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Articles from the July 12, 2023 edition


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  • Bearden and Swanton sign scholarships

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Jul 11, 2023

    Two Bridge City Cardinal baseball players signed scholarships on Monday, July 10, to play at the college level. JS Bearden III and Brice Swanton signed their scholarships in the competition gymnasium at Bridge City High School. Bearden played outfield and was a middle relief pitcher for the Cardinals. JS will still be wearing Cardinal red next season when he joins the Lamar University baseball team. Swanton was the shortstop for the Cardinals his four years on the varsity...

  • County health clinic closer to opening

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jul 11, 2023

    Orange County should be having its first Health Services office in more than 20 years after Commissioners Court Tuesday approved a building rent's first payment, water deposit, and internet service. The new health office will be on Strickland Drive in Pinehurst where the Immunization Clinic was opened in 2021 during the Covid pandemic. Many years ago, county commissioners transferred the local health services to Hardin County, though an Orange County health services director...

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  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Jul 11, 2023

    TEXAS HOUSE AND SENATE REACH A DEAL TO CUT PROPERTY TAXES Texas' top Republicans, state GOP lawmakers finally struck a deal on how to cut Texans' property taxes. The $18 billion compromise, which includes more than $5 billion approved for relief in 2021, between the Texas House and Senate would give increased tax relief for the state's 5.7 million homeowners and create a tax-credit pilot program for non-homesteaded properties. It would also cut taxes to small businesses and...

  • End of Summer Blast

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Jul 11, 2023

    Rocker star Bret Michaels is bringing the "Parti-Gras 2023" tour to Ford Park Pavilion on Friday, Sept. 22. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, July 14 at the Ford Park box office, all Ticketmaster locations and online. Tickets are $40-$75 each and special guests include Jefferson Starship and Frank Ray....

  • Orange County Republicans want to censure Dade Phelan

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jul 11, 2023

    The Orange County Republican Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, to discuss and vote to censure State Representative Dade Phelan, who is currently the powerful speaker of the house and represents Orange County. The U.S. Senate defines "censure" as a formal statement of disapproval. Phelan, a Republican who lives in Beaumont and represents District 21 that includes all of Orange County and part of Jefferson County, was elected Texas Speaker of the House for the...

  • Ginny Hebert Named Employee of the Month by BC Chamber of Commerce

    Updated Jul 11, 2023

    The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced that Ginny Hebert with Bridge City Animal Hospital has been named July Employee of the Month. The monthly coffee was held at Robert's Ford....

  • West Orange-Cove selected as the Region 5 'Board of the Year' for 2023

    Updated Jul 11, 2023

    The board of trustees for the West Orange-Cove school district has been selected as the Region 5 'Board of the Year' for 2023 and is now one of 12 nominees for the Texas School Association of School Boards top board honors in the state. Standing, from left to right, are Demetrius Hunter, Roderick Robertson, Superintendent Dr. Rickie Harris, Donny Teate Jr., and Tommy Wilson Sr. Seated from left to right are Tricia Stroud, Linda Platt-Bryant, and Gina Yeaman. The state board...

  • Bridge City, Orangefield schools name new administrators

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jul 11, 2023

    The Bridge City and Orangefield school districts this past week announced new administrators for the 2023-24 school year that will have classes beginning next month. In Bridge City, Kim Smalley will be the district's new director of curriculum and instruction. She is going to Bridge City after a 25-year education career in the Orangefield ISD, where she served 10 years as district director of curriculum. The Orangefield district has promoted elementary school assistant...

  • Orange to demolish unfit units of World War II apartment complex

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Jul 11, 2023

    Soon, demolition crews will be tearing down nine buildings at a World War II-era apartment complex that became so dilapidated a judge condemned them as uninhabitable and unhealthy. The Orange City Council Tuesday awarded a demolition contract that will cost $145,000 to remove the buildings at what was originally known as Gilmer Homes. City Planning Director Kelvin Knauf said the bill for the demolition will be sent to a company foreclosing on the owner. If the bill is not paid...

  • Wade fishermen escape the heat only to challenge Mother Nature

    Capt. Chuck Uzzle, For the Record|Updated Jul 11, 2023

    The big center console finally drifts to a stop in the early morning darkness as the anchor rope comes tight. Solitary figures equipped with the latest gear that would make a NAVY Seal jealous slide over the gunnels into the warm still water and begin casting in all directions, probing the shallow flat for the fish of their dreams. These anglers have achieved their goal of being at that special place when the fish begin to feed, the scene is picture perfect and the plan has...

  • GOALS - Greater Orange Area Literacy Services offers programs

    Updated Jul 11, 2023

    Greater Orange Area Literacy Services (GOALS) is currently accepting new participants in our literacy program. Our program focuses on teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and on tutoring students, age 16 and older, who are working towards their GED. We also teach adults with a reading level below the 6th grade to read and write. Everything we offer is free to the community. If you or someone you know needs our services, please contact Rhonda Powell at (409) 886-4311...

