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Articles from the August 16, 2023 edition


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  • Griggs to coach Lady Mustangs in volleyball

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Aug 18, 2023

    The West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs will be playing for a new head coach this volleyball season. Aaliyah Griggs has been promoted from the assistant volleyball coach to the head position this season. Coach Griggs recapped last volleyball season for the Lady Mustangs. "We had a very young team. We only had four seniors, and last year we were actually trying to get ourselves together to improve on this year. We actually did that. We didn't have too great of a season, but this...

  • Maplecrest Baptist hosts Conservative Christian speakers

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Aug 15, 2023

    Maplecrest Baptist Church in Vidor will host a "Faith, Family, Freedom" conference featuring two speakers prominent in the Conservative Christian movement against homosexual and transgender rights, and promotion of laws to prohibit abortion. The conference will begin the evening of Friday, August 18, and then with all-day sessions on Saturday. The speakers will be Abraham Hamiliton III, a lawyer who serves as general counsel and public policy analyst for the American Family...

  • Museum features local sports history

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Aug 15, 2023

    Heritage House Museum on Sunday, August 20, will have a special opening of a new exhibit entitled "Team Spirit" about local high school sports. The come-and-go opening is from 2 to 5 p.m. and will feature Joel Robins. Robins was an all-around Stark High athlete in the 1960s, starting as Tiger quarterback and getting a baseball scholarship to Texas A&M. After retiring as a chemical engineer, he began researching Orange sports history, tracking down the first Orange High teams...

  • New LSCO marketing manager is at home in Orange County

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Aug 15, 2023

    Daniel McLemore knows he found his work home at LSCO. He only has to spend 15 minutes now to travel from his residence in Orangefield. As a veteran of marketing and advertising, he's not accustomed to being so close to his family. For years, he's had to travel 30 to 35 miles to his office. McLemore, an Orangefield resident, is the new LSCO director of marketing and communications. Before he lived in Orangefield, he lived in Bridge City. He and his wife, Chelsea, have a...

  • Dry summer leads to Bridge City asking to curb water use

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Aug 15, 2023

    Brown leaves are falling off of trees and the grass is dry and brown. But now in Bridge City, residents are being asked to restrict their watering. The National Weather Service's gauges at the Orange County Airport on Tuesday afternoon reached 105, which could set a record for heat. The county remains under an excessive heat warning by the weather service. The service warns that "very dry conditions and accumulated heat increase the potential for heat-related illnesses and...

  • BCHS Seniors gather for senior sunrise

    Updated Aug 15, 2023

    The students in the Bridge City High School Class of 2024 gathered early Tuesday morning for the school's traditional senior sunrise event to celebrate their final year at the school. Classes start on Wednesday, August 16, for all students in the Bridge City, Little Cypress-Mauriceville, and Deweyville school districts. Pictured: from left to right: Lexi Smith, Devin Cherry, Bailey McCauley, Avery Weidner...

  • BC First Baptist hosts family gospel singers.

    Margaret Toal, For the Record|Updated Aug 15, 2023

    Bridge City First Baptist Church is inviting the public to a gospel singing concert by The Hoppers, known as America's Favorite Gospel Group. The concert will begin at the church at 6 p.m. Saturday, August 19. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The church is at 200 West Roundbunch Road and the phone number is 409-735-3581. The Hoppers family singers began in 1955 in Madison, North Carolina, a rural farming community. Through the years, the changing family singers have performed in the...

  • WOS Varsity Mustang Cheerleaders

    Updated Aug 15, 2023

    The West Orange-Stark varsity Mustang cheerleaders for 2023-24 are, from left to right, front row: Makenzie Newberry, Re'yona Peeples, and Ja'Marion Brown. Back row: Meaira Gobert, Bre'Asia Hunt, Angel Cooper, Jestiny Bias, Aysia Perrault, Rheana Phillips, Tyleira Montgomery, Latessa Turner, and JaKaila Janice....

  • David "Pipaw" McPherson, 59, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Aug 15, 2023

    David “Pipaw” McPherson, 59, of Orange, Texas, passed away on August 12, 2023, in Beaumont, Texas. A celebration of life will be held at 4:00 pm., Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Ronnie and Kathy’s home: 4800 Candlewick Dr. Orange, Texas 77630. Born in Orange, Texas, on August 1, 1964, he was the son of Fenton McPherson and Betty (Fontenot) McPherson. David always did his best to live his life to the fullest. He had a huge bucket list and worked hard to enjoy his time on this ea...

  • Cora "Sue" Collins, 88, Bridge City

    Staff Report|Updated Aug 15, 2023

    Cora “Sue” Collins, 88, of Bridge City, Texas, passed peacefully into the glory of Heaven on August 12, 2023, after a nearly 6-week long struggle to recover from numerous complications of a broken hip. She was born in Southside, TN on October 17, 1934, to Hattie Sue Groves Wall and Herman Burney Wall into a large farming family. She was the last surviving of the nine Wall siblings, having been predeceased by three sisters and six brothers, including a baby brother who die...

  • Lady Cardinals look for another volleyball title

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    The queens of the volleyball courts in Orange County the last three years are the Bridge City Lady Cardinals. This season they will be attempting to win their fourth straight district title. Coach Savanah DeLuna helped her Lady Cardinals win their third straight district championship last season. "The Lady Cardinals went undefeated again and we got to the third round of the playoffs, so it was a great year last year. We've gone three rounds the past two years and they went...

  • Review: Foreigner and Loverboy in The Woodlands

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    One of rock and roll's most iconic bands arrived in The Woodlands this past weekend to bid farewell to its fans of nearly 50 years. Rock band Foreigner returned to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands on Saturday, (Aug. 12, 2023) during its current leg of the band's farewell tour. Canadian rock act Loverboy served as the special guest. Nearly every song in Foreigner's set is a well-known rock radio staple and the band wasted little time in setting the tempo...

