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Vol. 53 No. 34

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Week of Wednesday, November 27, 2013

BCISD to host meeting on bond issues Debby Schamber For The Record

Bridge City ISD officials are hosting meetings for feedback from the community about a possible bond proposal. ‘The purpose is not to sell this project, but to get the community’s thoughts,” said Mike King, BCISD superintendent The last meeting was Thursday evening at Bridge City Elementary. About 75 people ar-

rived to listen to the presentation and comment on the issues. The next meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 at BCE. However, King emphasizes there has been “no decisions” made on anything. He hopes more people will come and others will return to the next meeting. The point was to give information on our views as educators and listen to the communities thoughts, concerns and

answer any questions they may have, he said. “There were some valid points made at the meeting,” Mike King King said. “We want to hear from the community.” The things being considered for a potential bond proposal is a performing arts facility, athletic improvements and a

new middle school. According to King, administrators met in January 2013 to discuss the needs of the district. About 10 months ago, they began facility committee meetings. Members took tours of the campuses and thoroughly looked everything over. Following the tour the group was asked for their most significant thoughts on what they saw. They reported how well they thought the buildings were maintained and

clean. They also said the safety plans are in place and well thought out. In addition, BCE is an example of what a modern day campus should be like. In addition, even the older buildings still surpass others in the area and how well the district is keeping up with technology in the classrooms. The group also made suggestions, in order of significance is the need for a fine arts center that has up to a 1,500 seat auditorium, the district

continue to improve vocational capabilities, improve parking at entrances to the junior high and the stadium, improve the AC/heating at BCMS and tablets and iPads versus textbooks. The district recently asked the community to participate in an online survey. The results showed 66 percent of people were in favor of a performing arts center. BCISD Page 3A

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Blue Santa Staff Report For The Record

Even though Christmas is still weeks away, time is running out to make a donation to the Blue Santa program. According to Deputy John Badeaux, of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, they will take toy donations through Dec. 9, but monetary donations will be taken anytime. Late donations will be used during the Blue Santa program next year. Donations are accepted at the OCSO located at 205 Border Street. The Blue Santa toy giveaway will be held from 9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Dec. 15, at the VFW Post 2775, 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange Last year 319 children were given a merry Christmas through the generous donations of Orange County citizens. The Blue Santa program is for children up to 13 years old. Parents or guardians have already done their applications and the deadline has passed. Donation boxes have been placed at various businesses across Orange County starting in November. Only new toys still in original packaging will be accepted in the donation boxes. The Blue Santa program began in the early 1980’s by the Marine Corp Reserves to make sure all the “underprivileged children” of Orange County have toys for Christmas. BLUE SANTA Page 3A

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Debby Schamber For The Record

Local officials are “confident” Orange County will be chosen over a Lousiana site for a $1.25 billion liquified gas terminal which will be located on the Orange County side of the Neches River. A timeline Fillyaw has not been given as to when the business, Enterprise Products, will make a decision. But, Bobby Fillyaw, direector of the Orange Economic Development Corporation, said it should be in the near future. Once they make a decision, contruction is expected to start by late spring. If the county should be awarded the terminal, it will mean hundreds of temporary contruction jobs and 15 permanent jobs. Even though the facility will not have a large, full-time staff, the jobs are high-paying. According to Bobby Fillyaw this is the single largest investment to Orange County. It will help the tax base and build an infrastructure for future projects. The company owns a simliar facility in Mont Belvue and owns the 1,800 acre tract for the terminal. He said the land the company owns is an BILLION DOLLAR Page 3A

Larry and Jan Jacobs are hosting the Toy Coffee this year at their residence in the Waterwood subdivision. Guests can see their Christmas decorated home during the toy drive. The price of admission is an unwrapped toy or a monetary donation. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

BC couple hosts Toy Coffee, Dec. 5 Debby Schamber For The Record

For the 57th annual Toy Coffee the tradition continues and guests will be touring a house decorated with abundant Christmas spirit. This year, the house belongs to Larry and Jan Jacobs located at 304 Waterwood in the Waterwood subdivision. Guest can arrive with an un-

wrapped toy to be admitted to their home from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 5. Monetary donations are also accepted. Jan Jacobs has been hard at work to make her home a sight to see. She, along with a few helpers, worked about 50 hours to display her personal collections of Christmas decorations. Each room offers something special.

However, the first sight to see is the life-size Santa at the door. He is sure to spread Christmas cheer in the hearts of all who see him. In the office near the entry way is a tall, golden, glistening Christmas tree. But, a whimsical Christmas tree is in the living room. It is brightly colored and is upside down on the wall. In the same room are a set of tall

Nutcrackers by the doorway as if guarding the treasures inside. Jan Jacobs said the Nutcrackers are her favorite items in her collection while her husband Larry’s favorite is the large wreath over the fireplace. The wreath was made by the Jacobs duo and is adorned with beautiful TOY COFFEE Page 3A

Orange Train Depot: Sold to author Debby Schamber For The Record

There are plans in the works to restore the former train depot in Orange in the near future. A non-profit organization group has been formed to purchase and restore the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot on Green Avenue. Leading the efforts in the Friends of the Depot group is Carrie Joiner Woliver and her husband Ron. Some people may remember Carrie Woliver as the author of “The Train Stopped in Orange: A Captivating Family History Revealed Through 1917 Texas Diaries.” The book was written after she discovered four valuable diaries from 1917-18 written by my grandparents, Will and Pearl Joiner, after the death of her mother.

The Orange Depot is in the process of being purchased. It will be transformed into a museum and a place for meetings and various venues. The Friends of the Depot group is looking to host fundraisers for the restoration costs. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

The journals held a treasure trove of history that she knew she had to share them with others. Their diaries, a portrait of Americana, revealed the rich history of Orange when train depots were the heart of the bustling city. Carrie Joiner-Woliver is a native of Orange and a graduate of Lutcher Stark High School. The real estate transaction has not been completed yet, but is the process. Other members of the Friends of the Depot include Diana Hill, former Mayor Brown Claybar and developer Bill Shaddock of Dallas. The group has hired an architect who is working on the restoration of the historic building. “It is our hope to restore vitality to the city,” said Carrie

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Orange Train Depot Joiner Woliver. Woliver said the group has been working on the project since March. The group will work on fundraisers for money to restore the depot. In January Friends of the Depot will host a meeting to announce further development plans. For now, according to Woliver, they plan to use part of the depot as a museum and use the remainder of the building to hold meetings and for various venues. Friends of the Depot is looking for assistance from the community such as volunteers to work the many fundraising efforts or special events and for volunteers for the various committees. The depot dates back to 1902 and has not been used as a depot since the 1960s. For a while, office space was leased out. It was also purchased by a local businessman years later. A fire destroyed the roof in the 1990s, but this would not be the last time the roof would be damaged. The deteriorating struc-

ture’s roof was damaged again during Hurricane Rita in 2005. Although, the roof was repaired but the structure continued on a downward spiral. Since then it has remained empty and haggard. It has been for sale through American Real Estate since 2008 and at one time the asking price was said to be at $199,900 but marked down from $299,900. In December 2009, the long vacant structure was being considered for a restaurant by Jeannie and Wyatt Bartling. They went to the city council to request a variance to allow on premise alcohol consumption at the restaurant. However, the depot is located 215 feet from West Orange Middle School which is within 300 feet rule. The purchase of the depot was contingent upon allowing the variance. However, their request was denied after the school superintendent voiced his opinion on the matter. For some it may be hard to

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imagine, but at one time trees and green fields surrounded the old train depot off Green Avenue. There were no stores, businesses, traffic lights or asphalt streets. Not much is known about the building, although it most likely had a ticket office, a refreshment stand and other amenities for travelers. Orange journalist A.F. Burns, writing in 1936, described a typical turn-of-the-century day about another depot in Orange. The Green Avenue depot is eligible for listing by the National Register of Historic Places. During a meeting of the Orange County Historical Commission, a suggestion was briefly discussed about buying the depot, however was thought that money matters would most likely prove difficult for the nonprofit organization. The depot does not have an historical marker. According to local historian Dr. Howard C. Williams, Historical Commission chair-

man, three early rail lines gave Orange solid connections with the entire U.S., including most ports on the Gulf. In his book “Gateway to Texas: The Orange County History,” he writes that the most successful and most important economically to Orange was the Southern Pacific line. In 1859, the Sabine and Galveston Bay Railroad was renamed the Texas and New Orleans. Line president A.M.

Gentry gave the order to build a line from Houston to the Sabine River at Echo, according to archives. It began operation in 1861, intending to continue into Louisiana at some point, but postponed by the war. The line carried troops and was guarded by Confederate soldiers. After the war, the company went bankrupt. Eastern businessmen rescued the line and it again made Houston to

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advantage for Orange County. ‘We feel very confident that this project will locate in Orange County,’ he said. “But, there is still a lot to be done.” Fillyaw added, the county has a good relationship with the company too. Enterprise Products is in the energy transportation business. They will purchase the gas and transfer it to liquid form before shipping it

out overseas. The company plans to build a ship terminal, cooling docks and docks to transport the LPG. During a recent meeting of the Orange County Commissioners Court, they created a reinvestment zone for the project. That designation is needed before the county and other entities can negotiate for tax abatements. Fillyaw said the Orangefield school district needed the re-

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investment zone before getting the abatement request to the state. The Orangefield school board recently voted to send a request to the Texas Comptroller’s Office to get approval of possible tax abatements. Fillyaw said the state will approve the action with the school within the next few weeks. The location of the business is not considered to be a danger to the community.

BCISD meeting on bond issues Currently, the high school choir has 95 students and no rehearsal space. In addition, there are not any nearby restroom facilities. Students have to walk from the choir hall to the main building to use the bathroom. Plus, drama students use the ‘cafetorium’ to perform. That stage is not a standard size and does not have proper lighting and the acoustics are bad. The high school has BCTV for students to produce a television show. The media students don’t have a studio or a space to edit the show. The Strutters has about 30 members on the drill team. They need a larger space for practicing and dressing. Currently, the 11th and 12th grade students use the hallway while the others use a small dressing room. But, King said that was benefit since the hall was much larger. The band is one of the fastest growing activities in the district. The band hall was originally built for 50 students. Currently, the program has 90 students. The program will grow up to 175 students in 2015-16 school year. The band program now has 349 students in the sixth through 12th grades. In addition, art exhibitions from 120 students have to be

set up in the hallways of the high school. The theater arts program has 130 students. “Our concern is the co-curricular and extra curricular programs have outgrown their current facility,” King said. The junior high school recently had work done to the HVAC, roof and electrical operations. But, there are only temporary fixes. The building is said to be good for another 10 to 12 years. For the athletic facilities, they would like to see improvements such as moving the weight room closer to the athletic complex. According to King, information was gathered from the appraisal district. The average house in Bridge City is valued at $130,000. If a bond was approved for $10 million, then for a homeowner with a homestead exemption, the average tax increase per year could be $94.85. If the bond was $20 million then the tax increase could be $132.,45 and for a larger bond of $30 million the tax increase could be $171.80 per year. However, homeowners who are 65 years old or older and are at the their primary, homesteaded residence their taxes will not increase. Also in consideration, is the bond which passed in 2005 in

order to build the new high school building. Homeowners are still paying for that bond and if there was a new bond it would need to be paid on top of the other one. It is scheduled to be paid off in 2035. “But waiting 22 years is not an option,” King said. If the district waited for the improvement, everything comes with costs. Not only could the costs of construction escalate but also the interest rates which could make the project more expensive. If voters were to approve building a new junior high school building, it has been discussed the construction will be done in stages and the best location is where it is now. The current building was built in the 1950s. “It is in good shape considering its’ age,” King said. Dr. Fred Zoch, a former board member, spoke during the meeting and stated for some people this was too much of an expense at this time. A lot of people in Bridge City may be forced to pay higher flood insurance premiums which will cause a strain on their finances. He added, the timing is not good. However, a Bridge City Council member, Mike Reed, stood and addressed the insurance issue.

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“Liquid forms are more stable,” Fillyaw said. In addition, there will not be a large storage facility on the grounds and it will not be close to any residential areas. The faciilty in Mont Belvue has been in operation for about 20 years without any incidents. For now, Orange County officials, who have been eager about the developments, are hoping for a brighter new year.

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“The city is exploring getting an engineering firm and the city is looking at joining a coalition with other cities,” he said. “I assure you the city is going to do everything they can to not just delay it but make it go away,” he said of the potential insurance increases. “We want to hear the communities thoughts,” King said. He hope everyone will come to the next meeting and be a part of the decision-making process.

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toys for Christmas. The program was taken over by area law enforcement a few years later and is now run by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The OCSO alumni want to thank the community and sponsors for their overwhelming response to their raffle ticket sales and chicken dinners. Both are said to be a big success. Equipment was purchased after their link sale fundraiser and has been distributed to the officers in patrol, narcotics, support, Criminal Investigation Division and other divisions.

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decorations and is a sight to behold. Jan Jacobs said she collects Santas and they are sprinkled throughout the house along with colorful sparkling trees. Even the bathrooms and workout room is decorated. The guests will be guided through the home with a docent. During the tour they will provide tidbits of information on what they are seeing. Salvation Army representatives will be at the Toy Coffee with a sleigh to collect the donated toys. The toy drive benefits the needy children in Orange to help them have a merrier Christmas. At the conclusion of the tour, guests will be served refreshments. In 2012, the Toy Coffee event set a record for toys donated as 382 guests donated 660 toys and $4,208.83 in cash. In the past four years, including 2012, more than 1,600 people have attended the Toy Coffee fundraisers while donating approximately 1,800 toys and more than $17,000 in much needed funds. It is the hopes of the Service League that they will beat their record of 2012.

