• 82°

Top Stories

Thank you

            For those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Today we remember those who ... Read more | Add your comment

New oyster industry comes to Texas

By Roz Brown Texas News Service   HOUSTON — The Texas oyster industry has struggled in recent years ... Read more | Add your comment

And Now You Know: Henry Lutcher was a progressive timber baron

Henry Lutcher was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1836, as a young man he worked as a butcher ... Read more | Add your comment

Back in business

Randall “Flipper” Doolittle of Flipper’s Skin Flix Tattoo in Bridge City works on his first tattoo in weeks ... Read more | Add your comment

Editorials

Thank you

            For those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Today we remember those who gave all.       Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

Business

New oyster industry comes to Texas

By Roz Brown Texas News Service   HOUSTON — The Texas oyster industry has struggled in recent years because of overfishing, hurricanes and floods, but ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

Bridge City

Bridge City’s Riley anxiously awaiting to see team “Strut” again

By Van Wade BRIDGE CITY – For 24 years now, Cathy Riley has led arguably the best high school dance drill teams in Southeast Texas ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:35 am

Education

LC-M grad one of two students BBB names 2020 Students of Integrity

To The Leader The Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas announced the names of the students who earned the Student of Integrity Scholarships, awarded by ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:32 am

Columnists

Heroines of Moral Courage: The Little Sisters of the Poor against Pennsylvania

This is the third time that the Institute for Faith and Freedom has carried an opinion piece on the Little Sisters of the Poor (LSP) and their Supreme Court ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:07 am

Columnists

The pandemic has cost you your health insurance. Now what?

There are many stories of tragedy during this COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are people losing their lives, but many are also losing their livelihoods. Along ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:06 am

Editorials

Now, more than ever, we must shop local first

As Governor Gregg Abbott continues to reopen Texas, it is important we remember to think of Orange first when shopping. Orange County is full of ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:05 am

Local

Driver License offices to reopen by appointment only with limited services, additional safety measures enacted

To The Leader  AUSTIN, Texas – On Tuesday, May 26, at the direction of Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will begin ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, May 22, 2020 5:43 pm

Local

Republican County Convention

Orange County Republican Party of Texas will host its County Convention from 9 a.m. – 12 noon on Saturday, May 23 at the OC Republican ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, May 22, 2020 5:42 pm

Local

Abbott issues Executive Order suspending In-Person visitations in County and Municipal Jails

To The Leader AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott, on Friday, issued an Executive Order suspending in-person visitations in all county and municipal jails in the ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, May 22, 2020 5:31 pm

Cities

Jerry Hood named Interim City Administrator for Pinehurst

By Dawn Burleigh It was a bittersweet city council meeting as City Administrator Robbie Hood read his letter of resignation to the council on Friday. ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, May 22, 2020 5:21 pm

High School Sports

UIL Releases summer strength and conditioning practice guidelines

AUSTIN — The University Interscholastic League (UIL) released requirements and guidelines for its member schools to begin limited UIL summer strength and conditioning and marching ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, May 22, 2020 3:00 pm

College

LSCO and LSCPA offers free courses this summer

From staff reports  Lamar State College Orange and Port Arthur want to assist every student during this time of uncertainty and economic unrest. Therefore, during ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, May 22, 2020 11:03 am

High School Sports

Orange Leader Athletes of the Year 1974-2020

Orange Leader Athletes of the Year 1974 Athlete of the Year:Ray Pousson, West Orange Football: James Long, West Orange Basketball: Waymon Sibley, West Orange Baseball: ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, May 22, 2020 1:02 am

High School Sports

Bobcats Fregia, Choate nab Athlete of the Year honors

By Van Wade Orange Leader ORANGEFIELD – It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, May 22, 2020 12:02 am

Crime

Port Arthur man indicted for soliciting murder-for-hire

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 46-year-old Port Arthur, Texas man has been indicted for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:43 pm

Local

Orangefield HS hosting “Grad-cessional” Friday

Orangefield High School is hosting a “Grad-cessional” for the graduating seniors on Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m. Community members are invited to line the ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, May 21, 2020 12:44 pm

Local

BCISD to continue serving meals; including in June

Special to the Leader Our school year is officially ending this week, but we will continue to offer meal pick up at BCE next week ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:34 am

Local

LC-M CISD honors staff with recognitions

Special to the Leader The Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD has named Angela Jones District Elementary Teacher of the Year. Melanie Claybar was named Secondary District Teacher ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:28 am

Local

WO-S having drive-through celebration; graduation guidelines set

Special to the Leader On Wednesday, May 27th, at 10 a.m., the West Orange-Stark High School will host a drive-through celebration for Honor Graduates and ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:56 am

Local

Daily Update from the Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center May 20, 2020

Two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County. One more person recovered, bring the total of recoveries to 82. Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:48 am

News

Wrong-way driver causes crash on Interstate 10 in OC

At approximately 7:30 a.m., on Wednesday,  the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:24 pm

Local

Daily Update from the Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center May 19, 2020

Two new cases in Orange County bringing the total to 90. Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:52 am

Columnists

Story over a Cup: It’s a lot like herding cats

Following up with something is for the birds. More accurately, it is for the cats. And keeping everyone on the same page is like herding ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:58 am

Columnists

An advanced green environment

In 2006, a plan for a Green New Deal was proposed to create one hundred percent clean, renewable energy by 2030 utilizing a carbon tax, a jobs ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:53 am

Columnists

Positive Highlights: Your health is key

Remember, now more than ever your health is important. People joke about gaining Corona weight, but it is more serious than that. Do you know ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:47 am

Cities

Recreation Center is a generation changer

By Dawn Burleigh City of Orange Recreation Center is moving forward and progress on the project will be soon evident. Orange Council, in December 2018, ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:37 am