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Articles from the May 1, 2024 edition


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  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated May 2, 2024

    RUN OFF—WHO CAN VOTE The Primary runoff election between incumbent Dade Phelan, Speaker of the Texas House, and newcomer David Covey is Tuesday, May 28. Early voting begins May 20 and ends May 24. Some people seem to be confused as to who is eligible to vote in the runoff. If you voted in the Republican primary, you can vote again. If you voted in the Democratic primary, you can’t vote. If you didn’t vote in either primary, you are free to vote in the runoff. Democrats didn...

  • Gothia talks about honor at Governor's Mansion

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Apr 30, 2024

    Orange County Judge John Gothia told Commissioners Court about a magical spring evening at the Governor's Mansion in Austin as a county-operated disaster rebuild group won an award at the 40th annual state tribute to volunteers. He said First Lady Cecelia Abbott was gracious and friendly to the honored guests and even let her dogs out, all four of them. He recalled one, a puppy about a year and a half old, jumping on the first lady and she pushed it away, "like anyone with a...

  • WOC will not abandon North school

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Apr 30, 2024

    The former Jones Elementary School on Fourteenth Street in Orange was sold by the WO-C school district. It served as a church and was then abandoned. The current WO-C Superintendent, Dr. Rickie Harris, announced that if voters approve a bond for a new early learning center, the old North school will not be left vacant. The West Orange-Cove school district superintendent had good news for Orange residents concerned about the construction of a new North Early Learning Center....

  • Crawfish, boats, and trains offer weekend fun

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Apr 30, 2024

    Finding a handy place to park is advised for the weekend as families may want to be traveling the county for activities. Crawfish will be celebrated in Mauriceville, drag boat races with food and music will be at the Orange Boat Ramp, and Depot Day will be held at the historic train depot in downtown Orange. The annual Mauriceville Crawfish Bash, the oldest continuing festival in Orange County, will kick off on Friday evening and run through Saturday night. This year, 17...

  • Fun weekend on tap with boat races and music

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Apr 30, 2024

    It’s spring time in Orange County and that means it is time for some fun on the Sabine River. The Explore Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced the Rock the River and DSRA Boat Races taking place at the City of Orange Boat Ramp and Riverside Pavilion starting Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5. Admission is free each day for this family-friendly event. The activities start Friday as the gates open at 5 p.m. Live music is provided by Keith Frank at the R...

  • Industrial executives to visit LSCO opening Wednesday

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Apr 30, 2024

    The chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips along with a senior official from QatarEnergy will speak Wednesday, May 1, at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lamar State College Orange. The college is opening its new hands-on training lab at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Industrial Technology Building, 409 Fourth Street. Golden Triangle Polymers donated $1.3 million to help establish the new facility, which will be used for LSCO courses teaching chemical processing courses....

  • Depot Day Saturday helps historic train station

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Apr 30, 2024

    Ten years ago, the century-old Southern Pacific Railroad station was long abandoned. Weeds grew a foot high and white paint was peeling off the sides of the brick. Then came former Orange resident Carrie Woliver of Houston, who remembered her grandparents living by the train depot and named her memoir "The Train Stopped in Orange." She started a non-profit group to purchase and restore the train depot-station, which is now an official Texas Historical site. Saturday, May 4, th...

  • WOS crowns king and queen

    Updated Apr 30, 2024

    West Orange-Stark High students had their annual prom this past weekend in the school's new event center. King Tay-onrick Miller and Queen Caterin Flores were crowned during a ceremony. Photo by student journalist Aaron Miller....

  • Bridge City Prom royalty

    Updated Apr 30, 2024

    Bridge City High juniors and seniors held their annual prom this past Saturday at the Shahan Event Center of LSCO. The theme was 'Viva Las Vegas' and Elvis even appeared, or at least a guy student dressed in a sparkly-studded white jumpsuit. Mikail Molley was crowned king and Elizabeth 'Liz' bunch was named queen....

