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Sales taxes show November spending mostly stagnant

Sales during November were stagnant compared to the same month in 2021, according to statistics from the Texas Comptroller's Office. The office in January sent payments covering... — Updated 1/31/2023

EF-2 tornado went miles across Orange County last week

Orange County had two tornadoes, with one determined to be an EF-2 that traveled 25.6 miles from Orangefield northeastward through Little Cypress and into Niblett's Bluff in... — Updated 1/31/2023

OC filmmakers take "The First Step" in SETX production

When John R. Frederick Jr., of Mauriceville, learned about the Christian film production, "The First Step," being planned for Southeast Texas by Jerry Loncon and Studio 220 Films,... — Updated 1/31/2023

LSCO meeting demand for high-paying industry jobs

Cheryl January at LSCO has people of all ages and backgrounds coming to her office to learn about getting a new career. Some have even been teachers with four-year college... — Updated 1/31/2023

Stay safe this spring, keep that PFD handy

As the mercury creeps up into a more comfortable range outside as well as on the water, don’t let that fool you into feeling too secure at this time of the year. January and... — Updated 1/31/2023

The OJH Lady Bobcats hosted East Chambers for their last home game of the season.

The 7th grade B-team bounced back this week with an 8-1 win against the East Chambers Buccaneers. Parker Hebert took the ball to the rim with four points, and had one rebound.... — Updated 1/31/2023

Kaz's Korner

Last weekend was a very important one as far as football both locally and nationally are concerned. Two high school head coaches who "made their bones" here in Orange-West... — Updated 1/31/2023

Bridge City starts district soccer

Bridge City has started the district soccer schedule with back-to-back wins. The Cardinals are 8-1 on their season and 2-0 in district. The Bridge City Cardinals got two goals from... — Updated 1/31/2023

Lady Bears top Lady Cardinals

The girls' basketball teams are down to their final week of the District 19-4A schedule. The Little Cypress Mauriceville Lady Bears (7-2) have clinched a spot in the playoffs but... — Updated 1/31/2023

Lady Bobcats battling to make post season

The last week of the district schedule for the Orangefield Lady Bobcats starts this week. The Lady Bobcats played at Warren on Tuesday and take on the East Chambers Lady Buccaneers... — Updated 1/31/2023

Thompson and Crouch honored by SETCA

Two longtime high school football coaches in Orange County were honored by the Southeast Texas Coaches Association (SETCA) on Saturday, January 28. Cornel Thompson and Randy... — Updated 1/30/2023

Bobcats edge Buna

The Orangefield Bobcats moved to 8-1 in district with two wins last week. The victories keep the Bobcats in second place behind the undefeated in district East Chambers Buccaneers... — Updated 1/31/2023

Bears avenge earlier loss to Bridge City

With two weeks remaining in the District 19-4A basketball schedule there is a log jam of teams battling for three of the four playoff positions. The Silsbee Tigers are undefeated... — Updated 1/31/2023

Richard Elvin Deason, 72, Orange

On Friday, January 27, 2023, Richard Elvin Deason, loving father of 3, passed away peacefully at the age of 72 in Orange, TX. Richard was born on March 28, 1950, in Deridder, La.... — Updated 1/31/2023

Marion Jean Raymer, 65, Orange

Marion Jean Raymer, 65, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 30, 2023, in Port Arthur. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2023, at St.... — Updated 1/31/2023

Glenda Coetta John, 75, Orange

Glenda Coetta John, 75, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 27, 2023, in Beaumont, Texas. Born in Snyder, Oklahoma, on June 23, 1947, she was the daughter of Jeff N. Stradley... — Updated 1/31/2023

Jerry Wayne Hughes, 63, Orange

Jerry Wayne Hughes, 63, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 28, 2023, at his home in Orange. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on September 6, 1959, he was the son of Noble Chester... — Updated 1/31/2023

Kellyn Jon Miller, 25, Orange

Kellyn Jon Miller, 25, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 27, 2023, in Orange. Visitation and viewing will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 1, 2023,... — Updated 1/30/2023

Olga Bates Carroll, 76, Orange

Olga Bates Carroll, 76, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 27, 2023, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, February 2, 2023, at St. Francis of Assisi... — Updated 1/30/2023

Connie Fedrick Clark, 78, Orange

Connie Fedrick Clark, 78, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 28, 2023, at her home in Orange. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 4, 2023, at... — Updated 1/30/2023

Gary Michael "Mike" Carnley, 79, Orange

Gary Michael “Mike” Carnley, 79, of Orange, passed away on January 24, 2023, at St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. Born in Houston, Texas, on December 16, 1943, he was the son of David... — Updated 1/27/2023

Penny Jenkins, 94, Orange

Penny Jenkins, age 94, of Orange, Texas, passed away in Beaumont, Texas, on January 26, 2023. Penny was born In Rayne, Louisiana, on Saturday, March 17, 1928, on St. Patrick's Day,... — Updated 1/27/2023

Jerry Dewain Priddy, 89, Orange

Jerry Dewain Priddy, 89, of Orange, passed away on January 24, 2023, peacefully at home with family. Funeral services will be at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at Claybar... — Updated 1/27/2023

Krewe des Amis names Trahans royalty

Orange County Precinct 1 Commissioner Johnny Trahan and his wife, Becky, were crowned king and queen as they were coronated with a lot of fanfare from dancers and other krewe... — Updated 1/31/2023

Lutcher Theater presents The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The Lutcher Theater presents the internationally-acclaimed hit theater show, "The Simon & Garfunkel Story," on Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. The immersive concert-style... — Updated 1/31/2023

OF UIL Academic Team travel to meet

On Saturday, January 28th members of the OHS UIL Academic Team traveled to Nederland for an invitational meet. Here are the results: Social Studies, sponsor Mr. Block: 1st Place... — Updated 1/31/2023

LCM Education Foundation gives grant

Little Cypress Intermediate received a grant from the LCM Education Foundation for a book vending machine. A ribbon cutting to unveil the new machine was held last week. On hand to... — Updated 1/31/2023

Keep Orange County Beautiful elects new leader

Keep Orange County Beautiful elected a new leader at its January 2023 meeting of the Board of Directors. Meritta Kennedy was chosen to be the new chairman of the board. Kennedy... — Updated 1/31/2023

Fall 2022 President's and Dean's Lists

Lamar State College Orange is proud to recognize the following students who earned the high honors of recognition on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the Fall 2022... — Updated 1/31/2023

OF UIL Choir Students compete

On Saturday January 28, 13 OHS choir students competed in the UIL solo/ensemble contest. Students have to memorize and perform a solo for a judge. Natalie Roach, Madison Trammell... — Updated 1/31/2023

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

WEDNESDAY LUNCH BUNCH TO GATHER For the second time the Lunch Bunch will try to kick off their regular weekly gathering at Robert’s Restaurant. Last week tornadoes postponed the... — Updated 1/31/2023

My Five Cents

On January 25, 1839 the official flag of Texas was adopted by the Third Congress of the Republic of Texas. It specified the look of the iconic Lone Star Flag that we know and love... — Updated 1/31/2023

February: Time to Spruce up the Garden

Gardeners, spring is exactly 45 days away with March 20th being the vernal equinox (Northern hemisphere), translating into equal intervals of daylight and night hours. The number... — Updated 1/31/2023

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