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  • Penny Record eEdition - 09/15/2021

    Updated Sep 14, 2021

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    Updated Sep 14, 2021

  • LSCPA celebrates grand opening, ribbon cutting at Fuller Building

    Updated Sep 14, 2021

    Lamar State College Port Arthur will celebrate the grand opening of the Ruby Fuller Building with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 3 to 5 p.m. The event follows several years of planning and construction that led to new life for a building more than 100 years old. The 86th Texas legislative session through SB 500 provided special appropriations of $6.32 million to LSCPA for property damage related to Hurricane Harvey. The funding provided for a modern interior space with major repairs to the exterior of...

  • Columbanus Motors onto Orange scene

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated Sep 14, 2021

    Big boys' toys in two-, three- and four-wheel models and power equipment to get the job done once you get where you're going. It's all under one very big roof at the new Columbanus Motor Sports that opened Wednesday at 3500 IH-10 West in Orange. It's located at the turn from the service road that goes to the winery at Free State Cellars. Grand Opening will be Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, featuring two days of food, music, live radio remotes and at least a half-dozen local...

  • OC homeowners face $200 tax hike

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated Sep 14, 2021

    Orange County taxpayers receiving their 2021 property tax bills next month will like that this year's tax rates are staying the same or even being reduced. They'd hate to think how much their tax payments would have gone up otherwise. Oh, those tax payments will be going up. Because of a lofty 13% rise in property valuations across the county, the owner of an average homestead will see their taxes rise about $200 per year. The City of Orange was going to be one of the last...

  • Calling all Scarecrows

    Penny LeLeux, For the Record|Updated Sep 14, 2021

    Shangri La's annual Scarecrow Festival will return Oct. 12 through Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration for entries is now underway online at Shangri La's website. Deadline to register is Oct. 6. Participation is free and open to individuals (18+), youth groups, businesses, organizations and families. This would be a fun family activity, both to build a scarecrow scene, then later, check out all the creations from other families and organizations. It is also a great way...

  • Introduction to Review of Governors

    Carl Parker, For the Record|Updated Sep 14, 2021

    This article will be the beginning of a series in which I will examine and comment on the various governors in office during my political career. I served in the Legislature during the tenure of eight different governors. In effect, this series will be remembrances of occurrences during my tenure in office and my relationship with the various governors. In Texas the governor’s office originally was extremely weak. It was established by the constitution adopted in the 1800s f...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Sep 14, 2021

    GREAT COVERAGE OF 9-11 ANNIVERSARY I was really impressed with all the coverage Saturday on the 20th anniversary of 9-11. All the networks did a great job. What amazed me the most was how much real-time video they had. Also I learned that Bin Laden took between three and four years planning the attack. Think about how everything had to fall right in place. First, eight Afghanistan men had to learn to speak English then take flight instructions. They worked in teams of two,...

  • Kaz's Korner

    Joe Kazmar, For the Record|Updated Sep 14, 2021

    It looks like Dak will make a comeback, Tyrod (tie rod) will keep his team rolling smoothly, fans love Lovie’s defense and Jacksonville’s Coach Meyer might be looking for an “Urban Renewal” after Week One of the 2021 NFL was completed. The biggest questions facing Texas NFL fans was “Has Dak Prescott fully recovered from his season-ending ankle injury suffered in Week 5 last year?” and “Will Deshaun Watson’s replacement Tyrod Taylor be adequate for the rebuilding Hous...

  • Football Week 3 results

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Sep 14, 2021

    Week 3 Results LC-M 32 Katy Jordan 6 Livingston 31 Orangefield 27 Huffman Hargrave 38 Bridge City 2 Vidor 39 Brazosport 29 Colmesneil 30 Deweyville 22 Splendora 48 Hou. Kashmere 6 Louise 41 High Island 0 Montgomery 23 United 19 Hou. Lamar 42 West Brook 18 Baytown Lee 28 Lumberton 27 Tomball 42 PN-G 25 Nederland 41 Silsbee 34 Crosby 41 PA Memorial 26 Liberty 14 Diboll 7 Woodville 19 Corrigan-Camden 13 Newton 54 Kirbyville 0 Hamshire-Fannett 26 East Chambers 14 Bmt Kelly 40 Hardin 37 Danbury 32 Hull-Daisetta 0 Hardin-Jefferson...

  • DAR Celebrates Constitution Week

    Updated Sep 14, 2021

    The William Diamond chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, reminds all Americans that the week of September 17-23 commemorates the 245th year of the signing of the Constitution of the United States. Local celebration highlights include a luncheon for members and guests of the three area chapters: host Orange chapter is William Diamond, Beaumont chapter is Colonel George Moffett and Port Arthur chapter is Captain William Sanders. William Diamond chapter regent, Elberta Herman, will preside over the...

  • Rickey Lynn DuBois, 69, Orangefield

    Staff Report|Updated Sep 14, 2021

    Rickey Lynn DuBois, 69, of Orangefield, passed away on September 9, 2021 in Orangefield. Born in Leesville, La. on September 27, 1951, He was the son of H.C. DuBois and Faye Deon DuBois. Rickey was a member of First Baptist Church Orangefield where he faithfully severed his lord. Rickey adored his family and friends with his whole heart. He was a Master Mason of the Bridge City Lodge No. 1345, retired Sheet Metal Worker Lodge # 54. Rickey loved sharing his experiences and...

