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Master Gardeners: Pollinators need your help

By Sheri Bethard Texas Certified Master Gardener, Orange County Winter Storm Uri took a toll on a lot ... Read more | Add your comment

Lessons learned from women business owners beating the odds

(StatePoint) Women-owned small businesses are an economic driving force. Today, nearly 13 million women-owned businesses nationwide employ 9.4 ... Read more | Add your comment

Healing veterans and helping the environment go hand-in-hand

(StatePoint) What does Earth Day have to do with veterans suffering from psychological trauma brought about by their ... Read more | Add your comment

TX faith groups call voter bills equal-opportunity disenfranchisement

By Roz Brown Texas News Service AUSTIN, Texas — Texas is a big and religiously diverse state, but ... Read more | Add your comment

Home and Garden

Master Gardeners: Pollinators need your help

By Sheri Bethard Texas Certified Master Gardener, Orange County Winter Storm Uri took a toll on a lot of our flowering plants, both native and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

Business

Lessons learned from women business owners beating the odds

(StatePoint) Women-owned small businesses are an economic driving force. Today, nearly 13 million women-owned businesses nationwide employ 9.4 million workers and earn $1.9 trillion in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

Local

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, Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:50 am

Business

Entergy Texas earns ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for second consecutive year

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Entergy Texas, Inc. is proud to announce that it has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:26 am

Local

Early voting begins Monday

Polls will open at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 19 for early voting for the May 1, 2021 Election. Early voting will be conducted each ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:23 am

Local Events

Community Briefs 4.17.21

Send community events to news@orangeleader.com at least two weeks in advance. Events may be added to the Events Calendar at orangeleader.com Community Briefs  Spring Sip ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:18 am

High School Sports

Cardinals roll past Tigers on dreary night

By Caleb Adams Orange Leader   BRIDGE CITY – The Bridge City Cardinals beat the Silsbee Tigers 11-4 at Chuck Young Field in District 22-4A ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, April 16, 2021 9:31 pm

High School Sports

Lady Pirates nab road win over WO-S

WEST ORANGE – The Vidor Lady Pirates snagged a 13-8 District 22-4A victory over the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs Friday at Lady Mustang Field. The ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, April 16, 2021 8:01 pm

High School Sports

Lady Cardinals zip past Silsbee in 5

BRIDGE CITY – The Bridge City Lady Cardinals made quick work of the Silsbee Lady Tigers 13-0 in five innings to clinch a playoff berth ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, April 16, 2021 7:03 pm

High School Sports

Bobcats nab tight road win over Lumberton

LUMBERTON – The first-place Orangefield Bobcats remained on their torrid pace as they went on the road and nipped the Lumberton Raiders 4-3 in District ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:57 pm

News

Senate Bill would put business closures in hands of legislature

The governor would no longer be able to categorically close businesses during state emergencies without legislative approval – even during the 19-month interim period – ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:28 pm

Local

UPDATED: Responses to Medicaid Waiver Action

The following is a statement from Ted Shaw, Texas Hospital Association president/CEO, on the federal government’s action today to rescind the 10-year Medicaid 1115 waiver ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, April 16, 2021 4:14 pm

Faith & Values

COVID Vaccination Clinic

Starlight Church of God in Christ will host a COVID Vaccination Clinic from Noon – 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 2800 Bob ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, April 16, 2021 12:37 pm

High School Sports

22-4A tracksters that are heading to Regionals

Due to the cancellation of the Area Track & Field Championships of the District 21-4A and 22-4A teams due to the bad weather Wednesday, the ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, April 16, 2021 9:28 am

Local

NWS Lake Charles weather update: 4.16.21

The risk for flash flooding has increased for parts of central Louisiana and south central Louisiana, where there is a moderate risk for excessive rainfall. ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, April 16, 2021 8:33 am

Columnists

THE IDLE AMERICAN: That’s the way THEY roll

They are to be commended–the “big box” store planners–for the many “edges” they’ve honed to make it to the ladder’s top for in-store shopping. Who ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, April 16, 2021 12:05 am

Local

In search of missing Orange County man

On Sunday, April 11, 2021, a white male identified as Don Winfree, 20 years of age, was reported to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office as ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:49 pm

Local

NWS Lake Charles weather update: 4.15.21

Friday brings a marginal (5%) risk for strong to severe storms, and one to two inches of rain. Rain will end on Saturday, followed by ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:02 pm

News

Winder is a long-time gem for LC-M school district

LITTLE CYPRESS – For years and years working in the Maintenance Department for Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD, Benny Winder has been a “gem” to all of ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:14 am

News

Vidor FFA students shine at Houston event

Last weekend three Vidor FFA students ran for a calf at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Calf Scramble. They were Jordan Josey, Loren Josey ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:24 am

News

Kelly busy making his way around BCISD

New Bridge City ISD Superintendent Dr. Mike Kelly was busy making his way around BCMS and BCHS this week. He was able to tour each ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:04 am

High School Sports

District 22-4A baseball, softball standings; this week’s schedule

Here are the updated District 22-4A baseball and softball standings and schedule for the week: BASEBALL Orangefield (14-5-2, 7-1) Silsbee (14-6-1, 5-2) LC-M (11-12, 5-3) ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:49 am

High School Sports

Bobcat, Cardinal tennis teams rack up at district

The Orangefield Bobcat Tennis competed in the district tournament and had an outstanding tournament. The Boys Tennis team are the 22-4A district champions! The Bobcats ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:45 am

Local

Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies set for April 24-26

With the potential for severe weather approaching, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:47 am

Columnists

Story Over a Cup: Not enough coffee in the world

I notice that emergency situations and deadlines are never spaced to make life bearable. They always tend to hang around in groups and attack at ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:04 am

News

LDWF Agents Investigating Fatal Personal Watercraft Incident in St. Tammany Parish

The female boater, who was found alive after spending a night in the Tchefuncte River during treacherous weather, was pronounced dead at the hospital this ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 2:53 pm

High School Sports

Area Track Meet canceled due to weather

The Area Track Meet that was to feature schools from District 22-4A and 21-4A at West Orange-Stark High School Wednesday has been canceled due to ... Read more

by Van Wade, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:29 am