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Articles from the March 1, 2023 edition


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  • Spring Break Shootout

    Updated Feb 28, 2023

    Explore Orange and Nauti Water Racing are excited to announce the Spring Break Shootout Jet Ski races. This event features jet ski racing that will be held March 17 and 18 from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. at the City of Orange Boat Ramp, located at 1000 Simmons Drive. Concessions and children’s activities will be on site for all to enjoy. There will be no charge to attend this family friendly event. Kids activities and food vendors will be on site. Please note no dogs and no pets w...

  • Girls prepare for the start of district in softball

    Dan Perrine, For the Record|Updated Feb 28, 2023

    Local softball teams played in tournaments the last week of February in preparation for the start of district games. The Class 3A Orangefield Lady Bobcats played their first district game on February 28 against Kountze while the schools in Class 4A start district Tuesday, March 7. Orangefield participated in the Port Neches-Groves Softball Tournament over the past weekend. The Lady Bobcats won one game, lost three, and had two ties over the weekend. The first game was a tie on...

  • BCE's Cardinals of Characters for MP4

    Updated Feb 28, 2023

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  • Mario "Ray" Dal Sasso, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 28, 2023

    Mario “Ray” Dal Sasso passed from this life on February 23, 2023. He was born to Cristiano “Chris” and Madeline Dal Sasso on March 4, 1924, in Clinton, Indiana, after his parents had immigrated to America from Italy. His father worked in the coal mines to support them. It was a tough life, but Ray cherished his childhood, growing up surrounded by aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. His family and friends in Clinton remained close to his heart throughout his life, as he attend...

  • The Finishing Touch: Raised Garden Beds

    John Green Orange County Master Gardener, For the Record|Updated Feb 28, 2023

    Gardeners, our local weather forecasters are telling us to expect daytime temperatures to be ten degrees above-average for the next several days. What my brain is telling me, not in so many words, spring has arrived in SETX. Naturally, my thoughts run contrary to the Farmer's Almanac, stating we have a couple weeks longer to wait. Through my past gardening experiences, I know the consequences of planting a garden too soon but also in case you do plant now, of being prepared...

  • Benefit for Marcantel Family

    Updated Feb 28, 2023

    Garage Sale & BBQ Benefit for the Marcantel Family on Sat., March 11th from 8 am to 3 pm in the parking lot of the New Anointing Church located at 10681 N. Hwy 87 in Orange. BBQ to include link, drink & chip for $8.00. Proceeds from event will go to help the Marcantel family from Orangefield to rebuild what was completely destroyed fro a tornado last month. Donations can be made at https://gofund.me/7870866c....

  • Frank William Skeeler, 72, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 28, 2023

    Frank William Skeeler, 72, of Orange, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 9:45 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Orange, Texas. Funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Reverend Antony Paulose. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Orange, Texas. Frank was born in Orange, Texas, on January 10, 1951, to Matthew J. Skeeler and Esther...

  • Jenni Barrow, 57, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 28, 2023

    Jenni Barrow, 57, of Orange, Texas, passed away on February 26, 2023, in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend John Fortenberry. Burial will follow at Orange Forrest Lawn in Orange. Visitation will take place prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home. Born in Orange, Texas, on April 30, 1965, she was the daughter of Keith...

  • Harold Curtis Whitton, Jr., 75, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 28, 2023

    Harold Curtis Whitton, Jr., 75, of Orange, Texas, passed away on February 21, 2023, peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend David Turner and Judge Dennis Powell. Special music by Joe Hudson. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will begin prior to the service at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25,...

  • Charles Leroy Bloomfield, 81, Bridge City

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 28, 2023

    Charles Leroy Bloomfield, 81, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on February 26, 2023, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. Officiating will be Reverend Jeff Bell. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Beaumont, Texas, on August 7, 1941, he was the son of...

  • Richard Elvin Deason, 72, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 28, 2023

    On Friday, January 27, 2023, Richard Elvin Deason, loving father of 3, passed away peacefully at the age of 72 in Orange, TX. Richard was born on March 28, 1950, in Deridder, La. to Elvin Deason and Ruth (White) Deason. He served his country in the United States Navy from 1968-1972, receiving The National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. After honorable discharge from the...

  • Penny Jo Teal Kumse, 69, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 27, 2023

    Penny Jo Teal Kumse, 69, of Orange, Texas, passed away on February 24, 2023, in Beaumont, Texas. Born in Great Lakes, Indiana, on November 23, 1953, she was the daughter of Jesse Joe Teal and Natalie Vivian (Fridley) Teal. Penny was a woman of great faith who was loved by the Lord and was a member at St. Maurice Catholic Church. She had a passion for doing hair and worked as a hairdresser for most of her life. During her free time, Penny enjoyed being by the water, fishing,...

  • Phillip Brett Wagoner, 65, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 27, 2023

    Phillip Brett Wagoner, loving husband, father, and Pop Pop made his way home early Monday morning, February 20, 2023. Born April 18, 1957 in West Monroe, Louisiana, he became a resident of Orange, Texas. He labored as a rural carrier at the United States Postal Service in Orange for 29 years and then opened shop as The PC Dr. Phillip loved all genres of music (as long it was loud), gardening, computers, and the annual Lion's Club Carnival burgers, which he helped serve for...

