treat will also be available.

St. Paul UMC to sell cookbooks St. Paul United Methodist Church is selling homegrown, local cookbooks. All of the recipes come from members. The cookbook has tried and true recipes. The cost is $20 and all proceeds go to our mission funds. Please call the church 735-5546 or come by from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pick up a copy.

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The West Orange Christian Church, located at 900 Lansing Street, will host a Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The community is encouraged to wear their costumes for this safe and fun event. For more information, please call Nelda at 409-719-3992 or log on to

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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.

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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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Former Workforce executive director passes away

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Linda Brown Colbert, former executive director of Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas, passed away Sept. 19 after a lengthy illness. She was 60. Colbert was named the first executive director of Southeast Texas Workforce Development Board when it was formed in 1996. She remained dedicated to its mission of building a worldclass competitive workforce for Southeast Texas until 2008. “We were blessed to have worked under Linda’s leadership and vision for the many years she was part of Workforce,” said Marilyn Smith, who succeeded Colbert as executive director. “She was a passionate advocate for individuals seeking to overcome obstacles and become self-sufficient and a driving force in development of economic opportunities for Southeast Texas. Linda Brown Colbert More important, Linda was a loving and faithful friend who we will dearly miss. Her smile and joyful spirit will forever be remembered by those who were fortunate enough to know her.” During Colbert’s tenure as executive director, she successfully led workforce development efforts that garnered attention on the state and national levels. Her passion for improving economic opportunities for Southeast Texas included serving with numerous civic, community and business organizations with like-minded goals. Colbert served as President of the Texas Workforce Association, the House of Refuge Board, Chair of the State Policy Committee, Welfare-to-Work Policy Advisory Committee to the Governor, the Red Cross Board of America, Advisory Member of POST (Partnership of Southeast Texas) and Beaumont ISD Vocation Advisory Council. She was also honored as Woman of the Year – Top Ladies of Distinction and as Director of the Year – State of Texas. She began her professional career in 1976 with Programs for Human Services where she served as Program Supervisor. In 1984, she joined the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission as a Special Programs Coordinator and soon after became the Director of Employment and Training until her appointment to the Workforce Development Board as executive director in 1996. Services celebrating Colbert’s life and achievements were held Sept. 29 at Starlight Church of God in Christ in Orange, Texas.

“What a way to end the show! You brought it home,” Howie Mandel told them, going on to declare that they deserved to go to all the way to the finals. Sharon Osbourne agreed, calling the act “spectacular.” Added Howard Stern, “No disappointments here…. That’s a big stage show. That’s a million dollar act, no ifs, ands or buts.” Such went the comments of the America’s Got Talent judges in response to the artistry of a Lightwire Theater performance. Now, area residents have the opportunity to see what inspired AGT’s judges and audiences as New Orleans’ Lightwire Theater, in correlation with Corbian Visual Arts and Dance, tell the stories of THE UGLY DUCKLING and THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE, Thursday, October 18 at 9:30 and 11:30 AM on the Lutcher Theater stage. These classic Aesop’s Fables are told with spectacular glow-in-the-dark electroluminescent wire (EL wire) puppets, dazzling visual effects, poignant choreography and creative use of music ranging from classical to jazz to pop. Creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp met while dancing in Twyla Tharp’s Broadway show Movin’ Out. An immediate connection was made as they discovered their mutual love of art, theater and technology. After coming across a product called EL wire, the lights turned on. “EL wire” is short for electroluminescent wire: Unlike black lights, the technology can be powered by batteries and requires no theatrical lighting. The possibilities seemed endless. Together with their wives Eleanor and Whitney they began to develop puppetry based creatures that quickly gained personality. Lightwire Theater visits the Orange area as part of the Lutcher Incredible Kids Events 2012-13 Series, which is designed to accommodate area school field trips as well as the public. Grades PreK through 4th grade will not only enjoy the stories and spectacle of this production, but will find curriculum connections with Language Arts, Science and Theater. Patrons of all ages will marvel at the mystery of its artistry. All tickets are $4 and though not available online for this performance, can be purchased by calling 409-886-5535. Lutcher Incredible Kids Events is sponsored by Printpack Inc. The Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main in Orange.

Forum scheduled for OISD candidates The Orangefield Classroom Teachers’ Association will be hosting a forum for the candidates running for positions on the Orangefield Independent School District School Board.   The forum will be held 7 – 8: 30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15, in the gym of First Baptist Church in Orangefield.    This forum will consist of predetermined questions being asked of candidates and will allow the community to become more familiar with the candidates for more informed voting choices.   Running for Place 1 is Van H. “Bo” Henley and Jaun Gonzales Jr. Nancy Ashworth is the only incumbent running for re-election. Opposing her for Place III is Jesse Fremont. Vying for Place VI are Johnny Dorman and Ronald K. Risinger. There are three candidates for Place VII: Jason Guidroz, Richard Durkin and Brad Frye. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited. 

Halloween Events Scheduled at TX Parks If you’re looking for a different and healthier way to help your youngsters celebrate Halloween, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department invites you to visit its state parks and fisheries centers for some special treats. Ray Roberts Lake State Park in Valley View invites all little ghosts and goblins to the Johnson Branch unit of the park on Oct. 20 for the Spooky Critter Hike from 6 to 8 p.m. The park will host a very special night of family fun, candy, surprises and educational talk about critters of the night! Each time you find a night critter with a ranger on our short hike, there will be a treat waiting for you! Participants are encouraged to dress up! Please RSVP if possible by calling (940) 637-2294. No pets are allowed on the hike. For the sixth year in the row, Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco will present the Spooky Science Fest – Protectors of the Park from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. Superheroes of all ages from across the universe will be in a battle to save Texas State Parks, as well as our natural and cultural resources, from the clutches of evil. There will be Superhero photos, a mad science lab, games, crafts, hay rides, live animals, costume contests, food, drinks and much, more. What can you do to save the park? The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under, and $2 for those with a Texas State Parks Passport. Call (956) 565-3919 for more information or visit: On that same Saturday, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site between Brenham and Navasota will be hosting a look at funerary practices of early Texas with a tour of the Old Washington Cemetery. The “Burying the Dead” program will be presented at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and is open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Return to the state historic site the following day to listen to costumed presenters tell Revolutionary Ghost Stories about the spirits who haunted the Lone Star State in its early days.  Presentations will take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Arrive 5 to 10 minutes early at the Visitors Center to stroll to a period setting for the 30 to 45-minute, chill-inducing storytelling about things that go bump in the Texas night. Fees are $5 for adults, students $5 and free for children 6 and younger. For additional details, please call (936) 878-2214, ext. 224. Representatives of Athens businesses and organizations will hand out free candy treats during the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s annual Halloween at the Hatchery from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25. For more information, call (903) 670-2266. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site in Jacksboro after 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 and pay no entry fee during the Trunk or Treat and Ghost Walk. Let your youngsters trick or treat through the campsites from 5:30 p.m. to dusk, and then go for a Ghost Walk around the historic site. Call (940) 567-3506 for more information. Ray Roberts Lake State Park (Johnson and Isle Du Bois units) in North Texas will be awarding prizes to the top three Jack O’ Lanterns in the Great Pumpkin Carving Contest, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27. One entry per family, please. Halloween treats and a spooky campfire session await Halloween revelers. For more details, call (940) 637-2294. Take a walk down the Haunted Trail at Martin Dies, Jr. State Park in Jasper and encounter scary monsters and frightening ghouls. The haunted hike takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Cozy up to the campfire while roasting a hotdog and marshmallows provided by the Friends of Martin Dies Jr. State Park for a $1 donation to the group. Get a temporary Halloween tattoo, play games and win prizes. Call (409) 384-5231 for details. Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson will host its 6th annual Halloween Spooktacular from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28. Children and adults are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costume and participate in crafts, face painting, picture taking, games and trick-or-treating through the Visitor Center. The costume contest is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Winners will receive a trophy and prizes. Admission is free, but there is a $5 fee for participation in craft activities. For more information, call (979) 2920100. To see a complete listing of Halloween events at state parks, visit


