June 20, 2024

  • OF graduate Georgia Jones now Rangerette

    Jun 18, 2024

    Recent Orangefield High graduate Georgia Jones last week auditioned successfully to become one of the famous Kilgore Rangerettes at Kilgore Junior College. She was a member of the Orangefield Sophisticats and held the position of captain her senior year. Last year, she was named a 'Kick Master' at the dance team's summer...

  • Pups will strut at West Orange's Bark in the Park Saturday

    Margaret Toal, For the Record | Jun 18, 2024

    In West Orange on Saturday, big and little beauties will be on display as they hope to find a new home with a plush bed and a back yard. They are the dogs and puppies of the city's animal shelter and volunteers have turned Bark in the Park into a small festival. It will be this Saturday, June 22, at Alford-Seals Plaza next to city hall on Western Avenue. Times will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event was created to help the public shelter find foster homes or 'furever'...

  • Bridge City Cardinal Cheerleaders attend yearly UCA Cheer Camp

    Jun 18, 2024

    Bridge City Cardinal Cheerleaders recently attended their yearly UCA Cheer Camp hosted at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX. Leading up to camp both squads attended practices learning pyramids, technique, and preparing all elements they needed to bring to camp with them. This was the first time that BC Cheer has attended Cheer Camp at this location. Attending along with BCHS Cheer there were 12 other schools in attendance. Both squads can home receiving multiple awards, as...

  • Pinehurst needs new chief after Humble leaves for LCM

    Margaret Toal, For the Record | Jun 18, 2024

    The city of Pinehurst is searching for a new police chief after Chris Humble resigned to take a position with the new Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Police Department. Humble is a veteran Orange County law enforcement officer and previously served as Precinct 1 constable. While working for the Orange County Sheriff's Office several years ago, he was assigned to LCM High School. In addition, the high school, along with Little Cypress Elementary, Little Cypress Intermediate,...

  • Fisher to retire before term ends

    Margaret Toal, For the Record | Jun 18, 2024

    Orange County Tax Assessor-Collector Karen Fisher has publicly announced she will be retiring on July 31, months before her term in office ends. Orange County Commissioners Court, by state law, will be required to appoint her replacement to the elected office. Fisher's current four-year term does not end until December 31. Octavia Guzman, a longtime employee in the tax assessor-collector's office, ran unopposed for the position in the March Republican primary race. No...

  • New massive gas pipeline to cross Orange County

    Margaret Toal, For the Record | Jun 18, 2024

    A new, major 750-mile natural gas pipeline, described by the Pipeline Journal as "massive," is being planned to cross Orange County as it goes from the Permian Basin in West Texas to Calcasieu Parish across the Sabine. At the end of April, the company mailed letters to property owners informing them of the project and asking for right-of-entry permission to go on the property for surveys. The 42-inch pipeline will carry "liquids-rich natural gas." It is known as the DeLa...

  • Bridge City draws people with Saturday farmers market

    Margaret Toal, For the Record | Jun 18, 2024

    Starting time is supposed to be eight in the morning. But by five minutes later, the parking lot is full and cars are stopping along ditches. Lines have already formed at booths. The Bridge City Farmers Market is open on an early summer's Saturday morning and drawing a crowd to the easy-going, family event where a wide variety of homemade and homegrown goods are found. But of course, it's the tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow squash and corn in the shucks that draw the biggest...

  • Next best option

    Capt. Chuck Uzzle, For the Record | Jun 18, 2024

    I would bet a sizable sum of money that if most saltwater anglers were to be asked to describe what a picture perfect fishing scenario looks like that I could easily describe it before they even started. The classic thigh deep flat with clear green water dotted with potholes and very defined grass edges. Or perhaps an even shallower flat with a little less grass so visibility would be at a maximum in order to see cruising fish or even a few tailing reds. These are the images...

  • Lois Marie Judice, 95, Bridge City

    Staff Report | Dec 4, 2023

    Lois Marie Judice, 95, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away surrounded by loved ones on December 1, 2023, in Port Neches, Texas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City, Texas. Officiating will be Reverend Ernie Carpio of St. Henry Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange, Texas. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., Tuesday,...

  • Kathleen "Kathy" Longron Block, 72, Orange

    Staff Report | Nov 30, 2023

    Kathleen “Kathy” Longron Block, 72, of Orange, Texas, passed away on November 28, 2023, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. There will be a graveside memorial at a later date with Brother Keith Pennington officiating. Born in Orange, Texas, on March 4, 1951, she was the daughter of Sidney Howard Longron and Elva Jane Granger Gordy. Kathy was a very caring and loving woman who adored her family. She enjoyed going to the casino and going dancing. She absolutely loved having big family gatherings. Kathy will be greatly...

  • Fred Joseph Doiron III, 69, Bridge City

    Staff Report | Dec 4, 2023

    Fred Joseph Doiron III, 69, of Bridge City, TX, passed on through the heavenly gates on November 30, 2023. A celebration of life will be held at a later date, notifications will be updated through Facebook. Fred was born on May 26, 1954, to Fred Joseph Doiron Jr and Gustine Reynolds Doiron. He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School class of 1972 and by trade was pipe designer, draftsmen and home builder. To know Fred was to love him. He was a wheeler dealer and loved...

