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  • Jail repairs keep OC inmates away

    Dave Rogers For The Record, For the Record|Updated Dec 1, 2020

    While all four branches of government – Congress, the Supreme Court and both incoming and outgoing Presidencies – should have plenty to do at year-end in Washington, Orange County, Texas waits for somebody along the Potomac River to OK federal assistance after Hurricane Laura. While D.C. dithers, the clock keeps ticking on what figures to be more than a $1.5 million total cost to the county to fix a leaky jail roof. The "dry side" of Hurricane Laura swirled winds as high as...

  • Pandemic no foil for community's giving

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated Dec 1, 2020

    On Tuesday, the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce became the latest local organization postponing, canceling or seriously tweaking its end-of-the-year plans because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But while the Chamber is hoping to reschedule its Dec. 8 annual banquet early in 2021, other Orange institutions have announced their alternate plans. The Service League of Orange will hold a Drive Thru Toy Coffee on Thursday, Dec. 3. The Heritage House Museum will host Santa's...

  • Orange County's Blue Santa rides again

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated Dec 1, 2020

    The Orange County Sheriff's Office has been putting on the event for decades to make sure the county's underprivileged children don't go without Christmas gifts. Deputy John Badeaux has been organizing the event for 14 years. "It's very rewarding," he explained. "We have a lot of needy people. That's what law enforcement is all about – helping our community." Parents in need apply from Oct. 1 through Nov. 2 to put their children, aged 13 and under, on the list. "If somebody c...

  • Chamber names Rogers December Student for BCHS

    Staff Report|Updated Dec 1, 2020

    The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce announced that the December Student of the Month for Bridge City High School is Reagan Rogers. Reagan was presented her certificate by Rani Dillow of WMG Westin Mortgage Group. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reggie and Jill Rogers. Reagan is ranked 40 of 195 and has a GPA of 4.17. Reagan's future plans are to attend Texas State University and major in psychology. Reagan's awards and honors include: • Cardinal Singers – Sang Nat...

  • Monceaux named December OFHS Student

    Staff Report|Updated Dec 1, 2020

    The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce has announced the December Student of the Month for Orangefield High School is Sydney Monceaux. Sydney was presented her certificate by Bridge City Board of Director, Kim Smalley. Sydney is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell and Glenda Monceaux. She is ranked 13th of 119 and has a GPA of 4.3. Sydney's future plans are to attend McNeese University next fall to earn a bachelor's degree in Radiology. She would like to become a Radiologic...

  • Down Life's Highway...The spring of my youth to winter of my years

    Roy Dunn, For the Record|Updated Dec 1, 2020

    As we travel down life’s highway, we encounter events that mark that place, where we recall what we were doing and what was going on around us at the time of their happening. Many of us recall where we were and who we were with when we heard the news of President John F. Kennedy’s assignation in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, Neil Armstrong’s landing on the moon in 1969, 9-11, Martin Luther King’s murder, Katrina, Rita or Ike. I recall an event that occurred 79 years ago. I was jus...

  • Barbara Ann Rankin Peveto, 79, Orange

    Updated Dec 1, 2020

    Barbara Ann Rankin Peveto, 79, of Orange, passed away on November 30, 2020 in Houston. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 5, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on November 28, 1941, she was the daughter of Carleton Earl Rankin and Ruby Mae (Jordan) Rankin. Barbara worked as a professor for Lamar...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Dec 1, 2020

    THE TIME TO MOVE ON "Have you no sense of decency." Those words, uttered by Army lawyer Joseph Welch to Sen. Joe McCarthy, R-Wis., during a 1954 congressional hearing, unmasked a bullying demagogue engaged in a crusade of smears and investigations that history now calls McCarthyism. And what of Trumpism? For weeks after Election Day, the defeated incumbent has spun fanciful conspiracy theories of a "rigged" and "fraudulent" election, all the while convincing tens of millions...

  • The Struggles of Maintaining a Social Life and High School

    Maddy Smith, For the Record|Updated Dec 1, 2020

    Maintaining a social life was not difficult when I went to private school and had only 1 friend I wanted to hang out with. However, public school, especially high school, is a lot more complicated. Especially if you have strict parents. High school has become a struggle not only in classes but also in maintaining my social life along with my personal issues. At times it can be really overwhelming. My parents are stricter than most teenagers’ parents now days which can be frust...

  • Louisiana duck season ends this weekend as hunters take advantage of the split season

    Capt. Chuck Uzzle|Updated Dec 1, 2020

    With the Texas duck season closed for the split season the only game in town is for folks chasing ducks is hunting in Louisiana. This weekend will be the final weekend of the first half of Louisiana's duck season. The second half will re-open on December the 19th one week after Texas re-opens their duck season once again on December 12th. So far the overall report has been very good from both sides of the Sabine River as local hunters have cashed in on a solid population of...

  • Kaz's Fearless Forecast

    Joe Kazmar|Updated Dec 1, 2020

    Area Playoff Games of Interest to Southeast Texas—Carthage ( 11-0) over China Spring (10-2), Columbus (11-2) over Hallettsville (11-2),Waskom (11-2) over Elysian Fields (11-2), Mart (12-0) over Tenaha (10-2), Argyle ((13-0) over Paris (9-4), Lindale (11-2) over Kilgore (10-3), Geronimo Navarro (11-2)) over Wimberley (10-3), Columbus (11-2) over Hallettsville (11-2), Timpson (13-0) over Beckville (10-3), Refugio (11-0) over Shiner (12-0). Regular-Season Games---Beaumont West B...

  • Kaz's Korner

    Joe Kazmar, For the Record|Updated Dec 1, 2020

    National Football League fans from the Lone Star State really got short-changed by both the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys who suffered different maladies which resulted in similar outcomes-a team that was clouded from the post-season playoff picture before the season was even half over. The Cowboys had a new head coach (Mike McCarthy) with plenty of head coaching experience while the Texans had a leader (Bill O'Brien) who supposedly learned from the best (Bill...