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H Kaz’s Fearless

FOOTBALL FORECAST • NEDERLAND over LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE It seems like every time we pick the Battlin’ Bears to lose, they pull off a big upset victory. So we’re using reverse psychology and saying the Bulldogs will win this game Friday. • SILSBEE over BRIDGE CITY The Cards need to pull of a big upset of their own against these Tigers who are picked to be one of the three teams to make the state playoffs next month. • ORANGEFIELD over HARDIN-JEFFERSON The Bobcats are coming off a huge District 21-3A win and would love to stay tied at the top of the league standings after this difficult Friday night encounter in front of the hometown fans. • VIDOR over LUMBERTON The Pirates got back on the winning track last week and need to KAZ’S FOOTBALL FORECAST

B Cardinals and Bobcats regroup ‘THE RECORD’ HOMETOWN HIGHLIGHTS



Coming into week seven, the playoff picture gets a little murkier after several of our local area schools posted district wins a week ago. Had some of these same football squads taken those losses, it would have been really difficult to regain traction in time to save their respective post-season hopes. Hoping other teams lose doesn’t count. The Orangefield Bobcats (2-4, 1-1) had a huge district victory 5428, on the road, against HamshireFannett last Friday. Bobcat nation either heard about, or saw an offensive explosion as Coach Josh Smalley orchestrated an impressive Orangefield rushing attack that resulted in over 600 yards of total offense. “We got healthy. We were missing

Orangefield Bobcat quarterback Eric Truncale. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

our quarterback who was out with a concussion. When we’re healthy, we move the ball.” No kidding. It was the usual suspects leading the way, and they did not disappoint as Coach Smalley and the crew had three runners over the 100 yard mark. Tyran Como racked up 116 yards and two touchdowns while quarterback Eric Truncale piled on another 109 yards with a score. The workhorse was Carl Wiley, who eluded defenders with ease, all game long. Wiley had 259 yards on the ground and found the end zone three different times. “It was a good win for us, but now were focusing on next week. It’ll be Homecoming and we know it’s a must-win every week, one week at a time.” This Friday at 7 p.m., Orangefield will host Hardin-Jefferson in HOMETOWN FOOTBALL PAGE 2B


LCM runningback Alex Sezer rushes for 217 yards and two touchdowns in the 35-6 victory over the PNG Indians. RECORD PHOTO: Chris Gunn

It may have appeared on Friday night that the Mustangs were getting a slow start, but it was hard for quarterback Jimmy Salter to decide which “weapon” he was going to use first. However, once he chose John Scott to get the scoring started, there was no looking back in the 49-0 romp over the Hardin Jefferson Hawks. “Give Hardin Jefferson credit. They played well and they played hard,” Head Coach Cornel Thompson said. “They had two weeks to prepare for us and we definitely got their A game.” The defense worked hard all night long, only giving up one big play early in the contest when HJ quarterback Jared Gieseke hit receiver Andrew Martel down the sidelines for a 52-yard gain. However, the Hawks had to settle for a field goal attempt and the ball sailed wide right as HJ walked away with no points on the board. The Mustangs quickly went to

Colin Janice and Jhayllien Monette were in the back field all night torturing whatever Hawk had the ball. RECORD PHOTO: Meri Elen Jacobs

work, and Scott was able to put points on the board with 11 seconds on the clock to finish the first quarter. Kicker Rodikson Cano, who was

seven for seven on PATs, put WO-S up, 7-0. The next weapon Salter chose was MUSTANGS PAGE 5B


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As the leading rusher for the game, John Scott carries the ball one of nine times for 123 yards and two touchdowns. RECORD PHOTO: Meri Elen Jacobs

Linebacker Joe Lynch put the icing on the cake when he picked off Jared Gieseke after the ball was tipped by teammate Kaleb Franklin. Lynch hit the endzone from 94 yards out as time ran out at Hardin Jefferson. RECORD PHOTO: Meri Elen Jacobs

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another all-important district match-up. Coach Crouch and the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears (2-3, 1-1) hosted the Port Neches-Groves Indians, and they were ready for them all the way. The Battlin’ Bears unleashed a potent offensive attack against the Indians and handled them in all phases of the game, ending in a 35-6 LC-M victory. Running back Alex Sezer ran amok on the Indian defense to the total of 217 yard on 23 touches. He found the end zone twice and that’s only part of the story in this wellbalanced performance by a determined Bear team. Quarterback Caleb Harley hit two different receivers for scores and nearly had a 200 yard passing game as well. Dalton Doyle grabbed two and Billy Jones was the other score. Coach Crouch has his work cut out for him this Friday at 7:30. He’ll have to get his guys ramped up to play their third district game of the year against the Nederland Bulldogs. The Bears will be hosting the game and it’s a really important one because they don’t want to go down 1-2 in district play. The West Orange-Stark Mustangs (6-0, 1-0) had another impressive game against district rival Hardin-Jefferson 49-0, making this the fourth time this year they’ve shut out an opponent. The offense ran like a well-oiled machine, scoring four touchdowns on the ground while quarterback Jimmy Salter passed for two more. The “chain-gang” defense harassed the Hawk’s offense relentlessly, holding the team to under 100 yards rushing and passing. The Mustangs and Coach Thompson look like a lock for the playoffs, but the season is far from over heading into their bye week. The Mustangs have four district games in a row, upon their return, and you better believe every team standing in their way will have their say before it’s all said

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and done. Coach Thompson and his squad have the target on their back, as the Mustang continue to prove the experts correct by winning consistently. The Bridge City Cardinals (2-3, 1-0) suffered a defeat at the hands of the Jasper Bulldogs 21-7 last week, and it was a tough one to swallow as the Jasper defensive held the Cards’ in check for most of the game. This loss comes after Coach Cris Stump and the gang were building momentum off of two previous wins. Lucky for Bridge City, this latest defeat wasn’t a district game, meaning their playoff status isn’t crucially effected just yet. Coach Stump is already one

step ahead, and is obviously moving ahead to the Cardinal’s next challenge and it’s a big one. Enter the Silsbee Tigers. “We expect to win,” said Coach Stump. “We’ve beat them the last two years, and they’re going to show up mad. They want to go to the playoffs, but we want a playoff spot too. We’re going to prepare and then come out to play hard.” Bridge City will host the 5-1 Silsbee Tiger at 7 p.m. this Friday. With district leverage at stake, expect to see both teams give it their all come game time. The Vidor Pirates (3-1, 1-1) beat Ozen 28-21 last week. On Friday, they’ll host Lumberton at 7:30 p.m.


