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Articles from the May 18, 2022 edition

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  • Bridge City leads county in sales tax revenue

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated May 17, 2022

    Bridge City was the only major taxing entity in the county to see an increase in sales tax payments from March compared to March of 2021. The Texas Comptroller's Office last week sent out payments with Bridge City collecting about $20,000 more for the month this year. Other cities, plus the county, were down slightly for the month, but most still have increases for the year to date. Pinehurst and Vidor are down for the month and year. The decreases in sales from last year...

  • Orangefield Bobcats win on walk off homerun, Lady Cardinals lose a tough one

    Dan Perrine, For the Record|Updated May 17, 2022

    The state playoffs in baseball and softball saw dramatic results for the two remaining Orange County teams last week. Both teams had their playoff series conclude in walk-off fashion. The Orangefield Bobcats advanced to the third round of the baseball post season sweeping the Navasota Rattlers. The Bridge City Lady Cardinals were eliminated in the third round of their softball title chase losing to the defending state champion Liberty Lady Panthers in the third contest of a...

  • BC Chamber names Ronnie Denton Employee Of The Month

    Staff Report|Updated May 17, 2022

    The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that Ronnie Denton Employee of BCISD, has been named May Employee of the Month. Bridge City Chamber chose Ronnie Denton as employee of the month for his many years serving as BCISD Police officer. Mr. Denton has served as the BCISD Police officer since 2018 and has done a remarkable job. He goes above and beyond to make sure the students are safe and the students appreciate him for what he does. Mr. Denton will...

  • County Record eEdition - 05/18/2022

    Updated May 17, 2022

  • Penny Record eEdition - 05/18/2022

    Updated May 17, 2022

  • Little known architect left mark in Orange

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated May 17, 2022

    Thomas A. Howell may be the most influential man in Orange that people haven't heard about. No streets are named after him. He hasn't been featured in local history books. However, the Orange High School Tigers in the 1930s played football in Howell Stadium. Howell was an architect and builder. His work today can be seen on a drive in the Old Orange Historic District when you pass houses he designed and built. His projects include one of the most elaborate construction and...

  • Warehousing, logistics the future, OCEDC says

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated May 17, 2022

    The Orange County Economic Development Corporation has its eye on a collaborative approach to logistics, distribution and warehousing that includes recruiting companies specializing in the storage and movement of consumer and manufacturing goods. “Orange County has seen tremendous opportunity in recent years,” said Jessica Hill, OCEDC executive director. “This strategy will allow us to continue in a growth trajectory, capitalize on existing developments and create oppor...

  • Homeowners get lift with elevation grants

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated May 17, 2022

    In 2008, Hurricane Ike and a high tide combined to push 38 inches of storm surge up from the marsh and into Carl and Sherry LeBlanc's Bridge City home. In 2017, Hurricane Harvey parked itself over Orange County for four days and 13 inches of floodwater again pushed the LeBlancs from the home they built in 1982, where they raised two sons. Carl LeBlanc was one of the first to sign up after the federal government announced the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program in 2018 to buy out...

  • Kaz's Korner

    Joe Kazmar|Updated May 17, 2022

    I’m not talking about major league baseball, NFL football, the NBA or NHL playoffs, but there are two events coming up this week that are very significant in their respective sports—the second major golf tournament and the second horse race for the Triple Crown. The PGA Championship begins tomorrow at Southern Hill Country in Tulsa while the Preakness Stakes is set for late Saturday afternoon at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore. But the major golf tournament will be wit...

  • Parks brothers competed at State golf tourney

    Updated May 17, 2022

    Congratulations to Xander & Lincoln Parks on great performances at the state golf tournament this week in Marble Falls, Texas. Xander Parks shot the second lowest round on day 2 (71) to finish the tournament with a two day total of 151, tied for 7th overall. His younger brother Lincoln shot a two day total of 167 as a freshmen to finish the tournament tied for 36th out of the 72 participants....

  • Swim baits producing trout on Sabine

    Capt. Chuck Uzzle, For the Record|Updated May 17, 2022

    The slick surface of the lake was disrupted by skipping shrimp and the familiar sound of trout crashing the helpless crustaceans. Each cast with a soft plastic was met the familiar thump of an aggressive fish that thought they were much larger than they really were. One small trout after another continued to hammer the jigs and also continued to be too small. The next logical thought for catching bigger fish was to go to a topwater plug, which usually works well under these...

  • Pet of the Week

    Updated May 17, 2022

    Meet Scout. He's ready to take on that business meeting or a laid-back nap on the couch. With his sophisticated charm and sweet disposition, he will make your family complete. Call Hank Fontenot at the Bridge City Animal Shelter @ 409-735-5028 (Option 2) for more information....

