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Articles from the January 24, 2024 edition


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  • Mustangs rally to beat Bears but fall at Bridge City

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Jan 23, 2024

    The first half of boys district basketball wrapped up on Friday as scheduled after cold weather postponed Tuesday's games until Wednesday, January 17. Local teams were involved in two exciting games during the week that went down to the final buzzer before the winners were determined. West Orange-Stark trailed by fifteen points at half time to Little Cypress-Mauriceville on Wednesday night. The Mustangs played an intense second half to pull off their thrilling 65-61 comeback...

  • Texas anglers are encouraged to "think outside the baitcaster"

    Capt. Chuck Uzzle, For the Record|Updated Jan 23, 2024

    “Howdy Tex” was a common greeting from other anglers as Bink Grimes and I strode down the sidewalk towards our waiting boat. “I wonder how they know we’re from Texas” I thought to myself, then I looked down at my rods and it hit me as gazed at the fist full of baitcasters. We were in Florida and baitcasters are a dead giveaway that you are from the Lone Star State, down in the Sunshine State spinning tackle rules the angling world. Now before you go get in a fired up huff a...

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  • West Orange actress to return home for festival

    Margaret Toal, Fpr the Record|Updated Jan 23, 2024

    Dolores Cantu got a job at the old Strand movie theater in the 1960s when she was 14 years old. At the time, she could only dream she would one day be on the big screen. She ended up on the big screen and TV screens for decades and has gone down in film history as the only woman who ever beat up John Travolta in a movie. It was the classic "Saturday Night Fever." Cantu, a 1968 graduate of the old West Orange High School, will be returning home to be featured at the Boomtown...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Jan 23, 2024

    COURT SAYS TEXAS CAN'T BLOCK FEDERAL AGENTS The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered Texas to allow federal border agents access to the state's border with Mexico, where Texas officials have deployed miles of concertina wire. The order for now, effectively upholds longstanding court rulings that the Constitution gives the federal government sole responsibility for border security. In recent weeks, Shelby Park in Eagle Pass has become the center of a standoff between Texas and...

  • BCHS crowns King and Queen at winter formal

    Updated Jan 23, 2024

    Carys Wolfe, holding flowers, and Lorn Little, wearing crown, were named King and Queen of Bridge City High School's Winter Formal held this past Saturday at the Orange County Expo Center. Other senior members of the court were Heidi Broussard, Elizabeth Bunch, Raema Lyda, Victor Hernandezz, Aden Lapeyrolerie, and Brayton Tegre....

  • Bridge City ISD honors board members

    Updated Jan 23, 2024

    The Bridge City ISD school board was honored Monday night during Texas Board Appreciation Month. The group has more than 104 years of experience serving on the board. The members are President Rebecca Rutledge, Vice President Paul Zoch, Secretary Judy Cole, Assistant Secretary Jerry McInnis, Michael C. Johnson, Mark Anderson, and Thad Hill. Superintendent Dr. Mike Kelly praised them for their tireless dedication goes beyond the call of duty, volunteering their time...

  • Orange Mardi Gras crowns King and Queen

    Updated Jan 23, 2024

    King Jerry and Queen Susan Pennington presided over the 20th annual Orange Mardi Gras ball held this past Saturday. In the center is Kenneth Wheeler, who served as captain of the ball. The festivities included honoring past kings and queens, including Betty Harmon, escorted by her daughter, Debora Harmon Lanciaux, and past king Paul Burch. Betty and her late husband, Corky, were queen and king the second year. Also featured were former King and Queen John and Glynnis Gothia....

  • The city of Orange is beginning a new year cleaning house

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jan 23, 2024

    The city of Orange is beginning a new year cleaning house, or at least dilapidated houses and buildings. As the city continues to give out Economic Development Corporation grants for new businesses and construction, the city is also tearing down eyesores, including another section of Sabine Park Apartments, which were originally Gilmer Homes built in the early 1940s for World War II. City Planning Director Kelvin Knauf said a the city council a few years ago agreed to spend mo...

  • Commissioners approve new Hwy. 62 RV park

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jan 23, 2024

    Orange County Commissioners Court Tuesday approved the plans for another RV park on Texas Highway 62 south of Interstate 10. The approval for Shadee RV near Dempsey Drive is the first park to come under the county's new regulations. With an influx of construction workers moving to the area because of new and expanding industrial plants, more RV parks are being developed around the county. Last year, Commissioners Court added some additional rules to assure the RV parks in...

  • Jeannie Marie Lobb, 75, Bridge City

    Staff Report|Updated Jan 23, 2024

    Jeannie Marie Lobb, 75, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on January 15, 2024, in Clear Lake, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Harland Strother of Cowboy Church in Orange. Visitation will begin prior to the service at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Edgerly, Louisiana, on April 17, 1948, she was the daughter of John...