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From the Creaux’s Nest WHY THANKSGIVING IS SPECIAL Most adults today remember Thanksgiving as a fun day, plenty of food, turkey, ham, cornbread dressing, cranberries and great deserts. The youngsters, when the weather was good, enjoyed games outdoors with their cousins. The men watched Turkey Day football, while the women cleaned up, chatted and told of new recipes. In our home for 18 years or so, while the children were growing up, we attended the A&M/Texas Thanksgiving Day game, one year at Kyle Field, the next at Memorial, so until the last 30 years, we didn’t do the turkey bit. We’ve made it a fun day since. I got to thinking about the folks who started this tradition. The very first Thanksgiving was held in 1621. For three days in the fall the new world settlers from England, here less than a year, joined native Wampanoag Indians to celebrate a successful harvest. By then the original Mayflower’s 102 passengers had diminished by half after a toll-taking first year of sickness. The Pilgrims, feasting together, played games and held shooting contest. Over 200 years later, in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holidayto be held on the last Thursday every November. In 1939 however, to boost holiday shopping during the Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved it up from November 30 to November 23. Not every state went along with that so in 1941 congress declared it to be held on the fourth Thursday of November, not necessarily the final Thursday. Lincoln designated it a national holiday 150 years ago and 72 years ago it was settled. Thanksgiving will be and has been every fourth Thursday and I’ve been here for all of them. In those early years we didn’t have turkey and expensive ham, maybe a wild rabbit, a big chicken and sweet potatoes, cooked on a wood stove. As a nation we’ve come a long way since that 1941 Thanksgiving. It’s not just a chicken in every pot; it’s a great expensive meal with family and friends. That’s a good thing but along the way we became somewhat complacent, non appreciative and taking the good times for granted.Those 51 Englishmen and those Indians could only dream, we live the dream everyday and take little time to be thankful. On this Thanksgiving take a moment to be thankful, not only for your bounty but also for those whose sacrifice gives us this free, great nation.*****I’ve got to move on. Please come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. CONDOLENCES We were very sorry to hear of the death of Betsy Dunn, age 72. She died last Thursday, November 21. Betsy was a longtime educator and community civic worker. She and her husband, Judge David Dunn, were longtime residents of Orange County. She was a wonderful, friendly lady. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 25, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Orange. She is survived by her husband, a son and three daughters and their families. May she rest in peace. Please see obituary. RECAPS World powers sealed nuclear deal with Iran: Obama’s freeze deal was an important factor in easing bomb fears. Many welcomed the agreement as an important first step towards curbing Iran’s suspect nuclear program. Israel’s prime minister Netanyahu again condemned anything short of the outright destruction of Iran. He said, “Israel has the right and the duty to defend itself by itself.” He knows the United States would never let them go it alone. I believe we should let our diplomats do their work.Sanctions are not the answer.*****Rick Perry’s run for president in 2016: Frankly I think Rick’s time has come and gone on a national scale. However, an Austin friend tells me to prepare for a blood letting in Texas if Perry does make the race. Ted Cruz has already started setting his sights on Perry. Texas will be an early primary state in 2016. To have any chance, Perry or Cruz would have to carry Texas in the primary. I don’t believe either one is going anywhere but Cruz is ruthless, he’ll gut anyone who gets in his way. Surprisingly, he has the support of Tom DeLay, Perry’s partner in redistricting. I’ve learned not to bet against Rick Perry in Texas. He took the shots and survived. *****Congressman Steve Stockman in more hot water: The Houston Chronicle devoted over a full page in Sunday’s paper stating, “Rep. Stockman has failed to make federally required disclosure about business affiliations that stretch from Texas to the British Virgin Islands. He has provided no details about the businesses he claims as his sole source of income. He also claimed $350,000 in salary from an unexplained entity called “Presidential trust marketing.” The Chronicle was unable to find any business by that name. Also there’s more, much more. Congress claims to police themselves. but where’s the hearing on Stockman? In fact, two weeks agoEric Canter hosted a $1,000 a plate fund raising for him. Why? Because he’s a Tea Party obstruction vote. *****On Saturday Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, 58, became a candidate for lieutenant governor along side gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis. They hope to end total male domination in state wide offices since Gov. Ann Richards. The two may not win but they’re going to make the “Old Boys Club” look at their hole card. Van de Putte is very popular and the first true Latino to run for statewide office since Sanchez.

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 12 Years Ago-2001 The Bridge City Cardinals defeated Sweeny 17-13 in the regional playoffs. The Cards earned a slot to meet the Mexia Blackcats in the quarterfinals. Running back Dwayne Breaux’s running style and speed has burned defenses all season. The Bridge City senior has carried for 941 yards to date and nine touchdowns. In the Sweeny victory, Breaux carried 14 times for 88 yards and a touchdown. All purpose Cardinal Jamey Knight kicked a 24-yard field goal and a fake punt/pass in the fourth quarter, by Luke Wolfford, followed with the winning TD pass to Luther Sanders. The mighty Cardinal defense hasn’t given up one touchdown pass all season. Quarterback Wolfford and Knight combined on 16 of 19 passes for 200 yards against Sweeny. Prior to the playoffs they had thrown for 371 yards total. Both Bridge City and Mexia made it to the regional playoffs last season but didn’t survive to make it to the quarterfinals. This week’s game will be played Saturday, 1 p.m., SFA Lumberjack Stadium in Nacogdoches.*****Pct. 3, Justice of the Peace Judge Flo Edgerly has announced that after 20 years she will not seek re-election. Janice Menard, Edgerly’s chief clerk, has filed for the post in the March 12 primary. Menard has many years of experience in the JP office. *****Gone but not forgotten---Rodney S. Gremillion, 45, died Saturday, Dec. 1, at Memorial Herman in Houston. He is survived by wife Sheila, parents, son, stepson and three sisters and one brother. ***Patsy R. Smith, 62, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, at M.D. Anderson. ***Rita Lynn Strain Galiet, 66, diedWednesday, Nov. 28, at St. Mary Hospital. ***Karl Lilyquist Sr., 74, died Nov. 27. Military services were held Nov. 30. ***Juanita “Dollie” Johnnie Clark, 85, died Nov. 28. ***Harold McKay Huffpauir, 76, died Nov. 29 at his residency. ***Clarence Allen Parkhurst, 90, died Nov. 28. Services pending. ***Bobby Thomas, 65, of Orange, died Monday, Dec. 3. ***Thomas Jacobs, 78, of Bridge City, died Dec. 3. *****On a lighter note: Debbie Fusilier spent Saturday night at Beaumont Emergency Animal Hospital with herTomcat, who had pneumonia. David will probably have a heart attack when he gets the bill. 37 Years Ago-1976 City of Orange election passes mix drinks; the Roselawn area was also voted wet. The election was filled with controversies and fire works between the wets and the dries. Lew Malcolm and Robert Nelson from the Orange Conventions Commission did a great job selling the wet issue.*****Greater Orange Chamber names attorney, former meat cutter, bad joke teller Roy Wingate as its Citizen of the Year.*****Carl Thibodeaux reports his pet stick stolen from his West Orange Pharmacy. The stick is only one of three sticks custom made. Roy Dunn and Richard Corder own the other two. Carl is wearing a pet nozzle to comfort him while his beloved pet stick is away. We understand the grief. It would take a low-down scoundrel to steal something so private, personal and precious to its owner. A reward is offered for apprehension and conviction of the thief. Bad luck follows Carl this week. Over the weekend while fishing, he completely tore down his boat motor. After massive repair work, a mechanic came along and pointed out that the reason the motor wouldn’t start was because the motor was in gear.*****Paul Eason watches Bugs Bunny on Sundaymorning TV.*****Sherry Morse turned 29 over the weekend.*****L.K. Jarrell, now owns Discount Tire Co. at 1023 Texas Ave. in Bridge City.*****Huey Simon, founder of H&E automotive, will be an old papa.His lovely wife, Valerie, is expecting. Huey doesn’t know what to make of it. His eldest child is 24, the youngest to date is 8 and one coming.*****Receiving degrees from Lamar U. on Dec. 18 from Bridge City are; Joan Little Rays, Patsy Ann Burd Dowden, Pamela Jean Poole Davis, David Paul Prejean, Robert Alexander Cummings, Catherine Swan McAllister, Taylor Allen Prejean, Dolores Faye Lalonde Jefferson and Jean Anne Rowe.*****The Bridge City Chamber banquet is set for Jan. 18. Harry Hubbard, state president of the AFL-CIO, will be guest speaker.*****Bridge City Secretary Angie Heberthospitalized in Galveston for test.*****New City Manager C.R. Nash welcomed.*****Orangefield Coach Ed Peveto named All Orange County Coach. Players making team are B.C. Cardinals David Gauthier, Tony Mulhollan, Kim Bryant, David Cagle and Lon Hubbard. West Orange Chiefs are: Randy Martell, James Bell, Steve Hudson, Hosie Boston, Rick Bachman, Tony January and Bennie Pousson. Orangefield Bobcat players are: Brian Day, Ronnie Huckaby, Jeff Fruge, Ronnie Rudeseal, Dudley Kraus and Jeff Peveto. LC-M Bears are; Wade Kachtik, Kevin Harmon, Lynn Hogg, Sam Leifeste, Richard Ellis and Shon James. Stark Tigers: Charles Champine, Mark Eghers, Roy Rhodes, Jeff Keszeg, Patrick Sillers. Vidor Pirate players are: Doug Seymour, Butch Leger, Cal Peveto, James Gallier and Keith Woods.*****Cal Peveto was named Outstanding Player, Tony Mulhollan, Offensive Player and Jeff Fruge named Defensive Player. A FEW HAPPENINGS Our buddy attorney Sharon Bearden stopped by. He’s trying to locate a Michael O’Dell, last residence in Vidor. He has tried in every way he knows to locate that dude. If you happen to know him, he really needs to get in touch with Bearden soon.*****Attorney Rodney Townsend was also trying to locate anyone who knows anything about L.T. Grubbs who passed away about 14 or so years ago.*****We received a lot of response to Debby’s story on Glenn Bradley, “The Wood Toy” man.*****We spotted Judge Pat Clark at the St. Mary’s gift store and Larry Davids chicken gumbo. Guess what Pat was doing? You got it; taking in the money. Pat stays close to the cash, so close in fact he still has his first buck.*****Everyone knows by now that Judge Courtney is expecting twins, a boy and a girl. Well, we learned last week that Ms. Pearl is a twin also with her late brother Earl. Pearl was five foot and Earl was six foot, five inches.*****We also discovered that Jody Raymer married to Beverly, one of Pearl’s lovely daughters, is the same Jody that was a baseball and basketball star at West Orange, lettering four years from 1959 to 1962. He was a pitcher for the Chiefs in Coach Ronnie Andersons first year in 1962. We also hear the basketball player was six feet tall in the eighth grade and he kept growing. There are not too many four year lettermen these days in two sports.*****We got a text from Collin Gros at the end of the third quarter of the LSU/Aggie game. Besides being cold in Tiger Stadium he said, “Turn out the lights.” He was right, LSU whipped up onJohnny and the Aggies 34-10.*****D.A. John Kimbrough rightly predicted that Oklahoma State would beat Baylor. They did, 49-17. He also said LSU at home might just win the game against the Aggies. I need to get in contact with John before I place my next bet.*****The Texans were pitiful.*****The Cowboys squeezed by with a no time left field goal.*****Tom Brady spotted Payton Manning and Denver 24 points then showed them how the game is played. New England beat Denver 34-31 in overtime. Brady, the engineer, was impressive, overcoming turnovers. He threw for three touchdowns in the second half after being behind 24-0 at halftime.*****A few folks celebrating birthdays in the next few days. On Nov. 27, our buddy Melissa Fisher celebrates. We haven’t seen her in a couple of months. Here’s wishing her a great day.***Also celebrating is lovely Sharon Gregory, who took her mother June’s good looks.***Betty Simonton and Roy’s sister Shirley Kogas share birthdays with Caroline Kennedy,

who turns 56. She celebrated her sixth birthday five days after her father was murdered in Dallas.*****Nov. 28 finds David Fusilier, Debbie’s longtime husband and boss man at Cormier Well Service celebrating.***Also celebrating on this day is Jerry Childress, who has disappeared on us but we are always hoping to hear from him. They share birthdays with Jon Stewart, who turns 51.*****On Nov. 29, Angela Webb, Jim Bob Aven, Troy Manuel and Freda Riley celebrate.*****On Nov. 30, our girl Evelyn Brandon, who mans our website, turns another page down the rocky road of life. ***Vance Chauvin, who is married to Cindy, one ofBuster Scales lovely daughters, celebrates. Ray Leleux says Vance is a sometimes worker at Big Reds. He tries not to break a sweat.*****On Dec. 1, longtime friend, Judge Flo’s hired hand, Gene Edgerly,celebrates.***Also on this day our buddy, longtime Bealls manager Bill Hare marks another one. They joinBilly Idol, who turns 58.*****Dec. 2, finds the granddaddy of them all, Buster Lapeyrolerie, celebrating as does Lisa Walker and Vergie Thomas.*****On Dec. 3, Carolyn Andrus, the lovely, friendly lady atCentral Office Supply celebrates as does Sylvia Bland, Bill Force, Susan McCammond, Wayne Scales and Ms. Phyl’s sister, Jo Ann Huard. Happy birthday to all. Please see complete list.***We also want to wish Judge Courtney Akeen a belated birthday. She celebrated her big day Nov. 26.*****The WednesdayLunch Bunch will dine at Novrozsky’s this week and back to Robert’s next. Everyone always welcome.*****The West Orange-Stark Mustangs keep on keeping on. After destroying West Columbia 61-7, and the Chain Gang holding the Roughnecks to only 35 total yards, they take on the Jasper BulldogsFriday, 7:30 p.m. at Turner Field, in Humble. All of Orange County supports the Mustangs. “Go get ‘um Stangs.”*****Congrats to Coach DuBois and his Hardin Jefferson Hawks after a 4422 win over Sweeny. The Hawks take on Fairfield next. “Get after ‘um.”*****Don’t forget the West Orange Christmas Tree Lighting Monday, Dec. 2. The Cajun Judge Carl Thibodeaux will again read his “Cajun Night Before Christmas” for the kids. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Mark Bourgeois, Melissa Fisher, “James “”Red”” Powell”, Nick Miller, Bobby Adams, Sharon Gregory, Tena Kenney, Abby Floyd, Betty Simonton, Cindy Huckabay, Don North, Mildred Frank, Georgietta Daves, Barbara Peveto, Andrea Tupper, Jerry Childress, Haley Barlow, Lynda Walther, Preston Shuford, David Fusilier, Tiffany Osborn, Cappy Ricks, Cassandra Carpenter, Drew Craft, Barbara Peveto, Jade Seibert, Melissa Jenkins, Keith Lange, Sharon Evans, Troy Manuel, Maddox Manuel, Abby Reynolds, Shirley Beaudion, Angela Harkness, Angela Webb, Carrisa Guidry, Freda Riley, Erik Tutt, Jim Bob Aven, Zenobia LeBlanc, Erin Evans, Jamie Applebach, Evelyn Brandon, Sandra Smith, Kenneth Manuel, Leah Vogt, Tish Garrett, Brad Braus, Howard Minor, Ricky Harper, Ryan Anderson, Vance Chauvin, Bill Hare, Ed Theriot, Stephen Clopp, John Garrison, Frank Welch, Kelsey Dardeau, Mitchell Backer, Wesley Duncan, Amanda George, Cheryl Fornols, Jake Glazner, Vergie Thomas, Lisa Walker, Beverly Blalack, Edd Brown, Eddie Robertson, Marie Moran, Wayne Scales, Barbara Blackwell, Sandra Huthison, Susan MacCammond, Todd Wilson, Trisha Anderson, Amber Franklin, Vincent Hoyt, Carolyn Andrus, Chris DeCuir, Slyvia Bland and Bill Force. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Joe Boudreaux’s boy Lester met dis beautiful blond in da French Quarters. He fell in love rat den. He wanted to marry her rat away. Dolly, da blond, her say, “We don’t know anyting bot each utter.” Lester say, “Dat’s alright, we’ll learn as we go.” Dolly consented and dey went on dere honeymoon at a nice resort. While at da pool, Lester climb up to da 10 meter diving board and did a two and a half tuck gainer, a tree rotation jackknife and cut da water like a knife. Lester came back and lay down on da towel. Dolly say, “Boy, dat was incredible.” Lester say, “I was a national diving champion at LSU. You see, I told you we’d learn more about each other.” Dolly got up, went to da pool and started swimming. After 24 laps she came and lay down next to Lester,not even breathing hard. Lester say, “Dat was really someting, were you an Olympic endurance swimmer hanh?” “No,” answered Dolly, “I was a hooker me, in Golden Meadow, Louisiana but I worked boat sides of the bayou.” C’EST TOUT Republicans can blame themselves for “Nuclear Options. The Republicans repeated abuse of the filibuster to block qualified nominees just because they were Democratic picks left majority leader Harry Reid with no other options. The GOP senate had brought the country to a standstill. The Republicans took the filibuster to new heights and commonplace. Both parties have used the filibuster in the past but the Republicans were holding up to 55 court appointments for over two years. An example, half of all filibusters since George Washington were under Obama’s watch. It was a contrived effort to blockPresident Obama from any court appointments. The “enough is enough” moment came when they tried to prevent Obama from filling open seats on the D.C. Circuit Court, the second most important court in the nation. Each party has acknowledged the president’s constitutional right to make appointments,reserving filibusters only for extreme circumstances where they have important value in encouraging bi-partisanship. The Republicans were abusing the system and aborting progress over and over again. They brought the nuclear option on themselves.*****Black Friday and the weekend will be beautiful after this cold, nasty weather. A great time to go shopping for great bargains. Danny’s and K-Dan’s have even gotten in on the festive mood and are offering some great, once-a-year specials.*****If you’re looking for Christmas gifts don’t fail to check out Debbie’s Gold Gem in Bridge City. She has a nice selection of jewelry with prices way below big store deals.*****Well my time is up. Thanks for yours. The response to this publication throughout the county is heartfelt. No other paper offers more to the citizens at no cost. Many readers say, “The Record is the only newspaper they need.” Read us cover to cover and please shop our family of advertisers. Have a great and safe Thanksgiving. We thank you for your support. Take care and God bless.