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Braves, Rangers not wild about wild card rule Kaz’s Korner Joe Kazmar

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I’ve been either playing or following the game of baseball for over 60 years and have watched the game make plenty of changes—some for the good of the game and others probably for the monetary advantage of the major league owners. I remember growing up when there were only eight teams in both the National and American Leagues and many of the statistics kept today weren’t even thought of back in the 1950’s and 1960’s before the Computer Era. There was no such thing as divisions, or playoffs—unless two teams were tied for first place after the final game of the regular season. The World Series generally was over at this time of October. And then from 1960 until now the major

leagues nearly doubled in the number of franchises with 16 in the National League and 14 in the American League. Both leagues become equal with 15 thanks to the Houston Astros’ new owner Jim Crane giving in to the wishes of Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig last summer. The major leagues went to three divisions and a playoff system to determine the two teams that would meet for the World Series. And if that didn’t extend the major league baseball season enough, one wild card for each league was added in 1994, but not used until 1995 because of a player’s strike which canceled the 1994 World Series. The wild card teams were accepted as “fullblooded members” of the baseball post-season, with all the benefits of regular members, except that they couldn’t have home-field advantage. The 1997 Florida Marlins were the first team to win the World Series from the wild-card spot. In 2000, the New York Mets went to the World Series as a wild-card, but the Yankees won their division and the World Series with

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87 wins. In 2002, the Los Angeles Angels won the World Series over the San Francisco Giants— both wild-card teams. In 2003, the Marlins again won the World Series as a wild card and in 2004 the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, also as a wild card. 2005 was a special year for us Houston Astros fans because our guys reached the World Series for the first time in franchise history, but were swept in four straight games by the Chicago White Sox. In 2006, the Detroit Tigers reached the World Series as a wild card and lost to the St. Louis Cardinals, a team that won the NL Central Di-

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vision with just 83 victories. In 2007, the Colorado Rockies reached the World Series as a wild card and last year in 2011 the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series as a wild card. As this week’s edition of USA Today Sports Weekly points out: “If you found yourself in a heated race for the division title, well, it didn’t matter as long as you had a good enough record to be in the wild-card spot. This devalued one of baseball’s greatest qualities, the September pennant race. “So baseball people came up with a novel KAZ’S KORNER PAGE 4B

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The LCM Battlin’ defense led by Dillan Gruber (3), Austin Lopez (24) and Justin Ezell (23) attack a PNG running back in the 35-6 victory over the Indians. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel

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Kaz’s Korner: New wild card rule way to deal with it. Instead of getting rid of the wild card, they added another wild card, but took away full membership rights for wild-card teams. Now, wild cards have to face each other in a one-game cage match for the privilege of getting into the REAL postseason.” The weekly newspaper concluded that there now is no question that if you’re in a pennant race, your team will want to do everything in its power to win the division, because the wild card is “fraught with peril.” Anybody could lose a onegame playoff which was proven last weekend by the Atlanta Braves and the Texas Rangers. Plus, if your team wins the one-game playoff, it will go into the Division Series wounded, with its best pitcher burned out for three or four days. In the National League, the Washington Nationals, Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants won their divisions without much of a pennant race. Atlanta easily secured that first wild card and would have been in the Division Playoffs if Major League baseball didn’t alter the format by creating another wild card, which happened to be the fortunate St. Louis Cardinals. Because the Braves had the better record, the one-game playoff was held at Turner Field in Atlanta. Trailing 6-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Braves loaded the bases with one out. Andrelton Simmons hit a pop fly that dropped at least 50 feet beyond the infield dirt in short left field that would have scored one or maybe two runs. However, umpire Sam Holbrook ruled Simmons out under the infield fly rule. So instead of the Braves trailing

by two or maybe even one run with still only one out, there were two outs. The fans at Turner Field went berserk, littering the field with beer cups, buckets of popcorn and anything they could get their hands on to throw on the field, leading to a scary 19-minute delay. Holbrook and umpiring supervisor Charlie Reliford defended the call. “Once the fielder established himself, he got ordinary effort,” Holbrook said. “That’s when the infield fly rule was called.” Atlanta went on to lose 6-3 making St. Louis the wild card team in the best-of-five National League Divisional Series playing against the Washington Nationals. The Texas Rangers, who lost the AL West Division title on the final day of the regular season after being swept in three games at Oakland, dropped nine of their final13 games but had the best wild-card record in the American League. The Rangers lost the onegame wild-card playoff to the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 Friday, and like the Atlanta Braves will be watching the rest of the major league post-season in the comfort of the living room at their own homes. KWICKIES..Now that Terry Francona is back into the major league managing circle after being hired last weekend as the new skipper for the Cleveland Indians, don’t be surprised if he names former Houston Astros’ manager Brad Mills to his staff. Francona has managed for 12 seasons in the majors, compiling a 1,029-915 record. His father, Tito, played for the Indians from 1959-64. The national sports media claimed that the Texas Longhorns were defeated by West Virginia 48-45 Saturday night because former Penn State

kicker Anthony Fera, playing in his first game for the ‘Horns, missed a 41-yard field goal late in the game that would have tied the score 41-41. But what really lost the game for the Longhorns was the premature or bad snap on the preceding third down play that lost 16 yards. A good snap might have kept the drive alive or at least would have made the field goal try a 25-yarder instead. And for its punishment, Texas is a three-point underdog to Oklahoma in Saturday’s Red River Shootout in Dallas. Perhaps those sub-par performances against Auburn (12-10) and Towson (38-22) foreshadowed LSU’s miserable offensive showing Saturday at Gainesville in Florida’s 14-6 upset over the Tigers. Don’t be surprised if the three points LSU is favored by Saturday night against South Carolina slowly melts away by kickoff time. Washington Redskins’ rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III hopefully learned a very valuable lesson Sunday in his team’s 24-17 loss to the undefeated Atlanta Falcons. When you have to run with the football, either hot-foot it for the sidelines and go out of bounds or else look like a baseball player and do a hook slide before contact is made. If RG3 did one of those two things Sunday, he wouldn’t have suffered a slight concussion and a cut face when Atlanta linebacker and Jasper native Sean Weatherspoon made his bonecrushing tackle. Three teams vaulted into the top five in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 College Poll. South Carolina jumped from sixth to No. 3, Florida surged from tenth to No. 4 and West Virginia jumped three notches from eighth to No. 5 while Alabama maintained its

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hold as the No. 1 team in the country despite being idle last week and Oregon remained No. 2. Kansas State moved up one slot to No. 6, Notre Dame went up two spots to No. 7 and Ohio State catapulted four spots to No. 8 while LSU slid from fourth to No. 9 and Oregon jumped four spots to No. 10. Texas plummeted four notches to No. 15 and TCU dropped out of the top 25 due to the suspension of its quarterback. JUST BETWEEN US… Those National Football League fans living outside the Lone Star State are becoming real familiar with what the Houston Texans are all about and that’s winning. The Texans out-played the New York Jets before an national audience on Monday Night Football and won 23-7 for their fifth straight victory without a loss. The Texans will turn right around and meet the mighty Green Bay Packers at Reliant Stadium on national TV Sunday night.

