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Orange County Economic Development Corp sees a bright future

By Dawn Burleigh After seeing a pause in activity during 2020, Orange County Economic Development Corporation (OC EDC) ... Read more | Add your comment

Today is March 7

On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his “harmonic telegraph”—or–telephone. Up until then, Samuel ... Read more | Add your comment

Master Gardeners: Birds, birds and more birds

By Sheri Bethard Orange County Master Gardeners There are a lot of us who have bird feeders and ... Read more | Add your comment

And Now You Know: Discovering the many names of Orange

The town on the river has had three names, Green’s Bluff, Madison, and Orange. There are several other ... Read more | Add your comment

Business

Orange County Economic Development Corp sees a bright future

By Dawn Burleigh After seeing a pause in activity during 2020, Orange County Economic Development Corporation (OC EDC) is seeing projects moving forward again. “Industry ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

Lifestyle

Today is March 7

On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his “harmonic telegraph”—or–telephone. Up until then, Samuel Morse’s telegraph was the only means of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

Columnists

OP-ED: Billions states don’t need, Lush leave for fed workers: Dems’ COVID relief is a mess

(Editor’s note: In advance of the Senate vote on Democrats’ partisan “COVID relief” bill, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) authored the following op-ed in the Fort ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:44 am

High School Sports

Lady Bears blank H-F to win BC Tourney

BRIDGE CITY – Scoring all the runs they needed in the bottom of the fourth and riding the arm of Bailey Frenzel, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville ... Read more

by Van Wade, Saturday, March 6, 2021 3:16 pm

High School Sports

Lady Bobcats wrap up Jasper tourney with 2 wins

The Orangefield Lady Bobcats defeated Kirbyville 8-2, and Silsbee 10-5 in their final day of tournament play. Codie Sorge got the win on the mound ... Read more

by Van Wade, Saturday, March 6, 2021 3:11 pm

High School Sports

Bobcats tie Hawks in WO-S tourney

By Caleb Adams Orange Leader WEST ORANGE – The Orangefield Bobcats tied the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks 7-7 in West Orange on Saturday in the Certa-Bearden Tournament. ... Read more

by Van Wade, Saturday, March 6, 2021 3:09 pm

High School Sports

All-District 22-4A Boys Basketball Team

Here is the All-District 22-4A Boys Basketball Team as selected by the 22-4A head coaches: MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Brock McClure, Lumberton OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE ... Read more

by Van Wade, Saturday, March 6, 2021 10:34 am

Columnists

OP-ED: My Five Cents: Data Privacy bill has been filed

Texas Independence Day is celebrated on March 2nd and commemorates the creation of the Republic of Texas in 1836 after our declaration of independence from ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:31 am

Local

Teenager is making his dreams come true

By Dawn Burleigh Dylan Pyatt joined the 4-H club approximately nine years ago and has since won numerous awards, buckles, and titles since. He said ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:11 am

Local

Numbers decrease as precautions remain in place

By Dawn Burleigh As schools announced their policies for the coming week after Governor Abbott announced the lifting of the mask mandate and increasing capacity ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:05 am

Columnists

OP-ED: Liability on the ranch

Raising cattle is a business and way of life that is filled with risk and uncertainty. From the weather to cattle prices, there are a ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:59 am

Lifestyle

Community Briefs 3.6.21

Send community events to news@orangeleader.com at least two weeks in advance. Events may be added to the Events Calendar at orangeleader.com Chili/Link Sale The VFW ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:37 am

News

Senate panel examines utility regulator budget

Officials of the state agency charged with oversight of the state’s electric system and market told members of the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday that they ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:06 am

Entertainment

Acadia Parish Tourist Commission loves attracting visitors

By Van Wade One thing for sure, if tourists and vacationers would love to go and visit beautiful landscapes, top-notch local culture and love the ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, March 5, 2021 1:20 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Orange County opens vaccination schedule to all

Orange County Judge John Gothia has removed all restrictions in the COVID-19 Vaccination Portal for Orange County Residents attempting to schedule themselves for the COVID-19 ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, March 5, 2021 12:07 pm

High School Sports

WO-S’ McGhee qualifies for State Power Meet

Yesterday the WOS girls powerlifting team had another big day at the Regional meet at Bay City HS. Representing the Lady Mustangs at Regionals was ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, March 5, 2021 11:47 am

Bridge City

One dead in wreck on FM 408

At approximately 8:15a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a multiple vehicle crash on FM 408 in Orange County.  The crash ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, March 5, 2021 11:16 am

Crime

Vidor woman arrested for possession

On Thursday, March 4, 2021, the Orange County SWAT Team, Vidor Police Department, and Pct. 4 Constables Office assisted the Orange County Narcotics Division with ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, March 5, 2021 10:47 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

Commercial motor vehicle crash on FM 408 near Bridge City results in serious injuries

At approximately 8:15 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a multiple vehicle crash on FM 408 in Orange County.  The ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, March 5, 2021 10:03 am

High School Sports

Mustangs dominate Silsbee Tiger Relays; results

SILSBEE – Here are the results of the Silsbee Tiger Relays held at Silsbee High School Thursday: BOYS DIVISION Discus: 1. Berry, WO-S, 138-6; 2. ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, March 5, 2021 9:54 am

High School Sports

Bridge City Cardinal Relays results

BRIDGE CITY – Here are the results of the Cardinal Relays held at Bridge City High School Thursday: BOYS DIVISION Discus: 1. Ware, PN-G, 121-7; ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, March 5, 2021 9:04 am

Crime

Members of White Supremacist Prison Gang Plead Guilty to Federal Charges of Violent Crime in Aid of Racketeering

BEAUMONT, Texas – Two Texas men pleaded guilty this week to violent gang-related activities in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, March 5, 2021 8:36 am

High School Sports

Orangefield’s Tacketts heading to State in powerlifting

Orangefield’s Lacey Tackett and Linsey Tackett will be heading to the Class 4A State Powerlifting Meet after superb performances at the Class 4A Region III ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:13 pm

Weather

NWS Lake Charles weather update: 3.4.21

Showers and thunderstorms are expected Friday thanks to a cold front. This weekend and early next week will be dry with seasonable temperatures. Rain chances ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:08 pm

Local

$2.8 million awarded to install new flood prone barrier

BEAUMONT – Ragle Construction, Inc. was recently awarded a $2.8 million contract to install new flood prone barrier along 22 sections of I10 in Orange and Chambers ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:03 pm

High School Sports

Lady Bears snag two wins at BC tourney

BRIDGE CITY – The LC-M Lady Bears piled up the runs in a couple of victories at the Bridge City Tournament Thursday as they defeated ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:21 pm

Celebrations

Alcorn State University prepares to inaugurate first female president

LORMAN, Mississippi — Dr. Felecia M. Nave, a 1996 Alcorn State University alum, will be inaugurated as her alma mater’s 20th president, and first female ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:18 pm