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  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Jan 16, 2024

    A.G. PAXTON CAMPAIGNS AGAINST SPEAKER DADE PHELAN IN HIS S.E.T. DISTRICT Attorney General Ken Paxton ramped up his political revenge tour following his impeachment last year with a visit to the district of House Speaker Dade Phelan. Paxton spent the day in southeast Texas campaigning with David Covey, a GOP activist from the Mauriceville area, who is challenging Phelan in the March primary. The Phelan-led House, including most Republicans, impeached Paxton in May on abuse-of-p...

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    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Jan 9, 2024

    DEMOCRACY ON NOVEMBER 2024 BALLOT The nation faces an unprecedented threat to our democracy that thousands of young men and women gave their lives to protect. Former president Donald J. Trump, a pathological liar is actively plotting to overthrow American democracy. He makes no secret of it and his desire to be a dictator. He calls the free press the “enemy of the people.” He advocates discarding lawful ballots. Remember Hitler did not come to power in a coup. Remember Tru...

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    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Jan 2, 2024

    8 ARRIVES I pray the people will make the right choice in the 2024 presidential election. I agree we have two old men running but one is very disturbed and dangerous to our democracy. I’m surprised by the polling of women in this country that Nikki Haley is not doing better in the polls because her major opponent has so many negative issues plus he appointed the majority judges on the Supreme Court that did away with Rowe vs. Wade after 50 years. I pray that this is not the...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Dec 26, 2023

    7 FADES INTO HISTORY Well, we’ve come to the end of another year. 2023 went by with rapid speed. The weeks and months just ran into one another. I don’t recall a year passing so fast. Maybe it’s because I kept my nose to the grindstone. *****Nationally, we’re ending the year on a high note. The stock market is at an all-time high. I’m really optimistic about 2024. I see a boom because of rising companies launching initial public offerings, potentially creating over 14 m...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Dec 19, 2023

    WELCOME TO OUR CHRISTMAS ISSUE We have rolled up on another Christmas and are very grateful to be here with you and still be able to knock out this weekly column and bring “The Record” to you. We thank our faithful readers who have made us the most popular and most read publications in Orange County. Christmastime is a great time to say thanks to our writers who are always current, informative and interesting. Our staff, week after week, does a yeoman’s job of putting out a...

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    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Dec 12, 2023

    THE GREATNESS OF MANDELA Ten years ago I watched all the Nelson Mandela service including President Barack Obama's speech. Ninety-one governments were represented. Former United States Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and their spouses attended. President Obama drew the largest reception. He shook hands on the way to the podium with Raul Castro. Mandela was one of a kind; born in 1918, he died at age 95. After being imprisoned 27 years, where he was...

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    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Dec 5, 2023

    PEARL HARBOR DAY AND CEDRIC REMEMBERED It’s been 82 years since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. That day is one of the most memorable events in my life. I had a cousin who was injured and stayed in hospital months only to come home and be killed in a farm accident. The attack led to the United States being involved in World War II. We listened to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s address to the American people on a neighbor’s radio. “This day will li...

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    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Nov 28, 2023

    Governor Abbott Calls Fourth Special Session Governor Greg Abbott announced Special Session #4 and issued a proclamation identifying agenda items for the special session that began at 5:00 PM on Tuesday. “The Texas Legislature made progress over the past month protecting Texans from forced COVID-19 vaccinations and increasing penalties for human smuggling,” said Governor Abbott. “However, there is more work to be done. I am immediately calling lawmakers back for Special Sessi...

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    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Nov 21, 2023

    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...

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    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Nov 14, 2023

    JIMBO FISHER-GONE FROM AGGIELAND Texas A&M to spend more than $75 million to fire football coach Jimbo Fisher. Texas A&M University fired head football coach Jimbo Fisher on Sunday, committing itself to spend more than $75 million to buy out his contract and announcing a national search for his replacement. Although the decision was announced on Sunday, one day after the Aggies trounced Mississippi State, 51-10, On the same day, Athletic Director Bjork delivered the news to Fi...

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    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Nov 7, 2023

    WE SALUTE THE VETS THAT KEEP US STRONG Nov. 11, is Veterans Day. Government offices, banks, etc. will be closed. However many businesses are having sales so it’s a good time to shop. Veterans, past and present, are our true heroes. Many brave souls have died to keep us free. Our country could use more peace and understanding right here at home. There is just too much hatred, disrespect for our country, our leaders and our flag. Too many extremists destroying our fiber i...

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    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Oct 31, 2023

    MIKE JOHNSON - N. LOUISIANA BOY GOP SPEAKER New House Speaker Mike Johnson inherits many of the same problems that bedeviled Republican leaders with far more experience. The Louisiana Republican emerged last week from the lower ranks of the House GOP leadership to ascend to speaker. An evangelical Christian who often cites the Bible, Johnson worked as an attorney for anti-abortion and Christian groups before running for office. During his four terms in the House, he has led...

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    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Oct 24, 2023

    RANGERS DEFEAT ASTROS The Texas Rangers move on to the World Series starting Friday after defeating the Astros in Game 7. The Houston Astros lost all four home games, winning three on the road. The Rangers also lost all home games but won four on the road to become American League Champs. While Jose Altuve was the spark plug for the Astros, it was the Ranger’s Adolis Garcia who became the American MVP. When Garcia was struck by a 98-mph fastball in Game 5 of this American L...