  • Changing Tides

    Penny LeLeux, For the Record|Updated Apr 30, 2024

    Ronda and Wesley Dishon will once again open a restaurant on the water in Bridge City sometime this month. "I think we'll just open kind of secretly and people can come by word of mouth," said Ronda. She doesn't want the chaos of a grand opening hard date. The new restaurant will be named "Low Tides" as opposed to their former "High Tides" restaurant that was on the other side of the bridge. The former restaurant closed last year and was sold to Chevron Phillips. High Tides wa...

  • Athletes of the Year at BCHS

    Updated Apr 30, 2024

    The Bridge City Cardinal Athletic Booster Club held their annual Sports Banquet last night at the Orange County Expo Center. The attached image is of Male Athlete of the Year ~ Nick Lejeune and Female Athlete of the Year ~ Raema Lyda. Also the attached list is all of the MVP's named in each sport....

  • My five cents…

    Senator Robert Nichols, For the Record|Updated Apr 30, 2024

    On April 21, 1836 the Battle of San Jacinto was fought and won by Sam Houston and the Texas army in a matter of minutes. Only nine Texans were killed while 630 Mexican soldiers died in the battle. Santa Anna was captured after the battle and with the victory, the Republic of Texas began. Here are five things happening around your state: 1. East Texas law enforcement agencies receive grants The Comptroller’s office announced this month it has delivered nearly $126 million in g...

  • City of Orange Recreation Center Youth Summer sports camp

    Updated Apr 30, 2024

    The Orange Recreation Center is hosting the annual Youth Summer Sports Camp! Starting May 28th, camp will be held for five weeks from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Tuesdays through Fridays until June 28th. This staff-supervised, co-ed sports camp for ages 7-12 offers fundamentals and skills of a new sport each week, including basketball, volleyball, pickleball, and flag football! Weekly Schedule: • Week 1 (May 28 – May 31): Basketball • Week 2 (June 4 – 7): Pickleball • Week 3 (June 11...

  • Jennifer Dickinson named director of Stark Museum of Art

    Updated Apr 30, 2024

    The Stark Foundation is pleased to announce Jennifer Dickinson has been named executive director of Stark Art and History, which includes the Stark Museum of Art and the Eunice R. Benckenstein Library and Archive. Dickinson, who has been with the Stark Museum of Art since 2013, previously served as director of education and most recently as interim director. Dickinson holds an associate degree, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art from the University of Montevallo...

  • OFHS students travel to Blinn College to compete

    Updated Apr 30, 2024

    Recently 16 students traveled to Blinn College - Brenham to compete at the Region 3-3A UIL Academic meet. Three students earned medals and two will be competing at State in May. Congratulations to the Computer Applications medalist: Kaitlyn Jenkins-1st Place and Brianna Moore-4th Place (sponsor Mrs. Bellard) and Informative Speaking medalist: Sidney Holderman-2nd Place (sponsor Mrs. Trahan)....

  • Rotary Club of Orange to hold event

    Updated Apr 30, 2024

    The Rotary Club of Orange, in partnership with Mathews Jewelers Orange, invites the community to Sip ‘n Shop on Saturday, May 4 from Noon to 4:00 p.m. at Free State Cellars, 4702 Tejas Parkway, Orange. The event raises funds for Rotary Club scholarships for local graduating seniors. The fun event will include door prizes and raffles for gift items donated by community members and businesses. Admission is free. Mathews Jewelers Orange will bring an array of jewelry designs f...

  • Peggy J. (Patterson) Bean, 97, Lufkin

    Updated Apr 30, 2024

    Funeral services for Peggy J. (Patterson) Bean, 97, of Lufkin will be held Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Trey Ainsworth officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Woodville. Mrs. Bean was born July 18, 1926 in Port Arthur, Texas to the late Velma Gertrude (Taylor) and James Robert Patterson, and died Saturday, April 27, 2024 in Lufkin at Pinnacle Senior Center Peggy was a devoted wife and mother full of...