  • Education

    Carl Parker, For the Record|Updated May 17, 2022

    There is no doubt I care a great deal about education. It is not only something which increases the quality of life, it underpins the American way of life. Thomas Jefferson once wisely said that ignorant people cannot sustain a democratic society. We only need to look around our homes to catalogue the thousands of ways that education has benefited us: cell phones, air conditioning, television sets and medicines without which many of us would not be alive today. However, I...

  • OF students pass exam

    Updated May 17, 2022

    The following students passed their Certified Patient Care Technician exam on Friday, May 13th. Front Row: Hailey Condon, Jacqueline (Cadi) Davis, Autumn Rainwater, Chloe Padilla, Lindsey Perkins Back Row: Makayla Phan, Jaliah Hawthorne, Seth Williamson, Madison Greenway, Jaslyn Newman, Jessica Van Huis (teacher)...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated May 17, 2022

    BIDEN: ‘Evil will not win. Hate will not prevail’ Joe Biden is attacking the “hateful and perverse ideology” behind the Buffalo massacre: In America, evil will not win. I promise you. Hate will not prevail. White supremacy will not have the last word. What happened here is simple and straightforward terrorism, domestic terrorism, violence inflicted in the service of hate, and a vicious thirst for power. The media, and politics, the internet, have radicalized power. The med...

  • Wilting Tomato Plant Leaves: Tomato Blight or Wilt?

    John Green Orange County Master Gardener, For the Record|Updated May 17, 2022

    First, let me begin by asking you not to use the term 'blight' lightly. Many plants, not just tomatoes, are prone to disease problems. If Blight strikes your garden, you don't just get a few discolored leaves; it's considerably more detrimental-dark brown lesions appear on the leaves and fruits. Blight is considered a "Typhoid Mary" type of disease, in that, spores of the deadly pathogen are broadcast through the air killing tomato, eggplant, pepper, and potato plants in...

  • Bridge City Director of Finance Retiring

    Updated May 17, 2022

    The City of Bridge City Director of Finance is retiring after twenty-six years of service. The City of Bridge City cordially invites the public to attend a retirement reception for Karen Morgan, Director of Finance, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 27 at City Hall Council Chambers, 260 Rachal, Bridge City, Tx 77611...

  • William Lane "Bill" Clayton, 73, formerly of Bridge City

    Updated May 17, 2022

    William Lane "Bill" Clayton passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the age of 73 at his beloved ABC Ranch in Jones Prairie area of Cameron, due to a rare and incurable lung disease. A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 11:00, AM, at the Little River Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Jones Prairie just north of Cameron. Bill, which he always preferred to be called, was born on April 26, 1949 in Orange, Texas. At a young age, his family moved...


    Staff Report|Updated May 17, 2022

    Lamar State College Orange hosted its Spring 2022 Graduation this past Friday, May 13, 2022. The graduation was held at the Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for Performing Arts. President Tom Johnson served as the commencement speaker. Seventy-eight% of the graduates were first-generation college graduates. The graduates are listed below, starting with the honor graduates. HONOR GRADUATES Summa Cum Laude (3.8 - 4.00 GPA) Kendall Pate Arena Garrett Ryan Ashworth Chesani Ann Askew...

  • Susan An MacCammond, 64, Bridge City

    Staff Report|Updated May 17, 2022

    Susan An MacCammond, 64, of Bridge City, passed away on May 11, 2022, at Magnolia Manor in Groves. Memorial services will be 4:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 17 th with visitation starting at 3:00 P.M., at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Rudy Elizondo of Well of Hope in Bridge City. Visitation will be 3:00 P.M., Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Susan was born in Groves, Texas, on December 3, 1957, she was the daughter of James Lloyd and Jo An...

  • Nina Jean Murphy Bess, 62, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated May 16, 2022

    Nina Jean Murphy Bess, 62, of Orange, passed away on May 8, 2022, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A memorial gathering will be from 5:00 to 8:00p.m., Friday, May 13, 2022, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Nina was born in Orange, Texas, on October 15, 1959, she was the daughter of Dalton and Dorothy Farris Murphy. She was a dedicated employee at Walgreens for over 20 years. Nina was a big music fan, especially classic rock, and made sure to attend concerts often. She...

  • Emma Hardin, 88, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated May 16, 2022

    Emma Hardin, 88, of Orange, passed away on May 13, 2022, in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 16, 2022, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Emma was born in New Iberia, Louisiana, on March 10, 1934, she was the daughter of A.J. Provost and Nola (Broussard) Provost. Emma loved to spend time at the camp with family and create lasting memories. She loved her family especially getting to be a grandmother to her precious grandchildren. Emma was...