Hometown News For Orange County, Texas

Articles from the January 20, 2021 edition


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  • Ex-mayor's son seeks BC council

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated Jan 24, 2021

    Expect a familiar name on the May 1 ballot for the City of Bridge City. Aaron Roccaforte, 38-year-old son of former BC mayor and longtime city council fixture Kirk Roccaforte, has filed to run for Place 1 on the city council. "I've been around it [city council] all my life, and I really feel like I can be an asset for the city," says the younger Roccaforte. "I really think I could possibly make a difference and help some people out." Aaron Roccaforte, a 2000 graduate of...

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  • Rollout of vaccine tough to swallow

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated Jan 20, 2021

    Waldo's got nothing on Covid-19 vaccinations when it comes to being hard to find in Orange County. If you looked fast, the county was supposed to get 100 vaccines at each of four pharmacies this week – Kroger's and Walgreens on 16th Street in Orange, the Main Street Brookshire Brothers in Vidor, and the Bridge City Walmart. The state has set up about 75 vaccine hubs, including one in Chambers County, two in Galveston County, one at the Jasper-Newton Health Department and a...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Jan 19, 2021

    THE WAY I SEE IT Well, its come down to inauguration day, January 20, 2021. It really seemed like it was a long time getting here. Joseph R. Biden, Jr. becomes the 46th President of the United States. Making history is Kamala Harris, the first Black, South Asian and female to serve as Vice President. She is the 49th V.P. Today is a great day for America. I relate it to the days when Franklin D. Roosevelt took over as president from a failed president Hubert Hoover. President B...

  • Grant allows Drainage District bayou cleanup

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated Jan 19, 2021

    The Orange County Drainage District has some good news for Orange homeowners along the Cow Bayou, Adams Bayou and Little Cypress Bayou. Don Carona, general manager of the Drainage District, announced Tuesday that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) had authorized a grant of up to $1.5 million on a $2 million project that will remove trees blown down by Hurricane Laura from the banks of those key Orange County waterways. On Monday, Tommy Clary, whose north Orange...

  • LCM Cheerleaders place 8th in UIL State Spirit Competition in Fort Worth

    Staff Report|Updated Jan 19, 2021

    The LCM cheerleaders competed at the UIL State Spirit Competition in Fort Worth on Friday, January 15th. The squad competed in the preliminary round and advanced to the top 20 state finalist and competed in the final round Friday afternoon. The LCM cheerleaders placed 8th in the state in the 4-A Division out of 61 4-A teams from across Texas. They placed 4th in the final round in the Crowd Leading Cheer Division. Squad members are, bottom row from left, senior Head...

  • Master Gardeners Online Certification Class

    Updated Jan 19, 2021

    The Orange County Master Gardeners in conjunction with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be offering online classes for Texas Master Gardener Certification. Deadline for enrolling is Thursday, Jan 21. Classes will start Thursday, Jan. 28 from 9AM - 1PM running each Thursday thru Thursday April 1. All classes will be virtual. Fee for the class is $150 which will included your 464 page colored handbook, fees and supplies. Email [email protected] for your application or more information or you can visit our website...

  • Top Tips for Organized Tax Filing

    Updated Jan 19, 2021

    (StatePoint) 2020 was a particularly stressful year -- but filing its taxes doesn’t need to be. With the following tips, you can stay organized and cool-headed throughout the process. File Early File early so you check this major to-do off your list and relax. The good news is that the sooner you file, the better. This is true no matter what your circumstances are. If you owe money, you’ll have that much more time to plan your payment. If you’re due for a refund, filing sooner means you’ll have your money sooner, money w...

  • LCJH students named to All-Region Band

    Updated Jan 19, 2021

    Little Cypress Junior High School Band Director Daniel Wilhelm announced the names of LCJH students who earned chairs in the recent Texas Music Educators Association (TMEa) All Region Band competition. They are, front row from left - Kyndall Davis, Franklin Ortiz, Elias Jureidini, Rylee Lofton and Cheyenne Powell. Not pictured - Isabella Ibarra, flute...

  • LCE receives $4000 from Walmart Community grant

    Updated Jan 19, 2021

    Little Cypress Elementary School recently was the recipient of a $4,000 Walmart Community grant. The grant was written by music teacher Josh Leger for the campus and Principal Kayla Casey says that there are a couple of different areas where the funds might be used for school communication on the prekindergarten through third grade campus. Staff are in the process of collecting quotes so they will know how far the grant will stretch. If there are funds left from the larger...

  • Honeybees in Winter

    Len VanMarion, For the Record|Updated Jan 19, 2021

    Do you ever wonder why you don’t see honeybees in the winter? Well it’s because they don’t leave the hive when temperatures are lower than the mid 50’s. The bees in the hive will stay clustered in the hive to keep the brood area 92 to 95 degrees F. They will eat the honey that they stored all summer to keep the hive alive. The cluster of bees will get tighter and tighter as the temperature drops. Some of the bees will shiver to produce heat. I say shiver but what they do is t...

  • AAUW Orange Studies "Educated"

    Updated Jan 19, 2021

    The Orange chapter of AAUW will discuss the book “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover at its January Book-Ins meeting. Member Juliet Smith will review and lead a discussion of the memoir through the Zoom platform, Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Sarah Boehme, Book-Ins Chair, noted, “In the book ‘Educated,’ the author tells a story of growing up in a survivalist family in Idaho. The author chooses to pursue formal education, which set her in opposition with her family. It is an emotional account of learning a larger...

