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  • President's signature pushes drainage study funds

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated Dec 29, 2020

    While Congress and the White House go back and forth on whether to increase individual stimulus payments from $600 to $2,000, Texas Sen. John Cornyn is taking a well-timed victory lap. The $1.4 trillion bill to fund government agencies that President Trump signed Sunday night along with the $900 billion pandemic relief package included the Water Resources Development Act of 2020. That will fund a feasibility study for the Port Arthur and Orange County flood risk management...

  • Southeast Texas Coaches Association

    Staff Report|Updated Dec 29, 2020

    Football: Brandon Prouse – Deweyville Volleyball: Tammy White – Huffman-Hargrave Boys Cross Country: Kris Gilmore – Huffman-Hargrave Girls Cross Country: Todd Sutherland – East Chambers Boys Basketball: Jake McDonald – Orangefield Girls Basketball: Mike Fogo – Hardin-Jefferson Baseball: Chad Landry – Bridge City Softball: Rebekah Ragsdale – Orangefield Boys Golf: Jerry Honza – Port Neches-Groves Girls Golf: Bart Williams – Little Cypress-Mauriceville Boys Tennis: Jorge Lopez...

  • Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

    Sherlock Breaux, For the Record|Updated Dec 29, 2020

    4: WORSE YEAR SINCE 1918 President Donald Trump's impeachment trial was overwhelmed by a deadly pandemic, a racial divide, and a president's baseless attacks on the election itself. The past 12 months have left the United States a different place. Even though the U.S. is 4% of the world's population, it has recorded nearly 345,000 deaths and 19.5 million cases of COVID-19, 21% of the world's deaths and cases. It didn't have to be this way. The Commander-in-Chief wasn't at...

  • Covid a physical, mental toll on schools

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated Dec 29, 2020

    Mid-year retirements increased for teachers in the Little Cypress-Mauriceville school district and its superintendent says Covid-19 is to blame. "I think I have seven or eight that are leaving Dec. 31 and I've never had that," Stacey Brister, third-year superintendent and 20-year administrator in the district, said. "I think Covid has played a major, major role in that. Not only Covid itself, but how it affects people as far as a teaching standpoint. Our teachers are teaching...

  • Tools store nears opening in West Orange

    Dave Rogers, For the Record|Updated Dec 29, 2020

    West Orange Mayor Roy McDonald says that while a big box store already exists to sell lumber or housewares, Harbor Freight Tools will be the place to buy the tools once it opens in early 2021. "We're looking forward to that," he said. The California-based, family-owned company already has stores in Port Arthur, Beaumont and Lake Charles but its new location at 3109 Edgar Brown Drive (Texas 87), between Wendy's and Walmart, will be its first in Orange County. It is expected to...

  • Down Life's Highway

    Roy Dunn, For the Record|Updated Dec 29, 2020

    There was no way of knowing our late years would get down to isolation because of a life threatening pandemic. It's certainly not the way we wanted to spend our final years. However, after being in lock down for the past few months, after 66 years of marriage, Phyl and I have found a silver lining. It all started when Phyl started writing down the names of everyone we could remember who we had crossed paths with or were dear friends. Most who were our ages, 84 and 86, had...

  • Kaz's Korner

    Joe Kazmar, For the Record|Updated Dec 29, 2020

    Here we are, two days before the beginning of a new year and four days before knowing which National Football League teams will be vying for the coveted Lombardi Trophy which goes to the winner of the Super Bowl. As sorry as our two NFL franchises have played during this weird pandemic-influenced season, both the Houston Texans (4-11) and the Dallas Cowboys (6-9) should be determining factors in which teams win the AFC South and NFC East divisions. That's because the Texans...

  • Conquer your fear of muddy water for winter success

    Capt. Chuck Uzzle, For the Record|Updated Dec 29, 2020

    Here in Texas there are a few things that are common from Sabine to Baffin at this time of the year and everyone who calls the coast or saltwater home has an idea what those things are. Probably the biggest and most common factor is the wind, you just can't escape those big gusts that seem to come around every weekend. The wind is a constant factor and most anglers eventually figure out how to deal with the uncomfortable conditions, some seek shelter in protected waters while...

  • Kaz's Fearless Forecast

    Joe Kazmar, For the Record|Updated Dec 29, 2020

    Bowl Games This Week DUKE’S MAYO BOWL—11 a.m. Today in Charlotte, N. Car. (ESPN), Wisconsin (3-3) over Wake Forest (4-4). MUSIC CITY BOWL—2:30 p.m. Today in Nashville, TN. (ESPN), Iowa (6- 2) over Missouri (5-5). COTTON BOWL –6:35 p.m. Today in Arlington, TX. (ESPN), Oklahoma (8-2) over Florida (8-3). ARMED FORCES BOWL—11 a.m. Thursday in Fort Worth, TX. (ESPN), Tulsa (6-2) over Mississippi State (3-7). LIBERTY BOWL—3 p.m. Thursday in Memphis, TN. (ESPN), West Virginia (5...

  • Jimmy Glenn LaComb, 64, Bridge City

    Updated Dec 29, 2020

    Jimmy Glenn LaComb, 64, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at his son’s home in Bridge City, Texas. Jimmy was born on March 24, 1956 in Orange, Texas to Glenn John LaComb and Faye Martin LaComb. He was a 1974 graduate of Bridge City High School and graduated with a master’s degree in Psychology from Lamar University. In his early years Jimmy was a journeyman electrician with IBEW Local 479 in Beaumont, Texas. Due to an injury while working on a job in New York City, he...

  • Mother Nature Being Overly Kind

    Capt. Dickie Colburn For The Record|Updated Dec 29, 2020

    More often than not, the joy of receiving a new rod and reel for Christmas is somewhat diminished by inclement weather that is not conducive to spending even a few minutes on the water. That, however, has not been the case of late and eight-year old Joey Lane was already trying out his new rod at his Grandfather’s pond the morning after Santa left town. The only problem for Joey was that Santa failed to leave enough lures to get him through a morning of fishing.Spinner baits are not the best choice of lures for fearless y...

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