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    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Oct 17, 2023

    PRESIDENT BIDEN TRAVELS TO ISRAEL President Joe Biden travels to Israel in a dramatic display of support for the U.S. ally as his administration seeks to prevent the Israel-Hamas war from expanding into a larger Middle East conflict. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is currently in Tel Aviv, announced Biden’s visit following an overnight meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “He’s coming here at a critical moment for Israel, for the region and for the w...

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    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Oct 10, 2023

    ISRAEL AT WAR BIDEN, “THIS IS TERRORISM” Tuesday President Joe Biden said the United States stands with Israel following Hamas' brutal massacre in Israel. "We will make sure Israel has what it needs to take care of its citizens, defend itself and respond to this attack. There's no justification for terrorism. There's no excuse." In the deadliest attack on Israel in decades, more than 1,700 Israelis and at least 14 Americans were killed when Hamas militants crashed through the...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Oct 3, 2023

    CIVIL WAR IN GOP- SPEAKER McCARTHY OUSTED Republican Kevin McCarthy’s deal with hardline House conservatives that handed him the speaker’s gavel in January unraveled on Tuesday as those same right-wing rebels, shoved him out of the seat. McCarthy’s 269-day reign as speaker was ended by a 216-210 vote, a move that has no marker in modern history and paralyzes Congress for the time being. The rebellion, led by conservative hardliner Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., has roiled the House...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Sep 26, 2023

    PHELAN RESPONSES TO CALL FOR REGISTRATION In a nearly unanimous vote, the leaders of the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) approved a resolution Saturday calling on the speaker of the Texas House, Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, to resign. Phelan has no plans to resign. He remains resolute in his support for impeaching Paxton, whom he continues to argue is corrupt. He issued a statement after the Senate voted to acquit Paxton, saying the Senate didn’t do its job and the process of Repu...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Sep 19, 2023

    FOR NOW PAXTON BEATS RAP—RIDE AIN’T OVER The attorney general’s long-simmering securities fraud case appears closer to resolution, while the FBI has probed the same allegations that played a major role in his impeachment. After a 10-day trial, Texas senators on Saturday voted to acquit Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on allegations of bribery and corruption, clearing him to return to his duties as the state’s top lawyer. But Paxton’s legal troubles are not over. He still...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Sep 12, 2023

    THE DAY IKE CAME CALLING This week on Sept. 13, we mark the 15th anniversary since Ike, the hurricane, blew into Orange County and left the worse devastation on our community, since the storm of 1865, the year the Civil War ended, wiped out the city of Orange. The storm left only four homes standing. Today’s recovery, especially to the community of Bridge City, seemed a far away dream of 15 years ago. Much has changed in Bridge City since that horrible storm. In so many c...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Sep 5, 2023

    SENATORS OVERWHELMINGLY REFUSE TO DISMISS ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT In a 24-6 vote, Texas senators refused to dismiss all 16 articles of impeachment against suspended Attorney General Ken Paxton. That vote clears the way for a public trial in the Senate. Twelve Republicans joined all Senate Democrats in the vote to essentially move forward with a trial. A simple majority is required to approve any pretrial motions, and Paxton’s team challenged all articles of impeachment both i...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux|Updated Aug 29, 2023

    A RUDE AWAKING Before turning in Saturday night I checked the weather forecast for Sunday. I learned the extreme heat and drought would continue with a high of 109 expected. A few weeks ago I wrote about the weather this summer being like Mexico’s weather 70 years ago. I thought if we continue to have this kind of summer for the next 70 years, the Gulf Coast area will be like Mexico, with no large trees, only shrubs. Anyway, I turned in for the night and set the temperature a...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Aug 22, 2023

    6 YEARS AGO ORANGE TRIO ATTENDED MLK MARCH Sixty years ago prior to Aug. 28, 1963, a bus load of Golden Triangle citizens loaded up and headed to Washington for Dr. Martin Luther King’s “March on Washington.” Busloads and trainloads of pilgrims spilled into Washington from throughout the states. On that bus from Orange, Texas were three citizens, civil leader Velma Jeter, James Zay Roberts, who had marched with King, and Essie Bellfield, a young lady and mother of two young d...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Aug 15, 2023

    THE LISTA’S GREAT FIRE LOSS We were sad to learn that fire had destroyed Pete and Lori Lista’s home last Wednesday. The house was located on Ollie Road in Orangefield. The call came to the fire department about 3:00 a.m. We understand Lori was at the beach in their R.V. Pete was home alone. Thank God he was awakened by a smoke alarm and was able to get out. Makes me wonder why unlucky or bad things happen to good people. Pete and Lori are the salt-of-the-earth folks who are...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Aug 8, 2023

    DROUGHT AFFECTING EVEN LARGE TREES Temperatures continue to hold around 100 degrees. It has been over 30 days since any measurable rain has fallen and the outlook is not good, maybe 10 percent next week. My guess is that the water table has really dropped and that is affecting larger trees that require lots of water. I’ve seen limbs starting to die. We have lost several limbs in our camphor trees and the oak trees are showing stress. There has been no time in my life that w...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Aug 1, 2023

    EXTREME HEAT AND DROUGHT CONTINUES Never in my lifetime would I have believed we would see so many consecutive days at 99 degrees and above. We have had more 100 degree days in the last couple of weeks than we have had in the last few years. Today, Tuesday, at 3:15 p.m., our backyard temperature is 102 degrees. With no rain in sight everything is burning up. It’s hard to keep enough water on the plants. Our garden is gone but we still have a little hope for okra. This r...

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