  • It's just around the corner

    Capt. Chuck Uzzle, For the Record|Updated Jul 11, 2023

    The mercury in the thermometer shows temperatures creeping towards triple digits and everybody you look at appears to have just emerged from a swimming pool. The heat waves along the road and the hood of my truck cannot dampen my enthusiasm as I raise my binoculars to get a better look at a few mottled ducks along a secluded marsh pond. The very sight of ducks right now coupled with the fact that we just flipped another calendar page is enough to put a smile on my face. A few...

  • Debra Lea French Ball, 67, Orange

    Updated Jul 11, 2023

    Debra Lea French Ball was born August 7, 1955, to Caleb and Bette French of Orange, Texas, the first of three daughters. From childhood on, she loved the Toro, Louisiana lake house where the family would relax, fish on the banks, and eat grilled food. She adored her parents. Debra’s primary high school activity was band, competing at State UIL Solo and Ensemble in Austin four times. She was also selected for Texas’ first high school half-day computer training program, gra...

  • Caleb Dylan Underwood, 20

    Updated Jul 11, 2023

    Caleb Dylan Underwood was born prematurely on August 9th, 2002, in Fort Worth, Texas and passed July 5th, 2023. As a child Caleb was always curious, funny, happy and was always trying to learn new things. When he got into high school, he joined the choir and studied welding. He graduated from West Brook High School in Beaumont Texas in 2020. After school he wanted to continue welding as a career. When his grandmother Debra Ball got really sick, he selflessly put aside his...

  • Be enlightened by history at The W.H. Stark House's First Floor Friday on July 21

    Updated Jul 11, 2023

    The public is invited to view first-hand how history is fascinating at The W.H. Stark House's First Floor Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 21. Guests will visit the first floor of the Queen Anne style home, completed in 1895, which is furnished and decorated with the Stark family's original pieces. An additional feature of First Floor Fridays is the opportunity to view the special exhibition "Brilliant: Cut Glass from The W.H. Stark House," located on the second floor of...

  • Karen Collier's Edward Jones Branch Office School Supplies Donation Campaign

    Updated Jul 11, 2023

    Karen Collier, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Bridge City, is supporting Bridge City schools by using her office as a drop-off location for a school supplies drive. Local residents may help make a positive impact in the community by bringing items to our Edward Jones office in town during regular business hours from July 12, 2023 to August 9, 2023. Monetary gifts, including gift cards, cannot be accepted. The branch address is: 1815 Texas Ave Bridge City TX 77611....

  • Nash named Assistant Coach of the Year

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Jul 11, 2023

    This has been a great year for softball at Orangefield with the Lady Bobcats winning the district championship and advancing in the state playoffs their furthest in the school's history. Another accolade was achieved this month with assistant softball coach Sarah Nash being selected the Assistant Coach of the Year in Class 3A for Region 5. The selection as the assistant coach of the year surprised Coach Nash. "I was honestly so shocked. My sister actually nominated me. It...

  • Bradley to lead Bridge City softball

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Jul 11, 2023

    A familiar hand will be guiding the Bridge City softball program in the coming school year. Kylie Bradley has been chosen as the new head coach for the Lady Cardinals after serving as an assistant coach last season. The head softball coach at Bridge City is a goal Bradley has had on her mind. "It may be a little sooner than I thought might come, but that's been the goal to be in Bridge City and to help build a program whether I was assisting or I was the head coach, Bradley...

  • John Morgan Pittman, Jr., 97, Bridge City

    Staff Report|Updated Jul 10, 2023

    John Morgan Pittman, Jr., 97, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on July 4, 2023, peacefully at home. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2023, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Keith Royal. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 10, 2023, at Calvary Cemetery in Marlin, Texas. Visitation will begin prior to the service at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2023, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City Born...

  • Jeanelle H. Montet, 90, Bridge City

    Roy Dunn|Updated Jul 10, 2023

    Jeanelle H. Montet, 90, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on July 6, 2023, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Antony Paulose. Entombment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. A Rosary will begin at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A visitation will follow from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Claybar...

  • Pearl Guillotte, 96, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Jul 10, 2023

    Pearl Guillotte, 96, of Orange, passed away on July 8, 2023, at her home. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 13, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a rosary starting at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on January 30, 1927, she was the daughter of Oscar Guillotte and Blanche (Daigle)...

  • Joan Dubord, 88, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Jul 10, 2023

    Joan Dubord, 88, of Orange, Texas, passed away on July 3, 2023, peacefully at her home at Rolling Rivers Assisted Living. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 13, 2023, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Benjamin Vesuwe. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with a Rosary at...

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