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Articles from the March 20, 2024 edition


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  • Cardinals and Bobcats both won two district games last week

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Baseball action in District 19-4A started Tuesday, March 12. The Bridge City Cardinals got a good jump in the district winning both games with the Silsbee Tigers. On Tuesday the Cardinals rallied for a 4-3 win scoring two runs in the sixth inning at Silsbee. The pair of runs came home on back to back base on balls with the bases loaded. Bridge City got good pitching from four Cardinal hurlers who allowed just one earned run. Max Pachar threw three solid innings, Owen Tucker we...

  • County sets free junk boat turn-in for April

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Codie Vasquez and Halee Watkins from the regional CASA accepted a proclamation from Orange County Commissioners Court declaring April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. The group for volunteers to help abused children go through the legal system during the process to separate them from abusive family, has its regional offices in Orange. County sets free junk boat turn-in for April Orange County's free vessel turn-in program to take in junked boats is set this year...

  • Fans of 'Gatemouth' Brown working to replace gravestone

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Fourteen years ago, a grave marker carved with a Fender guitar was placed at the grave site of Grammy-winning singer and musician Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, who is buried in Orange's Hollywood Cemetery. But flood waters continually damaged the marker, which included his quote engraved "I won't limit myself to one type of music. There's a lot of universe out there, and what is the universe? Music." Now, a fan and family friend has started an online fundraiser for money for a...

  • BC fundraiser will feature 'mad' hats, designer purses

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Crazy hats will be the fashion for the next designer purse bingo party sponsored by the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce and tickets went on sale this week. The fundraiser offers food, drinks and fun, plus a chance to win an expensive designer purse during bingo games. The upcoming one will be Thursday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. with the theme Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland. Each ticket includes dinner, two drink tickets, one bingo card for each round, plus one raffle chance....

  • Shangri La Gardens to offer new health-focused initiative with Wellness Wednesdays

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center invites the public to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and partake in their new health-focused program, Wellness Wednesdays. This unique wellness experience provides visitors with an opportunity to start their day with a rejuvenating combination of physical activity and nature. The gardens will open at 7 a.m. every Wednesday through October. Admission to Shangri La Botanical Gardens is free of charge. "Lace up your...

  • Christman named Bridge City ISD Bus Driver of the Year

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Rodney Christman, left. was named Bridge City ISD Bus Driver of the Year through the Property Casualty Alliance of Texas (PCAT), a consortium of public school districts. The award is for his outstanding service to the students and staff....

  • Lions dub rain pattern 'El Carnivale'

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Everyone has heard of the El Nino and La Nina weather patterns. The new pattern is "El Carnivale." It's guaranteed to bring on rain. That's the latest joke from the Orange Lions Club as the community crosses its fingers for good weather during the last four days of this year's charity carnival. But yikes. Rain is in the forecast. The 83rd annual Lions Charity Carnival in Orange will open this Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Lions Park in Orange. For years, the...

  • Bridge City Farmers Market to begin on March 23

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Bridge City Farmers Market to begin on March 23 from 8-11 AM at 101 Parkside in Bridge City. We will have a FULL line up of vendors including locally produced beef, pork, and chicken, a coffee bar, a BBQ food truck, live music, jams/jellies, sourdough baked goods, sweets and treats (yes, even for your dog), skin care products and so much more. There will be limited fresh produce and we are also having a plant sale and seed swap. You are not going to want to miss out on this...

  • McDonald Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    McDonald Baptist Church will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30th on Broad Street in West Orange. The egg hunt will start at 10:45 am, come join the fun....

  • Orange Recreation Center to hold volleyball tourney

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Spike the Spring with a volleyball tournament at the Orange Recreation Center on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Orange Recreation Center. No entry fee and age group is 14 to 18 years old. Sign up as a team with 6 to 10 players per team and individuals can sign up on a waitlist to be added to a team, if spots are available. Teams can be Co-Ed; no regulation on gender. Register by March 27th at the Orange Recreation Center. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st...

  • Mixed Emotions

    Carl Parker, For the Record|Updated Mar 19, 2024

    As a long time, Democrat, I must admit I have mixed emotions about the way Dade Phelan is being treated by the Republican Party. While I am pleased to see the Republicans are so disorganized, I am convinced that having the Speaker of the House representing this area is a great benefit to us all. There is a time and place for an area to benefit. The time is while the Legislature is in session. The place is various committees of the House and Senate. As an example, had I not...

  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Hop into Spring with our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Join us on Good Friday, March 29th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Riverside Pavilion on Simmons Drive for an EGG-citing day of fun, with an Easter Egg Hunt, petting zoo, and games. Bring your Easter baskets and enjoy an EGG-straordinary time with the whole family. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10:00 am. Remember to bring your basket and please note, no dogs or pets will be allowed at Riverside Pavilion. For more information,...