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H Kaz’s Fearless Football Forecast GAMES THIS WEEK From Page 1B stay on that road that eventually will lead to the state playoffs. But they had better not overlook the Raiders, who also desperately need a win this Friday night. DEWEYVILLE over CORRIGAN-CAMDEN The Pirates are coming off of a very successful pre-district schedule, but starting Friday, the remainder of the games will be for the District 12-2A championship. Friday’s foe has had a tough time so far this season, but they are ready to start district play with a clean slate, so the Pirates need to continue their winning ways. VINTON over EAST BEAUREGARD The Lions had a real tough outing last week as Rosepine overwhelmed them 43-12, leaving Vinton winless in three district contests. However, East Beauregard is in the same predicament, having failed to win in their six outings so far this season. But they are looking to end that status, so the Lions must be on their toes at Dry Creek Friday night. LAMAR over McMURRY The Cards are coming off a pair of tough Southland Confer-

Mustangs reek havoc sophomore Dre Spencer who caught an 18 yard pass in the end zone for the second score. The Hawks, who used clock control to keep the score down, kept the Mustangs from scoring when they recovered a fumble in the red zone late in the second quarter. “We played much better offensively in the second half,” Thompson said. ‘We stayed with it and our conditioning was also a factor.” Scott struck again on the first play from scrimmage after the half, when he hit the line running and went 61 yards for six. “John (Scott) had a big run. He hit his block and headed north for the score,” Thompson said. “We have really been working with our running backs on running north, not east and west.” Next, Salter chose weapon J’Marcus Rhodes to carry the pigskin in on an 8-yard pass. After Cano’s kick, the Mustangs were up, 28-0 with plenty of time left in the game. To end the third quarter, running back Abear Simien tore into the end zone from one yard out and a Cano kick set the game at 35-0. Salter still had weapons to use, although he didn’t want to use them all in one night. A hand-off to Ar’Tevin McDonald went 20 yards for what most thought would be the final touchdown. Down 42-0, the Hawks, who had mustered negative yards rushing and only one first down, started their best drive of the game. Gieseke used the strength of Devan Cooper to push forward for yardage. With 12 seconds left in the game and threatening to score,

Gieseke went to the air, looking at Martel in the end zone. The ball, tipped by senior Kaleb Franklin, was snagged by linebacker Joe Lynch, who took the ball 96 yards for a touchdown as time ran out. And Salter had completed his mission of using seven weapons to score with, sixteen overall who moved the ball upfield with their legs or arms, while the defense posted its fourth shut-out of the season and 85th in the history of the program. The defense has held opponents to an average of 147 yards a game while posting close to 300 on offense. The defense played well all night, limiting the Hawks to (-2) yards rushing and only 75 passing, with four first downs. Sophomore Deionte Thompson had a spectacular night snagging two of Gieseke’s passes, one that set up the Simien touchdown. The Mustangs will have an open week this Friday, but at the corral, the team is still working hard, preparing for the next two contests that according to Thompson will be extremely difficult mental tests. “We don’t want to lose the edge that we have,” Thompson said. “We will use the open

ence losses and will be looking forward to taking a break from SLC play. But if those silly mistakes continue, the Redbirds will make their fans at Provost-Umphrey Stadium unhappy Saturday. McNEESE STATE over CENTRAL ARKANSAS The Cowboys have had two weeks to prepare for this important Southland Conference game at Louis Bonnette Field in Lake Charles. Central Arkansas is fresh off a 34-14 victory over Nicholls State and stands at 2-1 in league play. The Pokes have split their two SLC contests. HIGH SCHOOL— Buna over Hamshire-Fannett, Ozen over Livingston, Beaumont Central over PNG, Beaumont West Brook over Deer Park, Port Arthur Memorial over North Shore, Kountze over Warren, Newton over East Chambers, Kirbyville over Hardin, Anahuac over Woodville, Houston St. Pius over Beaumont Kelly, Beaumont Legacy over Galveston O’Connell, Evadale over Sabine Pass, Jasper over New Orleans Cohen, Hull-Daisetta over Normangee, Lovelady over West Hardin, Lufkin over The Woodlands, Baytown Sterling over Channelview, Brenham over Montgomery, Dayton over Humble, Humble Summer Creek over Kingwood Park, Barbers Hill over New Caney Porter, Huffman over Cleveland, Shepherd over Tarkington, Coldspring over Splendora, La Marque over Sweeny, High Island over Katy Faith West (Sat.). COLLEGE— Baylor over TCU, Tulsa over UTEP, (both Thurs.); Navy over Central Michigan (Fri.), Sam Houston State over Nicholls State, Southeastern Louisiana over Northwestern State, Texas over Oklahoma, West Virginia over Texas Tech, Oklahoma State over Kansas, Kansas State over Iowa State, Texas A&M over Louisi-

From Page 1 date to work and condition and possibly put in some new stuff, but for us it isn’t an off week. Orangefield and Buna run the same type of offense-the slot T and we haven’t done well in the last few years against their offense.” Orangefield is led by Carl Willey, who has carried the ball 103 times for 713 yards and seven touchdowns. Quarterback Eric Truncale is also a threat with 474 yards and four touchdowns of his own. The Bobcats are averaging 347 yards a game while giving up 356, but posted almost 600 against Hamshire-Fannett in this past weeks’ 54-28 win. This will be the homecoming game with festivities kicking off with the parade Monday night at 6:30 p.m. The parade will start on Western close to the water tower and will end at the high school with a community pep rally immediately after at Dan R. Hooks Stadium. The homecoming court will be announced and then the king will be crowned on Friday at the Homecoming pep rally around 3:15 and the queen will be crowned during half time of the game. Tickets for the game will be available at the normal hours-Wednesday 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday 9 to

PRO PICKS— Pittsburgh over Tennessee (Thurs.); Atlanta over Oakland, Tampa Bay over Kansas City, Indianapolis over NY Jets, Cincinnati over Cleveland, Philadelphia over Detroit, Miami over St. Louis, Baltimore over Dallas, Arizona over Buffalo, New England over Seattle, San Francisco over NY Giants, Minnesota over Washington, Houston over Green Bay; Denver over San Diego (Monday Night Upset Special). Carolina, Chicago, Jacksonville and New Orleans have open dates. The JV team faced the Hawks JV team and came out with a 58-0 victory. Jordan Richard scored two touchdowns on a 13 yard and four yard runs and two two-point conversions. Trey Baldwin scored on a one yard pass from quarterback Jermaine Mitchell and also on a two point conversion. Dillon Sterling had a 15 yard touchdown run and Caleb Collins caught a two point conversion thrown by Sterling. Sterling also scored on a 55 yard run. Two fumbles were turned into touchdowns. Dee Wolfford picked up a fumble and ran it in from 40 yards out while Elijah Teel recovered a fumble for a touchdown. Defensive standouts were Teel, Steven

Tims, Mitchell and Wolfford while offensive standouts were Sterling, Cameron Herbert and La’Jarious Sonnier. The Subvarsity teams will combine to play Orangefield next Thursday night at Orangefield at 5 pm. The Stallions will take on the Bobcats at home at the middle school stadium. Come out and enjoy all of the homecoming festivities next week, beginning with Monday’s parade. This Friday, support one of the other local Orange County teams. Wear your blue and silver and let the teams know that WO-S supports them…at least when they aren’t across the field from us.


