Hometown News For Orange County, Texas

Articles from the February 10, 2021 edition


Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 29

  • OC commissioners approve Sheriff's K-9 unit 

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    The Orange County Sheriff's Office is going for the dogs. County Commissioners signed off Tuesday on reestablishing a K-9 program with two drug dogs. The purchase and training will require the expenditure of $20,000 of drug forfeiture funds from the Sheriff's Office plus $10,000 of county money to pay expenses for two dog handlers. "The Drug Enforcement Administration requires us to use a K-9 anytime we seize currency," Sheriff Lane Mooney explained. "If we call others in [a K...

  • Bridge City opens gov't offices a bit

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    "Saying we're going to loosen up as much as we can," Bridge City Mayor David Rutledge announced Tuesday that city buildings have adjusted their coronavirus restrictions. "As mayor, I instructed the department heads of the city today to begin to open the majority of city buildings on a limited basis," Rutledge said. "It'll begin Wednesday." Masks, sanitizers and social distancing will be mandatory inside all city buildings, Rutledge said. But most buildings will require an...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    WAIT FOR VACCINE FINALLY OVER For several months now I have been living in fear of contacting coronavirus. Over those months what made it worse was that unexpected illness comprised my system even more. The hospital stays and visits to doctor's office made my fears even more frightening. Those are not good places to hang out while trying to avoid any kind of sickness. My goal was to get the vaccine before the virus got me. Well, this Monday, I'm glad to announce, I got my firs...

  • BC candidate Nickum vows 'proactive' approach

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    John Nickum, born into an Orange County insurance family, says he was delivered "with a State Farm tattoo." But the 1993 graduate of Bridge City High School hasn't just spent his entire life quoting great rates and offering safe-driving discounts. Nickum, whose father, Bill, operates Bridge City's State Farm agency, has his State Farm business in Vidor. But before that, he first achieved a degree in healthcare administration and long-term care from the University of Texas...

  • Orange aims abatements at medical complex

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    City aims abatements at medical complex Dave Rogers For The Record Mum’s the official word, but look for some news coming up soon about the Eagle Point project, maybe even the long-needed Gisela Houseman Medical Complex. In June of 2019, three months before Tropical Storm Imelda hit Orange County, Houseman donated 20 acres of land at Eagle Point on which to build offices and surgical suites for up to 20 doctors and a “mini-hospital” with eight to 20 beds with an ER and urgen...

  • Big fish step up as temperatures climb

    Capt. Chuck Uzzle, For the Record|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    As far as I am concerned February and March have to be some of the best times on the calendar for a wide variety of reasons. Spring is closing in and everything starts to heat up, especially the fishing. Anglers all over the state look forward to this month with great anticipation every year because in just about any body of water you fish, fresh or salt; you stand an excellent chance of doing battle with a career fish. Freshwater anglers have long known the magic that can...

  • Kaz's Korner

    Joe Kazmar, For the Record|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    I was one of the perhaps 90 per cent of sports analysts who picked the Kansas City Chiefs to successfully defend their world championship in Super Bowl LV Sunday night incorrectly, doubting Thomas Brady could notch his incomparable seventh title, but not figuring how great the Tampa Bay defense really would be. CBS, which televised the annual football extravaganza, figured out after the game that Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes scrambled 497 yards from the pocket...

  • Down Life's Highway

    Roy Dunn, For the Record|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    Several events, as of late, got me to thinking about my longtime friend Johnny Preston Courville, Jr. My mind is wandering back over 60 years to a period that is unique. The Gulf Coast Sound or Swamp Pop music was born at a time between big band, Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Frankie Lane, the arrival of Elvis and before the Beatles came ashore. A group of talented young musicians, most with some Cajun background, sprang up down the coast from Beaumont to Abbeville. Feb. 3 marked...

  • Oh How God Loves You

    Pastor Charles Empey, For the Record|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    Oh How God Loves You The Lord's Love And Protection The Lord’s love and protection Are never so far, That he cannot reach us Wherever we are. His arm outstretched Like an eagle’s wing, Ever hovering with the love And care he brings. Enlightened by his strength And comforting power, We may rest and be assured Every day, every hour. By, Teresa C. Hates Hebrews 13:5 "…for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." Can we get our hearts around this? If you can,...

  • BCHS Historical Piece Restored

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    In 2008, Hurricane Ike ravaged Bridge City. Though the main campus of Bridge City High School was spared, the original gymnasium built in the 1950’s, received over 18” of water. That gym would later serve the Junior High Campus when the high school moved to Bower Drive. Since 2004, when the high school moved back to its Texas Avenue location, it again served the BCHS campus and continues to serve the community. Less than two weeks after the flood waters receded, the gym flo...

  • My Five Cents

    Senator Robert Nichols|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    A weekly column from Sen. Robert Nichols by Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3 Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day, signaling 6 more weeks of winter. Since 1887, the groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania has been central to the legend of Groundhog Day, celebrated every February 2. Let's hope he's wrong this year. Here are five things happening around the state this week: 1. Texas Water Development Board authorized $44.5 million in Flood Mitigation...

  • Bears dominate on Rayburn

    Capt. Dickie Colburn, For the Record|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    BEARS DOMINATE ON RAYBURN The LCM bass club took advantage of the ideal conditions last weekend and again dominated the top ten in the second of five SETX High School events. While Toledo Bend continues to garner most of the attention lately, you will have to excuse the bears for being in no hurry to leave Rayburn! The team of Cameron Dougharty and Braxton Rambo bested the field with a winning five fish stringer that weighed 18.33-pounds. Dougharty's thick-shouldered...