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Thanksgiving: Make Gratitude a Part of Your Children’s Lives By Princess Ivana Pignatelli Aragona Cortes

Gratitude—or a lack thereof—is something all parents encounter during the process of raising children. At some point

or other, what mother hasn’t looked on with horror as her child blurted out a variant of “I don’t like this! It’s not what I wanted for my birthday!” or worried that her kids took the many blessings and privileges in their lives for granted? While it’s fairly easy to drill polite re-

sponses into youngsters, instilling a true sense of gratitude in them can be considerably more difficult. Here’s the good news: Your children aren’t destined to become entitled, self-centered members of the socalled “Me Generation.” There are concrete things you can do to make gratitude a meaningful part of your children’s lives—and the Thanksgiving season is the perfect time to start. Gratitude will increase your kids’ personal happiness and perspective, and it will also help them to develop posi tive, authentic relationships with others. And yes, being truly

thankful is one of the best ways to combat selfishness and “the gimmes.” But did you know that a consistent practice of gratitude also encourages better health, sleep, emotional well-being, and improves academic performance? Perhaps most important of all, it helps us appreciate the good things in the world, large and small. It prompts us to stop and remember that we are all interconnected. While parents can (and should) encourage their kids to live with gratitude all year round, the Thanksgiving holiday is a perfect time to start modeling and teaching an attitude of true thankfulness. Here, I share seven tactics to help you transform gratitude from an abstract concept to a reality that your children live in and appreciate: Share your gratitude out loud. Especially for young children, the concept of feeling gratitude (as opposed to simply saying “thank you” when prompted) can be a difficult one to grasp. Youngsters will better connect to thankfulness when you explain what you’re grateful for and why. Look for teachable moments and narrate them as often as possible. Openly expressing your gratitude and encouraging your children to do the same will grow into a daily habit of focusing on the good things in all of your lives. In turn, seeing the world through a thankful lens will create more positive attitudes and outcomes. Explain that you can be thankful for people as well as things. Once again, especially if your children are young, they may not instinctively realize that gratitude can be felt for people as well as things. Make sure you model this concept throughout daily life. You want to get your kids into the habit of valuing other people for who they are and what they do. And don’t forget to express gratitude for your kids themselves! This type of praise helps them develop

positive self-esteem for the right reasons. Make gratitude a daily habit. All habits are formed through repetition. That’s why I recommend that you designate a time each day to name a few things you’re thankful for. Ask your kids to participate, too. Dinner and bedtime are both good opportunities for the family to talk about their day and to name things they were thankful for. This addition to your family’s routine might spark some interesting conversations. You may be surprised by what your kids are thinking about and appreciative of! Be sure to make room for silliness and fun. Don’t prompt your child to “get serious” if he says he’s thankful for his Spiderman action figure or for the fact that his infant sister’s spit-up landed on the floor instead of on him. Remember, both gratitude and laughter are best expressed out loud! Say “thank you” as often as possible. Sharing the things you’re grateful for within your family is commendable. But it’s even better to tell others when you’re thankful for something they’ve done. Let your kids see you saying “thank you” to the cashier who rang you up and bagged your groceries, to the sales associate who helped you find the light bulb you were looking for at the hardware store, and to your spouse when he reaches a box of pasta on the top shelf. Help the thank-you note make a comeback. According to some cynics, the thank-you note is a dying art—but that doesn’t have to be the case in your family. Buy a pack or two of generic thank-you notes or blank cards (they don’t have to be fancy!) and encourage your children to use them when they receive a gift or when they want to express appreciation for something another person has done. Don’t give in to the “I wannas.” You’ve heard them before: “I want this! I want that!” And you’ve probably also noticed that the more often you give in to the “I wannas,” the more frequently you encounter them. Yes, it’s fine to buy your kids the latest fashions, topof-the-line electronics, and the toys they want more than

anything in the world…as long as you do it sometimes and not all of the time. Sometimes the best word you can say is “no.” Don’t feel guilty! Remember that you’re teaching your children to truly value and respect the things they do have and to appreciate every blessing in their lives. Whenever possible, tie rewards to effort so your child understands the meaning and pride of a job well done. If things come too easily, he won’t feel or understand true gratitude. Encourage teamwork and community involvement. Pitch in! Thanksgiving, as well as the subsequent holiday season, offers many opportunities to volunteer on community projects for those in need. Try to find a way your whole family can give back: volunteering at a nursing home, collecting items for food drives, or helping to prepare dinners for the homeless. When children use their time, energy, and talents to help make the world a better place, they feel more connected to all that is around them. When they see others who are in need of help and receive gratitude from others, they will learn in a profound way about the beautiful daisy chain of give and take. Yes, encourage your children to enjoy Thanksgiving, as well as the fun, food, and festivities that go with it. But also take time to consider the true meaning of “thanks” and to think about how gratitude might look “in action” for your family. Raising grateful children is truly one of the best ways to create a brighter tomorrow, not only for them but for the world at large. About Princess Ivana: Ivana is the author of A Simple Guide to Pregnancy & Baby’s First Year, which was cowritten with her mother, Magdalene Smith, and her sister, Marisa Smith. Their blog, Princess Ivana—The Modern Princess, is a blend of humor, practical advice, and lifestyle tips on the essentials. Ivana is also a featured blogger on Modern Mom. For more information, please visit www.princessivana.com.

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Laura Friendly

10 tips to avoid holiday diet disasters Staff Report

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Want to avoid those extra pounds gifted you during the holiday season? Experts say pile on exercise, water and fiber. Hit the healthier desserts and hide from fatty foods. “Thanksgiving kicks off a six-week long food fest,” said Dr. Steve Rosenbaum, assistant professor of medicine and section chief of general internal medicine at the Baylor Clinic. “If you do not want to look in the mirror Jan. 1, 2010 and feel depressed, it’s important to pace your eating.” Here are ten things you can do to help prevent packing on the pounds during the holdiays. 1: Exercise. The best time is before a big meal. Many studies suggest that exercise helps our body make endorphins — the natural mood elevators that calm us and reduce our feelings of stress. 2: Fiber. Break-

fast cereal with at least eight grams of fiber, beans, blackeyed peas, greens, whole grain breads and whole wheat tortillas add fiber to the holiday mix and help you feel less hungry. 3: Water. “More water makes us feels less hungry, so water is essential at times of the year when tempting food is everywhere,” said Lynn Maarouf, dietitian and educator at the University of Texas Medical Branch’s Stark Diabetes Center in Galveston. Flavored waters can be calorie free, but sodas and liquor are not. 4: Healthier desserts. Pumpkin and sweet potato pie are sources of fiber and are lower in fat and sugar than cheesecakes and pecan pies. Sugar substitutes like Equal or Splenda have healthy des-

sert recipes posted on their Web sites (www.equal.com and www.splenda.com). Substitute low fat or skim milk for whole milk, and substitute whole milk for cream in most recipes. 5: Reasonable portions. “With your first serving, take an adequate amount,” Rosenbaum said. “Do not overload.” 6: Slow second helpings. Allow 10 or 15 minutes to decide if you really want to go back for more. “Sit and enjoy the company; engage in conversation or have a cup of coffee,” Rosenbaum said. 7: Low-fat foods. Go easy on fried foods, chips, pizza, salad dressings and cheeses. 8: Healthy snacks. Raw vegetables make good munchies. 9: Avoiding family pressure. If a family member wants you to try an item, take a small portion. 10: Plenty of sleep. When we don’t get enough sleep, levels of a hormone called cortisol increase and can promote weight gain.

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Prep time 30 minutes Chill Time 1 hour This cheesecake is simple to make, requiring only a bit of chopping and blending. In fact, it’s pretty much an extension of my Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cheese. After playing around with a few different crust options, I decided to stick to a no-bake method. Going with a simple nut crust, created great flavor and texture. This became the perfect compliment to the tangy, yet sweet, creamy filling. With hints of lemon and maple syrup, this dessert is perfect for any Holiday Feast. GF and DF Crust • 12 dates, pits removed, soaked in water for 30 minutes, drained (save water) • 4 to 6 tbsp date water • 1/2 tsp salt • 2 cups raw almonds • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

Prep Time: 15 minutes In a blender or food processor add the dates, date water and salt. Blend until it becomes a paste. Set aside. In a food processor, add the

almonds and pulse until they become a coarse meal. Add in the date paste and coconut oil and pulse until the mixture starts to mold together. Transfer mixture into a 9-in. springform pan. Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan and about 1.5-in. up the sides. Place pan into the freezer and allow to chill before adding the filling (about 10 minutes). Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling 2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water overnight, drained • 1-1/2 cups cooked pumpkin (fresh or canned) • 2/3 cup coconut oil, melted • 1/2 cup maple syrup (or to taste) • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar

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1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp fresh ground nutmeg

Prep Time: 15 minutes In a blender or food processor, add cashews, pumpkin, coconut oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, vinegar, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Blend until the mixture is smooth. note: if the mixture is too thick to blend, add coconut milk, 1 tbsp at a time, until the mixture thins slightly Pour mixture into the chilled pie crust, smoothing out the top. Chill in the refrigerator for about 1 hour, or overnight. Before serving, gently run a knife around the edge of the springform pan, before unlocking it. note: this cheesecake is most flavorful the next day, so I suggest making it the night before.


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Community Bulletin Board BC/OF MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE CHRISTMAS MUSIC Come celebrate the joyful Spirit of Christmas presented by 11 member churches of the Bridge City Orangefield Ministerial Alliance. The musical program will be hosted by Winfree Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m.,Thursday, Dec. 5. Monetary donations will benefit the Bridge City and Orangefield children during the Christmas season. This is the Alliance’s big fundraiser for the season. For more information call 409-735-8296.

WO hosts annual Tree Lighting Celebration The City of West Orange will be hosting its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2. The festivities will begin in the Community Center with a welcome from West Orange Mayor Roy McDonald, and will include Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux reading the book “The Cajun Night Before Christmas” and caroling led by Ms. Pam Nugent, followed by the lighting of the City’s Christmas tree. Everyone will then be invited back into the Community Center, where Santa will be visiting with the children and refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to this kick-off to the holiday season

Chief’s Christmas Dance Dec. 14 The annual West Orange High School Chief’s Christmas Dance will be held 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Dec. 14 at the American Legion in Orange. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a social at 7 p.m. Once again, it will feature the music you loved from the 50s and 60s with the Ken Marvel Ban and Jivin’ Gene Bourgeois. Tickets are $10 person, attire is casual. Bring your own bottle. There will be a cash bar with set-ups and beer. Open to the public. Invite your friends. There will be door prizes courtesy of Granger Chevrolet. If you are unable to attend, please let them know how you are doing by calling or writing Jimmy Guidry, 5285 Fairview, Orange, TX 77632, jcrazycajun@sbcglobal.net, or 409-738-2294. The West Orange High School class of 1967 wishes you a merry Christmas.

Beary Merry Christmas Market to be held Dec. 7 The Beary Merry Christmas Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Little Cypress Intermediate, 2300 Allie Payne Road. Breakfast with Santa is a limited seating event from 9 to 10 a.m. Tickets for this are going fast. Chili dinners are available for $5, and entry to the Market is $2 with children 12 and under getting in free if they bring at least one canned good per child. Proceeds from the Beary Merry Christmas Market provide competitive grants for educational enrichment projects throughout the entire LCM District.

OC Republicans seek candidates Filing for a place on the Republican Ballot for the March 4 primary is underway until Dec. 9. For more information contact OCRP Chairman Zach Johnson at 409-594-0525.

Christmas in Orangefield set The 3rd annual “Christmas in Orangefield” will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14. Any individual, group or organization interested in being in the parade, please contact Windee Jenkins at 409-988-8256. For information on reserving vendor space, please contact Deena VanPelt at 409-988-5931. Any musical or performing group wanting information on the performance schedule needs to contact Julie Agee at 409-6702003. Any person interested in volunteering please contact the Cormier Museum.

