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WOC boss picks Hickman as Mustangs AD/coach

Hiawatha Hickman is the nominee to become the fourth Athletic Director/Head Football Coach in West Orange-Stark history. West Orange-Cove school district superintendent Dr. Rickie... — Updated 1/25/2022

Funeral set for former Orange mayor

Essie Bellfield, a civil rights pioneer and Orange's first Black and first female mayor, died Sunday morning at age 89. A funeral service will be held at Salem United Methodist... — Updated 1/25/2022

Split WOC vote names Hickman coach

A divided school board voted 4-2 Monday night to name defensive line coach Hiawatha Hickman the fourth head football coach in West Orange-Stark High School's 46-year history. West... — Updated 1/25/2022

Rainy day glorious day for hospital

The weather outside was frightful but the occasion, so delightful. While rain drizzled, icy winds blew, and trucks noisily roared past on Interstate 10, a group of about 100... — Updated 1/25/2022

Orange Council Approved Election Dates

The City of Orange will hold its municipal election on Saturday, May 7, as are other cities and school districts in the county are doing. The City Council approved the election... — Updated 1/25/2022

Bellfield gave 100 percent for Orange

The night she was elected as Orange mayor in 1998, Essie Bellfield won by fewer than 100 votes. But she figured she deserved 100 percent of the ballots cast. “I think everyone... — Updated 1/25/2022

"Don't leave home without them"

Now for most people the thought of chasing fish in the months of January and February seems a little on the foreign side, even crazy at times. The cold water and dreary days don't... — Updated 1/25/2022

Kaz's Korner

If the nation's cardiologists knew ahead of time how the four National Football League Divisional Playoff games would be played, they would have instructed all of their patients to... — Updated 1/25/2022

Kaz's Fearless Forecast

NFL Conference Championship Games This Weekend AFC KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (14-5) over CINCINNATI BENGALS (12-7) 2:05 P.M. Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (CBS)-The... — Updated 1/25/2022

Lauren "Laur Laur" Grace Brinkley, 19, Bridge City

Lauren “Laur” “Laur” Grace Brinkley, 19, of Bridge City, passed away on December 21, 2021. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 30, at Claybar Funeral... — Updated 1/11/2022

Clara Janice Prejean, 85, Vinton

Clara Janice Prejean, 85, of Vinton, Louisiana, passed away on January 20, 2022, in her home. Funeral services will be 10:00am, Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at Claybar Funeral Home... — Updated 1/24/2022

James Matthew Peter Hughes, 54, Orange

James (Jim) Matthew Peter Hughes, 54, of Orange, passed away on January 21, 2022, in Port Arthur. Funeral liturgy will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 24, at St. Mary Catholic... — Updated 1/24/2022

Glenn Darrell Snipes, 58, Orange

Glenn Darrell Snipes, 58, of Orange, passed away January 7, 2022, in Beaumont. A graveside service will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 25, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery... — Updated 1/24/2022

Ed Fowler, 78, Alvin

Ed Fowler, 78, of Alvin, Texas, passed away on January 22, 2022, in Beaumont. Born in Vernon, Texas, on November 16, 1943, he was the son of Cloyd Aubrey Fowler and Emma Lee... — Updated 1/24/2022

Cheryl Ann Killebrew, 64, Orange

Cheryl Ann Killebrew, 64, of Orange, passed away on January 22, 2022, in Beaumont. Born in Houston, Texas, on December 15, 1957, she was the daughter of Jimmy Dan Killebrew and... — Updated 1/24/2022

Billie Ann Wood

Billie Ann (Moore) Wood was born in Greensboro, NC on June 9, 1925.  She had no brothers or sisters.  She was raised in a big house in Greensboro with her Mom (Willie Mae... — Updated 1/24/2022

Linda Barron de Alfaro, 67, Beaumont

Linda Barron de Alfaro, 67, of Beaumont, passed away on January 20, 2022, in Beaumont. Funeral Services are pending at this time, cremation will be held under the direction of... — Updated 1/24/2022

Bella Marie Lubbering, 91, Orange

Bella Marie Lubbering, 91, of Orange, passed away on January 22, 2022, in Port Arthur. Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 26, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge... — Updated 1/24/2022

Bobbye A. Askew, 85, Orange

Bobbye A. Askew, 85, of Orange, passed away on January 20, 2022, in Beaumont. Born in Call, Texas, on June 5, 1936, she was the daughter of T.J. Godeaux and Alva Everage Godeaux.... — Updated 1/21/2022

First Saturday at First Baptist in Bridge City set for Feb. 5th

First Saturday at First Baptist in Bridge City will be giving away diapers and wipes to people with babies or those expecting on Saturday, Feb 5 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Look... — Updated 1/25/2022

DAR meets 3rd Tuesday in Bridge City

The Daughters of the American Revolution William Diamond Chapter of Orange County meets the third Tuesday of the month at St. Paul Methodist Church in Bridge City. DAR promotes... — Updated 1/25/2022

Bridge City/Orangefield Rotary hosts RYLA

The Bridge City/Orangefield Rotary Club invited RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) students they sponsored for a recent leadership conference to share their... — Updated 1/25/2022

Sabine Area Central Labor Council Endorses Shawn Hare for Orange County Commissioner Precinct 2

Sabine Area Central Labor Council Endorses Shawn Hare for Orange County Commissioner Precinct 2.   The Committee on Political Education (COPE) of the Sabine Area Central Labor... — Updated 1/25/2022

WOCCISD Announces Finalist for Athletic Director Position

On Thursday, January 20, 2022, West Orange-Cove CISD superintendent, Dr. Rickie Harris, announced Hiawatha Hickman as the lone finalist for the Athletic Director/Head Football... — Updated 1/25/2022

OJH Boys Basketball vs. WO-S & Tournament

Since coming back from the break, the "Cardiac Cats" have been playing a lot of basketball, including two district games and tournaments. West Orange-Stark was the first team on the docket for the Bobcats as they looked to open... — Updated 1/20/2022

OJH Boys Basketball at Silsbee 1-13-22

Last Thursday, the “Cardiac Cats” headed down the road to face the Silsbee Tigers for a 4-game extravaganza. The 7th grade B-team was the first team to try and cage the Tigers. Coach Ragsdale and his impenetrable 1-3-1 zone... — Updated 1/20/2022

Strawberries: Home Grown Will Always be Sweetest!

Hello fellow gardening enthusiasts! We have been lucky this past week experiencing mild seasonal temperatures including a couple nights of below freezing temperatures (barely... — Updated 1/25/2022

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

STARTING WEEK WITH MY BOAT FULL I had great intentions for this week’s column but my boat filled up before I knew it. Between doctors visits and falling way behind, I’m... — Updated 1/25/2022

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