  • Nichols My 5 Cents

    Senator Robert Nichols|Updated Jan 19, 2021

    The Legislature has ended its first week of session. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Senate has decided to recess until January 26th . However, we will still be working hard in the meantime on legislation for Senate District 3. Here are five things happening around your state: 1. The Texas Legislature begins the 87th Legislative Session This week, the 87th legislature gaveled in for session. Though opening day looked a bit different than usual, with fewer guests in the galler...

  • A Walk on the Natural Side

    Amber Geer Williams, For the Record|Updated Jan 19, 2021

    Happy New Year Everyone! I hope the year ahead brings you many blessings! It’s an honor to share with you the natural ways of living. Under our current situation in society, dealing with the presence of Covid-19, It’s now more important than ever that we take care of ourselves; mind, body & spirit. Not only with just Covid-19 but with anything that comes our way! If this has taught us anything, it has made us take a look at how we care for our bodies. Building a strong imm...

  • Sam Rayburn Logs First Toyota ShareLunker Legacy Class Bass Entry of 2021

    Staff Report|Updated Jan 19, 2021

    The second weekend of the 2021 Toyota ShareLunker season produced the first Legacy Class largemouth bass at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Angler Travis Moore reeled in the 13.44-pounder using a Carolina rig during the Bass Champs tournament Saturday January 9. "It was a great day on the water at Sam Rayburn," said Moore. "After about 15 or so casts and few good bites, I finally hooked into my first 2021 bass and it was a giant 13.44 - pounder. We initially weighed her in the boat...

  • Heading for the home stretch

    Capt. Chuck Uzzle, For the Record|Updated Jan 19, 2021

    With just a precious few days left in the 2020-21 hunting season most outdoors folks are scurrying around trying to finish up on a high note. Whitetail season is done except for a few special seasons or permitted hunts and waterfowl season is not far behind. Texas hunters have until the end of the month while those who hunt across the river will finish up this coming weekend. Most folks agree that if you haven't made it happen yet that more than likely you won't before the...

  • Kaz's Korner

    Joe Kazmar, For the Record|Updated Jan 19, 2021

    I predicted in last week's Korner that the Tampa Bay-New Orleans Divisional Playoff game would by hyped more than the other three match-ups. The focus of the media was about the head-to-head battle between the two oldest quarterbacks today in the National Football League-the Buccaneers' 43-year-old Tom Brady and the Saints' 42-year-old Drew Brees. I also pointed out that it was almost an impossibility for one team to beat the other three times in one season. Well, it didn't...

  • Billie Jean Whitaker Colburn, 93, Orange

    Updated Jan 19, 2021

    Billie Jean Whitaker Colburn, 93, of Orange, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2021. Due to COVID restrictions, a private family celebration of life will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Orange. Public viewing of the service will be available Monday, January 25, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. online through Claybar Funeral Home's Facebook page or at www.firstpresorange.com Billie Jean Whitaker, the daughter of Paul and Pauline Simmons Whitaker, was born July 3, 1927, in...

  • Louise Rae Wood, 86, Orange

    Updated Jan 19, 2021

    Louise Rae Wood, 86, of Orange, passed away on January 13, 2021, in Beaumont. Born in DeRidder, Louisiana, on March 24, 1934, she was the daughter of Leo Ladner and Winnie (Prather) Ladner. Louise was a longtime member of 2nd Baptist Church in Bridge City where she faithfully served her Lord. She was a master gardener and loved to tend to her roses. Louise had a special place in her heart for her fur-baby, Little Bit. She was an excellent homemaker and a wonderful cook....

  • Glenda Lucille Finnell Whitley, 84, Orange

    Updated Jan 19, 2021

    Glenda Lucille Finnell Whitley, 84, of Orange, passed away on January 12, 2021. A graveside service was held Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Lani Rousseau. Born in Hartland, Kansas, on July 10, 1936, she was the daughter of Russell Dow Finnell and Ida Lucille (Holdeman) Finnell. Glenda passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She moved to Orange with her parents when she was 5, was a graduate of...

  • Mildred "Sissy" Mallett Hebert, 86, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Jan 19, 2021

    Mildred “Sissy” Mallett Hebert, 86, of Orange, passed away on January 14, 2021, at her home. Funeral services will be 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Mr. Tony Goins. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will begin prior to the service at 6:30 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Jasper, Texas, on November 23, 1934, she was the dau...

  • Linda Kay Crump, 76, Orange,

    Staff Report|Updated Jan 18, 2021

    Linda Kay Crump, 76, of Orange, passed away on January 13, 2021, at her home. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 18, 2021, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Loyd Thurman. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 18, 2021, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on December 25, 1944, she was the daughter of William “Bill” Payne and...

  • Free Diabetes Classes

    Staff Report|Updated Jan 18, 2021

    The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Orange County will be holding free Do Well Be Well with Diabetes classes. Join us in learning how to prevent and control your type 2 diabetes, eat healthy and much more to control your diabetes. The series will last for 5 weeks (on Mondays) starting on March 1st and end on March 29th and will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. They will be held at the Extension office in the Orange County Convention and Expo Center. To get the full educational benefit, you need to attend all 5 classes if...

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