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Articles from the April 6, 2022 edition


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  • May 7 election busiest in Bridge City

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated Apr 5, 2022

    Thursday, April 7 is the final day to register to vote in the May 7 local and Texas constitutional amendment election. A dozen city council, school board and county district board seats in Orange County have drawn multiple candidates and the Bridge City ISD is holding elections for two school construction bonds. The constitutional amendment election offers voters a chance to increase homestead tax exemptions in school districts. Early voting is from April 25 through May 3 and...

  • Local leaders wary of fuel hikes

    Dave Rogers, For The Record|Updated Apr 5, 2022

    Rising gas prices have hit every household at the pump in 2022. Increased transportation costs have jacked up the prices of almost everything we buy, from groceries to building supplies. At-the-pump prices have risen from an average of $2.50 per gallon of gas in March of 2021 to a national average of $4.33 per gallon last month. Diesel jumped from $3.09 last year to $5.11. Could those higher prices also affect your tax bill? Governmental bodies are among the largest bulk buyer...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Apr 5, 2022

    WHAT A COMEBACK KANSAS OVER NORTH CAROLINA We were having a Jayhawks watch party, pulling for Kansas to defeat North Carolina for the National College Basketball Championship. By half-time, we had eaten our fill of gumbo and the trimmings. Total silence had overtaken the group as Kansas fell 16 points behind at the halfway mark. I gave up, saying no team had ever come back from such a deficit at half-time in a championship game and North Carolina was not the kind of team that...

  • Orange set to boost housing supply

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated Apr 5, 2022

    A Louisiana residential developer wants to add 119 single-family homes in north Orange and the city was expected to move the project along at a Tuesday evening meeting. J Breaux Enterprises of Carencro, Louisiana, has already won a financial incentive from the city’s Economic Development Corporation that will reimburse up to $100,000 for infrastructure on the 77-acre subdivision of $200,000 homes named The Reserve at Mallard Lake. The city’s planning and zoning commission and...

  • Orange issues new building permits

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Apr 5, 2022

    The city of Orange issued permits for new commercial construction valued at nearly a half million dollars. Added onto that are permits for six new residences that will total more than a million dollars, according to March building permits issued by the city. A new donut shop, Orange City, is constructing a $300,000 building, the largest permit of the month. The new shop will be at 3640 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, north of Interstate 10, near two churches and Willowbend...

  • Patty Collins announces candidacy

    Updated Apr 5, 2022

    My name is Patty Collins, and I am pleased to announce my candidacy for the Bridge City City Council Place 4. Born and raised in this beautiful city, I am proud to be the third generation in a family who has been in Bridge City for over 85 years! My grandfather came to this area when it was known as Prairie View. I loved hearing the stories of how the town served those going to work at the refineries in Port Arthur, and how it eventually became Bridge City. I am seeking a...

  • Dan Harris Sr. to be inducted into Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame Saturday

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Apr 5, 2022

    Something so extraordinary is happening this week that the Harris family is closing Farmers Mercantile Friday and Saturday during spring planting time. The family wants to see Dan Harris Sr. inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in Fort Worth. Dan Harris was a member of the Sam Houston rodeo team that won the 1968 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association's national championship. He said the girls and the boys teams won their competitions that year, which was a fi...

  • Kaz's Korner

    Joe Kazmar, For the Record|Updated Apr 5, 2022

    One of the greatest comebacks in National Football League history occurred last winter during the Buffalo Bills-Chiefs playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. Even though I wanted the Chiefs to win that playoff game (because wife Susan is from the Show Me State), I was overly impressed how Buffalo refused to run up the white flag after Kansas City scored with 19 seconds left in regulation play. The Bills extended those 19 seconds to more than five minutes of...