  • Dr. Beverly Parker, 86, Port Arthur

    Updated Apr 30, 2024

    Dr. Beverly Delle Parker, distinguished professor, community leader, beloved mother, doting grandmother, and cherished friend to many, died on April 25 in Houston. She was admitted to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center on April 16th and spent her final days continuing to share her kindness and love with her gathered family and the attending (and adoring) hospital staff. She was 86 years old. Beverly was a passionate teacher whose career began shortly after she...

  • Cardinals and Bobcats are district baseball champs

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Apr 30, 2024

    The post season begins this week for three local baseball teams. Two of the three were district champions one in Class 4A and the other in Class 3A. The Bridge City Cardinals won their twenty-seventh district baseball title in school history with an 11-0 victory in five innings over the West Orange-Stark Mustangs on Tuesday, April 23. Afterwards the Cardinals attached the number "27" to the left field fence at Chuck Young Field symbolic of the championships. "It's been a long...

  • It's always the right time to explore new water

    Capt. Chuck Uzzle, For the Record|Updated Apr 30, 2024

    The launch was uncrowded and the temperatures were already starting to climb as Ron Begnaud and I prepared to head out in search of some willing redfsih in the marsh. Begnaud, who lives in Lafayette Louisiana, is about as hard core a marsh fisherman as I know. Many of our conversations begin and end with thoughts of new and unexplored regions of the marshes that border Sabine and Calcasieu as well as other areas farther east. Finding a prime redfish pond that has no fishing...

  • Michael James Turner, 56, Orange

    Updated Apr 30, 2024

    Michael James Turner, 56, of Orange, Texas, passed away on April 22, 2024, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2024, at the VFW in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on November 2, 1967, he was the son of Jerry Franklin Turner and Gracie (Owers) Turner. Mike was a man of many talents and passions. He graduated from Orangefield High School in 1986 and then later graduated from Lamar Institute of Technology in...

  • John Thomas Trahan, 60, Orange

    Updated Apr 30, 2024

    John Thomas Trahan, aged 60, of Orange, TX, was tragically taken from us on April 23, 2024, in a devastating auto accident. Born on June 23, 1963, John spent most of his life in or near the town he cherished, making significant contributions through his skilled work as a Senior Piping Designer and other roles in the engineering and construction sectors. John proudly achieved six years of sobriety this April, a testament to his strength and dedication to his faith and...

  • Mary Lou Murphy, 92, Orange

    Updated Apr 30, 2024

    Mary Lou Murphy, 92, of Orange, Texas, passed away on April 23, 2024, at Golden Years Assisted Living in Orange. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 29, 2024, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange, Texas. Born in Ged, Louisiana, on July 13, 1931, she was the daughter of Ira Guidry and Alta (Chesson) Guidry. Mary found delight gardening and spending time outdoors, and could be often found in the comfort of her swing reading. Alongside her husband...

  • Bridge City, LCM, and Orangefield all advance in softball playoffs

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Apr 29, 2024

    The post season for softball has begun for three local teams. The situation now is win or go home. That said the Bridge City Cardinals were at home for their first two playoff games with the Huffman Lady Falcons. The series was a best of three starting with a pair of games on Thursday, April 25, at the Bridge City softball field. It was a matchup of the first place Cardinals from District 19-4A against the fourth place team in District 20-4A the Lady Falcons. The difference...

  • Wynona Ann Johnson, 67, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Apr 29, 2024

    Wynona Ann Johnson, 67, of Orange, Texas, passed away on April 26, 2024, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Katy, Texas. Born in Kirbyville, Texas, on July 5, 1957, she was the daughter of T.J. Permenter and Walline Wynona (Clark) Permenter. Wynona dedicated many years of her life working as a lunch lady at Mauriceville Middle School. Her commitment to the students and staff was unwavering, and she was cherished by all who knew her. Wynona enjoyed playing video games and watching...

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