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Articles from the June 5, 2024 edition

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  • Orange prayed as men fought in Normandy 80 years ago

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jun 4, 2024

    As the fighting was raging on the shores of Normandy 80 years ago, people in Orange were going to churches. The famous Allie invasion of France to drive to drive German Nazis out of the occupied country began before dawn on June 6, 1944, along the Normandy coast. It was a surprise attack that every one knew would come some day and bring thousands of casualties. No one knew the date. It was 9:30 in the morning French time for the invading troops when word began coming into Oran...

  • New plant sets traffic watches for heavy hauls

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jun 4, 2024

    The Chevron Phillips petrochemical plant under construction along Texas Highway 87 south has set more times to close traffic lanes for moving heavy modular components. The $8.5 billion plant, officially named Golden Triangle Polymers, or GTP in the 21st Century language of abbreviations, is being built from a number of prefabricated units, many of which are constructed overseas. The heavy units are shipped to the U.S. and then placed on barges that travel to Cow Bayou and...

  • Storms lead to oil spill, flooding

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jun 4, 2024

    Thunderstorms last week caused problems in the Orangefield-Bridge City area, first with an oil spill down Cow Bayou, and then with a short, heavy rain burst that left street flooded and water going into houses. Orange County Emergency Disaster Director Joel Ardoin said about 60 gallons of crude oil spilled into Cow Bayou in Orangefield after a lightning strike the night of Wednesday, May 29. Also, Ardoin said six to seven inches of rain fell within a short time in Bridge City...

  • BCISD's Kelly gets regional honor

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jun 4, 2024

    Bridge City ISD's Dr. Mike Kelly has been named Texas Education Regional 5 Superintendent of the Year. The designation puts him as the Southeast Texas nominee for the state honor. The state has 20 Education Service Centers with Region 5 serving six counties with 34 school districts and two charter schools. Each region's honorees will qualify for a statewide honor. Bridge City's individual campus teachers of the year are Heather Ivey for the elementary school, Michelle Laperole...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Jun 4, 2024

    PHELAN NOW FACES BATTLE FOR HIS SPEAKERSHIP Dade Phelan, who won his runoff by fewer than 400 votes, will need to mend GOP relationships, build coalitions and possibly even rely on Democrats to hang on to the speaker’s gavel. He said he plans to see his campaign all the way through. Typically, speaker’s races take shape in November, during or after the general election decides the makeup of the House. Currently, Republicans hold an 86-64 lead over Democrats. A candidate needs...

  • Structure is what you make it

    Capt. Chuck Uzzle, For the Record|Updated Jun 4, 2024

    In many ways our freshwater counterparts have it made; no tides to worry about, no fish stealing sharks, and you couldn’t step on a sting ray if you tried. The saltwater folks on the other hand have plenty of positives as well like how many hard pulling species of fish one can encounter on a single trip, or the simple fact that you have the potential to hook a creature that may indeed be bigger than your boat. Both sides have great arguments that back up their claims to b...

  • Heart Gallery of Southeast Texas launched

    Updated Jun 4, 2024

    AUSTIN, Texas – Heart Galleries of Texas is pleased to announce the launch of its newest affiliate, Heart Gallery of Southeast Texas, serving children wanting to be adopted in the Beaumont and east Texas communities. Heart Gallery of Southeast Texas was launched on May 15, 2024, with the support of local attorney and child welfare advocate Kim Phelan; her husband, Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan; and the First Lady of Texas, Cecilia Abbott. With the launch of the Heart G...

  • The Great Jungle Journey VBS

    Updated Jun 4, 2024

    Every day, our kids are bombarded with questions: Did God really create everything? Why do bad things happen? Was Noah’s ark real? Why do I need to be saved? Can I trust the Bible? At this VBS, your kids will explore the biblical answers to these questions as they set off on an epic adventure from Genesis to Revelation. Amid sloths, butterflies, river dolphins, and dart frogs, your children will sail along on a fun jungle cruise, stopping at seven ports of call. These ports a...

  • 12 Bobcats Named All District in Baseball

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Jun 4, 2024

    The Orangefield Bobcats were the baseball champions of District 22-3A in 2024. Twelve of the Bobcats were selected as all district in baseball. Topping the list of Orangefield players being honored is senior shortstop Caleb Fregia who was chosen the District MVP. Senior outfielder and leadoff hitter Kane Smith of the Bobcats was named the Offensive MVP. Also receiving special recognition were sophomores Kaleb Menard as the Pitcher of the Year and catcher Carson Worthy as the...

  • Orangefield bows out in baseball

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Jun 4, 2024

    A marvelous season for Orangefield baseball concluded on June 1 in Lufkin. The Bobcats were eliminated from the UIL state playoffs in the Region III Finals. Orangefield advanced to the fifth round in the baseball post season for the first time since 1990. The Bobcats won seventy-five percent of their games finishing with a 30-10 record for the season. The regional final pitted the Orangefield Bobcats the champions of District 22-3A against the Franklin Lions the winners in...