  • Gloria Ann Sanchez, 78, Orange

    Updated Jan 23, 2024

    It is with great sadness that the family of Gloria Ann Sanchez announces her sudden passing on Monday, January 15th, 2024, at the age of 78. " Puddin' " as she was affectionately known, was born in Orange Texas on August 30th, 1945 to the late Frank Nezat and Linda Guidry. Gloria was born and raised in Orange where she met her late husband, John Philip Sanchez. She then resided in Orange County, California, West Palm Beach, Florida, and returned to her hometown of Orange...

  • Dorothy Mae (Leach) Cotton, 87, Vinton, Louisiana

    Updated Jan 23, 2024

    Dorothy Mae (Leach) Cotton, 87, of Vinton, Louisiana passed away on Monday, January 22, 2024. She was born to her late parents, Milford James and Nettie Mae Leach on December 23, 1936 in Many, Louisiana. Dorothy enjoyed riding and breeding horses, traveling, playing cards, and was owner/operator of Longhorn Entertainment Complex. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Charles Ray Cotton, Sr.; daughters, Sandra Cotton Bernhard (Brian) of Crystal Beach, Texas, Tina...

  • Big shows announced for 2024

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Jan 23, 2024

    It's 2024 and the new year is off to a hot start with a ton of big shows on the horizon, including the recent lineup announcement of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo taking place in February and March, and the inaugural Big as Texas Festival happening in May in Montgomery. Check out the listings here and visit www.therecordlive.com for the full schedule that is currently available. Jan. 26 Ludacris, Smart Financial Center, Sugar Land Jan. 26 Dale Watson, Scout Bar,...

  • Pretty Woman The Musical makes grand debut at the Lutcher Theater

    Updated Jan 23, 2024

    The highly anticipated Broadway production of "Pretty Woman The Musical" will make it's grand debut at the Lutcher Theater for two performances on Friday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 3, at 2 p.m. Audiences are in for a treat as they experience the beloved romantic story in a dazzling theatrical production that has captured the hearts of fans around the world. "Pretty Woman: The Musical," based on the iconic 1990 film, "Pretty Woman," brings the timeless...

  • Bridge City Pearl Harbor survivor passes away at age 102

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jan 23, 2024

    Cedric Stout of Bridge City, one of the country's last survivors of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, died Wednesday at the age of 102. This past December, the U.S. Navy reported only 25 living survivors of the attack were left. The December 7, 1941, Japanese surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet in Hawaii was described by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as "a day that will live in infamy" when he asked Congress for a declaration of war. Stout had his 20th birthday a month...

  • Cedric Stout, 102 , Bridge City

    Staff Report|Updated Jan 23, 2024

    Cedric Stout, 102 years old, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on January 17, 2024, peacefully at home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Ernie Carpio. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Leonville, Louisiana, on November 7, 1921, he was...

  • Jeff Breaux named Orangefield Athletic Director

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Jan 23, 2024

    The Orangefield school trustees named the district's new athletic director and head football coach at their meeting on Monday, January 22. Jeff Breaux was unanimously approved to fill the dual positions starting in February. Breaux comes to Orangefield after serving as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Little Cypress Mauriceville High School the last three seasons. Previously, Breaux coached in his native Louisiana at high schools and at McNeese State,...

  • James Darrell Royer, 76, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Jan 22, 2024

    James Darrell Royer, 76, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 14, 2024, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Born in Church Point, Louisiana, on March 14, 1942, he was the son of Adolph Royer and Genevieve (Foux) Royer. Throughout his career, Darrell served as a security guard for Patriots Security. His commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of others was commendable. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Darrell was known for his warm and affectionate nature. He...

  • Landon Joseph Delahoussaye, 18, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Jan 22, 2024

    Landon Joseph Delahoussaye, 18, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 16, 2024, at home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. A Rosary will begin prior to the service at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, with a visitation starting at 12:30 p.m. In cherished memory of Landon Joseph Delahoussaye, a bright soul who left us too soon. He came into the world...

  • Lady Bobcats win at Kountze

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Jan 22, 2024

    Girls high school basketball has entered the second half of district competition. The local teams are vying to capture one of the four playoff positions in their two respective districts. The Orangefield Lady Bobcats won a huge game on the road Wednesday, January 17. The Lady Bobcats went to Kountze and beat the previously unbeaten in district Lady Lions 47-32 to move into a tie for first place with Kountze. The Lady Bobcats were led by senior Greenlea Oldham who finished...

  • Peggy Ann Harrison, 84, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Jan 22, 2024

    Peggy Ann Harrison, 84 of Orange passed away on January 18, 2024 by loved ones. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday January 22, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Sinclair Oubre. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Born in Rowena Tx, on May 20, 1939, she was the daughter of Ervin...

  • Robert Joseph Crew, 93,

    Staff Report|Updated Jan 18, 2024

    Away from the body… at home with our Lord. Robert Joseph Crew, age 93, passed away on January 16, 2024. He was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Bobby was born October 16th to Irma and Henry Crew in Orange Texas where he lived and worked his entire life. He graduated from Lutcher Stark High School where he excelled at basketball. Bobby married his high school sweetheart, J...

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