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  • Court wants public aware of elder abuse

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jun 25, 2024

    Last year in Orange County, the Texas Department of Family Protective Services investigated 377 cases of abuse of the elderly or disabled, and filed against 260 cases. Orange County Commissioners learned those statistics Tuesday as they signed a proclamation making June Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Abuse of the elderly and disabled can fall under a variety of categories, according to the state. Violations are a third degree felony punishable by two to ten years in state...

  • Bridge City Student medals in the Texas State Summer Games for Special Olympics

    Updated Jun 25, 2024

    Bridge City Student Alex Amos won medals in the Texas State Summer Games for Special Olympics and was welcomed back home by cheerleaders from Bridge City Middle School. Alex won a silver medal in men's singles bowling in the East Texas regional competition, plus a gold medal in men's one-K modified cycling, and a silver medal in the men's 500M modified cycling....

  • Scientific history started in Orange shipyard

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jun 25, 2024

    On a chilly, windy March Saturday in 1968, scientists, engineers, business executives and dignitaries gathered on the island of the Sabine River curve around downtown Orange for a ship launching. The Stark High Band played as the Glomar Challenger slid into the river in a formal christening ceremony. Levingston Shipbuilding designed and constructed the vessel that went on to make scientific history. In the 1960s, the "space race" to get to the moon and explore space made lots...

  • Orange sees big drop in sales tax payments while others are up

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jun 25, 2024

    Sales tax returns for April show people are buying goods across the county at a healthy rate every where except the city of Orange, according to statistics from the Texas Comptroller's Office. The office sent sales tax shares to the entities in June to cover the sales from April. Orange was drastically down compared to sales at the same time last year. The city had above average increases for two years, but the sales appear to be slacking off. Bridge City showed the biggest...

  • Cowpoke Int'l Film Festival had ties to OC

    Updated Jun 25, 2024

    Moe Heddrick (left) with Penny LeLeux at the Cowpoke Int'l Film Festival after party. Heddrick as been in numerous westerns and played the sheriff in Martin Scorsese's 2023 hit "Killers of the Flower Moon." Heddrick is related to the Ratcliff family in Orange County....

  • Death by King Cake won Best Short Film and Best Comedy

    Updated Jun 25, 2024

    Death by King Cake won Best Short Film and Best Comedy at Cowpokes Int'l Film Festival in Electra, Texas Sunday. Penny LeLeux won Best Supporting Actress for her role as "Power House" Penny Moreau. Pictured front, left to right: Sylvia Craig, David Luck and Penny LeLeux. Back: Kyle Craig. Photos courtesy of Penny LeLeux...

  • Bridge City event features lighted drone show

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jun 25, 2024

    Saturday night the sky in Bridge City will be filled with a light show never seen before in Southeast Texas as 200 drones in a colorful choreographed flight will help celebrate Independence Day. The drone show is one of the highlights of the Red, White and You festival sponsored by the city of Bridge City and local businesses. The event will also spotlight local musicians and end with a concert by the popular New Orleans band Bag of Donuts. The festival will begin Friday eveni...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Jun 25, 2024

    BIDEN-TRUMP DEBATE THURSDAY, JUNE 27 CNN, with anchors Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, will moderate the 90-minute debate with two commercial breaks. The Trump campaign agreed to all conditions, even microphones being muted when it’s not their turn to speak. I’ve been asked a few times who I believe will win this debate. The answer is both, depending on who you want to win. Trump may win the showmanship, plus he is the closer, last to speak. He might drop one of his woppers tha...

  • "Ultra Hot" options

    Capt. Chuck Uzzle, For the Record|Updated Jun 25, 2024

    "Be careful what you wish for because you just may get it" is what I was often told as a kid. Things that seem like great ideas at the time will often turn out to be unwanted nuisances that are worse than the original option. For months Texas anglers, myself included, cursed the constant high winds and prayed that they would stop in order to make the bay systems mote user friendly. Well, the winds have subsided and the now the temperatures have just gone through the roof...

  • Styx and Foreigner rock The Woodlands

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Jun 25, 2024

    Two of rock music's most iconic bands delivered red hot performances in the Texas summer heat this past weekend in the Houston-area. Styx and Foreigner delivered what can only be described as a marathon of music and memories this past Saturday (June 22, 2024) at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. The co-headlining trek across the U.S. by these two legendary acts gave fans all of the hits they could handle in one astounding night. Styx was the closing act...

  • Down Life's Highway

    Roy Dunn, For the Record|Updated Jun 25, 2024

    From Possum Trot, Ga. to the Grand Ole Opry and beyond, Wally Fowler blazed musical trails. I’m proud to record those times in the pages of history. The year was 1948, Dudley J. LeBlanc, the inventor of Hadacol, had come up with a great promotional idea, a Hadacol caravan featuring the biggest entertainment talent in the country. The show traveled the United States and admittance was free. Just one box top from a box of Hadacol is all that was needed to catch the biggest s...

  • Summer has arrived and the regional concert scene is red hot

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Jun 25, 2024

    Summer has arrived and the regional concert scene is red hot as national acts perform from Houston to Lake Charles just about every week. Scan the list below and check out the full schedule online at www.therecordlive.com June 27 Dierks Bentley, Chase Rice, Tyler Braden, CajunDome, Lafayette, La. June 27 Thomas Mac, The Wildcatter Saloon, Katy June 28 Pat Green, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La. June 29 Lynch Mob, Scout Bar, Houston June 29 Jamie O'Neal, The Venue at...

  • Dwight Yoakam sets fall date for Beaumont

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Jun 25, 2024

    One of the biggest country music concerts of the year will take place this fall in Southeast Texas. Country music artist Dwight Yoakam announced he has extended his current tour and added some dates to the fall itinerary, which includes a scheduled stop at Doggett Ford Park Arena in Beaumont on Friday, Nov. 22, 2024. Tickets go on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets and the Doggett Ford Park box office at 10 a.m., Friday, June 28 for all ages. Special guests include Gary Allan an...

  • Bridge City JV Cardinal Cheerleaders attend camp

    Updated Jun 25, 2024

    Bridge City Cardinal Cheerleaders recently attended their yearly UCA Cheer Camp hosted at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX. Leading up to camp both squads attended practices learning pyramids, technique, and preparing all elements they needed to bring to camp with them. This was the first time that BC Cheer has attended Cheer Camp at this location. Attending along with BCHS Cheer there were 12 other schools in attendance. Both squads can home receiving multiple awards, as...

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