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Orange Police Beat 9.10-9.16.21

From staff reports The City of Orange Police Department responded to the following calls from September 10 – ... Read more | Add your comment

And now the National Anthem…

Brittany Robles sings the National Anthem at the opening game recently. This is the last time she will ... Read more | Add your comment

Community Calendar 9.18-9.23.21

Sept. 18 BBQ Benefit Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a BBQ Benefit starting at 10 a.m. on ... Read more | Add your comment

United Way Presents: CASA of the Sabine Neches Region is the voice for abused and neglected children

By Dawn Burleigh (Editor’s Note: This is part 2 of a 21-part series on the partners of United ... Read more | Add your comment

Crime

Orange Police Beat 9.10-9.16.21

From staff reports The City of Orange Police Department responded to the following calls from September 10 – September 16, 2021: Friday, Sept. 10 Threats ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

Education

And now the National Anthem…

Brittany Robles sings the National Anthem at the opening game recently. This is the last time she will sing the opening song at a game ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

Columnists

OPINION: My Five Cents: DSHS to award $10 million in grants for local vaccination efforts

This week Hurricane Nicholas made landfall, impacting the coastal region of Southeast Texas and neighboring counties. Though the storm hit as a hurricane, it was ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, September 18, 2021 9:17 am

Columnists

OPINION: September is National Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Months

During the month of September – National Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – Gift of Life urges Southeast Texans to be aware of the ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, September 18, 2021 8:15 am

Lifestyle

City of Orange announces Orangetober Festival

The City of Orange Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the inaugural Orangetober Festival.  This event will be held October 1 and 2 ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, September 18, 2021 5:29 am

Columnists

OPINION: Blood will be spilled over the Biden administration’s mistakes in Afghanistan

In the past month, we’ve witnessed President Joe Biden and his top officials preside over the worst foreign policy catastrophe in a generation. Americans across ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, September 18, 2021 4:12 am

Lifestyle

And Now You Know: Dupree And His Houseboat

For nearly two decades those passing over the Adams Bayou bridge on MacArthur Drive saw on the west bank on the south side of MacArthur ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:57 am

News

Residents raise concerns for drainage issue

By Dawn Burleigh Prior to Hurricane Ida, residents on Norwood in Orange were concerned for the drainage on their street. Two weeks later, with the ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:54 am

Local

COVID numbers see a drop this week

From staff reports While the total number of cumulative COVID cases in Orange County rose by 512 since last week, the number of active cases ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:52 am

High School Sports

Mustangs snag nice road win over Newton, 40-26

NEWTON – Surviving a tough night from the zebras and the yellow hankies, the West Orange-Stark Mustangs snared a solid 40-26 road win over Class ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, September 17, 2021 11:45 pm

High School Sports

Bobcats punish old rival Buna, 41-0

By Caleb Adams Orange Leader BUNA –The Orangefield Bobcats roughed up the Buna Cougars 41-0 in Buna on Friday night to wrap up their non-district ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, September 17, 2021 11:39 pm

High School Sports

Anahuac controls Cardinals, 33-0

By Keagan Smith Orange Leader ANAHUAC – The Bridge City Cardinals lost 33-0 on the road to the Anahuac Panthers on Friday night in nondistrict ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, September 17, 2021 11:29 pm

High School Sports

Lady Bobcats sink Lady Raiders in four

The Orangefield Lady Bobcats traveled to Lumberton Friday, and took down the Lady Raiders in 4 sets in District 22-4A action. Scores were 25-19, 25-18, ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, September 17, 2021 10:57 pm

Business

Welcome Glitz & Glam Boutique

Vidor Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting for Glitz & Glam Boutique located at 1030 North Main Vidor inside Grace Community Church.   Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, September 17, 2021 7:05 pm

Local

Eastbound lanes on Interstate 10 closed near Hampshire Road exit

JEFFERSON COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a crash involving multiple vehicles on Interstate 10 on Friday, September 17, 2021. The preliminary investigation indicates ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, September 17, 2021 5:04 pm

Lifestyle

Beaumont Commandery No. 38 opens Daughters of the American Revolution Annual Luncheon with flag presentation

To The Leader BEAUMONT— Beaumont Commandery No. 38, of the Masonic Knights Templar, will open the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution – Colonel ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, September 17, 2021 3:35 pm

Business

Stine continues to “pay it forward” to communities in Southeast Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, LA — Stine Home and Yard continues to donate to communities in need following Hurricane Ida. Today Stine donated $5000 in merchandise to ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, September 17, 2021 11:33 am

News

Man dies in fatal two vehicle wreck

ORANGE COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Thursday, September 16, 2021, on State Hwy. 62, south ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, September 17, 2021 10:46 am

News

AMAC Foundation launches new Elder Fraud Initiative

by John Grimaldi Association of Mature American Citizens Life handed us a lemon with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s been causing fear and worry ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, September 17, 2021 9:05 am

Lifestyle

“High Flying and Living Large: The Paintings of James Michalopoulos” Opens at Historic City Hall in Lake Charles

A new exhibit featuring the works of New Orleans’ most recognized living artist will open at Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center on Thursday, ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, September 17, 2021 7:36 am

News

VIDEO: Texans For Greg Abbott Releases New Web Video Panning Biden Administration

“Issuing a vaccine mandate is wrong, plain and simple. The Biden Administration said so themselves.​​​​” AUSTIN – Texans For Greg Abbott today released a new web ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:23 pm

News

Governor Abbott Reappoints Three to the Lower Neches Valley Authority Board of Directors

AUSTIN – Governor Abbott has reappointed Lonnie Grissom, Jr., Ivy Pate, and Jeanie Turk to the Lower Neches Valley Authority (LNVA) Board of Directors for ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, September 16, 2021 10:33 am

Local

Free legal assistance available for low-income individuals affected by Hurricane Nicholas

AUSTIN—Free legal resources are available to low-income individuals affected by flooding and other conditions created by Hurricane Nicholas. The State Bar of Texas’s toll-free disaster ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:21 am

Education

WOCCISD issues statement concerning letter from State Attorney General

From the Office of Superintendent Dr. Rickie Harris: “Based on recent possible legal actions from the Office of The Attorney General, effective Monday, September 20, ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, September 16, 2021 8:54 am

News

Orange County COVID-19 weekly testing results

Orange County COVID-19 weekly testing results for 9.14.21. 513 New Cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the period Sep 7- Sep 13. (98 confirmed, ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, September 16, 2021 8:43 am

High School Sports

Lady Cardinals stroll past Lady Bobcats in 3

ORANGEFIELD – Using a balanced arsenal the Bridge City Lady Cardinals strolled past the Orangefield Lady Bobcats 25-18, 25-22, 25-17 to remain perfect in the ... Read more

by Van Wade, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 7:51 pm

Crime

Texas Game Wardens Conclude a Successful Labor Day Weekend on the Water

AUSTIN—Texas Game Wardens patrolled more than 2,500 hours throughout the busy Labor Day holiday ensuring boaters and anglers enjoyed a relaxing wrap up to their ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 4:24 pm