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Articles from the June 12, 2024 edition

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  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Jun 11, 2024

    HUNTER BIDEN FOUND GUILTY President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden was convicted by a jury on Tuesday of lying about his drug use to illegally buy a gun, a verdict Democrats may seize upon to counter Donald Trump’s claim of a justice system weaponized against him. A 12-member jury in Wilmington, Delaware, federal court found the defendant guilty on all three counts against him, making Hunter Biden the first child of a sitting U.S. president to be convicted of a crime. The tri...

  • Local paratrooper jumps for D-Day anniversary

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jun 11, 2024

    On June 6, 20-year-old Cody Strause made his first parachute jump over a foreign country as he landed in Normandy, France. But Strause wasn't one of the veterans. The Orangefield High graduate is in the 82nd Airborne of the U.S. Army and was part of a military tribute during the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. The same airborne dropped troops over Normandy during the 1944 Allied D-Day invasion to free Europe from Nazi Germany. The 82nd had 156 men killed, 347 wounded,...

  • Juneteenth celebration set for Riverfront this weekend

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jun 11, 2024

    Once again, Krewe de Onyx is holding its annual Juneteenth celebration with festivities at the Orange Riverfront on Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16. Gates will be open from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. both days and admission is free. Live music will be provided by Perry Richard, Jeremey Fruge, Lil Nate, and Roi Anthony. Local DJ Shocker Shawn will provide music during the interludes. Juneteenth is officially June 19, the festival is being held on the weekend before as a way...

  • Gift of Life screenings set for Orange this summer

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jun 11, 2024

    Men in Orange County will get a chance for free medical screenings on Saturday, July 13, with the Julie Rogers Gift of Life program. Plus, women have a chance for free mammograms during special days of the summer. Norma Sampson, executive director of the Southeast Texas charity, went before Orange County Commissioners Court Tuesday to talk about the group's medical programs because June is National Men's Health Month. The Gift of Life program provides free screenings,...

  • Orange's Kovatch gets Lions International President's Medal

    Updated Jun 11, 2024

    Longtime Orange Lions Club member Chris Kovatch was presented Monday night, June 10, with the Lions International President's Medal, the second highest honor the service group gives. Lion Chris Gunstream, a former local member, who now serves as an officer for Lions clubs in East Texas, came to give the award while giving the oath to new Orange Lions officers. Kovatch has served in numerous Lions Club offices and positions through the years. He is a local banker who also...

  • Bridge City's new 'Sunnyside' water well celebrated

    Updated Jun 11, 2024

    Bridge City Mayor David Rutledge, center, cut the ceremonial ribbon last week as the city and the chamber of commerce celebrated the city's new Sunnyside water well. The additional well will help the city improve water service to its residents and businesses....

  • Some 80 Bridge City buildings got water in T-storm

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jun 11, 2024

    At least 80 buildings in Bridge City had water inside during the Saturday, June 1, deluge, Commissioner Kirk Roccaforte said Tuesday during Orange County Commissioners Court. Roccaforte's Precinct 3 includes the Bridge City area and the Tuesday meeting was the first since the storm. Parts of the Bridge City area six to seven inches of water within a short time. The thunderstorm system that day was another example of only a small part of the county experiencing flooding rains...

  • Down Life's Highway

    Roy Dunn, For the Record|Updated Jun 11, 2024

    No Record but Good Average If you live an active, busy life, old age will creep up on you. Life is on a fast track. You are always looking back wondering where the last 10 years went. I've been most fortunate with a good support group and a caring family. As a poor kid during the great depression, I started working the cotton fields with my mother. Those old cotton fields back home is a reference point from those days on. Through the ages, I really never had any down time. I...

  • Explore Orange July 4th Concert & Fireworks Celebration

    Updated Jun 11, 2024

    Celebrate Independence Day with the Explore Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau at the 2024 July 4th Concert & Fireworks Celebration. Join us on Thursday, July 4th at the Riverside Pavilion, located at 708 Simmons Drive, for an evening of freedom, fun, and fireworks! With live music entertainment, food vendors, kid activities, and a spectacular fireworks display, this event is sure to be a blast. Schedule of Events: • 4:00 pm: Gates open • 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Live music by Th...

  • Live bait choices make fishing interesting

    Capt. Chuck Uzzle, For the Record|Updated Jun 11, 2024

    No matter how hard lure manufacturers try they will never be able to create a lure that works better than real thing, period. The typical profile of the weekend angler is not that of the high end trophy trout hunter who chunks artificial lures for hours on end looking for one big fish, it’s the fisherman who takes a quart of live shrimp or a bucket of mud minnows and looks for anything that will bite. Much has been made of the big trout phenomenon and all the hoopla that s...

  • Charles "Charlie" Wesley Phillips, 89

    Staff Report|Updated Jun 11, 2024

    Charles “Charlie” Wesley Phillips, 89, was called to his Heavenly Father on June 5, 2024, in Beaumont, Texas. Born with a servant’s heart and the desire to help others, Charlie was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Charlie is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patsy Phillips, daughter Jody Broussard, son Wade Phillips and wife Theresa, second son Curt Leger and wife Jodie, grandchildren Jared Broussard and wife Becca, Taylor Phillips, Caeden Brous...

  • Lance Lee Honeycutt III, 55, Bridge City

    Updated Jun 11, 2024

    Lance Lee Honeycutt III, 55 of Bridge City, Texas passed away peacefully June 2, 2024 at home. A small private family viewing was held June 7, 2024 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, June 13 at 11am at the KC Hall in Bridge City, Texas. Born in Galveston, Texas on January 16, 1969. He was the son of Lance Lee Honeycutt Jr and Colleen Vivien Gill(Buckley). Lance is a beloved son(a momma’s boy), brother, husband, father, g...

  • Tom Hardy, 87, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Jun 11, 2024

    In loving memory of Tom Hardy, 87 of Orange, Texas, who passed away peacefully June 7, 2024, at Jefferson Skilled Nursing Home in Beaumont, Texas. A visitation will be held Thursday, June 13, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Tom will be laid to rest at Cushing Cemetery surrounded by his family. Born in Cushing, Texas on March 4, 1937, Tom was the middle son of Marcus and Juanita Hardy. He was raised in Cushing with his siblings and met his...

  • John Henry Williams, 76, Vidor

    Staff Report|Updated Jun 10, 2024

    John Henry Williams, 76, of Vidor, Texas, passed away on June 6, 2024, at Focused Care in Orange. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Kevin Brown. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2024, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Beaumont, Texas, on May 31, 1948, he was the son of Williford Burton...

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