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From the Creaux’s Nest

EASTER COLD WELCOMES HOLY WEEK The annual Easter cold front arrived a few days early or maybe Easter is a few days late. Anyway, my north side temperature gage Tuesday morning showed 40 degrees and strong north winds. I believe

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Sherlock Breaux and the Creaux

WHAT’S MAKING NEWS Another week rolls around and not much is being, said with the exception of CNN, about the Malaysia Flight 370 that disappeared with 239 aboard or the mudslide in Washington State. Fort Hood was staggered by a

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Sherlock Breaux and the Creaux

WHEN FOLKS LOOK BACK To the people who will be reading this in the archives 20, 30 or more years from now here’s some of the things making news and of interest on April 2, 2014. The mystery of Malaysia

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 THE NEWS KEEPS COMING I was saddened to learn about the fire at the historic downtown Orange First Baptist Church that the Stark Foundation had been restoring. I’m sure they will start over and move on. It is a favorite Orange building of

Down Life’s Highway – Hale, Chloe, Amber and St. Patrick

Hale Leon wCAR

Usually this time of year I would write a St. Patrick’s Day column. March 17th has always been a special day to me, a half-breed. My mother was a Cajun mix, even though her background was mostly French, her father,

New puppy or baby sister?

I was seven years old when my mom announced she was pregnant (though it was obvious, by that time, from all of my parents’ “subtle” hints), and until then, I was an only child. A neurotic only child: I didn’t

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MOVING ALONG WELCOME ABOARD  Thankfully the winter Olympics in Russia came and went without incident.***** Congratulations go out to Jay, the City of Orange and also, the Orange Chamber for a great Mardi Gras parade and party. Corky says it

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 WAKE UP, IT’S VOTING TIME Early voting started Tuesday. There are four contested local Republican Primary races. Those races will bring out the majority of voters. There are a dozen candidates running for U.S. Congress. I’ve yet to find anyone

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REMEMBERING OUR SPECIAL VALENTINE  Valentine’s Day rolls around this Friday, Feb. 14. I’m fortunate to be surrounded with a group of very special ladies, week in and week out, that, to me, are special Valentines year round. They know who

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EARL THOMAS III WORLD CHAMPION  The most hyped Super Bowl in history has come and gone. The results were not what anyone expected, 43-8. My prediction was that if Seattle scored 28 points they would win. I didn’t believe anyone

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AREN’T YOU GLAD THIS AIN’T NORMAL  Early last year, when I predicted that it would be a colder than normal winter this year, I wasn’t expecting so much up and down weather. One day 27 degrees, near 70 degrees the

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EARL III GOES TO SUPER BOWL  Orange County is where the sun rises on Texas and the stars shine first. One of our latest stars is Earl Thomas, a downtown Orange lad who honed his young talent at West Orange-Stark

Caroline Brewton

A few weeks ago, I took my dog Willie to the vet, who told me Willie was developing cataracts. This degenerative eye problem leads to poor vision and eventual blindness. When I asked her what I should do — was

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GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN  The last few days have brought sad times with the loss of some good people who have left their mark on our community. A dear friend of many years, Roy Stephen Wingate, 89, died Jan. 12.

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COLD A 20-YEAR LOW After the big freeze comes the big thaw. The high pressure system that dropped termeratures into the teens and 20s, will move out, allowing much warmer weather and moisture from the Gulf. We should be back

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Breaux new year art

Welcome to 2014 Well, here we are, the first day of another new year. What 2014 holds for us no one knows. We can speculate but that’s all it is. One thing that is certain, when this time next year

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Santa Creaux

WELCOME TO OUR CHRISTMAS ISSUE We have rolled up on another Christmas and are very grateful to be here with you and still be able to knock out this weekly column and bring “The Record” to you. We thank our

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THE GREATNESS OF MANDELA Last night was one of those sleepless and restless nights that I know you’ve all had. I finally gave it up and put the coffee on at 2:30 a.m., did a little writing and turned on

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PEARL HARBOR DAY REMEMBERED It’s been 72 years since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. That day is one of the most memorable events in my life. The attack led to the United States being involved in

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WHY THANKSGIVING IS SPECIAL Most adults today remember Thanksgiving as a fun day, plenty of food, turkey, ham, cornbread dressing, cranberries and great deserts. The youngsters, when the weather was good, enjoyed games outdoors with their cousins. The men watched

Caroline Brewton: Women’s options have changed

I love listening to my grandmother’s stories. When we talk, we sit at the decades-old dining room table, the host to countless family dinners and holiday celebrations. It’s heard more than its fair share of stories from the Brewton clan.