Thanksgiving Dinner offered at McDonald Memorial Baptist

be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 29-30, in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will reopen on Monday morning, Dec. 2 at 8 a.m.

McDonald Memorial Baptist Church would like to invite the public to join them for a Community-wide Thanksgiving Dinner. The dinner will be served Thursday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The meal will consist of turkey and dressing, side items and dessert. The church is located on the corner of South and Broad Streets in West Orange. Please contact the church office at 409-8833974 to make reservations so they will have enough food prepared for all who attend.

Local Holiday Closings

Am Legion Post 49 hosts fundraiser American Legion Post 49 will hold a fried fish plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the post located at 108 Green Ave. Orange. Cost is $8 and the meal includes: fried fish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and dessert. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-8861231 after noon on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 for orders and deliveries.

Sabine Federal Credit Union Sponsors Classroom Makeover Contest Sabine Federal Credit Union will award $2,000 in prize money to winners of a Classroom Makeover Contest. There will be two winners to receive $1,000 each. Teachers can enter by creating a video or submitting an essay explaining how they could benefit from a classroom makeover. Once a winner has been selected, the teacher will take “before” pictures and then coordinate with the Sabine Federal Credit Union marketing department for “after” pictures. Changes to the classroom are to be made by the teacher; the credit union will not be responsible for any work to be done in the classroom. The teacher must be a member in good standing of Sabine Federal Credit Union and must teach at a school located in Orange County, Jefferson County, or Hardin County. Entries must be received by Dec. 6 and submitted to kwilliams@sabinefcu.org or Sabine FCU, Attn: Kristen Williams, P.O. Box 3000, Orange, Texas 77631-3000. Guidelines available at www.sabinefcu.org.

Sign-up underway for BC/OF Christmas Baskets Christmas Baskets will be given to indigent Bridge City and Orangefield residents who are age 60 years and over whose income is below poverty. Sign–up will take place at the Ministerial Alliance building next to First Baptist Church of Bridge City during the month of November and through Dec. 4 Sign –Up is 9 a.m. - noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. Eligibility depends on proof of income. You must present a utility bill to verify address and have an ID of all family members. Donations are needed for this program to continue. Any business, church, individual, or organization may make a donation to the account of Bridge City Orangefield Ministerial Alliance Christmas Basket Fund at the Bridge City Bank.

Eagles to host pool tourney The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will host a pool tournament each Friday beginning at 8 p.m. The two tables are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday nights. Popcorn will be served and a drink special will be offered until 11 p.m. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun. For more information leave a message for Sharon Bodin after 4 p.m. at 886-7381.

H-E-B Free Dinner and Entertainment Dec. 6 To celebrate the holiday season, H-E-B will host its 23rd annual Feast of Sharing dinner, an H-E-B tradition for community residents to enjoy a delicious, free meal and festive entertainment, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Ford Park, located at 5115 Interstate 10 South, Beaumont.

WO Waste Management Schedule Changes Trash will NOT be picked up in West Orange on Friday, Nov. 29, but WILL be picked up instead on Saturday, Nov. 30. All non-emergency departments of the City of West Orange will

Lamar Institute of Technology will be closed Nov. 28-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The campus will close at 10 p.m. on Nov. 27. Classes will resume on Dec. 2. GOACC will be closed Nov. 27, 28 and 29. Office will reopen Mon., Dec. 2, at 8:30 a.m.

Thrift and Gift makes reductions for the holidays Fall arrangements and wreaths have been reduced to one half at the Thrift and Gift; just in time for you to spruce up your house for Thanksgiving. Selected vendor items have also been marked down. They still have wreaths, trees and arrangements for Christmas. Come early and stay late. They are open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday at Thrift and Gift located at 350 37th St. Call 409-886-7649 for more information. Bulletins Page 9A


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Deaths and Memorials To Be Held Thomas Jerrell Ivy Buna Thomas Jerrell Ivy, 62, of Buna, passed away in Beaumont, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Dennis Owens of First Assembly of God Church of Buna. Cremation will follow and be directed by Claybar Funeral Home. A gathering of family and friends will be Tuesday, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Born in Kansas City, Mo., on Dec. 7, 1950, Thomas was the son of Thomas Lee and Mary Louise (Gilbreath) Ivy. He worked for LA Pigment and was a member of First Assembly of God in Buna where he also served as a deacon. He will always be remembered for being such an awesome, loving, generous man who never complained. He also loved fishing but most of all he was the most amazing, husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather. He will live on through is family. He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Diana Lee and is survived by his wife, Hammie Huckabay Long Ivy of Buna, and his mom, Mary Louise Ivy of Orange. He is also survived by his children and their spouses, Thomas Allen and Kellie Ivy of Lake Charles, La., Brenda and Magdi Sahawneh of Crown Point, N.J., Rodney and Michelle Lawrence of Vidor, Renee and Keith Powell of Vidor, Kelli and James Gray of Beaumont, Page Mays of Kountze and Lewis and Misty Long Jr. of Nederland; 16 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.

Timothy Jay Brock Orange Timothy Jay Brock, 46, of Orange, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at his home after a long battle with cancer. A gathering of family and friends will be from 10 a.m. until the memorial service begins at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Faith United Methodist Church in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Tony Hoefner and Pastor Kevin Kissel. Internment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Orange. Born in Orange on May 25, 1967, Timothy was the son of Jack Winston and Bobbie June (Needham) Brock. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Orange, where he ran the audio/video booth and was a member of the APA (American Pool Players Association). Mr. Brock also enjoyed fishing, camping, golf and bowling, however, his favorite thing was to be with his family. He was a fantas-

tic husband, dad and Paw-paw. He is preceded in death by his father, Jack Brock, and motherin-law, Novie Melancon, and is survived by his wife, Sheila Streva Brock of Orange; mother, Bobbie Brock, of Orange, and children, Sarah “Blondie” Oliver and fiancée, Sam Gibbins, of Orange, Dustin “Kidd” Brock and wife, Candice of Lake Charles, La., Ashton “LeighRoy” Brock and Dalton “Derwood” Brock, both of Orange. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Electra and Peyton Meshell of Orange, Wyatt Basone of Lake Charles, La., and Jake and Jaiden Gibbins of Mauriceville; siblings, Candace McKim and husband, Lynn of Molino, Fla., Sam Brock and wife, Karen of Kyle, Texas and Tammy Childress and husband, Lane, of Port Arthur, father-inlaw Frank Streva, of Lake Charles; brothers-in-law Tony Streva, of Westlake, and David Streva and wife, Belinda of Lake Charles; sister-in-law, Linda Taylor and husband, Glenn of Kingwood and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Building Fund at Faith United Methodist Church, 8608 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Orange, Texas 77632.

Woodrow Carter Jr. Bridge City Woodrow Carter Jr., 72, of Bridge City, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at his residence. A gathering of family and friends was Saturday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Cremation followed under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory in Bridge City. Born in Dillon, S. C., June 11, 1941, Woodrow was the son of Woodrow Carter Sr. and Sophie (Crowley) Carter. He loved working on cars, the actor, John Wayne, and raising his German Shepherds. Woodrow loved his family very much, especially his grandkids and great-grandkids. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Woodrow Buren Carter. Carter is survived by his wife, Patsy P. Carter, of Bridge City; and six sons, Keith P. Carter Sr. and wife, Brandi of Bridge City, Scott B. Carter of Orange, Lance Q. Carter Sr. and wife, Elizabeth of Orange, Logan P. Carter of Calif., Lando G. Carter and wife, Lani of Orange and John M. Carter of Fla.

Gertrude “Trudy” Blair Orange Gertrude “Trudy” Blair passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Orange. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 29, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Trudy was born on May 9, 1918 in Hunt County, Texas to William Benjamin and May (Grif-

fin) Stamper. She was the last surviving blood relative of her Stamper Family, pioneers in the Grand Prairie area. Her grandfather was a well-known mid 1800s land owner and cattleman. Trudy maintains the original hand drawing of his patented 1903 plow. Trudy and Bob Blair met while both were working at DuPont in Orange, during the middle 1950s. They married and built the home she was still living in at the time of her death. Both were very private people, yet they served on various committees at their church in Orange. She has been a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1950. Trudy and Bob loved to fish at their Lake Sam Rayburn compound. They were longtime leaders of the Orange Power Squadron, teaching boating safety. Trudy’s interests included bird watching, documenting migratory habits and reporting internationally. She enjoyed researching family genealogy and her knowledge of Flora and Fauna influenced many in Orange County, particularly Carole Schultz Nance’s organization of Orange County’s public and private landscaping. She annually donated her favorite plants to her church fall bazaar. Trudy was an avid collector of antiques. She was also an oil on canvas srtist, traveling several times to Santa Fe, N.M., for benefits of scenery and lessons. After Bob’s death, in 1983, she closely and privately shared her life with Carole and Louis Nance, their children and spouses, Cara Louise and Timmy Campbell, Lowell and Sheryl Nance, and grandsons, Kody Campbell and Cameron Nance. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bob; brother and sister-in-law, William Travis and Marie Stamper. She is survived by Carole and Louis Nance and family and Gary Phillips of Fort Worth. Serving as pallbearers will be Lowell Nance, Cameron Nance, Timmy Campbell, Kody Campbell, Bill Shults, and Michael Hoke. Honorary pallbearers are Walter Riedel, Barbara Riddick, Darby Byrd, and Dale Phillips. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in Trudy’s name to Shangri La Botanical Gardens’ bench fund, 2111 West Park Ave, Orange, Texas 77630. (409) 670-9113.

Linda Elaine Irons Orange Linda Elaine Irons, 60, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at UTMB in Galveston. A graveside service was 2 p.m., Monday, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, near Bridge City, with interment following. A gathering of family and friends was held at 1:30 p.m. Born in Gadsden, Ala., on Feb. 3, 1953, Linda was the daughter of Albert and Wren (Baker) Willingham. She served in the United States Army and later worked as a welder. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Patricia Berwick. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry Rogers, and her daughter’s husband, Matt Stanley, and granddaughter,

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Dr. Kenneth Norman Yarbrough Orange Dr. Kenneth Norman Yarbrough Sr., Ph.D., 81, of Orange, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A Mass of the Resurrection to honor Dr. Yarbrough’s life was held Friday, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 912 West Cherry Avenue in Orange with Father Joseph P. Daleo, Pastor, serving as celebrant.

Rite of Committal and Entombment followed the mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery on Meeks Drive in Orange. A gathering of Dr. Yarbrough’s family and friends for a time of reflection was Thursday, at Dorman Funeral Home, with a Christian Wake. Deacon Melvin Payne conducted the wake services. Born on March 12, 1932, in Novice, Texas, he moved to Orange in 1965, and received his doctorate in Physical Chemistry

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ily, especially his grandchildren whom he enjoyed spoiling. Dr. Yarbrough is preceded in death by his parents, Don Shiflett and Mollie Hethie (Canady) Shiflett; his son, David Yarbrough and his daughter, Elizabeth Gottson. Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 32 years, Elizabeth Yarbrough of Orange; his daughters, Carolyn Clark and husband, Tom of Juneau, Alaska, Marilyn Dupuy Lewis and husband, Brad of Beaumont, Lynett Dupuy Gonzales and husband, Fernie of Tampa, Fla. and Judy Lewis and husband, Greg of Houston; his sons, Kenneth Yarbrough, II and wife, Victoria of Bastrop, Jonathan Yarbrough and wife, Laura of Beaumont, Mathew Yarbrough and wife, Donna of Brooklyn and Mike Dupuy of Orange; his sonin-law, Greg Gottson; grand children, Kaitlyn Clark, Eric Clark, Jason Yarbrough, Justin Yarbrough, Chyanne Bryant, Jessica Bryant, Decker Yarbrough, River Yarbrough, McKena Yarbrough, Shiloh Yarbrough, Derrick Yarbrough, Cody Yarbrough, Meagan Elizabeth Yarbrough, Taylor Ann Yarbrough, Chris Lewis, Greg Lewis and wife, Sue, Aaron Gonzales and wife, Diana, Ivan Gonzales, Allison Lewis and Gabriel Dupuy; great- grandchildren, Rowan Lewis and Delilah Yarbrough. The family of Dr. Yarbrough wishes to extend special thanks to Cindy Hoffphauir, caregiver of Dr. and Mrs. Yarbrough and also to the Staff of Baptist Hospital in Beaumont for their care. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com

Buncy Belton Seago Sr. Orange Buncy Belton Seago Sr., 76, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, Nov.13, 2013, at his home. Funeral services were Monday morning, Nov. 18, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating was the Reverend Harold Nazworth. Burial followed at Orange Forest Lawn in Orange. Visitation was Sunday at the funeral home. Born in Huber, Texas on Aug. 6, 1937, Buncy was the son of Belton Warren and Maggie Lee (Patrick) Seago. He moved to Orange in 1942 and attended Little Cypress High School. Buncy served in the Army during the Korean War and later owned a tree service in Orange for many years. He was a skilled heavy equipment operator and loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and growing fruit trees. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Deanene Seago. Buncy is survived by his children, Buncy Seago Jr. and wife, Vera of Mauriceville, Delvin Seago and wife, Wanda of Mauriceville, Regina Pattillo and husband, Tony of Little Cypress, Janet Freeman of Little Cypress, Dawn Roff and husband, Leonard of Mauriceville; grandchildren, Dustan Seago, Jennifer Ryan, Derek Seago, Jerrod Seago, Nick Pattillo, Whitney Freeman, Shayne Seago, Trevor Freeman, Colby Seago, Bridget Parker, Tyler Sears, Lanie Roff; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, Darlene Klinkhammer and Patsy Glisson, both of Orange. Serving as pallbearers were Jerrod Seago, Shayne Seago, Colby Seago, Derek Seago, Trevor Freeman, Tyler Sears, Dustan Seago, and Nick Pattillo.

Joyce A. Johnson Orange Joyce A. Johnson, 85, of Orange, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at First Baptist Church Mauriceville. Officiating was Pastor Kevin Brown with a eulogy by her grandson, Kevin Johnson. Burial followed at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Visitation was Friday, at the Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Beaumont, in 1927, Joyce was the daughter of Betty and John Wilburn Gallier. On Dec. 25, 1945, Joyce married the love of her life, Pete Johnson and moved to Mauriceville, where they resided for 60 years. Joyce was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Mauriceville. She retired from Missouri Pacific Rail Road. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Johnson and an infant daughter, Patricia Dee Johnson Sr. She is survived by her children, Patricia Dee Bryant Jr., and husband, Rodney; Bud Johnson, Pride Johnson and wife, Kirsten; Pamela Merren and husband Bobby; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons; Chad Bryant, Kevin Johnson, Rodney Brown, Bobby Cherry, Darin Cherry and Kory Johnson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Mauriceville, 11540 Texas 12, Orange, Texas 77632, (409) 745-3013.