  • Charles Kenneth Hall, 68, Bridge City

    Staff Report | Feb 13, 2024

    Charles Kenneth Hall, 68, of Bridge City, Texas passed away on February 7, 2024 at CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Memorial services will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 24 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bridge City, Texas. Officiating will be Pastor Paul Zoch. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, February 23 at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Charles was born in Columbus, Ohio on September 21, 1955 to Donald Earl Hall, Jr....

  • Leida Alicia Garcia 55, de Orange

    Staff Report | Jun 6, 2024

    Leida Alicia Garcia 55, de Orange, Texas, falleció Junio 1,del 2024 en su casa en Orange . Visitaciones serán de 5:00PM a 8:pm, jueves Junio 6 ,2024, con un rosario a las 7:00pm en Claybar Funeral Home en Orange. Nacida en San Nicolas De Los Garzas, Nuevo León, México, El 14 de junio del 1968 ella era hija de Felipe Alcalá y María Luisa Cárdenas. Ella era una querida Madre, Esposa, abuela y amiga de mucha gente. Sera recordada por los platillos y comidas que hacía y...

  • Raymond Earl McCray, 77, Orange

    Jun 18, 2024

    Raymond Earl McCray made his final trip on earth to go be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 15, 2024, succumbing to Hairy-cell Leukemia and Melanoma cancer at age 77. Our families will greatly miss “Private Huckleberry” Raymond, especially his wife, "General Huckleberry”, their own little inside joke. Our Great Maker has called him home and we praise you Father Almighty for all your divine love for our sweet Raymond. He was born August 8,1946, in Center, Texas...

  • Shawn Dylan Dreyer, 21, of Orange

    Jun 18, 2024

    Shawn Dylan Dreyer, 21, of Orange, Texas, passed away on June 16, 2024, in Starks, Louisiana. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 29, 2024, at First Baptist Church in Deweyville. Officiating will be Shayne Gonzales. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on October 16, 2002, he was the son of Melissa...

  • Connie Clark Velasquez, 73, Orange

    Staff Report | Jun 18, 2024

    Connie Clark Velasquez, 73, of Orange, Texas, passed away on May 19, 2024, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Little Cypress Baptist Church at 3274 Little Cypress Dr, Orange, TX 77632. Officiating will be Reverend David Turner. Inurnment will follow at Orange Forest Lawn at 2312 Irving St, West Orange, TX 77630. Born in Kenova, West Virginia, on July 27, 1950, she was the daughter of Paul...

  • Judy Ellen (Frain) Herb, 80, Orange

    Staff Report | Jun 18, 2024

    Judy Ellen (Frain) Herb, 80, of Orange, Texas, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2024, surrounded by loved ones. Judy was born in Norwich, New York, on April 14, 1944. She was the third and last child of Walter J. Frair and Vivian (Potter) Frair. She was very involved in the Methodist Church growing up, singing in the church choir. Judy attended the University of Buffalo, where she met her Soulmate, Robert. She was the dutiful fiancé while Rob attended West Point, marrying...

  • Rachel Marie Curry, 52, Orange

    Staff Report | Jun 18, 2024

    Rachel Marie Curry, 52, of Orange, Texas, passed away on June 11, 2024, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. Born in Victoria, Texas, on July 30, 1971, she was the daughter of Joe Aleman, Jr. and Sandra (Baros) Ross. Rachel was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. She was known her warm and caring nature, always ready to lend a helping hand no matter what. Rachel cherished her family dearly and made it a tradition to have family dinners every Sunday. She...

  • Styx, Foreigner return to The Woodlands

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record | Jun 18, 2024

    Two of music's most iconic rock acts return to Texas this week for one of the hottest concerts of the summer. Styx and Foreigner, along with special guest John Waite, will perform at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 22. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations for all ages. Foreigner is currently in the middle of its farewell tour that began in the summer of 2023, and Gowan and his bandmates in Styx are rejoining...

  • Shangri La Botanical Gardens to host summer Sip and Stroll

    Jun 18, 2024

    Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center invites the public to enjoy golden hour in the garden during their summer Sip and Stroll. This special after-hours experience is offered in collaboration with Free State Cellars on Thursday, June 20, from 5-8 p.m. Admission to Sip and Stroll is free of charge. “We are thrilled to offer a summer Sip and Stroll where visitors may explore the garden's stunning summer blooms and savor local artisanal wines. This experience uniquely...

  • Edward Jones Branch Office Supports Bridge City School Supplies Donation Campaign

    Jun 18, 2024

    Karen Collier, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Bridge City, is supporting Bridge City schools by using her office as a drop-off location for a school supplies drive. Local residents may help make a positive impact in the community by bringing items to our Edward Jones office in town during regular business hours from Now to August 9, 2024. Monetary gifts, including gift cards, cannot be accepted. The branch address is: 1815 Texas Ave Bridge City, TX 77611. Edward Jones...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record | Jun 18, 2024

    BIDEN-TRUMP DEBATE RISKY PLATFORM FIRST TO BE NEXT WEEK JUNE 27 Biden, Trump agree to ABC News and CNN debates. CNN said they won’t be allowed to use any props or pre-written notes but will be given paper, a pen and water. The CNN debate is the first of two debates agreed on by the campaigns. The second will be hosted by ABC News on Sept. 10. CNN announced the rules agreed on by both President Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s campaigns. They include microphone muting, a coin...

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