  • Hayden "Tank" Moore, 17, Mauriceville

    Staff Report|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    Hayden “Tank” Moore, 17, of Mauriceville, Texas, passed away on August 11, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 19, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. Officiating will be Reverend Kevin Brown, of First Baptist Church in Mauriceville. Burial will follow the service at Wilkinson Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 18, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on Mar...

  • Gary Dean Phillips Sr., 75, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    Gary Dean Phillips Sr., 75, of Orange, Texas, passed away on August 11th, 2023, at home surrounded by his family after a 7-month battle with cancer. Gary was born on January 21st, 1948, in Norman, Oklahoma, and later moved to Texas with his mother. After graduating from Allen Military Academy, Gary enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1966. An injury resulted in his honorable discharge from the Marines that same year. Gary worked as an underwater welder in the Livings...

  • Terry Columbus Jacobs, Jr., 88, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    Terry Columbus Jacobs, Jr., 88 of Orange, Texas passed away on August 11, 2023, in Orange, Texas. Funeral services will be at 10 AM on Friday, August 18, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be his grandsons, Reverend Jeremy Jacobs and Reverend Timothy Jacobs. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Poplarville, Mississippi on January 1,...

  • Edna Ruth Green, 86, Deweyville

    Staff Report|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    Edna Ruth Green, age 86, of Deweyville, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, in Beaumont, Texas. Graveside services, under the care of Dorman Funeral Home, will be held at 10:00 AM, on Monday, August 14, 2023, at Trout Creek Cemetery; Bro. Damon Bickham officiating Ruth was born on March 20, 1937, in Belgrade, Texas, to Edna (Cochran) and Amidee Woodard. She enjoyed traveling and spur of the moment road trips with Buddy, he would tell her let’s take a ride. She e...

  • Carroll Wayne Durio, 80, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    Carroll Wayne Durio, 80, of Orange, Texas, passed away on August 7, 2023, at his home in Orange, Texas. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, August 11, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Father Antony Paulose. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, August 11, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on February 26, 1943, he was the son of Maxie...

  • Debbie Denmon, 71, West Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    Debbie Denmon, 71, of West Orange, Texas, passed away on August 7, 2023, at her home. Born in Orange, Texas, on December 5, 1951, she was the daughter of Claude Bell and Betty J. (Phillips) Bell. Debbie was the owner and operator of Bell Air Service in Orange, Texas. She was a very determined woman and was known for her ability to fix anything with duct tape. Debbie was very artistic, loved music, and treasured every peaceful day. More than anything, she loved spending time...

  • Colton Jay Hussey and Corbin Joseph Hussey

    Staff Report|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    Colton Jay Hussey and Corbin Joseph Hussey, passed peacefully on August 8, 2023. A memorial service in their honor will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Richard Dougharty. Visitation will be held prior to the serving beginning at 10:00 a.m. Colton and Corbin were born in Houston, Texas, on August 7, 2023. During their short time here on Earth they touched many lives and were loved deeply by t...

  • Lithe Mae Kluk, 96, Seabrook

    Staff Report|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    Lithe Mae Kluk, 96, of Seabrook, Texas and former longtime resident of Beaumont, Texas, passed away on August 9, 2023, in Houston, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 12, 2023, at Claybar Kelley - Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont. Burial will follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery in Beaumont. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Born in Iota, Louisiana, on April 4, 1927, she was the daughter o...

  • Beverly Elizabeth Ellis, 61, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    Beverly Elizabeth Ellis passed away August 9, 2023, at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas, surrounded by her family. A memorial gathering will be from 1:00-4:00 pm Sunday, August 20, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. She was born January 17, 1962, in Valdosta, Georgia. Beverly was a graduate of Little Cypress-Mauriceville class of 1980. She was an avid reader and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching college football. She was a life long Geor...

  • Jimmie Lee Whitfield, 95, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    Jimmie Lee Whitfield, 95, of Orange, Texas, passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, August 5, 2023, in Orange, Texas. Services to honor Jimmie will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, August 11, 2023, at Dorman Funeral Home. A visitation of family and friends will be held from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, prior to services, at Dorman Funeral Home. An additional service will be held at 2:00 PM, on Monday, August 14, 2023, at Scoggins Funeral Home, 637 W Van Alstyne...

  • Kenneth Richard Wernig

    Staff Report|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    Kenneth Richard Wernig, passed away on August 8, 2023 at Collier Park Senior Living in Beaumont, Texas. He was born on March 29, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri to David and Olivia Wernig. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his brother Daniel Wernig, and his beloved Aunt Josie. He spent the first 16 years of his life in St. Louis, and then Ken decided to join a monastery. He attended the Carmelite Monastery of St. Joseph's Minor Seminary in Peterborough, New...

  • Snipes takes over LCM volleyball

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    Little Cypress Mauriceville has a new volleyball coach this year. Jonathan Snipes comes to LCM with lots of experience coaching at other area schools before moving here. Snipes spent ten years at Hamshire-Fannett as an assistant coach, transferred to East Chambers where he was the head track coach for seven years, and moved his family to the Little Cypress Mauriceville school district in 2021. When the volleyball coaching position became open Snipes applied for it and got the...

  • Lady Bobcats prepare for volleyball season

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Aug 14, 2023

    The high school volleyball season began this month for Orangefield. The Lady Bobcats will be playing in tournaments for the most part until the district games start in early September. Head Coach Ashlee Peevey of Orangefield said the Lady Bobcats had a successful season last year. "We played in a pretty tough district with Hardin and East Chambers which accounted for our three losses in district action. The Lady Bobcats made it to the second round of the playoffs before being...

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