  • Orangefield High School Stark Reading Contest

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    The Orangefield High School district final of the Stark Reading Contest was held last night. All the contestants competed well. Congratulations to all the competitors. The winners were: Second place in declamation and earning a $1,500 scholarship is Kaitlyn Jenkins. First place in declamation earning a $2,000 scholarship and advancing to county is Mary Wernig. Second place in interpretive reading and earning a $1,500 scholarship is Brianna Moore. First place in interpretive...

  • Area Student Selected As Texas All-State Musician

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    Two Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School senior choir members, Nick Hanson and John Paul Sulak, progressed through a lengthy and highly contested All-Region, All Area, All-State competition, both getting to the All-Area level, with John Paul earning the prestigious honor of being named a Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Musician. Over 50,000 students initially entered the TMEA All-State competitive process and 1,860 students have been named to 2021...

  • Arthur "Art" Wayne Ferguson, 69, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    Arthur Wayne Ferguson, 69, of Orange, passed away on February 3, 2021 in Port Arthur. A private family memorial service will be done at a later date. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on September 1, 1951, he was the son of Edward Ferguson and Pernecie (Rowe) Ferguson. Art started working for Texaco at the age of 18 and stayed with the company as it transferred over to Motiva. He later retired after 37 years of hard work with the company. Art enjoyed going to concerts, fishing, and...

  • Officially A Hub Provider

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    The Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center has received confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services that we are officially a large HUB provider and have 11,000 doses of vaccine in route to Jefferson County next week which will be allotted to our coalition partners based on the percentages outlined in the distribution plan. Some important reminders: DO NOT show up to any vaccination sites until you have received a confirmed appointment time from the Public Health Department. No one will be...

  • LCJH 7th Grade Basketball Wins District Championship

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    The Little Cypress Junior High 7th grade A Basketball Team won the District Championship Monday night. They had an undefeated season. Pictured first row from left are Jaden Scales, Justin McCarver, J'Lynn Morris, and Darrion Morris. On the back row are Carson Kelley, Rylan Pelt, Parker Freeman, Khayden Reed, and Braylon Lewis. The Coach is Hunter Gonzales....

  • LCM Gets COVID-19 Vaccine

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD was able to provide the first round of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to District staff who wished to take the injections. Vaccines were provided by Aurora Concepts, who has worked with the District in years past to hold immunization clinics for students and flu shots for staff. They will receive their second injections on March 4. LCMCISD is the first District in Orange County to be able to offer the vaccine to its employees. Photos Caroline...

  • Eric Peevey Named Athletic Director At LCM

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD is pleased to announce Eric Peevey as the new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for LCM and the Battlin' Bears. Peevey is no stranger to the LCM organization or Orange County. He started his career in 2003 with the Orangefield ISD, with short stints at Crosby High School and another year at OFISD before coming to LCM, where he served as Offensive Pass Game Coordinator, Wide Receiver and Tight End Coach and Assistant Track Coach from...

  • OHS District CX Results

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    OHS CX Debate teams competed at the 22-3A District Meet. Brayden Burgess and Bryce Moore earned 1st place and qualified to compete at the state level meet in March. Leroy Bergeron and Kimber Carpenter placed 6th. Congratulations to these students and their coach, Bridget Trawhon....

  • Lady Bears Golf finishes 2nd At Idlywild

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    The Lady Bears golf team took 2nd place in the Hardin-Jefferson Varsity Girls Invitational held at Idylwild Golf Club. The H-J Lady Hawks won the tournament with a team score of 380 while the Lady Bears took 2nd with a 409. Montana Dileo finished 2nd overall with an 81 behind H-J's Makenna Henry (74). Scores for the Lady Bears were as follows: Dileo (81), Neely Wozniak (94), Jaycie Benton (108), Trinity Williams (126), and Alysa Weizenegger (143)....

  • LCM Boys Golf takes 1st Place

    Aaron Burke|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    The Bears Varsity golf team took part in the Vidor Pirate Invitational held at Brentwood Country Club. The boy's shot a team score of 318 to win the tournament by 12-strokes in the sixteen team/94 player field. 4A defending State Champ Jack Burke went under par again shooting a -2/70 to win his 2nd tournament of the year and his 20th varsity tournament win overall. Individual scores for the Bears were as follows: Burke (70), Will Van Pelt (80), Wyatt Wozniak (84), Timothy...

  • Orangefield Junior High Life Skills donation from Chevron Phillips

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    Chevron Phillips donated $500 to the Orangefield Jr. High Life Skills class to purchase new cooking supplies. The life skills students enjoy learning how to cook and are excited about purchasing new cookware and other items for their kitchen. Orangefield Jr. High is grateful to Chevron Phillips for their generosity. PIctured below are: Orangefield Jr. High principal, Timothy Reed and Orangefield ISD District Librarian/Grant Writer, Sunshine Copeland...

  • VFW Auxiliary Spring Garage Sale

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    The VFW Auxiliary 2775 Orange will be holding their Spring Garage Sale in the VFW Hall at 5303 N.16th St on Saturday March 13, 2021 from 8:00AM to 2:00PM. The cost per table is $15.00, each cloths rack will be an additional $5.00. For more information contact Mary Snapp (409-697-0380). Payments can be mailed to Mary Snapp at 7927 Sandra Lane Orange Tx 77632. Please makes checks out to VFW AUX 2775....

  • Theresa Marie Wolf, 84, Bridge City

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 9, 2021

    Theresa Marie Wolf, 84, of Bridge City, passed away on February 4, 2021, at her home. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on November 30, 1936, she was the daughter of Eddie Boheme and Mollie Boheme. Theresa was a very talented painter and also enjoyed baking the best cakes for her family. She married her loving husband, Arthur in 1962 and they spent 59 happy years together. Theresa adored her family more than life and loved being grandma to her grandbabies. She left an...

Page Down

Rendered 07/19/2024 01:35