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Wind can frustrate the best of us erman and I will pray for him COLBURN-FISHING tonight.” CAPT. DICKIE COLBURN It was quite obvious that FOR THE RECORD

“Five to ten miles per hour….my butt!” Once again the weatherman had grossly missed yet another weather forecast and not only were we bouncing from wave to wave, but we were a warm jacket or two short as well. Even at that, those were pretty strong words that had escaped the lips of a man of the cloth. “That statement was uttered out of frustration,” he quickly added. “It was in no way meant to dis the weath-

the good reverend fishes very little. If he did, he would have known that even the best weathermen get the wind right only about 20 percent of the time The wind had howled the day before, but was forecast to lay down over night. It didn’t. We surfed our way through several sets of birds that just wouldn’t hold in the white caps before striking gold under two pelicans and a hand full of terns. Everyone in the boat hooked up on a redfish and amazingly enough we were able to land all four fish.

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The birds had moved on and we had surfed at least fifty yards by the time we boxed all four fish and re-tied. I ran back to where we had started and we immediately caught two more fish before they disappeared. For the remainder of the morning we fought the same miserable program hoping for a keeper trout or red at each stop. Once again, the lure that made the difference for us was a Maniac Mullet. We caught far more fish on Flats Minnows and Trout Killers, but the larger fish ate the Mullet fished as slowly as we could possibly fish it. Any time we slowed down with a tail the sand trout crashed the party. The best news of late, aside from the redfish bite, is that we are starting to catch more trout in the 19 to 24 inch class. When the lake is reasonably calm and you can make more than one cast to a given spot, both 5-inch tails and the Mullet have worked well. I have been fishing braid for several years now and I still

cuss the wind knots and backlashes that instantly snap your leader and launch your lure out of sight, but it is invaluable when fishing in rough water or a strong current. The zero-stretch factor compensates for any slack line and strikes that would go undetected with monofilament are resoundingly transmitted back to the rod tip. I fished with a sixteen year old youngster last week that was thoroughly frustrated prior to switching to a reel filled with Power Pro braid. He said that he never got the first strike until he switched to the braid, but that was not the case at all. He just wasn’t feeling the bites. Before the day was over he was not only a braid convert, but won all of the family bets waged over breakfast. While on the subject of fishing tackle, I finally have a definitive answer as to the status of Laguna Rods. Chris Williamson and Sarge Upchurch

were the two most prominent faces associated with the popular custom rods prior to the widely discussed financial and service problems that led to a re-structuring of sorts. When all was said and done, Sarge started his own company, Sarge Customs, and is in the process of building a very sound business from the ground up. He is based out of Pt. Arthur and has already expanded the number of actions and models he and Chris originally offered at Laguna. Chris took over the reins at Laguna and is also in full production mode once again with the same models that made them so popular. “Rather than expand our line-up at this point,” says Williams, “we are sticking with our top sellers, upgrading components, and regaining the confidence of our customers. I personally elected to stay with Laguna, but the bottom

line is that several of the more popular models of both companies are the exact same rods. They are expensive rods, but they will make a difference in your catching. They are phenomenally light, durable and built to your personal specifications including the color of the wraps, style of eyes and grips. You cannot go wrong with either company. Sarge Upchurch will be more than happy to talk with you via the phone and while the model names of his rods are different and more extensive with the exception of the Latis Stick, he also has a match for those in the Laguna line up. Once convinced that I could get the same quality rod through either company I chose to stay with Laguna only because I have known Chris for so long. I don’t think that you can go wrong with either rod company or either owner as they are both committed to building you the best rod you ever used and standing behind their product!


redfish. Shiny fiberglass cruisers masquerading as bay boats are stocked up with an array of tackle that would make most anglers drool with envy. It is the same scenario in each bay system any and every place you look, yes all those hot summer days with limited action will soon be past memories because the action is rather than the weather is heating up. It is incredibly easy to get caught up in the chaos that is fall fishing, running and gunning from one school of fish to another as if they will suddenly disappear if you do not reach them in time. I must admit that I am absolutely in love with this style of fishing, probably due to the fact that I take a “fly by the seat of your

pants” approach to most things so this is right up my alley. While it is true that I have had some wonderful times fishing like this, I have had even better times sharing it with kids. This time of the year is tailor made for taking a child fishing, weather and overall conditions could not be better for introducing a young angler to the world of fishing. Now some folks hear the stories about chasing the birds in the lake and that sounds great, except maybe they do not have a big boat that allows them to do this kind of fishing. There are very few places better to fish right now than the Sabine and Neches rivers along with the intercoastal canal. Various locations along the deep chan-

nels can provide hours worth of fish catching opportunities for folks to take their kids and experience some tremendous fishing without having to worry about the wind and also not having to run too far. On most occasions during the fall months you can take a kid out and anchor up along the river channel or at the mouth of most bayous and have no problem getting bit. Small redfish are wandering all over the river banks and hungry trout will readily eat shad or shrimp fished on the bottom. Try plenty of spots until you find a concentration of fish, then anchor and enjoy. This style of fishing coupled with the numbers of fish in our area during the fall months are just perfect for introducing a young angler to the sport of fishing, who knows you just may get a lifetime fishing buddy out of the deal.

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co’s long-running Lit Crawl (and produced with their participation), Lit Crawl Austin will feature some of America’s most groundbreaking writers onstage at various East Austin venues, talking about their latest books and ideas and signing books. Lit Crawl is a one-of-a-kind jolt to Texas’ readers. Renowned cooking experts from across the nation and here in Texas will be featured in the Texas Book Festival Cooking Tent, sponsored by Central Market, to show off their latest cookbooks, engage in discussions and perform a variety of cooking demonstrations. A few of the top cookbook authors include:  Naomi Duguid, author of Burma: Rivers of Flavor; Diane Morgan, author of Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes, and Jesse Griffiths, author of  Afield: A Chef’s Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish. The youngest readers will enjoy the Children’s Chapter, sponsored by H-E-B, which includes the Children’s Read Me a Story Tent, the Children’s Entertainment Tent, and the Children’s Activity Tent. From award-winning actor-writer-producer-director Bob Balaban comes  Boy or Beast,  the first volume in  The Creature From the Seventh Grade  series.  Rebecca Stead, whose newest book is Liar and Spy, will also be a hit with tweens. Authors popular with young children include Chris Gall, author of the  Dinotrux  books, and Dav Pilkey, author of the cartoon novel Captain Underpants. Children’s entertainment includes Circus Chicken Dog, the Biscuit Brothers, and the McCallum High School Knights of Steel on Saturday; and magician Kent Cummins and singer/ songwriter Walter Tragert on Sunday. The Children’s Activity Tent features fun hands-on projects that kids can take home. The Official Texas Book Festival Mobile App, available later this month, will make it easy to have schedules, maps and the festival experience in the palm of your hand.