  • Mustangs looking to improve this baseball season

    Dan Perrine, For the Record|Updated Feb 27, 2023

    The West Orange Stark Mustangs are putting last year's baseball season behind them. The Mustangs are working to achieve some good memories for this new season. The Mustangs' head coach Sergio Espinal talked briefly on the 2022 baseball season at West Orange Stark. "I really don't like to talk much about last season it's behind us. I told my kids I'm not going to bring it up. Hopefully, it was a learning point for them. We did have a few bright spots, but not too many. Tyrone...

  • Susie Downs, 87, Beaumont

    Updated Feb 27, 2023

    Susie Downs passed away on February 24, 2023, she was 87. She was born in Benton, Illinois on October 12, 1935, and was a resident of Beaumont, Texas for the last 10 years. A visitation will be held from 5:30-7:00 pm on Monday, February 27, 2023, with family reflections taking place at 7:00 pm, at Claybar Kelly-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont, Tx. Susie retired from Goreville First Baptist Church at age 75. She loved her job as the church secretary. Her favorite roles were as...

  • Michael Wayne Wiley, 65, Orange

    Updated Feb 27, 2023

    Michael Wayne Wiley, Sr, AKA Papa, passed into the loving arms of those who’ve gone before us and the Lord Jesus on February 22nd, 2023. Mike was born and raised in Orange, TX to Kenneth and Jeanette Wiley on August 27th, 1957. In his 65 years, he led a life of service. He was a pipefitter, guard, inspector, volunteer firefighter, and a caregiver to his wife for the last couple of decades. He never met a stranger, and he loved helping others. He was always telling his life s...

  • Billie Don Carter, 90, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 27, 2023

    Billie Don Carter, 90, of Orange, Texas, passed away on February 18, 2023, peacefully at home with her family around her. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 25, 2023, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Mark Bunch. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Orange, Texas, on A...

  • Bears and Bobcats both advance to third round

    Dan Perrine, For the Record|Updated Feb 26, 2023

    The Little Cypress Mauriceville Bears and the Orangefield Bobcats are area champs after winning their opening and second round games in the state basketball playoffs. Both the Bears and the Bobcats advanced to the third round of the post season. Little Cypress Mauriceville got a monster game from Ben Elliott on Friday, February 24, to defeat Bullard 63-60. Elliott scored a fantastic 40 points in the win for the Bears. Orangefield used a balanced attack to defeat Crockett...

  • Bears to battle for berth in baseball playoffs

    Dan Perrine, For the Record|Updated Feb 26, 2023

    The success of the baseball program at Little Cypress Mauriceville can be seen in the lengthy list of playoff appearances made over the years. The Bears will do everything they can to add another season to that list this spring. Coach Hunter Hagler will guide the Little Cypress Mauriceville Bears again this season in their hunt for the post season which was just missed the year before. "Last year came down to the wire. We had a play in game in which Vidor beat us to give the...

  • Bobcats should be strong in baseball again this season

    Dan Perrine, For the Record|Updated Feb 26, 2023

    The Orangefield Bobcats won their second straight district championship in baseball last season. The Bobcats advanced to the fourth round of the state playoffs before being eliminated by China Spring. Coach Tim Erickson had a lot of returning lettermen from the district champions the year before and appreciated the great work done by those Bobcats as they defended their district title. "I had a really good team last year with a lot of upperclassmen, guys with experience, and...

  • Cardinals to compete for another district baseball title

    Dan Perrine, For the Record|Updated Feb 26, 2023

    The Bridge City Cardinals had a good year in baseball for 2022. It included a playoff appearance last season and sets the stage for a run at another district title this year. Head baseball coach Chad Landry evaluated the Cardinals performance last season. "I thought last year was a good year for us. We had some guys that got some experience and younger guys that really stepped up for us. We had the district most valuable player Ethan Oceguera who really stepped up and carried...

  • Linda Darlene "Patches" Flannery, 75, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 24, 2023

    Linda Darlene “Patches” Flannery, 75, of Orange, Texas, passed away on February 20, 2023, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 26, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Flipper Doolittle. Visitation will begin prior to the service at 12:00 p.m., Sunday, February 26, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in San Bernardino, California, on December 3, 1947, she was the daughter of Jam...

  • Cynthia Malone Tuter, 90, Orange

    Updated Feb 24, 2023

    Cynthia Malone Tuter, "Aunt Simp", drifted peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior on February 23, 2023 at the age of 90. Graveside services will be scheduled at a later date. Due to "The Great Depression", the first few years of her life were spent being cared for by the Nuns at the Catholic Orphanage in Galveston, Texas. When she was old enough to attend school, she was brought home to Orange, Texas by her loving mother Evelyn "Nan" Hill, where she was reunited with...

  • Little Cypress Grove Construction

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 24, 2023

    Roadway construction for the Little Cypress Grove development, located near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Meeks Drive, will begin Friday, February 24 during the evening hours into the early morning for the next several days. In addition to concrete trucks, light plants will be running all night for site safety while construction activities are underway. Weekday construction will not impact drop off times at Little Cypress Junior High School....

  • James David Freed, 51, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Feb 24, 2023

    James David Freed, 51, of Orange, Texas, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2023, in Nacogdoches, Texas. A visitation of family and friends will be held from 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm, on Sunday, February 26, 2023, at Dorman Funeral Home. James was born on Friday, April 23, 1971, in Nederland, Texas, to Suzanne Freed and the late Billy Dale Freed. He was a gentle and kind soul that enjoyed spending time with family and friends. James had a passion for music and recorded a gospel...

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