  • Orangefield Bobcats golf team take district title

    Updated Apr 5, 2022

    The Orangefield Bobcats golf team come back in day 2 to take the district title. Left to right Drew Tran(SR), Reese Johnson(JR), Xander Parks(JR), Coach Todd Trawhon, Lincoln Parks(FRESH), Ethan Gunter(JR)...

  • Slow down, fast doesn't always equal more fish

    Capt. Chuck Uzzle, For the Record|Updated Apr 5, 2022

    Fishing too fast is a common problem that many anglers have, especially when the fish tend to gather up and school in big bunches. Saltwater anglers who chase schooling fish along with freshwater fishermen who also key in on flocks of birds over hungry groups of stripers, hybrids, and whites are perhaps the worst. The frenzied activity puts everyone on the boat in high gear often leaving the majority of the water column untouched. It's a proven fact that smaller more...

  • Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City attend National Tourney

    Updated Apr 5, 2022

    Students from Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City descended on Galveston, Texas on March 11th and 12th, 2022 for the Tiger Rock Texas National Tournament. Our members competed against the best Martial Athletes from thirteen Tiger Rock Academies from all around Texas. Contestants competed in the following events: Traditional Forms, Sport Sparring, Player 2 Sparring, and Board Breaking. Competitors winning Gold medals in Traditional Forms and Sport Sparring attained Titleist...

  • Shirlee Ruth Pearson, 66, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Apr 5, 2022

    Shirlee Ruth Pearson, 66, of Orange, passed away on March 31, 2022, at her home in Orange. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m.,Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church in West Orange. Officiating will be J.C. Copley. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Born in Lufkin, Texas, on October 30, 1955, she is the daughter of Billy M. Pearson and Patsy R. Pearson. Shirlee graduated from LCM in 1975. She loved classic rock and roll music, collecting records,...

  • Orangefield's Norwood Signs with Southwestern University

    Dan Perrine, For the Record|Updated Apr 5, 2022

    A signing ceremony was conducted Tuesday, April 5, at the Orangefield High School Gymnasium for Hunter Norwood. A star lineman for the Bobcat football team, Norwood is also a member of the Powerlifting Team and an Academic All-American for Orangefield. Norwood signed to play football for Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. "After my first visit I really, really liked it. I love the campus, I love the teachers they all want to help. They want you to succeed, and then...

  • Robert W. Fogal, Jr. "Sonny", 86

    Staff Report|Updated Apr 5, 2022

    Robert W. Fogal, Jr. “Sonny”, was born September 7, 1935, in Beaumont, Texas, to Maurine and Robert W. Fogal, Sr. In high school, he lettered in football, baseball and basketball. He was elected to the student council and voted ‘class favorite’. He carried that same ‘class favorite’ charisma throughout his life. He became ‘top’ friends with everyone he encountered, ranging from virtually anyone on the street, to prime ministers met in his business dealings – each one receivin...

  • My Five Cents

    Staff Report|Updated Apr 5, 2022

    A monthly column from Sen. Robert Nichols by Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3 On March 2, 1836, 59 delegates signed the Texas Declaration of Independence, formally declaring independence from Mexico and forming the Republic of Texas. We celebrate their bravery, courage, and resolve still today. Here are five things happening around the state: 1. Broadband Development Office embarks on listening tour This month, the Broadband Development Office embarked on its statewide listening tour, planning twelve stops in...

  • Lady Cardinals Remain Undefeated in District Softball

    Dan Perrine, For the Record|Updated Apr 5, 2022

    The second half of the district softball season started last week and the Bridge City Lady Cardinals remained perched at the top of the standings. The Lady Cardinals were undefeated in their first seven district ball games. Win number six for Bridge City was on Tuesday, March 29 at Lumberton. The Lady Raiders came into that game trailing the Lady Cardinals by just one game in the district standings and could have tied for the first half lead with a win. The contest was a class...

