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NWS Lake Charles tropical update: 6.13.21

The National Hurricane Center has a medium 50% chance for tropical development in the Bay of Campeche later ... Read more | Add your comment

Today is June 13

Abused Women’s and Children’s Awareness Day Domestic Violence Advice A man who beats a woman will do it ... Read more | Add your comment

Alzheimer’s Insights: FDA approves new Alzheimer’s treatment

The approval of the drug aducanumab by the Food & Drug Administration for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease marks ... Read more | Add your comment

Fillies hosting Fundraising Car Wash

WO-S Fillies Car Wash Fundraising Event is from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 12 at ... Read more | Add your comment

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NWS Lake Charles tropical update: 6.13.21

The National Hurricane Center has a medium 50% chance for tropical development in the Bay of Campeche later this week. This disorganized system will be ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

Lifestyle

Today is June 13

Abused Women’s and Children’s Awareness Day Domestic Violence Advice A man who beats a woman will do it again. And again. And again. There are ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

News

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Ken Lee Addresses Eastern District of Texas as Part of EDTX’s Distinguished Speaker Series

BEAUMONT, Texas – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas is pleased to announce the latest guest in its EDTX Distinguished ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Sunday, June 13, 2021 3:27 pm

News

Governor Abbott speaks on downtown Austin shooting

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following a shooting in downtown Austin: “The Texas Department of Public Safety is working closely with ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, June 12, 2021 10:17 am

Columnists

OP-ED: Texas Times: Flag Day

It’s summertime in Texas, a season saturated with patriotic pride. We observed Memorial Day in May, honoring those in uniform who have made the ultimate ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:43 am

News

NWS Lake Charles tropical update: 7 a.m. 6.12.21

The National Hurricane Center has increased the chances for tropical development to a medium 40% in the Bay of Campeche. Slow development is expected, and ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:25 am

Columnists

OP-ED: Honoring Flag Day

America’s original flag, it’s the only one that dared defy the straight-line pattern of all its successors. The stars were in a circle while all ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:15 am

Education

WO-S student selected for internship at UT to analyze NASA Earth and Space Science Data

To The Leader Darian Hardin, a student from West Orange-Stark High School has been selected for the prestigious STEM Enhancement in Earth and Space Science ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, June 12, 2021 6:53 am

Local Events

Juneteenth in the Fruit is set for next week

This year’s Juneteenth Celebration set for 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at the Riverfront Pavilion on Division in Orange. The community of Orange, Texas will ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, June 12, 2021 6:42 am

Columnists

OP-ED: The Pentagon’s untouchable budget

Did you really think that electing Joe Biden would mean major reductions in military spending and the shift of Pentagon resources to spending on social ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, June 12, 2021 6:16 am

Education

VIDEO: VISD to start construction on new middle school

By Dawn Burleigh and EJ Williams After losing the middles school to Hurricane Harvey, Vidor ISD held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday to begin construction ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:57 am

Local

Community Briefs 6.12.21

Dance VFW Post #2775 is holding a dance, open to the public, from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. on June 12, 2021, at the VFW ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:43 am

Home and Garden

Master Gardeners: Summer flowers for Southern gardens

By Sheri Bethard Orange County Master Gardeners Spring has definitely passed us now and summer is here for the next several months. So, this means ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:22 am

Columnists

OP-ED: THE IDLE AMERICAN: Plucky Grandview kids wow Branson

Fifth-grade violinists from Grandview, TX, Elementary School are accustomed to taking Branson, MO, by storm, but this year they wowed audiences despite the “double whammy” of ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:20 am

Columnists

OP-ED: We don’t need another oil pipeline

The fight over a northern Minnesota pipeline project could have global repercussions. A decades-old pipeline called Line 3, run by the Canadian company Enbridge, is ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:19 am

News

And Now You Know: Director of the band and orchestra at the UT gives lessons in Orange

Sunday June 5, 1938, the Orange Leader announced that Colonel George E. Hurt would be arriving in Orange the following Wednesday, June 8. Col. Hurt ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:08 am

News

TRAFFIC ALERT 6.11.21

ORANGE COUNTY: Beginning Monday, crews will be working on the concrete median daily throughout the week, 9am-3:30pm, along I10 east and westbound between SH12 and SH62. ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, June 11, 2021 1:36 pm

Local

NWS Lake Charles weather update: 2:30 p.m. 6.10.21

Dry and warm weather continues through Saturday. A more seasonal pattern of scattered showers and thunderstorms starts Sunday into next week. Due to releases from ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:50 pm

Local

File Acreage Report by June 15 to Receive Premium Benefit for Cover Crops

By Jim Bellmon, Regional Office Director, Risk Management Agency Did you plant a cover crop and also have crop insurance coverage for your spring crops ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:12 am

High School Sports

Bobcat Parks nets Zaharias Award

Orangefield golf standout Xander Parks captured the inaugural Underclass Male Player of the Year at the Babe Zaharias Golf Banquet this week, honoring the top ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:01 am

Crime

Vidor man indicted for possession of cocaine

Ronald Eugene Collins, 54, of Vidor was indicted by the Jefferson County Grand Jury on Wednesday for possession of a controlled substance, a state jail ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:46 am

High School Sports

Ragball Tournament for a tremendous family set

A great benefit for a tremendous family, go out and swing the bats for a great cause and enjoy food, baked goods and a silent ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:44 am

News

Combs made tremendous impact promoting LC-M CISD

There is no doubt that Sherry Combs will be missed for all of our hard work and dedication for being the Community Relations Coordinator for ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:33 am

Crime

Vidor man indicted for forgery, unlawful carrying weapon

Gregory Lee Wallace Jr, 26, of Vidor, was indicted by the Jefferson County Grand Jury on Wednesday for forgery, unlawful carrying weapon on licensed property. ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:09 am

News

TRAFFIC ALERT 6.9.21

ORANGE: Expect significant delays along I10 throughout the weekend due to paving operations. Alternating lane closures along I10 westbound from the state line to SH87, Friday ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 3:49 pm

Columnists

OP-ED: Inflation could wreck American wealth

In just the four months that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been in office, we’ve experienced a border crisis, a gas crisis, and a ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:01 am

Columnists

OP-ED: Positive Highlights: Joining NAACP aids in the growth of the community

City of Orange we have several opportunities for citizens who want to join the NAACP Chapter in Orange, Texas. As part of the Executive Board, ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 6:58 am