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Thank fully, no signs of tropical activity

The only threat of rain in the next week is Monday, when a cold front moves through our ... Read more | Add your comment

DPS conducting crash reconstruction in Vidor

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is conducting a crash reconstruction on Interstate 10 in Orange County.  ... Read more | Add your comment

Texarkana Rapper “Band Aid” and Partner “Too Tall” Sentenced for Drug Crimes, Sing the Blues

TEXARKANA, Texas – Two Bowie County, Texas, men have been sentenced for drug trafficking crimes in the Eastern District ... Read more | Add your comment

UPDATE – Traffic Alert: Interstate 10 closed in Louisiana due to multiple car wreck

9:00pm UPDATE:  According to Louisiana State Police, all eastbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10, near mile marker 1, ... Read more | Add your comment

Weather

Thank fully, no signs of tropical activity

The only threat of rain in the next week is Monday, when a cold front moves through our region. Temperatures will be near normal for ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

News

LC-M Cosmetology students get certificates

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School students in Kim Levens’ Cosmetology 1 class got certified Wednesday and received their salon COVID-19 and Barbicide certificates. Back row: Jairyn ... Read more | Add your comment

by Van Wade.

Columnists

OP-ED: Hispanics will decide the next president

My mother was born in a small village in Mexico and became a citizen of the United States only after toiling for many years in ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:37 am

High School Sports

Bobcats head to Silsbee for district opener

ORANGEFIELD – After dismantling long-time rival Buna in their last non-district game of the season, the Orangefield Bobcats will look to make noise in their ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:59 am

High School Sports

Bears will take trip to Houston Kincaid

LITTLE CYPRESS – After getting their legs under them in a tough 14-6 loss on the road at Woodville last week, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Battlin’ ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, September 24, 2020 8:57 am

Columnists

OP-ED: Sally and Beta remind us why better preparedness by public, governments is essential

A year-round climate is just one reason so many Americans happily move from frigid climates to the Sun Belt. Hurricane Sally – and now Beta ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:34 am

Hurricane Laura

Save Money, Time by Contacting Local Officials Before Rebuilding Home

Move your Hurricane Laura recovery forward by making sure you have the right information before you repair and rebuild your storm-damaged home. Contact your community’s ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:26 pm

Education

Limited Face-to-Face Classes will resume tomorrow at Tekoa Academy

Limited Face-to-Face instruction will resume tomorrow at Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies STEM School in Port Arthur and Orange.  Virtual classes have continued without disruption, however, ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:20 pm

High School Sports

Nederland cancels opener against Huntsville due to COVID-19 concerns

The Nederland Independent School District on Wednesday announced the season-opening varsity football game between Nederland and Huntsville Friday has been canceled, citing “an abundance of ... Read more

by Van Wade, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:07 pm

Local

Captain Jim Eiselstein presented with Jerry Baggs Leadership Award

To The Leader Orange County Commissioners Court recognized Captain Jim Eiselstein for his accomplishments as Jail Administrator and for receiving the Jerry Baggs Leadership Award ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:42 am

Local

A home away from home for Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services team

To The Leader Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) volunteers have been staying at Anayat House, a non-profit organization that provides overnight accommodations for family ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:33 am

Local Events

Celebrate AMSET’s 70th Anniversary virtually

Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) will kick off its 70th Anniversary Celebration, Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Zoom. More ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:04 am

High School Sports

Mustangs gearing up for Horns, 11-4A opener

WEST ORANGE – After totally dismantling the Newton Eagles 70-0 last Friday night in their only non-district game of the season after missing their first ... Read more

by Van Wade, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:49 am

TD Beta

NWS Lake Charles weather update: 8 a.m. 9.23.20

Rain bands from Beta will move through our region. Wind gusts of 20 to 25 mph are expected along and south of the I-10 corridor. ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:24 am

Bridge City

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event announced

From staff reports South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) is hosting a free Household Hazardous Waste and Scrap Tire Collection Event 8 a.m.- 1 ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:58 am

News

Helping Orange stay strong

Community 180 volunteers were busy Sunday at the Orange boat ramps on Simmons Drive loading vehicle after vehicle with food and water brought in by ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:54 am

Local

Emergency services districts create jobs, save taxpayer money and generate hundreds of millions in gross product

The Perryman Group’s findings reinforce benefits of emergency services districts  To The Leader AUSTIN, Texas – A new report by The Perryman Group finds that ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:53 am

Local

Community Briefs 9.23.20

Parenting Class In order to keep our clients and volunteers safe, we will be doing our upcoming Saturday, September 26, Parenting class via ZOOM. If ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:51 am

Columnists

OP-ED: COVID-19 affects child abuse and neglect

The ongoing lawsuit against the state of Texas on behalf of youth in state care has brought needed attention to the continued challenges and often ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:30 am

Business

Carlos R. Vacek to be honored as 50-Year Banker

To The Leader AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association, will honor Carlos R. Vacek of Orange ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:21 am

Local

Texas voters need to register by Oct. 5 for November election

By Roz Brown Texas News Service AUSTIN, Texas — It typically takes less than five minutes to register to vote, but the pandemic has made ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:19 am

Business

Promotion

FivePoint Credit Union President/CEO Erik M. Shaw is proud to announce that Amber McCranie has been promoted to Orange Branch Manager. Amber has been employed ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:18 am

High School Sports

Lady Bears outlast Lady Bobcats in 5

ORANGEFIELD – Both teams battled hard in a match that lasted a little more than two and a half hours but it was the Little ... Read more

by Van Wade, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:58 pm

High School Sports

Lady Cardinals take care of Lumberton in 4

BRIDGE CITY – Dropping Game One to Lumberton just fired up the Bridge City Lady Cardinals Tuesday night as the Lady Cardinals rallied back in ... Read more

by Van Wade, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:55 pm

Local

Beer distributors partner with National Beer Wholesalers Association on training to identify and report signs of human trafficking

Beaumont, Texas – Tuesday, Del Papa Distributing & Giglio Distributing are announcing in partnership with the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) a campaign to help ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:04 pm

Local

American Pickers to film in Texas

To The Leader Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Texas. They plan to film episodes of the hit series ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:43 pm

Local

Blood Drive

Museum of the Gulf Coast is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 700 Procter Street ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:12 pm