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FAST PASS members will have immediate access to nine featured authors this year: Tony Danza, Jewel, Cheryl Strayed, Robert Caro, Dan Rather, Junot Díaz, Tim O’Brien, Justin Cronin, and Jeffrey Toobin. The FAST PASS allows Festival members at the $100 and above level to bypass long lines, in addition to other perks. For a full list of membership levels and benefits, go to the membership section of TBF’s website. All contributions help support the Festival, which is free and open to the public, and are tax-deductible. The  First Edition Literary Gala  will be held at the AT&T Conference Center on Friday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. A night of culture that supports the Festival and all of its charitable programs, the Gala includes a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, and author readings by Tony Danza, Robert Caro, and Cheryl Strayed.    Michel Martin, host of National Public Radio’s talk show  Tell Me More, will be the mistress of ceremonies for the evening. Purchase tickets by calling 512-477-4055 or emailing lisajones@ HEB is the presenting sponsor of the 2012 Festival. Additional sponsors include: Barnes & Noble, Cockrum Family, Mercury Retail, Texas Monthly, Pearson Education, Central Market, Google, Kirkus Reviews, Tocker Foundation, Buena Vista Foundation, C-SPAN2 Book, EGC Foundation, St. David’s Health Care, Overdrive, Austin AmericanStatesman, KUT, YNN and KLRU.

About Texas Book Festival The Texas Book Festival is a nonprofit organization that celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. Founded in 1995 by Laura Bush and a group of volunteers, the annual Festival is held on the grounds of the Texas Capitol. The Festival features readings and discussions from more than 250 renowned Texas and national authors, entertaining and informing more than 40,000 adults and children alike. Thanks to the Festival’s 1,000 volunteers, the event remains  free. TBF supports Texas public libraries and literacy through its Library Grants and Reading Rock Stars programs, and also hosts year-round events across the state. Texas Book Festival members receive invitations to exclusive author events, priority seating, the latest literary news, and more. Visit for more information.

GOACC seeking nominations for annual meeting

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Citizen of the Year, 2012 Non Profit Community Service Award and 2012 Community Service Business Award. All nominations will be due by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Awards will

be presented at the Annual Dinner on Dec. 10, 2012. To obtain nomination forms and guidelines please visit the Chamber or contact the Chamber office.

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The Record Newspapers, 320 Henrietta St., Orange, TX 77630 Entry must be submitted on or before Friday, November 2, 2012. Names will be drawn at random. Winners will be contacted by phone three (3) times only and tickets will be given to subsequent winners after three failed phone call attempts. Tickets must be picked up in person at The County Record office in Orange. Please print legibly. All unreadable entries will not be considered.

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Hair dressers, massage therapist & nail technicians. Room or booth rental – $75 per week. Have walk-ins, but clientele helpful.

Call Christine at 779-6580 EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED! Part time clerk, Hitchin’ Post Package Store, apply at 280 E. Roundbunch Rd., BC. No Phone calls. THE RAPE AND CRISIS CENTER is in need of Volunteer Advocates to offer intervention on our 24 hour hotline, and in direct services to sexual assault survivors. Training is provided and certified through the office of the Attorney General. If you are interested please call the Crisis Center ar (409) 8326530 to set up an interview. Thank You, Make A difference, become a volunteer! APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111.

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1bd/1ba, All hardwood floors with fireplace. All appliances included, plus w&d. No utilities paid. $550/mo. $500 dep. Call Christine: 779-6580.

KENMORE WASHER & DRYER, elec., like new, bought after IKE, up graded to front loaders, both for $400, (409) 738-2750. FURNITURE NEW VINEYARD BEDROOM SET,complete queen bed set, dresser w/ mirror, night stand, solid wood, $1,000; horse pulled old avery planter, @150, (409) 474-1789 or 792-0203. COUCH AND RECLINER, good cond., $250, (409) 7355082. MISCELLANEOUS WASHER AND DRYER, refrigerator, microwave, stove, 2 antique mantel clocks, chest, tanning bed, dishwashers, (409) 735-2347. ‘04 CHEVY COLORADO, double cab, $2,500; Frigidare window A/C, remote, $150; Whirlpool refrig/freezer, $700; desk chair, $5; Stroller, $5; costume jewelry as priced, (409) 920-9905. HOUSE MOVING SALE large oval oak table with 6 chairs -$350; medium size hutch with drawers- $60; rocking chair - $65; child’s hum-

mer ..needs battery - $65; 2008 Kirby Sentria vacuum cleaner w/attachments - $350; glasses, silverware, other miscellaneous items. Call 409-988-4842.

Typewriters, parts only. Working condition not important, just the keys. Chrome band around keys. 20 to 30 dollars depending on condition of keys 745-0907

JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $2,500, used vey little, will sell for $1,000 for all, great buy! (409) 474-1518.

PETS & LIVESTOCK FOUND DOG, small Dashund/ rat terrier mix, brown, white flea collar, found at store on Hwys 12 & 87 on Deweyville cir., male, lovable, has been taken care of, if yours call (days) (409) 7355305 or 670-5627, (nights) 238-9715.

LAMAR TEXT BOOK SALE: The Norton Anthology American Literacy 7th. edition, for American Lit. I, $35; Campbell Biology, 7th. edition, for intro to Bio Non Science, $45; The Theater experience, 12th. edition, for intro into theater, $15, CALL SEAN @ (409) 474-2290.

FOUND FEMALE CAT, fluffy and white, showed up on Paula St., BC, (409) 7354601. REWARD. Lost Siamese male cat. Last seen in Pinehurst. Call 883-5652 or 883-6836.

SWING SET, $100; 75’ treated wood fence, 5’, $200, 220 Roberts ave., BC.

3 MIN. DACHSHUND PUPPIES, for sale, 9 weeks old, 1 Wht. & Red Rebald female, 1 black and tan Male, 1 cream solid white male, Must Go! (409) 679-9134.

WHEEL CHAIR W/ BATTERY Charger, salon style hair dryer, Much More! (409) 2337644. RIDING LAWM MOWER, 2006, Craftsman, 30”, needs tires, $500. or best offer. 409313-6321 SERVICE ENCHANTED CREATIONS Let Us Clean Your Palace! Affordable Experienced We go the extra mile to please • Dusting • Laundry • Ovens (409) 344-2158 REFERENCES WANT TO BUY Wanted Old Metal Manual

Large 2/1 Apt. in Orange

FREE KITTENS TO GOOD HOMES, mother on site, (409) 779-1329.

COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING FOR LEASE, 1817 Texas Ave., BC, 1,500 sq. ft., $1,295 monthly, (409) 735-3477.

RESCUE DOGS, spayed & neutered, needing good homes. Pet food donations welcome. (409) 746-9502. PUPPIES! I have 7, mixed breeds (some Lab looking), can’t afford to keep feeding them, free to good homes, (409) 988-9472.

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.

FOUR BEAUTIFUL PIT BULL brenals left. Call Jenny at 409-239-9103 or 409-5045795.