Bethel Stephens Orange Bethel Stephens, 77, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at her residence. Funeral service were Saturday, Nov. 23, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating was the Rev. Jeff Bell, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Serving as pallbearers were Phil Phillips, Donald Neff, Larry Swiderski, Ron Swiderski, EJ McKay and Doug Venable. Visitation was Saturday at the funeral home. Born in Jacksonville, Texas on Jan. 26, 1936, Bethel was the daughter of M. L. “Doc” and Avis (Casey) Floyd. She enjoyed camping, fishing as well as shopping. Bethel also enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. Preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca Stephens, Bethel is survived by her husband of 55 years, Orbia Stephens; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Ron Swiderski of Orange; and grandchildren, Maddie and Sarah Swiderski.

Juanita Gerane Thompson Smith Orange Juanita Gerane Thompson Smith passed away at home surrounded by family on Nov. 23rd 2013. Funeral services were Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating was the Rev. Barry Bradley, of First Baptist Church

in Orange. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Serving as pallbearers were her son and grandsons. Visitation was Tuesday at the funeral home. Juanita was born in Myrtle Springs, Texas to Emma (Ewing) and Dave Clay Thompson, on July 7, 1928. She was raised on the family farm in East Texas. She attended Wills Point High School and graduated as the Valedictorian of her Senior Class. Afterwards she moved with her family to Orange, where she met and married her husband, Charles F. Smith. Juanita and Charles had many adventures, friends and travels throughout the years. They were married for 65 years until his passing in Feb. 2013. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother (Granny). They were members of the First Baptist Church where Juanita taught pre-school Sunday School for many years. She will be remembered for her gracious character, devotion, style, and steadfast determination. Her “I’ll make it, I have to” attitude guided her through many years of debilitating, chronic pain. She never gave up. Blessedly, in Feb., 2012, the pain suddenly went away and she was able to live her remaining months, sharing her time with family, without severe pain. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, one brother, one half-sister, and her beloved husband, Charles. She is survived by daughter, Sandra Smith Frasier of Orange, son, Gary Smith (wife Peggy) of Orange, grandson, Chad Frasier (wife Amanda) of Highlands Ranch, CO; grandson, Corey Smith of Bridge City, ; and granddaughter, Kimberly Green (husband Terry) of Bridge City; greatgrandchildren: Ethan Frasier, Seth Frasier, Mason Smith, Finley Green and Kyler Green. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of River City Hospice and Home Instead Senior Care for the services they provided.

Jody Paul Hickman Deweyville Jody Paul Hickman, 68, of Deweyville, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at his home. Visitation was Friday at Sutton Cemetery in Honey Island, with graveside service following at 1:00 p.m. Born in Camden, Texas, on Sept.6, 1945, Jody was the son of B.B. and Ivy Belle (Kelley) Hickman. He served in the US Army and worked for Claybar Construction. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping, as well as spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his father, B.B. Hickman; mother, Ivy Belle Hickman; daughter, Molly Elmore; and grandson, Dallen Elmore. Jody is survived by his wife, Loretta Hickman of Deweyville; son, Joseph Wade Hickman and wife Ellen of Little Cypress; stepchildren, David Carpenter and

wife Melissa of Utah, Edward Quebodeaux and wife Heather of Arizona, Amber Piper and husband John III of Florida; and grandchildren, Matthew Hickman and wife Danielle of Wichita Falls, Joshua Hickman and wife Laiken of Lake Charles, Shawn Hickman of Little Cypress, Kristin Hickman of Little Cypress, Dylan Elmore of Deweyville, Alexis Byrd of Vidor, Bailey Carpenter of Utah, Mya Carpenter of Utah, and Liana Piper of Florida. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Brantley, Paisley, and Lyra; brother, Hollis Hickman and wife Sharon of Orange; sister, Audrey McCollough and husband Roy of Deweyville; former wife, Georgia White of Nichols Creek; and close friends, Betty, Tony, and Sally Wilidge. Serving as Pallbearers were Wade Hickman, Matthew Hickman, Joshua Hickman, Shawn Hickman, Samson Jackson, Kristin Hickman, and Joey Claybar. Services were under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Anna Eleanor Breveleri Orange Anna Eleanor Breveleri, 96, of Orange, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Orange. Born in West Springfield, Massachusetts, on Sept. 13, 1917, Anna was the daughter of Giovanni and Maria (Fini) Fortini. She was a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church in Mauriceville. Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Breveleri and sister, Agnes Bluteau. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Schmitt and husband, Don; two grandchildren, Michael and Mark Schmitt; one great-grandchild; and sister, Alice Sullivan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic School; 2600 Bob Hall Road, Orange, Texas 77630; (409) 883-8913.

Charles Allen “Charlie” Bergt II Florida Charles Allen “Charlie” Bergt II, 25, died Thursday Nov. 7, 2013 in Melbourne, Fla. The funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A graveside service followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with full military honors. A gathering of family and friends was Saturday at the funeral home. Charlie was a 2007 graduate of Clinton High School. In 2008 he joined the United State Air Force where he has served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan; he was currently stationed at Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He loved fishing, the great outdoors, and riding his motorcycle. Survivors include his parents Charles and Sherri Bergt, of Clinton, one brother; Jimmy Bergt, Vidor, Three sisters; Amy Bryce

of Katy, Amanda Davis of Vidor and LaLeah Britt of Kingwood: paternal grandmother Doris Welch of Heath, TX., and maternal grandmother Dot Lee of Grand Prairie, and numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Operation Comfort 4900 Broadway Suite 100, San Antonio, Texas 78209 The website is www.operationcomfort.org please put in memory of Charles Allen Bergt II.

Lena Josephine (Foreman) Gaston Orange Lena Josephine (Foreman) Gaston went to be with the Lord our Savior after a short illness on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at Harbor House Hospice in Beaumont surrounded by her family. Lena’s life and legacy will be forever remembered and cherished, and she will be deeply missed. Funeral services were Saturday morning, Nov. 16 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating was the Rev. Barry Bradley of First Baptist Church in Orange. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Serving as pallbearers were Butch Gaston, Chris Barron, Brendan Skinner, Charley Barron, Kenneth Powell, and Rod Powell. Visitation was Friday at the funeral home. Lena was born on Feb. 24, 1928 in Abbeville, La. to Emanuel and Annie (Harper) Foreman, one of eight children. On Oct. 18, 1946 Lena married Percy Lee Gaston and they cherished each other for 57 wonderful years. Lena has been a long time resident of Orange and one of the longest standing members of First Baptist Orange. Lena’s life was blessed with being a wonderful wife and mother who was very active with her exercise group at DERA, always enjoyed working in her beautiful garden, and spending time with her family. Lena was preceded in death by her parents, her husband,

three brothers and three sisters. Lena is survived by her children, Phyllis (and Charley Barron) of Colleyville, Donna of Orange and Butch (and Justine) of Houston; her grandchildren Chris (& Charis) Barron of Hurst, Kim Barron (and Jason) Skinner of Keller, Alexandra and Thomas Gaston of League City; her great-grandchildren Brendan, Zachary and Madalyn Skinner of Keller and Camden Barron of Hurst; her sister, Ruth Polley; sisters-in-law Betty Jo Lormand and Jessie Foreman; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Harbor House Hospice for the care and love that was given to Lena in her final days.

Betsy Ann Bonin Dunn Orange Betsy Ann Bonin Dunn, 72, of Orange, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. A gathering of Mrs. Dunn’s family and friends was held at 11:30 a.m., with a funeral service that followed Nov. 25, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1401 West Park Avenue, Orange, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for ChildrenGalveston, 815 Market Street, Galveston, Texas 77550. She was born in Houston to Frances and Dr. Wilfred Patrick Bonin, and had been a resident of the area for the last forty-six years. Betsy was a graduate of both The University of Texas and Lamar University. She devoted her career to working as an educator, having taught at Vidor High School, West Orange Junior High, West Orange-Stark High School and also with Lamar University, before retiring. Betsy was an active and longtime member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Orange. She sang with the church choir as well as the Longhorn Singers. Betsy served as President of Orange County Family Counseling Service. She enjoyed painting china, basket weaving, crossstitching and she was an awardwinning photographer. Betsy was a most gracious hostess and the world’s best cook! She is survived by her husband, Judge DaObits Con. Page 9A

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Governor Perry reappoints three to SRA Board of Directors Staff Report

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Governor Rick Perry recently reappointed three members to the Sabine River Authority of Texas Board of Directors with terms to expire July 6, 2019. The reappointments include J. D. Jacobs, Jr. of Rockwall, David Koonce of Center and Earl Williams of Orange. Created by the Legislature in 1949, the Sabine River Authority is an official agency of the State of Texas. The Authority was created as a conservation and reclamation district with responsibilities to control, store, preserve, and distribute the waters of the Sabine River and its tributary streams for useful purposes. The Sabine River Authority of Texas is governed by nine Board of Directors who are leaders in their communities and are dedicated to addressing water issues in the Sabine River Basin. The Board of Directors, appointed

by the Governor, must reside in a county within the basin. J. D. Jacobs, Jr. of Rockwall is president and CEO of Jacobs Transportation, Inc. and owner of Jacobs Farms. He farms 4,000 acres of cotton, corn, milo and wheat and runs a 100-225 head cow/calf operation. Mr. Jacobs is a board member of the Rockwall County Extension Service Advisory Board and Texas Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. He formerly served on the Farm Service Agency, Rockwall Housing Development Corporation and City of Rockwall Planning and Zoning Commission. Mr. Jacobs received the “2001 Agricultural Excellence Award” from the Texas Department of Agriculture. He and his wife, Ollie Marian, have three children and four grandchildren and are members of the Lake Pointe Baptist Church of Rockwall. David Koonce of Center is president of General Shelters

of Texas Ltd. and Campbell Portable Buildings. He is current treasurer and past president of the Shelby County Bass Anglers, co-chairman for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Area Go Texan committee, a board member of the Shelby County Ducks Unlimited and Shelby County Cookers. He is also past president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and past vice chair of the Shelby County Historical Commission. Mr. Koonce received a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin University. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, skiing, travel and spending time with his grandson. He and his wife, Angela, are members of the First Baptist Church. Earl Williams of Orange is CEO of Tool Tech Machining in Beaumont, Texas, partner of Cypress Bayou Industrial Painting and president of Cypress Bayou, Inc. in Orange. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard

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Graham Daily, 7 years old, shot his first Doe on his 7th birthday, Oct. 26, 2013 in Center Texas. Graham is a first grader at Bridge City Elementary School along with his brother, Eli Graham. They are the sons of Shane and Rebekah Daily. Grandparents are David Ray and Debbie Poole, George and Laura Daily, all of Bridge City.

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Ethan Bourque, 11 years old, shot this 12 point Buck scoring 156 and a doe on the RW ranch in Terrel, Texas, Oct. 26, 2013. Ethan is a 6th grade student at Bridge City middle school. He was accompanied by his grandfather, Bo Graham for this hunt of a lifetime.

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Sen Robert Nichols- My Five Cents Staff Report

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Christmas has been a favorite holiday of mine since I was a young boy. Of course, I was lucky because I grew up in a toy factory where my father, Talley Nichols, manufactured toy cap guns. During this Christmas season, I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Increases in Voter Turnout for SD 3 Senate District 3 saw an increase in voters of almost 50 percent, compared to 2011, during the constitutional amendment election on November 5th. All nine of the proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution, including addressing our state’s water needs and improving property tax exemptions for veterans and their families were approved. It is interesting to note that while there was an increase in voters this year, out of the almost 500,000 registered voters in Senate District 3 only about 30,000 voted in this election. Your next chance to vote will be next year during the March 4th primary. Voting is an opportunity for the people of Texas to take part in our political system, and I encourage you to get out and vote. Senate Natural Resources Committee Hearing The Senate Natural Resources Committee held a meeting at the end of Novem-

ber to discuss the balance needed between the availability of electricity and the continuously rising population of our state. The panel included Public Utility Commissioners, varying associations, consumers and larger companies, all of which have an invested interest. As the need for electricity rises we must have the proper infrastructure in place to ensure reliable electricity is available for not only the present, but also for our future generations. Merry Christmas to All As Christmas approaches, I am reminded and thankful of the opportunity I had to sponsor the ‘Merry Christmas’ bill, which was passed by the Legislature during the 83rd session. This bill protects the ability of students, administrators, and teachers in Texas public schools to use traditional holiday greetings such as ‘Merry Christmas’ and ‘Happy Hanukkah’ on school grounds and to educate students about the history and roots of such holidays without fear of legal action. My office recently learned that individuals in other states are now taking steps to implement the same policy in their state. This is a step forward in ensuring our tradi-

Texas continues to lead the way in job creation AUSTIN – Recently, the Texas Workforce Commission released the state’s employment statistics report for September and October 2013. In that period, Texas employers added 43,800 jobs lowering the state’s unemployment rate to 6.2 percent—more than a full percentage point lower than the national average, and 2.5 percentage points lower than California’s. “With employers adding 267,400 jobs over the last year—more than any other state—and 60,000 more than California, the next highest state, it seems obvious that limited-government policies are working in the Lone Star State. The contrast with the big-government approach of Washington, D.C., could not be more stark,” said Talmadge Heflin, Director of the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “Today’s state employment report provides further

evidence that The Texas Model of pro-growth policies create a competitive economic environment allowing opportunities for entrepreneurs and workers to succeed.” “The Texas unemployment rate has now been at or below the national average for an extraordinary 82 consecutive months, or almost seven years. Texas’ labor force has increased by 168,000 over the last year, meaning the job growth is exceeding the number of Texans seeking work. That’s good news if you’re a Texan, or a potential Texan, seeking work,” said Vance Ginn, Ph.D., policy analyst with the Center for Fiscal Policy. “In fact, the state’s employment-growth rate over the last year of 2.4 percent is the third highest in the nation and almost a full percentage point higher than the national average. Clearly, Texas continues to the lead the way in job creation.”

tional values and beliefs are being defended in not only our great state, but in states across America. If you would like more information on this bill and how it affects your school district, or to support these efforts you can visit www.merrychristmastexas. com. National Adoption Month November was National Adoption Awareness Month, a nationwide effort to help raise awareness for the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted. Cities across Texas have celebrated through their own adoption days in hopes of bringing attention to the approximately 6,500 children in our state who are waiting to be adopted into loving families. In 2011, I co-authored Senate Bill 257 which authorized the creation of a ‘Choose Life’ specialty license plate. A large part of the proceeds from the sale of these plates is deposited in a “Choose Life” account in the general revenue fund. The Office of Attorney General administers these funds to varying projects to pro-

mote adoption across the state. At the end of the Fiscal Year 2013, Texas drivers had purchased almost 2,300 of these license plates, contributing approximately $52,500 to the ‘Choose Life’ account and the promotion of adoption in Texas. Through these efforts, I hope to see more children adopted and given loving homes. For more information on adoption you can visit www. adoptchildren.org. Capitol Christmas Orna-

ment In 1996, Nelda Laney, the wife of then Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, realized that the Texas Capitol needed its own unique ornament after she was given a White House ornament to put on the House of Representatives Christmas tree. An annual tradition was started with the creation of an ornament inspired by the various features of the Texas Capitol and grounds. The ornament is sold at the Texas Capitol

gift store and the proceeds of the ornament sales support ongoing Capitol conservation and maintenance programs as well as towards educating the public about the building, its contents, and the historic Capitol grounds. The 2013 ornament is a replica of the skylights in the Texas Senate and House chambers at the Capitol. For more information about the ornament and to buy your own you can visit www.texascapitolgiftshop. com.

