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Vidor man arrested for robbery

Vidor Police Department received a call of an injured person, at approximately 10:35 a.m., on Monday, January 25, ... Read more | Add your comment

BCE Cardinals of Characters for marking period 3

Cardinals of Character for the 3rd Marking period at BCE are: Pre-k- Ava Jordan, Ayden Yasin, Jasmine Cisneros, ... Read more | Add your comment

Lamar University President Kenneth Evans announces retirement

Lamar University’s fifteenth president, Dr. Kenneth Evans, has announced his retirement from LU effective June 30, 2021. Evans ... Read more | Add your comment

Vidor woman sentenced to 15 years in prison

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 62-year-old Vidor, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in ... Read more | Add your comment

Crime

Vidor man arrested for robbery

Vidor Police Department received a call of an injured person, at approximately 10:35 a.m., on Monday, January 25, 2021 at the 800 block of Ferndale ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

Bridge City

BCE Cardinals of Characters for marking period 3

Cardinals of Character for the 3rd Marking period at BCE are: Pre-k- Ava Jordan, Ayden Yasin, Jasmine Cisneros, Sally Smith and Ayden Guest. Kindergarten- Chandler ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

News

Sen. Cruz, Colleagues Reintroduce Constitutional Amendment Imposing Congressional Term Limits

‘The vast majority of Americans from every political stripe – Republicans, Democrats, and Independents – overwhelmingly support congressional term limits’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:41 am

High School Sports

Burke takes Bulldog tourney for 4th time; Bears finish solid 2nd

JASPER – The LC-M Bear golf team opened the season at the Jasper Bulldog Invitational held at Rayburn Country in Jasper. Led by a sizzling -2/70 by ... Read more

by Van Wade, Monday, January 25, 2021 8:20 pm

Local

Texas looks to add congressional seats after 2020 Census

Texas could gain three seats in Congress after adding more than 4 million people over the last 10 years, according to testimony offered before the ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Monday, January 25, 2021 5:14 pm

News

Councilmember Salter to host monthly Town Hall meetings

City of Orange City Councilmember District 3 Terrie Salter wants to meet with her constituents. Starting on February 4, on the first Thursday of each ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Monday, January 25, 2021 11:31 am

News

BASF TOTAL gives STEM grant to BCISD

BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals, LLC awarded Bridge City ISD a STEM grant last week totaling $13,390. These funds will benefit all four of the Bridge City ... Read more

by Van Wade, Monday, January 25, 2021 9:03 am

News

LC-M Art students participate in Livestock Art Show

One of the big competitions that LC-M Art students participate in each year is the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Art Show. Betsy Kaufman’s Art 3 ... Read more

by Van Wade, Monday, January 25, 2021 8:56 am

News

Gas price rise slowing down nationally

After several weeks of sharply rising gas prices, the pace of price increases has slowed significantly in recent days as prices are now largely caught ... Read more

by Van Wade, Monday, January 25, 2021 8:49 am

High School Sports

High school basketball District 22-4A standings and games scheduled for the week:

High school basketball District 22-4A standings and games scheduled for the week: BOYS Lumberton (14-6, 6-1) Bridge City (14-6, 5-2) Silsbee (8-10, 5-2) Orangefield (14-7, ... Read more

by Van Wade, Monday, January 25, 2021 8:38 am

Sports

Peveto wins his first CC Meet for Lamar

HOUSTON, Texas — Led by Little Cypress-Mauriceville graduate Eli Peveto in his first appearance for the men’s team, the Lamar University cross country team got off ... Read more

by Van Wade, Monday, January 25, 2021 8:33 am

Crime

Police investigating double homicide

PRESS RELEASE – On January 23, 2021 at 2:32 a.m., Orange Police Department was dispatched to the 2300 block of Coronado about a shooting victim.  ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, January 23, 2021 9:31 am

Columnists

OP-ED: My Five Cents: Senate Redistricting Committee begins hearings

On January 25, 1839 the Lone Star flag was adopted by the Third Congress of the Republic of Texas as the national flag since Texas ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, January 23, 2021 8:06 am

Columnists

OP-ED: Surplus or Deficit: Pandemic impacts demand budgeting for Texas-sized opportunities

Due primarily to the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas elected officials were bracing for a $4.6 billion budget deficit. However, the Texas ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:54 am

Books

Bookseller donates 1500 books to CASA of the Sabine Neches Region

To The Leader Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest retail bookseller, annually donates books to various local charities across the country that provide services ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:21 am

News

Fulfilling a final wish

By Dawn Burleigh For 18,000 weeks, according to David Smith, his mother, Grace Smith, made sure her waste collection team had refreshments waiting for them. ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, January 23, 2021 6:43 am

News

Lions Park playground reopens with state-of-the-art equipment

By Dawn Burleigh City of Orange held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the much-anticipated opening of Lions Park on Wednesday, January 20. ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, January 23, 2021 6:32 am

Columnists

OP-ED: Talking About Parenting: Watching as your children turn into young adults

You know how they say your kids will grow up in the blink of an eye? I used to completely disregard that statement, but it’s ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, January 23, 2021 6:00 am

Lifestyle

Community Briefs

Send community events to news@orangeleader.com at least two weeks in advance. Events may be added to the Events Calendar at orangeleader.com Soup Kitchen First Presbyterian ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, January 23, 2021 12:25 am

High School Sports

Richardson, Cardinals edge out Vidor at the buzzer

By Keagan Smith Orange Leader BRIDGE CITY – The Bridge City Cardinals stunned the Vidor Pirates at the buzzer 53-50 in a thrilling District 22-4A ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, January 22, 2021 9:53 pm

High School Sports

Bobcats fall on the road to Silsbee

SILSBEE – The Orangefield Bobcats fell to the Silsbee Tigers 70-56 in District 22-4A play at Tiger Gym Friday night. Pete Ragusa led the Bobcats ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, January 22, 2021 9:37 pm

High School Sports

Lumberton gets past Bears

LUMBERTON – The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears dropped a 75-41 District 22-4A decision on the road to the first-place Lumberton Raiders Friday night. Ben Elliott led ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, January 22, 2021 9:24 pm

High School Sports

Big late run sparks Silsbee past Lady Bobcats

ORANGEFIELD – Pulling away in the second half, the Silsbee Lady Tigers maintained their stronghold on second-place in the District 22-4A standings as they downed ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, January 22, 2021 8:44 pm

News

House Democrats tee up “Democracy Reform” for first vote

By Roz Brown Texas News Service AUSTIN, Texas – In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden said democracy is fragile. So now, good-government groups are ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, January 22, 2021 3:30 pm

Local

Orange County COVID numbers appear to slow down

By Dawn Burleigh According to numbers provided by Hardin County Health Department, Orange County had an increase of 244 cases of COVID since the numbers ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, January 22, 2021 2:30 pm

Local

Lake Charles weather radar back online after Hurricane Laura damage

Today, the National Weather Service restored service to the weather radar serving southwest Louisiana and northwest Gulf of Mexico. Category 4 winds from Hurricane Laura ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, January 22, 2021 2:01 pm

High School Sports

Bobcat boys take Silsbee Power Meet

SILSBEE – On Thursday January 21th the Orangefield Powerlifting team competed in the Silsbee Invitational Meet. The Bobcats placed first as a Team in the ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, January 22, 2021 8:48 am