  • Orange County Athletes Medal in District Tennis

    Dan Perrine, For the Record|Updated Apr 5, 2022

    The tennis tournament finals for high schools in District 22-4A were held Friday, April 1, at the Beaumont Athletic Complex. Orange County schools were well represented on the courts. Little Cypress-Mauriceville took home a team trophy after finishing with the most points in the boys division of the tournament. Silsbee won the overall team trophy for boys and girls competing. Dax Rodgers and Tex Collier, son of the assistant tennis coach Jeffrey Collier at LCM, won the Boys Do...

  • Wilbur Klein, 93, Bridge City

    Staff Report|Updated Apr 4, 2022

    Wilbur Klein, 93, of Bridge City, passed away on March 30, 2022, in his home. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, at St. Henry Catholic Church. A rosary will begin at 2:30 p.m. Wilbur "Pete" Klein was born on June 14, 1928, in Mowata, Louisiana. He was one of ten children born to George and Lenia Klein. He served as a...

  • Edward Hutchins, 86, of Bridge City

    Staff Report|Updated Apr 4, 2022

    Edward Hutchins, 86, of Bridge City, passed away on March 31, 2022, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at Parkway Life Church in Lumberton. Officiating will be Reverend Nathan Keating. A graveside service will be 2:30 p.m., at Peebles Cemetery in Goodrich, Texas. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Edward Oliver Cowen was born March 10, 1936, in Buffalo, TX, and p...

  • Nulon "Chuck" Chalmers Sanford, III., 72, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Apr 4, 2022

    Nulon "Chuck" Chalmers Sanford, III., 72, of Orange, passed away on March 17, 2022, in Beaumont, TX. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2022, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Orange, TX, 6108 Hazelwood. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 p.m. He will be cremated and buried at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, TX, at a later date. Born in Orange, Texas, on March 12, 1950, he was the son of Nulon Sanford, Jr. and...

  • Joseph Emery Allen Brown, 43, Beaumont

    Staff Report|Updated Apr 4, 2022

    Joseph Emery Allen Brown, 43, of Beaumont, passed away on March 30, 2022, in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 4, 2022, at Sabine Tabernacle in Beaumont. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m., Monday, at Sabine Tabernacle in Beaumont. Born in Beaumont, Texas, on April 30, 1978, he was the son of Terry Lynne Allen Harper. Joseph always had a smile on his face and was always cutting up. He always...

  • Mavis Ann Yellott Seal, 83, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Apr 4, 2022

    Mavis Ann Yellott Seal, 83, of Orange died April 1, 2022, at her home. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 8, 2022, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Rev Michael Inman and Rev Amy Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Ida Wilson Cemetery. Mavis was born August 8,1938 in DeQuincy, Louisiana to W.R. and Nola Yellott. Graduating as valedictorian of her Little Cypress...

  • Huey Carol Schrieber, Sr., 89, West Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Apr 4, 2022

    Huey Carol Schrieber, Sr., 89, of West Orange, passed away on March 28, 2022, at his home. Born on September 15, 1932 in Orange, he was a Lutcher Stark High School Graduate, class of 1951. Huey met and married Karen Dickerson in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army and was discharged in 1955. Huey then worked for Texaco at their Port Arthur refinery for 38 years, retiring in 1988. A member of First Baptist Church in Orange, he gladly served in their mission office as long as he...

  • Addie Mae Snell Moleski, 96, formerly of Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Apr 4, 2022

    Addie Mae Snell Moleski, 96 (Known as MeeMaw), passed on April 2, 2022, at home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Deacon Melvin Payne. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, a rosary will begin at 10:30 a.m. She was born on May 25 , 1925, to her parents Robert Lawrence...

  • Delores Ann Bertrand, 68, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Apr 4, 2022

    Delores Ann Bertrand, 68, of Orange, passed away on March 30, 2022, in Orange. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange with burial to follow. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Orange, Texas, on September 6, 1953, she was the daughter of Edward Vassar and Linda (Black) Vassar. Delores graduated from Bridge City High School. She loved...

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