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Winter unexpectedly crashed the party Friday night abruptly putting an end to the seemingly endless run of humid days that we were forced to designate as Fall. We were fishing in shorts one day and scrambling for any piece of clothing thicker than a windbreaker the following morning. By the time Tuesday morning rolled around, rain gear and thermal underwear were in order as well. At least from a fishing stand point, the colder weather wasn’t all good as the arrival of the cold front ended a great week of catching by driving any angler with even a smidgen of sanity off the water for a few days. I can’t say for certain that the excellent bite shut down as I am just not mad enough at the fish to endure the cold and rain to find out! I truly hate to fish in a big wind, but having cold rain water pounding any exposed flesh tends to minimize one’s ability to focus on the task at hand. In other words, I find it more and more difficult to summon up the courage to freeze my butt off for one big trout with each passing year. If last week was an indication of what we have to look forward to this winter, however, I SEE COLBURN PAGE 5B

On fourth down, WOS quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole’s pass to Tre Spencer kept the drive alive. The Mustangs defeated Columbia 61-7 in the Region III area round last Friday. This week the Mighty Mustangs face the Jasper Bulldogs in the 2013 state football playoffs. RECORD PHOTO: Meri Elen Jacobs

WOS knock out Columbia face Jasper in state playoffs MUSTANG INSIDER MERE ELEN JACOBS FOR THE RECORD

The cold, the wind and the misting rain did not stop the Mustangs from proving that they were the better team Friday night. In fact, it may have just pushed them a little harder. From the

time the Mustangs hit the field, both sides of the ball put on a 61-7 show to end the West Columbia Roughnecks playoff run and to propel themselves into one more post season game. “I’m so proud of the kids finally playing a contest on the road like I knew that they could,” Head Coach Cornel Thompson said.

“They played hard the whole time and we had a limited number of mistakes. To win 10 games in a season in football is a milestone. I’m proud of where we are, making improvements at just the right time. We have to just continue to improve.” After last week’s outstanding offensive show against Huffman,

the defense decided to put on a show against West Columbia and that they did. The Chain Gang defense held the Roughnecks to 30 offensive yards and only four first downs. In fact, their only scoring opportunity came off of a kick return to the 4 yard line in MIGHTY MUSTANGS PAGE 2B


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On West Columbia’s first series, Scott McCarty gets in on stopping the Roughneck quarterback. RECORD PHOTOS: Meri Elen Jacobs

Chris James heads for the end zone for the first touchdown of the game. RECORD PHOTO: Meri Elen Jacobs

The offensive line of Jacob Hryhorchuk, Paul Hebert and Richard Wright open up a hole for quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole. RECORD PHOTOS: Meri Elen Jacobs

WO-S’ Chase Rutledge was a workhorse for the Mustangs Friday night. Rutledge had 108 yards on the ground and one touchdown late in the game. RECORD PHOTOS: Meri Elen Jacobs

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the second quarter, after the Mustangs had already put 14 points on the board. Most of the work came up front, since the Roughnecks’ game plan is to run the ball, giving players like Elijah Teel, Scott McCarty, Octavis Crosson, Tre Baldwin, Steven Tims and Mandel King a chance to show out. The offensive still put on their own show, scoring 61 points in the contest. Chris James started the scoring in the first quarter, on a 41 yard pass from quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole. Will Johnson, who led the receivers with five catches for 109 yards was the next Mustang to see the end zone on a three yard pass from Sterling-Cole. (Great field position for that score was set up by a tipped West Columbia punt by Deionte Thompson.) The Roughnecks got on the board in the second quarter, set up by a great kick return, but the Mustangs quickly answered back before the half when Sterling-Cole hit receiver Dwain Boullard from 17 yards out. On a well executed fake PAT, holder Chase Rutledge hit Tre Baldwin on a shovel pass for f good two point conversion. Leading 21-7 at the half wasn’t good enough for the feisty Mustangs. The Mustangs were able to score three plays into the third quarter when Sterling-Cole hit Johnson on a screen pass that he took 79 yards for the score. Defensive end Tavin Terrell set up the next score when he picked off the Roughneck quarterback and returned it to the 14 yard line. Sterling-Cole did the honors this time, scoring from 13 yards out to up the score to 34-7. On West Columbia’s next series, things only got worse when WO-S’ Mandel King forced a fumble and recovered it at the 40. The Mustangs took their time moving the ball down the field and then used linebacker Elijah Teel, who was set up as fullback to push his way in for the score from just three yards out. And just three minutes later, Sterling-Cole hit Boullard for his second touchdown of the night on a 47-yard pass. The Mustangs led at the end of the third quarter 47-7, scoring 26 points in this period. Rutledge took over at quarterback for the fourth period and scored from one yard out, less than a minute into the quarter. Rutledge’s touchdown was set up by a recovered fumble by Kalen Garrett. “Rutledge did a great job playing running back tonight,” Thompson said. “He has this was to put his foot in the ground and then run for the goal line. He is definitely proving himself to be one of our better running backs.” Boullard, who ended the game with three touchdowns, scored the last Mustang touchdown when he took the handoff from Rutledge and ran 27 yards. Kicker Jack Dallas was good for the night, making 5 of 8 while fighting the wind. Next up is Jasper. The Bulldogs (8-3) are coming off of a huge win over Waco LaVega in the area round. Jasper beat the Pirates, 58-20 and were led on the ground by Bulldog Terrence Cuney, who had 22 carries for 153 yards and four touchdowns. The Mustangs were scheduled to play the Bulldogs earlier in the season, but the game was cancelled due to the weather, along with most of the games in the area. “Jasper is a much improved ball club from earlier in the season, but so are the Mustangs,” Thompson said. “After playing eleven games, it’s a mental thing. We will make our offensive and defensive adjustments and will play hard for 48 minutes. There are now only four teams left in our region and all of the ‘weak sisters’ are sitting at home playing basketball.” Two of Jasper’s three losses came at the beginning of the season, to Orangefield (28-30) and to Kirbyville (20-23). The third loss was to Carthage, (26-41) who is in Jasper’s district and is also still in the play-offs. The Bulldogs run a pretty balanced attack out of the tight end power football and some spread. The ofMighty Mustangs Page 6BSee


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Crunch time for college and NFL teams KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

If you look at the results of a cross-section of last weekend’s college and National Football League games you will see some very close final scores. That’s because it is essential teams must post victories at this time of the season if they want to continue playing into the post-season. Conference championships, final BCS standings and bowl bids will be determined in college football after this Thanksgiving weekend, which generally marks the end of the regular 11 or 12-game seasons for most teams. Some of the larger college football conferences that have two divisions will crown these division champions and set up the big money (for television networks) championship games that will take place the following weekend. Even the smaller Football Championship Subdivision teams with credible records will be involved in its big tournament after the FCS selection committee determines the nation’s best 24 teams consisting of conference champions and those with great records that barely fell short of the league title. There still is ample time for many of the NFL teams who have been playing at a .500 clip during the first 11 games of the season to have a chance to play better in the final five weeks and nab a berth in the prestigious playoffs that begin

in January. And even those NFL teams that have played well the first three months of the season and are sitting atop of their division standings-except for the 10-1 Seattle Seahawks— can see a team or two nipping at their heels, hoping they suffer a little backslide in their success, like the Kansas City Chiefs have done the past two weeks. The New England Patriots, who are sitting comfortably in first place in the AFC East Division by three games, knew the nationally-televised game against the Denver Broncos would probably determine the best team in that conference and found themselves trailing Peyton Manning’s crew by a 24-0 margin at halftime after fumbling on their first three possessions. Whatever Head Coach Bill Belichick did or said during the intermission must have hit home as the Pats looked like a different team the second half and got back into the football game. In fact, with just a few minutes left, New England led the visiting Broncos 31-28. Manning led one of his patented, last-possession rallies and settled for a field goal that tied the score at 31-31 and sent the game to overtime. The crafty Belichick won the coin toss but chose to defend the goal that would give Denver the football first, but

KAZ’S FEARLESS FOOTBALL FORECAST H WEST ORANGE-STARK (10-1) over JASPER (8-3)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Turner Field in Humble—Hopefully the Mustangs will discover that it is better not to face the same team twice in a season. The inclement weather that set in Sept. 20 and canceled the regularseason meeting between these two teams might prove to be beneficial. Regardless, the Mustangs are hot and ready to dismantle these Bulldogs Friday night in Humble.

H VINTON (10-2) over WINFIELD (102) 7 p.m. Friday at Winfield—The Lions were underdogs to Rosepine last week and came through with a resounding 41-14 victory. Winfield is the No. 2 seed in the state and Vinton is seeded No. 7. The Lions are playing well and need to continue that trend to move on to the next round. H HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS (Area)— Carthage (11-1) over Silsbee (9-2), Fairfield (12-0) over Hardin-Jefferson (8-4), Newton (12-0) over White Oak (11-0), West Sabine (12-0) over Mart (8-3). Other Playoff Games of Interest—Coldmake Manning throw into the 20-25 mph north wind. If the Broncos scored a touchdown on that initial drive the Pats would not even have touched the football on offense. But it didn’t happen that way as both teams reached back and played excellent defense, forcing each other to punt twice. But as fate had it, New England’s punt took a squirrelly bounce, touched a Bronco’s player and was recovered by the Pats in the Red Zone.

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spring (10-1) over Rockdale (8-4), Texas City (12-0) over Brenham (11-1), Elgin (12-0) over George Ranch (12-0), Northshore (12-0) over Cypress-Fairbanks (10-1), Longview (11-1) over A&M Consolidated (9-2), Dawson (10-2) over Magnolia West (9-3), Houston Stratford (10-2) over Georgetown (10-2), Daingerfield (9-3) over Pottsboro (11-1), Franklin (12-0) over Godley (9-3), Cameron Yoe (11-1) over Troy (9-3), Corrigan-Camden (12-0) over Centerville (11-1), Waskom (12-0) over Crawford (12-0), Alto (9-3) over Bosqueville (9-3), Tenaha (9-1) over Chilton (10-2).

H COLLEGE—Texas over Texas Tech, Ole Miss over Mississippi State, Alabama State over Stillman (all Thurs,); Houston over SMU, Central Florida over South Florida, East Carolina over Marshall, Florida Atlantic over Florida International, LSU over Arkansas, Oregon over Oregon State, Fresno State over San Jose State, Nebraska over Iowa, Toledo over Akron, Ball State over Miami, O., Central Michigan over Eastern Michigan, Ohio over Massachusetts, Buffalo over Bowling Green, Miami over Pittsburgh, WashingSEE FEARLESS FORECAST PAGE 4B

A 31-yard Stephen Gostowski field goal with the wind to his back gave New England the three-point victory. The Dallas Cowboys did the same thing on their final possession as quarterback Tony Romo drove the Pokes into position and Dan Bailey connected on a 35-yard field goal to beat the New York Giants 24-21 in Rutherford, N.J. to keep Dallas tied for first place with the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East Division. Kansas City gave up a touch-

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down pass with 24 seconds left which turned a 38-34 lead into a disappointing 41-38 loss to the visiting San Diego Chargers Sunday. The Green Bay Packers, who are trying to stay afloat while quarterback Aaron Rodgers recovers from his shoulder injury, came back from a 16-point deficit and then played the Minnesota Vikings on even terms during the overtime period as the game ended in a 26-26 tie. The Packers, 5-5-1, still have

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a chance to win the NFC North Division whose lead is shared by Detroit and Chicago, both with 6-5 records. On the big college scene, it looks like Ohio State and Michigan State will duke it out for the Big Ten championship. And speaking of Duke, the Blue Devils have a great football team for the first time in quite a while and are the front runners in the Coastal Division of the ACC. Bowling Green and Buffalo play this weekend to decide the East Division of the MidAmerican Conference and who will play undefeated and No. 18-ranked Northern Illinois. And as far as the FCS is concerned, a touchdown in the final minute against Lamar gave my alma mater McNeese State a hard-fought 42-38 Southland Conference victory and sole possession of second place. It gave the Cowboys the No. 6-seed in the tournament and a bye in this weekend’s first round. McNeese State will host the winner between Saturday’s first-round match-up between Samford and Jacksonville State at 6 p.m. in Cowboy Stadium on Nov. 7. No. 5 seed Southeastern Louisiana also has a first-round bye and will host the winner between Sam Houston State and Southern Utah in Hammond also on Nov. 7. KWICKIES…It looks like the Houston Texans are trying to lock up the No. 1 pick in the SEE KAZ PAGE 4B

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First split ends, Goose numbers continues to build birds are using, you just can’t pick a spot and hope to decoy these birds into range because that just isn’t going to happen. Contrary to popular belief geese are really smart; you need to do your homework to have any chance at all. Big goose spreads with some sort of motion like flags or kites will help with getting wary birds into range. Full camo or white suits while laying in a spread is a must, just like gloves, facial camo or a mask should be. If the birds are coming to your decoys don’t call too much and let them work their way in, if they try to leave give them a call and many times they may circle back and try again. The use of a flag is really helpful especially on young geese or Ross geese; they seem to really like the motion and sometimes will just dive into a spread. If you have never hunted geese before don’t get discouraged if your results aren’t what you think they should be, geese are tough to say the least. One day they will have you pulling your hair out wondering why you did all this work only to be frustrated as wave after wave just flies too high over your spread or just simply refuses to decoy. But on those days when it all works right it can be the best feeling in the world seeing those big birds come in with their feet down and wings cupped ready to light. One word of advice for those folks hunting around big concentrations of geese and other hunters, do yourself a favor and hold the “skybusting” to a minimum. Hunters who take ill advised shots at high flying birds don’t help anybody out, especially other hunters. Snow geese are already tough enough to hunt without educating them even more with “mile high” shots that make even the youngest and dumbest geese seem like old veterans. Work a little harder on the decoy placement, scouting, and call-

Local hunters like Cole Ashby who roughed out the cold conditions have been rewarded with some great ducks like this beautiful mallard drake.