  • Kaz's Fearless Forecast

    Joe Kazmar, For the Record|Updated Sep 14, 2021

    WEST ORANGE-STARK over NEWTON—The Mustangs have had two weeks to prepare for this talented opponent which has given them plenty of problems in the past. It could very well come down to the last team with the football wins. BRIDGE CITY over ANAHUAC—The Cardinals had a rude awakening last week against the Huffman Falcons and maybe this gut check will lead to a much better performance Friday night. But the Redbirds had better not take these Panthers too lightly before their dis...

  • Sherri Denise Vincent, 61, Orange

    Updated Sep 14, 2021

    Sherri Denise Vincent, 61, of Orange, passed away on September 9, 2021, in Port Arthur. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on August 2, 1960, she was the daughter of Jerry Vincent and Delores (Yarbrough) Flippen. Sherri loved to spend time tending to her plants and flowers, nurturing them with her love and compassion, just as she did with everyone she met. She enjoyed...

  • Trying To Dodge Another Bullet

    Capt. Dickie Colburn For The Record|Updated Sep 14, 2021

    Everything regarding our current monthly storm event is still “iffy” as we are well aware of the potential consequences of a rain maker that decides to park on top of us. Even as I am writing this column, our power is blinking on and off! There is no doubt that fish adapt to the conditions Mother Nature throws their way, but they have really been challenged over the past three years. In the last two weeks the trout that had been holding on the beaches and jetties went from moving into the lake to wondering what the hell is...

  • Joyce Mae Duplissey Young, 96, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Sep 14, 2021

    Joyce Mae Duplissey Young went to her heavenly home on August 20, 2021 at 96 years of age. She was surrounded by family in her home. Joy was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Mattie Duplissey, her husband Louis David Young Jr., her son David Scott Young, her siblings Willie Phanor Duplissey, Dimple Annie Dalton, Inez Memphis Hearn, Carl Otis Duplissey, Percy Aubrey Duplissey, Jearl Genevieve Grayson, Helen Ruth Willis, and Billie Jean Lyles Malone. In her words… I...

  • Rosalie Romano, 86, Orange,

    Staff Report|Updated Sep 14, 2021

    Rosalie Romano, 86, of Orange, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2021, in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on August 20, 1935, she was the daughter of John B. Blanda and Josephine (Zeto) Blanda. She graduated from St. Mary Catholic School and attended Lamar University, where she was Homecoming Queen. Rosalie was a devout Catholic and a dedicated member of St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Altar society and the Angel Choir. She was also a member of the LaDonna Club, and...

  • Barbara Hoffpauir Tisdale, 92, Beaumont,

    Staff Report|Updated Sep 10, 2021

    Barbara Hoffpauir Tisdale, 92, of Beaumont, former resident of Bridge City, passed away on September 7, 2021, in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 13, 2021, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor J.R. Armstrong of Mauriceville Assembly of God Church. Burial will be held at Highland Memory Gardens in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Visitation will be at 12:00 p.m., Monday, September 13, 2021, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born...

  • My 5-Cents

    State Sen Robert Nichols|Updated Sep 10, 2021

    This weekend, we recognize the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. We remember and pray for all the Americans who were killed during the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93. Let us never forget. Here are five things happening around your state: 1. Governor Abbott calls third special session Governor Abbott announced this week that he will be calling the Legislature back for a third time starting September 20. One of the most important topics the legislature will cover in...

  • Gothia: Deputies wanted 'informal' contract talks

    Dave Rogers For The Record|Updated Sep 10, 2021

    Orange County Judge John Gothia disagreed Thursday with allegations that he and Commissioner Johnny Trahan were at fault for holding private bargaining sessions aimed at a new contract for the county’s deputy sheriffs. Gothia acknowledged Thursday that the Orange County Sheriff’s Employees Association was seeking more pay and the continuation of a “just cause” clause, which allows for arbitration in disciplinary circumstances inside the department. He said the non-pos...

  • LSCO hires former Deweyville Superintendent Dr. Keith Jones

    Staff Report|Updated Sep 10, 2021

    Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) is thrilled to welcome Keith Jones, Ed.D., to the Gator Family as the new Associate Dean of Technical Studies. Kristin Walker, Dean of Health, Workforce, and Technical Studies, has charged Dr. Jones with leading the technical education programs, including Instrumentation, Industrial Technology, Maritime, Process Technology, and Welding, developing new programs, ensuring students and faculty have resources to be successful, connecting faculty...

  • Arlon Roy Roberts, 88, Orange

    Staff Report|Updated Sep 9, 2021

    Arlon Roy Roberts, 88, of Orange, passed away on September 7, 2021, in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 13, at Silver Oaks Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Ed Rawls and Pastor Damon Bickham. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 1:00 p.m., Monday, at Silver Oaks Baptist Church in Orange. Born in San Augustine, Texas, on September 4, 1933, he was the...

  • Monica "Paige" Snyder, 57, Bridge City

    Staff Report|Updated Sep 9, 2021

    Monica “Paige” Snyder, 57, of Bridge City, passed away on September 5, 2021, in Port Arthur. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. The family will hold a private funeral service. Born in Oakdale, Louisiana, on April 22, 1964, she was the daughter of James Whitley and Marie (Vidrine) Whitley. Paige was extremely outgoing and had the gift of gab. She loved her career as Membership Coo...