CUTEST LITTLE KITTENS EVER SEEN! 4 orange, 1 blk. & white, free to good homes, (409) 238-5119.

Fully furnished, professional cleaning every 2 wks. Call Christine: 779-6580.

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.

FREE TO A GOOD HOME. Sweet and loving fuzzy strawberry blonde, blue eyed kitten. Bottle fed. Call 409-8867863.

FREE BLUE HEALER, found in Linscomb Rd. area, (409) 745-2470.

Room for Rent in Orange

NICE BC 1 BEDROOM, in nice neighborhood. Cathedral ceilings w/ track lighting & Ceiling fan, all S.S. appliances, granite counter tops, self cleaning oven, dish washer. Bathroom has linen closet and built-in vanity, all ceramic tile floors. Living area downstairs, black spiral staircase leads to loft bedroom, new CA/H, nice patio & yard, concrete parking, yard maintenance included, $500 monthly + $300 dep. + elec. & water, call for an appointment @ (409) 735-6277 or 626-1968.

FREE BEAUTIFUL KITTENS to a good home. Call 409735-2826. If no answer, please leave a message.

SIGHT I M PA I R E D SHEPHERD mix, rescued dog, about a year old, must have fenced yard, (409) 7469502.

FOUND YELLOW LAB, female, red collar, found on Pine Bluff in the Little Cypress area off 3247 from Hwy 87, ned to find owner or free to good home, can’t keep, (409) 779-9122.

$750. Stop by 245 Tenney St. Bridge City. (409) 735-7696 or 232-0290.

CHESAPEAKE GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX, spayed F, heart worm prev., (409) 7469502.

MED. SIZE MIXED BREED PUPPIES, about 9 weeks old, had 1st. vaccination, wormed, will start heart worm soon, (409) 746-9502.

GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX,, F, spayed, (409) 746-9502.


• Penny Record Office: 333 West Roundbunch, Bridge City • County Record Office: 320 Henrietta, Orange Note: Offices Closed On Wednesday

BRIDGE CITY 3/2/2, 302 Linda St., available 9/10/12, CA/H, refrig. / stove and dishwasher furnished, $975 monthly + $600 dep., (409) 735-7163. 240 BERWICK, BC. THREE BEDROOM, two bath house, water, front lot, boat dock, large two car garage with two storage rooms. $1250 monthly. Call 988-4179.

SMALL BOXER PUPPY w/ large kennel, $300, (409) 9889125. 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 $725 downstairs with a $500 dep., (409) 886-1737, leave message. (10/17)

3 BEDROOM HOUSE & 2 BEDROOM MOBILE homes in West Orange. No pets, some utilities paid. Deposit required. Call 409-338-0651 or 409-883-9188. 3/2 NEAR SCHOOLS, Lg. back yard, CA/H, $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030. BRIDGE CITY 3/2 w/ 2 Lg living rooms, CA/H, ceramic

MOVE IN WITH DEPOSIT ONLY THE VILLAGE AND SOUTHERN OAKS Apartments in Bridge City. 1 / 2 and 3 bedrooms now available for lease. We pay water/ sewer trash on most units. excellent school district. Minutes from the refineries and colleges, Excellent school district,We are Chamber of Commerce recommended, and have an A+ raring with the BBB. Starting at $450 to


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available Aug. 1st., $1,200 monthly w/ $1,000 dep., (409) 735-2030.

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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) 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. (12/14) 3/2 M.H. IN BC, in Shady Estates, CA/H, laundry room, stove & refrig., appliances, clean inside and out, excellent cond., $725 monthly (includes water and garbage) + (1st. & last), References Req., (409) 474-1518 or 4742252. CLEAN AND NEAT 2/1 IN OF, OFISD, (409) 735-5261 or 735-3606. (10/10) 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. 3/2/2 BRICK IN BCISD, CA/H, on 3/4 acre lot, (409) 735-7680. 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. (10/03) 3/1/2CP IN WEST ORANGE, 2729 Dowling St., 1 block from school, Lg. kitchen, Lg

utility room, porch off back, sunroom, 12’ x 16’ work shop building in rear, (409) 7382412. (10/16) LAND & LOTS REPO 10 ACRE tract, ON WEST GRIGSBY RD., LCMISD, MUDD WATER AND SEWER AVAILABLE, , owner financing, COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745-1115. QUAIL TRAILS OFISD, cleared 2.5 acres with culvert, drive, and dirt pad site, livestock and mobiles OK, gauranted owner financing, COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745-1115. 2 CEMETARY PLOTS, in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Garden of the last supper, reg. $4,000 for both, will sell together for $3k, (409) 9263956. (10/30)


‘93 LINCOLN TOWN CAR,executive series, cold A/C and all works,$1,800, (409) 745-2154 or 499-2128 & leave message.


‘08 CB-250 HONDA Night Hawk, like new, (409) 735-8773.

T R AV E L T R A I L E R S ‘07 JAYCO T.T., 1 slide out, very clean, kept in storage, (409) 886-1896. ‘T R U C K S & VA N S '85 CHEVY C-10, V-8, LWB, A/C, C. player, auto trans., PS/B, good motor, no oil leakage, real workhorse, $3,000 OBO, ask for Ruth @ (409) 735-7353 ‘‘11 FORD F-150 LARIOT, loaded, very few miles, clean, (409) 886-1896.


NEW IN BOX,, 4 17” Toyota wheels for 2011 Toyota, $25 ea., (409) 738-2969. PUBLIC NOTICES: AL-ANON MEETS ON Wednesday & Sunday at 7pm. 1512 Strickland Dr., Orange,

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GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUGHLOVE is a self help parents support group for parents of children displaying unacceptable behavior. Meets every Tues. at 7 pm. at Immaculate Conception education building, 4100 Lincoln (corner of Lincoln & Washington) in Groves. For more information call 9620480. AT. ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST you can experience the warmth of friendly people, beautiful music, and inspiring sermons. Join us at 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., BC each Sunday at 8:15 AM or 10:45 AM for worship experience at 9:30 AM for Sunday School. You’ll be glad you came, and so will we!

586-6548 [toll free] or going on-line to [there is an application at this website]. 30 hours of training is required. Record numbers of children are being abused. Your volunteer help is needed! The program serves Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Tyler and Sabine counties.


Allow your light to shine unto the lives of our patients and their families by becoming a Hospice Volunteer! To inquire about our "Shiners" Youth Volunteer program (ages 12-17), or our Adult Volunteer Program. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 832-4582. Hospice of Texas, 2900 North Street suite 100, Beaumont, Texas 77702.

SUICIDE RESCUE of Orange County. Suicide is not the answer, give us a chance, 769-4044 Vidor.

‘88 LAYTON T.T. By Skyline 29’ bumper pull, Coleman A/C & heat, 5 new tires, 16’ awning, treated deck, clean, in very good cond., $3,900 firm. By Appointment Only 180 N. Teal Rd., Orange (409) 746-9656.

CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of S.E. Texas needs volunteer advocares to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided, Anyone interested should contact the Crisis Center at (409) 832-6530.


ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN, Inc. “A CASA Program” is accepting volunteer applications at this time. You can apply by calling 1-877-



To be published in the June 27, 2012 issue of the The Record Newspapers


Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of REBECCA JEAN SEPULVADO, Deceased, were issued on the September 28, 2012, in Cause No. P-16280, pending in the County Court at Law, Orange County, Texas, to: BARBARA A. HANRAHAN. 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

YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear before the Honorable County Court of Orange County, Texas, at the Courthouse of said County, in the City of Orange, Orange County, Texas, at or before 10 o'clock A.M., on the first Monday after the expiration of ten days from the date of publication of this citation by filing a written answer to a petition that was filed in said Court on September 28, 2012, in Cause No. P16304, and styled: ESTATE OF JOSEPHINE HEWITT , DECEASED.


A brief statement of the nature of the application is as follows, to-wit: APPLICATION TO DETERMINE HEIRSHIP, as is more fully shown by the application on file in this cause. This citation shall be served by notice published once in a newspaper of general circulation in Orange County, Texas, the County in which the proceedings are pending1, said publication being not less than ten (10) days from the return date exclusive of the date of publication.

FAX # 735-7346

The officer executing this process shall promptly execute the same according to law, and make due return as the law directs. If this citation is not served within ninety days after the date of issuance it shall be returned unserved.

Jerry V. Pennington

ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and official seal of said Court at Orange, Texas on September 28, 2012.

Jerry V. Pennington

Attorney at Law State Bar No.: 15759000 P.O. DRAWER 2010 ORANGE, TEXAS 77631-2010 Telephone: (409) 886-0575 Facsimile: (409) 996-1353 Attorney for BARBARA A. HANRAHAN

Enlarged for proofing. Actual size: 2X5”


DATED the 1st day of October, 2012

* Office closed on Wednesdays & Weekends

‘03 Chevy Malibu

call (409) 779-4289 or Cindy @ 994-5503 for details.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, October 10, 2012 • 9B

KAREN JO VANCE, Clerk, County Court, Orange County, Texas By: Shanell Breaux, Deputy Shanell Breaux 1

Probate Code 33(f)(3)

‘05 Ford Freestyle

‘04 Chevy Cavalier 4dr

‘06 Chevy Impala LS

‘04 Toyota Tacoma


Automatic - Air, 97k, 4 door



Automatic - Air, Silver, 133k,

‘02 Mercury Grand Marquee

Automatic - Air, Dark Blue, 65k

‘02 Chrysler Sebring


‘07 Ford Focus SE

95k, Automatic Air, very clean


‘04 Ford Pick-Up “Sport”

97k, Automatic - Air Maroon, “Extra-Cab”


‘03 Cadillac Deville white

Automatic - Air, Maroon


‘05 Buick Lesabre

Custom, Automatic, Air, 61k, White


Automatic - Air, 78k, Convertable, Black

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85k, Convertible, Automatic - Air

‘04 Ford Expedition

‘08 Chevy Aveo

Automatic - Air, PW, Grey, 111k 4 door



‘02 Chevy Camaro

Silver, 89k, Sun Roof, Automatic - Air


‘05 Chry. Convertible

Automatic - Air, Black


‘04 Chevrolet Silverado

Ext. Cab, 4WD, Z Model, 140k, White


‘04 Ford 5-Pass. Van

Automatic - Air, 4 door, 69k


‘04 Cavalier LS Sport

74k, Automatic - Air, Black w/ Whitw Stripe


‘07 Chevy Cobalt LT


Automatic, Air 54k, Red, 4 Door



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Automatic, Air 70k, Black

Eddie Bauer, Automatic - Air, 97k

Maroon, Automatic - Air, 58k


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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Think Pink Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison Special To The Record October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  From The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong to the Empire State Building, national monuments will be lit in pink to raise awareness. Why is that necessary?  Surely everyone is aware of breast cancer.  We do it because one in eight women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes.  We do it because the key to beating breast cancer is early detection.  We do it because breast cancer is the second-most diagnosed cancer in the US and the fifth leading cause of death among women.  And we do it because there is no cure.  Every donated cent gets us closer to the goal of a cancer-free world, but this must truly be a collaborative effort.  For all the talk of Congressional gridlock, there are areas where bipartisan cooperation not only occurs, it is common. And many of us on both sides of the aisle have worked hard to ensure that cancer awareness gets the attention it demands. In the Senate, I joined my colleague Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) to cosponsor the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).  We know early detection is our best weapon in the fight against women’s cancers, and this program has given millions of disadvantaged women access to vitally important cancer screenings. In 1998, Senator Dianne Feinstein, (D-CA) and I came together as original proponents of the Breast Cancer Research Stamp.  Since then, more than 903 million stamps have been sold, raising over $72 million to fight breast cancer.  And in April, 2011, I introduced Senate Resolution 144, supporting early detection for breast cancer and calling on the Senate to remain committed to ensuring access to lifesaving breast cancer screening and treatment. The following May, I again joined Senator Feinstein on the bipartisan Senate Cancer Coalition, to introduce a Senate Resolution designating May as National Cancer Research Month.  There has also been a tremendous role played by private and not-for-profit sectors.  A good measure of the awareness-raising is due to the work by the Susan G Komen Foundation, which started the “Walk for the Cure” and which is responsible for the iconic pink ribbons. The foundation was started by Nancy Brinker after her sister, Susan Komen, died of breast cancer.  Nancy promised to do everything she could to help ensure breast cancer never claimed another victim.  The dedication of the Komen Foundation and its workers has increased awareness, which has led to more early detection and better survival rates and more research. Breast cancer can hit anyone.  Early detection is crucial, and self-examination and mammograms are key.  And while there is no guaranteed prevention, there are some lifestyle habits that can lower risk, including maintaining a healthy weight, exercise, limiting alcohol intake and not smoking.  Genetics can also play a part – ask your doctor for more information.

Mouton receives promotion

Orange native Brian Cloyd Mouton was recently promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. Brian began his Naval career in 2002. After graduating from Electronic Warfare School in Pensacola, Fla., he became Leading EW Specialist Training Instructor at the Center for Information Dominance-Corry Station, Pensacola. His first ship assignment was the USS Donald Cook. The years that followed Brian completed his degree in Electronics and Instrumentation, completed the U.S. Military Apprenticeship Program Certification, was Command

Finding a cure will take all hands on deck. Better treatment outcomes for women (and men) depend on awareness and investment. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I hope everyone will commit to steps that can increase early detection for themselves and their loved ones and give what they can to the national and international effort. As anyone whose life has been affected by breast cancer can attest, the possibility of a cure is worth every penny. Hutchison, a Republican, is the senior U.S. senator from Texas. hutchison.

Coordinator for Meals on Wheels Program and served as Electronic Warfare Lead Petty Officer. His awards include two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Surface Warfare Specialist, Master Training Specialist and three Good Conduct Medals. Brian is currently serving on the USS Vella Gulf stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Chief Petty Officer Brian Mouton was pinned by his wife Sadie, son William, and Father and Mother Cloyd and Linda Mouton of Orange. Brian’s Grandparents are Dewie and Mary Longmire, Bettie Mouton and the late Cloyd Mouton Sr.




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