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The first half of duck season will sputter to an end for most local hunters on Sunday and will not re-open until Dec 14th. Reports from all along the coast were almost mirror images of one another, birds get concentrated for a few days and then disappear. The lack of any “hunter friendly” weather has not been a problem, in fact the first split has seen some great weather for the majority of the time. The biggest problem for most hunters has been stringing together several good hunts in a row. It’s been a real case of here today and gone tomorrow. The birds that still remained in the area get educated real fast and head for areas with little or no hunting pressure. A few really dedicated souls who had both time and resources went mobile and found some out of the way spots that were holding ducks and got in on some nice hunts, many of these were actually on public land so contrary to popular belief it can be done. Well once the first split closes and we won’t be able to shoot ducks until December 14th so many hunters will either try to fish or go chase deer for a few days. The rest of the waterfowl world will set their sights on geese and they should be able to find some as daily it seems more birds come into the area. The numbers of geese already in our part of the state are really up from last year at this time, the coastal prairie is prime right now and it looks like it may only get better. A little boost from the weatherman is all you need to help get these wary birds down from ultra high altitudes and closer to decoying in your spread. There are some really big concentrations of geese just south of IH-10 near Winnie as well as farther south down the coast. Hunters wanting to take advantage of the numbers of birds around those areas really need to scout and find the flyway these

Kaz’s Korner: upcoming 2014 NFL draft for the third time in franchise history. It’s hard to believe a 10-point favorite like the Texans were against lowly Jacksonville could find themselves 10 points behind before the fans at Reliant Stadium were comfortably in their seats. Houston had a chance to tie the game on the final drive but just couldn’t get it done. They play offense like they’re immune to the end zone. And the answer to a situation like the Texans always is to can the coach. What a bummer!!! The Vinton Lions (10-2) are going great guns in the Louisiana high school state playoffs after ripping a favored Rosepine team 41-14 at Lions Stadium Friday night. But they must hit the road for Winfield to play a team that is the No. 2 seed and also has a 10-2 record. The game is set to kick off at 7 p.m. Friday. A trio of local distance runners won their respective age groups in Sunday’s Houston Masters 25 Kilometer Run held on a cold and very windy course in Houston. Orange’s Kenny Ruane won his age division (70-and-older) for the 15½-mile event in two hours, six minutes and 47 seconds.

Kaz’s Fearless Forecast ham over Sacred Heart, Tennessee State over Butler, Northern Arizona over South Dakota State, Samford over Jacksonville State (winner plays at McNeese State Dec. 7), Sam Houston State over Southern Utah (winner plays at Southeastern Louisiana Dec. 7). PRO PICKS-- Green Bay over Detroit, Dallas over Oakland, Pittsburgh over Baltimore (all Thursday); New

England over Houston, Minnesota over Chicago, Indianapolis over Tennessee, Cleveland over Jacksonville, Carolina over Tampa Bay, Philadelphia over Arizona, NY Jets over Miami, San Francisco over St. Louis, Buffalo over Atlanta, San Diego over Cincinnati, Denver over Kansas City, NY Giants over Washington; Seattle over New Orleans (Monday Night).

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Endangered Chicken Needs Support AUSTIN — A spring morning on the Texas coast was once greeted with the haunting sound of male Attwater’s prairie chickens calling from the short prairie grass. Today the few remaining patches of Gulf Coast prairie are nearly silent. In abundant numbers, Attwater’s prairie chickens once inhabited the tall grass coastal prairies from the coastal bend into Louisiana. But they have been slowly edged out by heavy grazing, farming and urban growth, as well as the spread of exotic invasive plants. Birds like the Attwater’s prairie chicken that depend on the prairie, have declined with the loss of habitat. Today, this species, a bird which may have been the inspiration for Native American dances, is dependent on captive breeding programs for its continued survival. Biologists say if this bird is lost in Texas, there would be no other populations from which it could be restored. “Without the efforts of the zoos that are breeding this bird for release, the population could not sustain itself,” said Mark Klym, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Endangered Page 5B

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He said he fell while battling the wind at the 10 mile marker and made what he called a “five-point landing”, scraping up his knees and his hands. He finished the race and then received medical attention. Also winning their age divisions were Joe Melanson and his wife Billie Kay. Former West Orange-Stark standout receiver Mark Roberts hauled in three touchdown passes for the Lamar Cardinals Saturday in their nail-biting 42-38 loss to McNeese State. He ended the game with five receptions for 123 yards. The one-yard touchdown run by Minnesota Vikings’

star running back Adrian Peterson Sunday against the Green Bay Packers was his 10th this season and gives the Palestine, TX. native 10 touchdowns in each of his first seven NFL seasons. San Diego Chargers’ quarterback Philip Rivers threw the game-winning touchdown with 24 seconds left to upset the Kansas City Chiefs 41-38 at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday. Rivers reached the 3,000yard mark in passing yards for the eighth-straight season. JUST BETWEEN US…The way neutral sites for these high school playoff games are chosen remains a big mystery to me. In this week’s Class 3A Re-

gional semifinal round we have the West Orange-Stark Mustangs playing Jasper, a city an hour’s drive north of Orange. But both teams and their loyal fans must travel two hours or more to Humble where it will take another hour to fight that Black Friday traffic to reach Turner Stadium with its only-way-in, two-lane road. I just hope Gary Stelly and his KOGT radio crew get there early enough to let me enjoy listening to the game in front of my toasty fireplace Friday night at 7:30 p.m. I would have traveled to The Butch or Lamar in Beaumont or even Barbers Hill, but not Humble on Black Friday!!!


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Walter and Karlan Babineaux tag-teamed this huge red!

Colburn: Game Changer am more than ready to get back on the water as soon as possible. The big trout were starting to find their way up on the shallow flats bordering the ICW and good numbers of three to four pound trout were there as well. We dealt with a pretty stiff wind much of the week and both my Talon and drift socks spent as much time in the water as our lures, but the bite was worthy of the extra effort. While the lake has gotten a lot of pressure recently due to the decent bite under the gulls, that will not be the case due to the increased number of cold nasty days through early March. In spite of the potential for occasionally experiencing a memorable trip, the guaranteed discomfort is just not for everyone! Slowing your retrieve to a snail’s pace while grinding away with numb fingers works on the fish, but is counterproductive as far as generating added body heat in an attempt to ward off hypothermia. Talons and Power poles help by making it possible to remain in the boat and fish a small area more efficiently, not to mention not having to deal with cold water sloshing over the top of your waders. As a guide I still have to carry a crazy number of lures, but the mandatory arsenal is still greatly reduced this time of the year. You are in the hunt each trip with your choice of suspending lures in only two or three colors, a handful of 5-inch tails and few of your most trusted topwaters. Once the surface temperature dips below fifty degrees I seldom if ever break out the topwaters. A floating Fat Boy can be fished in lieu of a topwater and double as a suspended lure by simply inserting a small piece of lead in the body cavity. Corky Fat Boys and Maniac Mullets get the first nod for soft Mullet imitations with Catch V’s and MirrOdine Xl’s my first choices in hard bodied suspending lures. I prefer 5 inch paddle

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tails in the winter and can usually get it done with an Assassin Diedapper or a TTF Flats Minnow XL. The wild card is the Usual Suspect Swim Bait and the fish seem to prefer the 4-inch model in cold weather. The alternative to scouring the shallow flats for the trout of your lifetime is to shift gears 180 degrees and vertically jig the same lures on the 15 to 18 foot breaks bordering the Intracoastal and river. It is generally a much slower bite, but I have caught a larger percentage of my heaviest trout using this technique. Success is critical to understanding the data scrolling across your depth finder screen when idling along these breaks. If all of this doesn’t make you want to run to the garage and round up all of your cold weather gear tonight then the chances are good that you are still mentally competent. I’ll see the rest of you on the water! Hopefully, the picture will be included with this week’s column as I had the pleasure of recently watching Karlan Babineaux and his dad, Walter, tag team a bull red that should have long ago left for the Gulf. They were anchored up on a point bordering the marsh and I initially thought that age may be catching up with Walter when he handed his rod over to Karlan after several minutes of tug of war. Karlan was ready to give it back by the time they finally slid the net under a beast of a redfish. The day before, I caught only the tail end of their struggle with a huge drum, but Karlan said that he knew early on that this was no black drum. It took both of them to land it and both of them to hold it up for a photograph before releasing it. Neither of them will ever forget sharing that experience. After catching his breath, Karlan patted his dad on the back and said, “This is as good as it gets!” Happy Thanksgiving!

Endangered

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To celebrate the holiday season, H-EB will host its 23rd annual Feast of Sharing dinner, an H-E-B tradition for community residents to enjoy a delicious, free meal and festive entertainment, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Ford Park, located at 5115 Interstate 10 South, Beaumont.

Sign-up underway for BC/OF Christmas Baskets Christmas Baskets will be given to indigent Bridge City and Orangefield residents who are age 60 years and over whose income is below poverty. Sign–up will take place at the Ministerial Alliance building next to First Baptist Church of Bridge City during the month of November and through Dec. 4 Sign –Up is 9 a.m. - noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. Eligibility depends on proof of income. You must present a utility bill to verify address and have an ID of all family members. Donations are needed for this program to continue. Any business, church, individual, or organization may make a donation to the account of Bridge City Orangefield Ministerial Alliance Christmas Basket Fund at the Bridge City Bank.

coordinator of the Adopt-A-Prairie Chicken program. “The Adopt-A-Prairie Chicken program is a great way for people to get involved directly in the effort to conserve this highly endangered bird,” Klym said. “Reintroduction programs must work hand in hand with habitat restoration programs. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center has certainly been a leader in the reintroduction efforts.” Attwater’s prairie chickens hatched in zoos are released at the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge near Eagle Lake in Colorado County. There is also a population in Goliad County that was established with released birds from the zoos. Concerned Texabs can help with a tax-free donation to the Adopt-a-Prairie Chicken program through Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.


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BCCC names November Students of the Month

Nancy Shawhan, Carrie Grace Henderson, Superintendent Stephen Patterson, Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Christy Khoury, and Counselor Gayle Parkhurst.

Staff Report

For The Record

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced the Students of the Month for November at their monthly net-

working coffee held at The Classy Peacock located at 1860C Texas Avenue in Bridge City. Orangefield chose Carrie Grace Henderson as their Student of the Month and

Principal Richard Briggs, Marsha Tran, Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Misty Songe.

Marsha Tran was chosen by Bridge City. Carrie Grace Henderson is the top ranked – number 1 student out of her class of 127 students with a 4.00 GPA on

the College 4.00 scale and is the daughter of Spencer and Nancy Shawhan. She is TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators) President, Thespian Troupe Vice President, in the National Honor Society, One Act Play, and Interact. Her awards include her selection to attend RYLA, Grand Marshall for the Class of 2013, Stark Reading Contest County Finalist, One Act Play All Star Cast, and attended Regional UIL Competition in Prose, New Writing and Feature Writing. Her community service includes the Lion’s Club Carnival, Service League Hospital Gift Shop, hosting the Life Skills Prom, and directing music at Vacation Bible School. Teachers commented that Carrie Grace is a very talented and committed young woman who truly excels with talent and ability. She always has a positive outlook and is courteous to those she comes in contact with making her very well liked. She is motivated and excels academically, is extremely

Mighty Mustangs

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fensive line, according to Thompson, may be the biggest that the Mustangs have seen this year. Jasper is also a senior laden team with only one starter on offense that is an underclassman. “This game will last 48 minutes,” Thompson said. “It’s good that we are still playing. Our desire is to win this week and play our next one in December. You are a pretty dang good football team in Texas if you are still playing then.” The game is set for Friday night at 7:30 at Turner Stadium in Humble. Tickets will only be sold at the gate and are $8. The Mustangs are the visiting team. Directions to Turner Stadium off of Wilson Road are as follows: Take I-10 West to Beaumont and take the College Exit (Old Hwy. 90). Make a right onto College and follow through Dayton to Beltway 8. Take Beltway 8 to the Wilson Rd. exit and make a right on Wilson Rd. Follow Wilson Rd. to Turner Stadium, which will be on the left. The Mustangs would like to invite all football fans around the area to come cheer them on Friday night. Wear your own school colors, whether they are red and white, orange and white or green and gold, and show your support for the last team standing in Orange County. Go Mustangs!! intelligent, mature, responsible and demonstrates great qualities as a leader. Carrie Grace plans to attend Texas A&M University or Louisiana State University majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Marsha Tran is ranked 56th out of her class of 186 students with a 3.82 GPA and is the daughter of Susan Tran. She is a member of the Executive Student Council, HOSA, Yearbook, and GSL (Good Sportsman Leadership). Marsha has received awards in Fashion Design. Her community service includes Clinical Rotation at the Meadows Nursing Home with over 50 hours in visitations, Relay for Life Cancer Walk, Humane Center and Canned Food Drive. Teachers state Marsha is a wonderful student and role

model who strives to do her best and help others do the same, always going above and beyond what is asked. She is kind, caring, attentive and compassionate and no doubt will make an outstanding health care provider. She will be loved by her patients and those around her. Marsha plans to become a Registered Nurse through Lamar University. Both Carrie Grace and Marsha received a plaque, sponsored by David Self Ford honoring them for their accomplishments along with gift certificates from The Classy Peacock, Wal-Mart, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Central Office Supply, David Self Ford, Geaux Mail, Firestone Credit Union, Comtex Wireless and Michele Michelle Day Spa.

Revis named Student of the Month by GOACC

WOS Tristen Revis (pictured in blue) named Student of the Month

Staff Report

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The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Tristen Revis as the Student of the Month. Tristen is a senior at West

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His teachers describe him as dependable, goal oriented, driven and highly motivated. His future goals are to attend college to study psychology and become a child psychologist.