  • Orange Recreation Center to host Basketball Tourney

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Turn the heat up with a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Orange Recreation Center on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 10:00 am. The Orange Recreation Center is located at 1405 W. Orange Ave. in Orange. No entry fee is required and the age group is 14 to 18 years old with 3 players per team; no substitutes. Individuals can sign up on a waitlist to be added to a team, if spots are available. Teams can be Co-Ed; no regulation on gender. Register by April 5th at the Orange...

  • Rotary names Moore as OF student of the month

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    The Bridge City/Orangefield Rotary Club named Brianna Moore as their Orangefield Student of the Month for March. Brianna ranks 3rd out of 124 students and has a GPA of 4.7. She plans to attend McNeese for a Pre-Medical Degree....

  • Fuentes named Rotary student of the month

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    The Bridge City/Orangefield Rotary Club has named Nicolas Fuentes as their Bridge City Student of the Month for March. Nicolas has a GPA of 3.27 and ranks 46 out of 204 students. He plans to attend Lamar University for a computer science degree. He is accompanied by his Fuentes family and Shannon King - Assistant Principal at BCHS and Mark Bunch....

  • Orange County vessel turn in program

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Orange County with the General Land Office and Texas Parks and Wildlife will have a vessel turn in program at the Orange County Citizen Collection Station, 11265 FM 1442 Orange Texas 77630 from 10 am to 6 pm on April 6th, 9th, 11th and 13th. The Vessel Turn In Program provides owners with a free and voluntary method to dispose of their vessels and boats. The GLO sponsors the removal of all fuel, oil and batteries; TPWD verifies ownership and clears the vessels for disposal;...

  • First Saturday, April 6th at First Baptist Church Bridge City

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    First Saturday in April is the 6th at First Baptist Church in Bridge City. We will be giving away pantry items such as sugar, flour, corn meal, and corn oil. We are located at 200 West Roundbunch Rd in Bridge City and will be ready for everyone to receive a bag by 10 a.m. Look for the red flags at the driveway to the parking lot. For those who request it, we will pray for you and the things that concern you; your health, family issues, or lost job. Hispanic and English Bibles...

  • Nichole Brown Employee of the Month for March by BCCOC

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is has announced that Nichole Brown with Global Green Insurance Agency has been named March Employee of the Month. Pictured: Robin Liscano, Nichole Brown, Emily Siau, and Candace Mulhollan Photo courtesy of Bridge City Chamber of Commerce...

  • Barbara Ann Augustine, 82, Orange

    Roy Dunn|Updated Mar 19, 2024

    With great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and family member. In loving memory of Barbara Ann Augustine, we are saddened to announce her passing into her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’s arms on March 12, 2024. Barbara was born on June 12, 1942, to Ora Lee and Fred Alexander in Meridian, Mississippi. A life so beautifully lived, deserves to be beautifully remembered. She was the sweetest soul who loved her sweets a...

  • Mary Frances Scarborough, 97, Bridge City

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Mary Frances Scarborough, 97, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on March 14, 2024, at The Medical Center in Port Arthur. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Darrell Segura. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Port Neches, Texas, on August 10,...

  • Sammy Burnell Mills, 64, Orange

    Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Sammy Burnell Mills, 64, of Orange TX, passed away on February 19, 2024. Sammy was born on August 30, 1959 to Arlene Luther Mills and Lee Samuel Mills in Orange, TX. After graduated from Bridge City High School in 1977, he went on to study at Lamar University. After graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice and Business Administration, he started his first job in his desired occupation with Orange County Sheriff Office as a Deputy and then to Jefferson County Sheriff...

  • Bridge City softball undefeated through three games

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Two weeks into the district softball schedule the Bridge City Cardinals have moved to the top of the District 19-4A standings. The Cardinals were undefeated in their first three district games. Bridge City opened with shutouts by pitcher Carson Fall against Silsbee and Little Cypress Mauriceville during the first week of the district schedule. The only district game scheduled for last week was actually played on Monday, March 18, because of rain on the previous Friday....

  • Mary Frances Scarborough, Bridge City

    Staff Report|Updated Mar 19, 2024

    Mary Frances Scarborough, 97, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on March 14, 2024, at The Medical Center in Port Arthur. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Darrell Segura. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Port Neches, Texas, on August 10,...

  • Bearden takes second in state powerlifting

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Mar 18, 2024

    Bridge City had a defending state champion in girls powerlifting competing for back to back titles on Friday, March 15. Hallie Bearden actually lifted the same amount of weight as her closest competitor in the event, but Hallie had to settle for second place because she had a body weight one pound heavier than her opponent. Bearden a junior at Bridge City High School competed in the 123-pound weight class at the competition on Friday. Last year she won the 114-pound weight...

  • Joel Thomas Freeman, 67, Nederland

    Staff Report|Updated Mar 18, 2024

    Joel Thomas Freeman, 67, of Nederland, peacefully departed this earth to be with his Lord and Savior on March 12, 2024, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A Mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2024, at St. Francis of Assisi in Orange. Officiating will be Father Sinclair Oubre. A visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange followed by a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Born in Orange, Texas, on March 7, 1957, Joel was th...

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