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Orange Police Beat 7.30 -8.1.21

From staff reports The City of Orange Police Department responded to the following calls from July 30 – ... Read more | Add your comment

OC issues request for Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund applications

The Orange County Hotel/Motel Tax committee has released applications for non-profit entities within Orange County to apply for ... Read more | Add your comment

What puts the evening in primrose?

Watching my native evening primrose unfurl at dusk should have been soothing to my romantic right brain. But ... Read more | Add your comment

Alzheimer’s Insights: Overcoming the Stigma of Alzheimer’s Disease

You see it more and more in the obituary columns: “Died after a long bout with Alzheimer’s,” “…following ... Read more | Add your comment

Crime

Orange Police Beat 7.30 -8.1.21

From staff reports The City of Orange Police Department responded to the following calls from July 30 – August 1, 2021: Friday, July 30 Obstruct ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

Entertainment

OC issues request for Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund applications

The Orange County Hotel/Motel Tax committee has released applications for non-profit entities within Orange County to apply for a portion of the County’s Hotel/Motel Tax ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

News

Gas demand sets another 2021 week high; analyst shares when curve will end

The downward move in the national average two weeks ago was short-lived, with the national average rebounding last week on continued strong gasoline demand in ... Read more

by Van Wade, Monday, August 2, 2021 10:33 am

High School Sports

Mustangs crank up conditioning, drills

The West Orange-Stark Mustangs had their first day of practice and drills and were busy in the weightroom Monday morning. Over at WO-S, the Mustangs ... Read more

by Van Wade, Monday, August 2, 2021 9:52 am

High School Sports

Cardinals hit the ground running for Coach McGuire

It was the first day of practice for the Bridge City Cardinals and their first-year head coach Cody McGuire Monday as the Cardinals had a ... Read more

by Van Wade, Monday, August 2, 2021 9:42 am

News

LDWF Agents Investigating Triple Fatality Boating Incident in Toledo Bend

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents are investigating a fatal boating incident that occurred in Sabine Parish on July 30. The bodies ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Monday, August 2, 2021 9:26 am

Columnists

OP-ED: Living Life: Start planning your schedule now

It has been quite a while since I have been able to write an article for the paper. Between the Orange Lions Club Charity Carnival, ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, July 31, 2021 6:46 am

Columnists

From the editor: Be prepared for Nov. 2 election

There are eight proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution that will appear on the November 2, 2021 ballot. In order to appear on the ballot, ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, July 31, 2021 6:44 am

Celebrations

Orange Firefighters honored by Acadian Ambulance Texas

By Dawn Burleigh City of Orange firefighters Terry Veitch, Greg Gravett, Hunter Isbell and Battalion Chief Payton Smith, along with Acadian Paramedic Field Supervisor Michael ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, July 31, 2021 6:10 am

Celebrations

Entering retirement

Vidor Police Captain Aleta Cappen, second from left, with her family, Seth, Piper, and Allison Cappen, attend a Retirement Celebration hosted by the Vidor Police ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, July 31, 2021 6:05 am

Columnists

OP-ED: My Five Cents: “Grandmother of Juneteenth” Opal Lee honored in Senate

The 2021 Olympic Games have begun in Tokyo, Japan. Over the next few weeks, we will all get to watch and enjoy the very best ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:49 am

Columnists

OP-ED: America will not be disarmed!

At least twenty states feel threatened by Joe Biden’s efforts to disarm Americans by federal laws if possible, otherwise by executive orders (decrees), proclamations or any other ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:48 am

Lifestyle

How to protect your family from the Delta variant

(StatePoint) Despite significant gains in vaccinations and fighting COVID-19, the rise of the more transmissible Delta variant poses a significant risk for unvaccinated people. “We ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:12 am

Local

Houston site of study on extreme heat risk in coastal communities

By Roz Brown Texas News Service HOUSTON – Cities in the southern United States, especially large urban communities along the coasts, are facing extreme heat attributable to ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, July 30, 2021 3:50 pm

News

Texas Airman accounted for from World War II

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that U.S. Army Air Forces Tech. Sgt. Frank A. Norris, 23, of Quinlan, Texas, killed during World ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, July 30, 2021 2:34 pm

News

Updates issued for six fish consumption advisories in SE Louisiana

The Louisiana Departments of Health, Environmental Quality, and Wildlife and Fisheries today issue a series of updates to six existing fish consumption advisories. The State ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, July 30, 2021 1:26 pm

News

Coach Çooper retiring after a great run at WO-SMS

Pamela Wheatley Cooper retired after 31 years of coaching. She spent five years at Lumberton, one year at LCM, and 25 years at WOS Middle ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, July 30, 2021 10:46 am

News

LC-M will return to in-person instruction; guidelines

Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD will return to in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. This means there will be no virtual learning option for the 2021-2022 ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, July 30, 2021 9:11 am

High School Sports

High School football practice cranks up Monday

Local high school football players will get to test the heat as they will start football practice Monday with two schools, Little Cypress-Mauriceville and Bridge ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, July 30, 2021 8:25 am

News

K9 Jocko End of Watch

PRESS RELEASE — The Lake Charles Police Department recently honored the service of one of their retired members of their K9 Division, K9 Jocko. K9 ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, July 29, 2021 1:45 pm

High School Sports

Battlin’ Bear Football Camp a “growling” success

The 2021 LC-M Battlin’ Bear Football Camp was a huge success as over 130 7th through 9th graders took part in the 4-day camp held ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:12 pm

News

Illumination Project on MacArthur Drive moves forward

By Jonathan Roy The Orange Leader Despite the stormy weather, Tuesday night Orange city council members met to unanimously approve a resolution for the Illumination ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, July 29, 2021 11:44 am

COVID

News

Beaumont has first confirmed case of COVID-19 Delta Variant

On Wednesday, July 28, the City of Beaumont received notification of its first confirmed case of the COVID-19 Delta Variant.    The city is releasing ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:45 am

Sports

Lamar ready to crank up in the WAC

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Lamar University head coach Blane Morgan and players Jeremy Davis (6-5, 245, Sr., TE) and Anthony Ruffin (6-1, 200, Jr., DB) ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, July 29, 2021 8:16 am

Columnists

OP-ED: THE IDLE AMERICAN – Space shots and crumbling cookies

If only life could be as simple as that Blue Bell ice cream delivery guy’s view of his job. It seems to take simplicity to another ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, July 29, 2021 7:06 am

News

The Poor People’s Campaign starts 27-Mile Moral March for Democracy from Georgetown to Austin

Georgetown, Texas – Over 40 organizations led by the Texas Poor People’s Campaign completed the first leg of their 27-mile Moral March for Democracy from ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, July 29, 2021 6:41 am

News

Texas Marine accounted for from World War II

WASHINGTON—The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Marine Corps Sgt. Fred Farris, 19, of Hillsboro, Texas, killed during World War II, was accounted ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, July 29, 2021 6:22 am