The Record • Week of Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Requiem For A Holiday Rev. Evan Dolive For The Record

Tomorrow, millions of people will gather across this great nation to celebrate Thanksgiving: the time in our calendar where we pause to give thanks for the year that has past, for family, loved ones, new additions and to remember those that have gone on before us.   We share stories, we laugh, we cry…and for many of us we eat too much.  For centuries, families have gathered together to pause and to say thanks, even if it is just for one day. This year, however, I am going to make a bold statement: I am declaring that Thanksgiving to some is obsolete, if not dead.  Why such the bold statement?   It seems that since the day after Halloween, the focus has been on lights, bows, trees, candy canes, Santa and the Christmas story.   In a mad dash to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and in the midst of people complaining about the store employee not saying “Merry Christmas” we have forgotten to stop and be thankful. We all learned the story in grade school.   Pilgrims came to this land on a ship called the Mayflower.   They settled the land and after a difficult time with the land and the weather, they met some Native Americans.  They helped work the land, grow crops and around harvest time they cel-

ebrated together with a grand feast, the first Thanksgiving.   It was in this same spirit that the tradition has continued for so long.    For some, Thanksgiving has turned into a stopping point on the road to Christmas shopping and excess.   It seems that every year the start date for when “Black Friday” sales begin is getting earlier and earlier.   Some stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day to entice people to come and buy their holiday gifts at low, low prices. On one hand, I understand their reasoning of trying to bolster the bottom line – especially in light of the past few years decline in the economy.   But why has the day when people are supposed to be thankful for what they have been given turned into just another Thursday?   Can we not give thanks for more than just a few hours one Thursday in November before making a mad dash to buy more and more things?  What about the employees of these stores?     Not every employee of a company can demand that they take the day off.   What about their traditions?  What about their family time?   How will they give thanks?

While this might sound like I am being cynical, please hear me out: I am not.  Thanksgiving is more than about turkey, stuffing and family; it is about the recognition that for most people, by virtue of living in the United States, we live a life of luxury, comfort and even excess.  We should be thankful for what we have –  not thankful that we have things but pine away for that flat screen for $100 at Wal-Mart. I am not anti-gift giving, or even anti-captialism, but I am anti-acquisition of things for acquisition’s sake.  Is forgoing the sales on Thanksgiving really going to put a damper on one’s holiday shopping?   It’s puzzling to think that in one breath we can go around the table and say one thing we are thankful for, while in the back of our mind we are hoping that Aunt Shirley won’t take too long because we have to get to the store by 6pm if we are going to purchase one of those TVs or a Playstation 4 or an iPad Mini. As a Christian, I find the words of Jesus are all the more true this time of year: “Stop collecting treasures for your own benefit on earth, where

moth and rust eat them and where thieves break in and steal them. Instead, collect treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moth and rust don’t eat them and where thieves don’t break in and steal them. Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21, Common English Bible).  Our heart this time of year should be centered around thanks for the beauty of this earth, the world that we find ourselves in and even extending Christ’s love of wholeness and reconciliation to those who go without most of the year.   Thanksgiving should be a reminder to us all that despite the things we are envious we don’t have, we have a lot, more than most in the entire world.   This Thanksgiving let’s not lose sight of that fact.   Things can wait, sales come and go.   What’s more important-- saving a few bucks or making memories with friends and family?  Give me the memories all day long-- you can keep your sales, long lines and fights over the last Barbie Dream House. Happy Thanksgiving! Rev. Evan M. Dolive is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and author of evandolive.com. He can be reached via email at evan@evandolive. com.

Pope Francis issues the Joy of the Gospel Staff Report

For The Record

I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since “no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord”. The Lord does not disappoint those who take this risk; whenever we take a step towards Jesus, we come to realize that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms. (Pope Francis) Beginning of the Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis 1. THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew. In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come. I. A JOY EVER NEW, A JOY WHICH IS SHARED 2. The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and anguish born of a complacent yet covetous heart, the feverish pursuit of frivolous pleasures, and a blunted conscience. Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer

heard, the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades. This is a very real danger for believers too. Many fall prey to it, and end up resentful, angry and listless. That is no way to live a dignified and fulfilled life; it is not God’s will for us, nor is it the life in the Spirit which has its source in the heart of the risen Christ. 3. I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since “no

one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord”.[1] The Lord does not disappoint those who take this risk; whenever we take a step towards Jesus, we come to realize that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms. Now is the time to say to Jesus: “Lord, I have let myself be deceived; in a thousand ways I have shunned your love, yet here I am once more, to renew my covenant with you. I need you. Save me once again, Lord, take me once more into your redeeming embrace”. How good it feels to come back to him whenever we are lost! Let me say this once more: God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seek-

ing his mercy. Christ, who told us to forgive one another “seventy times seven” (Mt 18:22) has given us his example: he has forgiven us seventy times seven. Time and time again he bears us on his shoulders. No one can strip us of the dignity bestowed upon us by this boundless and unfailing love. With a tenderness which never disappoints, but is always capable of restoring our joy, he makes it possible for us to lift up our heads and to start anew. Let us not flee from the resurrection of Jesus, let us never give up, come what will. May nothing inspire more than his life, which impels us onwards!...

Visitors from the Ukraine Staff Report

For The Record

St. Mary Catholic School was honored to have Mr. Derosier and his son David Derosier from Ukraine as visitors. David is the cousin to Danielle Derosier, a student at St. Mary School. David and his father are visiting their family during Thanksgiving here in Orange. David shared the different aspects of schooling and culture with the entire student body during announcements. David shared with all the students that he speaks three fluent languages and attends school three days a week for three hours per day and many of the St. Mary students were envious of him. David is spending the day with his cousin in her classroom to explore a day at school in the state of Texas.

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

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

First United Methodist Church Orange 502 Sixth Street 886-7466 8 a.m. - Worship in Chapel 9 a.m. - Celebration Service in Praise Center 10 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. - Worship in Sanctuary 5 p.m. - UMYF & Kids Pastor: Rev. John Warren Director of Music & Fine Arts: Doug Rogers Organist: Justin Sanders Director of Youth and Christian Education: Allisha Bonneaux www.fumcorange.org

Trinity Baptist Church NEW LOCATION: 1819 16th Street, Orange Office: 886-1333 Pastor Dr. Bob Webb Worship Leader Dan Cruse Sun. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Nursery Provided

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Pictured from left to right: Donna Darby, Principal; David Derosier; Danielle Derosier.

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

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

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

First Baptist Church of Bridge City 200 W. Roundbunch, BC Office: 409-735-3581 Fax: 409-735-8882 www.fbcbc.org Rev. Bob Boone, Pastor Sunday Schedule: Bible Study at 9:15 a.m.; Celebration Service - 10:30 a.m.; Youth Bible Study, Discipleship Classes - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Schedule: Prayer Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Children’s Activities.

First Christian Church of Orangefield 4234 FM 408 (between BC & Orangefield) 409-735-4234 Minister Jim Hardwick Sunday School: 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer & Bible Study 7 p.m. Nursery provided For a ride, call 735-4234

Cowboy Church of Orange County 673 FM 1078 Orange 409-718-0269 E. Dale Lee, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. “Round Pen” (Small Group) Studies: Ladies & Men’s group: 7 p.m. Mondays, Come as you are! Boots & hats welcome!

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

West Orange Christian Church 900 Lansing Street, W.O. 409-882-0018 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening - 6 p.m. Minister: Kurtis Moffit www.westorangechurch.org “Our church family welcomes you!”

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of ELIZABETH DARLENE BROWN, Deceased, were issued on November 13, 2013, in Cause No. P16661, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: George W. Brown

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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.

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c/o THE LAW OFFICE OF TOMMY GUNN Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 13th day of November, 2013

Tommy Gunn TOMMY GUNN

State Bar No.: 08623700 Attorney for George W. Brown 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613

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NOTICE OF PARTITION SALE By virtue of an Order Directing Sale of Property Not Susceptible to Partition In Kind, Cause No. A-130076, styled Weston Colby Desormeaux vs. Paul Killiam, Et Al, in the District Court of Orange, Texas. I will offer for sale and sell at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the backdoor of the Courthouse of Orange County, Texas, the following described property in Orange County, Texas: A 5.04 acres tract in the Richard Ballew,

Astract No. 2 in Orange County, Texas. Terms of the sale shall be for cash and the proceeds from such sale shall be deposited in the office of the District Clerk of Orange County, Texas, to be disbursed in accordance with the Order of the Court.

W.D. Triggs, Sr. W.D. Triggs, Sr.

STATE OF TEXAS TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, RESPONDENT, BELINDA STEVENS SIMMONS YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you. The Petition of the Department of Family and Protective Services, Petitioner was filed in the 163rd District Court of Orange County, Texas on the 13th day of November, 2012, against Respondent, Belinda Stevens Simmons, Cause No. B-110562-D and entitled "In the Interest of Devondria Stevens, a Child." The suit requests a modification of the parent-child relationship. The name, gender and date of birth of the Child who is the subject of the suit is as follows: NAME: DATE OF BIRTH: PLACE OF BIRTH:

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NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF JOHN TRAN, DECEASED

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Bernice Heyd Hymes, Deceased, were issued on October 28, 2013, in Cause No. P16656, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Enlarged for Texas, to: ELIZABETH Actual size: HYMES BEISSEL and 1 PAUL MERTIN HYMES, as Independent Co-Executors.

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Independent Administration were issued in the Estate of JOHN TRAN, on November 20, 2013, in Cause No. P16655, in the County Court of Orange County, Texas, to SUSAN TRAN. The address of such Independent Administrator is c/o Kendall Cockrell, The Cockrell Law Firm, PLLC, proofing. 2 Acadiana Court, col.Beaumont, x 4.5" TX 77706. All persons having claims against this Estate which is curthem

To be published rently in being administered are required to present Theagainst Record within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. All claims the Newspapers Estate of Bernice Heyd 02/17/10 Hymes, Deceased, should be presented to:

PLEASE

Susan Tran, Independent Administrator FAX ANY of the Estate of John Tran, Deceased

Elizabeth Hymes Beissel CORRECTIONS BY and Paul Mertin Hymes c/o ANDREW CULPEPPER 5 P.M. MONDAY BUSH LEWIS, PLLC to 735-7346 P.O. BOX 189 Orange, TX 77631-0189 Thanks,

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Debbie All persons having claims Notice is hereby given that against this Estate which is original Letters Testamentary currently being administered are required to present them FAXfor the Estate of ROBERT within the time and in the H. DOZAR, Deceased, were # law. 735-7346 manner prescribed by issued on November 13, 2013, in Cause No. P16660, DATED the 6th day of pending in the County Court November, 2013 at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: PATRICIA HALL BUSH LEWIS, PLLC Andrew Culpepper Andrew Culpepper

Attorney for Elizabeth Hymes Beissel and Paul Mertin Hymes, Independent Co-Executors of the Estate of Bernice Heyd Hymes, Deceased

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 THE LAW OFFICE OF TOMMY GUNN Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630

42. Grain of Mesoamerica 45. Hook, line and sinker person 49. Building addition 51. Comedian Daniel and reggae musician Peter 54. Chill-inducing 56. Japanese port 57. *It features postings 58. First-____ 59. Pot contribution 60. Coffee choice 61. Mimicking bird 62. Came down 63. Type of pool 64. Units of work 67. Colony-living insect

DATED the 13th day of November, 2013

Actual Tommy Gunn TOMMY GUNN

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is hereby given that original LettersEnlarged Testamentary for proofing. for the Estate of DAVID G. Actual size: 1 col. x 4.5" TERRY, Deceased, were issued on November 13, 2013, in Cause No. To P16649, be published in pending in the County Court Newspapers The Record at Law of Orange County, 02/17/10 Texas, to: David DaWayne Terry. All personsPLEASE having claims FAX ANY against this Estate which is CORRECTIONS BY currently being administered are required to present them 5 P.M. MONDAY to the undersigned within the to 735-7346 time and in the manner prescribed by law. Thanks,

c/o THE LAW OFFICEDebbie OF TOMMY GUNN Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street FAX Orange, Texas 77630

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DATED the 13th day of November, 2013

size: 1x9.5” Tommy Gunn

TOMMY GUNN

State Barin No.: 08623700 To be published Attorney for David DaWayne Terry The Record Newspapers 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 04/28/2010 Telephone: (409) 882-9990

State Bar No.: 08623700 Attorney for Patricia Hall 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613

STATE OF TEXAS TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, RESPONDENT, COREY THOMAS YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the Clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of 20 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgement may be taken against you. The Petition of the Department of Family and Protective Services, Petitioner was filed in the 163rd District Court of Orange County, Texas on the 13th day of November, 2012, against Respondent, Corey Thomas, Cause No. B-110562-D and entitled "In the Interest of Devondria Stevens, a Child." The suit requests a modification of the parent-child relationship. The name, gender and date of birth of the Child who is the subject of the suit is as follows: DEVONDRIA STEVENS Actual size: 1x9.5” AUGUST 19,1998

NAME: DATE OF BIRTH: PLACE OF BIRTH:

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Tohasbe published in any judgment or decree in the children's interest The Court authority in this suit to enter which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the The Record determination of paternityNewspapers and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the children's adoption. 04/28/2010

Facsimile: (409) 882-0613

******PLEASE FAX ANY NORTH CAROLINA ROBESON COUNTY CORRECTIONS BY 13 SP 0248 * * * * * * *5* *P.M. * * * * *TODAY ********** ) John C. Vick to 735-7346 Jack H. Vick, Jr. ) ) NOTICE OF PUBLICATION Plaintiff, Thanks, ) Vs Debbie ) ) Amber Higgs Aaron Deatherage ) Defendants, ) ************************ Take notice that a plead seeking relief against you has been filed in the above entitled action. The nature of relief sought is as follows: Sale of Land in Judy Vick Estate You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than (November 29, 2013) and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought.

ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court at Orange, Texas, this the 19 day of November 2013. VICKIE EDGERLY, DISTRICT CLERK OF

******PLEASE FAX ANY By: Charlean Lindsey CORRECTIONS BY DEPUTY CHARLEAN LINDSEY 5 P.M. TODAY to 735-7346 Thanks, Debbie ORANGE COUNTY, TEXAS

This the 13 day of November, 2013. Ronnie Sutton Attorney at Law PO Box 787 Pembroke, NC 28372 910-521-4797

DEVONDRIA STEVENS GENDER: FEMALE AUGUST 19,1998 JEFFERSON COUNTY, TEXAS

The Court has authority in this suit to enter any judgment or decree in the children's interest which will be binding upon you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, the determination of paternity and the appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to the children's adoption. ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court at Orange, Texas, this the 19 day of November 2013. VICKIE EDGERLY, DISTRICT CLERK OF ORANGE COUNTY, TEXAS

By: Charlean Lindsey DEPUTY CHARLEAN LINDSEY

November 20, 2013 Michael O’Dell 1180 Archie Street Vidor, TX 77662 Re; Cause No. B120967D; In the interest of Brittani Marie O’Dell, A Child; In the District Court, 163rd Judicial District, Orange County, Texas.

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