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Eight new volunteers sworn in to advocate for kids in foster care

To The Leader On the morning of Thursday July 2, 2020, the Honorable Judge Rogers officially swore in ... Read more | Add your comment

State PPE distribution to schools going well

By Van Wade Governor Greg Abbott, on Thursday, visited the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s (TDEM) Warehouse in ... Read more | Add your comment

West inspires LC-M CISD staffers at convocation

By Van Wade Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Superintendent Stacey Brister brought in Damon West, an author and inspirational speaker, ... Read more | Add your comment

C-19 cases climbing

Orange County COVID-19 weekly testing results for August 6, 2020. Orange County Emergency Management stated it is no ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Eight new volunteers sworn in to advocate for kids in foster care

To The Leader On the morning of Thursday July 2, 2020, the Honorable Judge Rogers officially swore in eight new Court Appointed Special Advocates in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

Local

State PPE distribution to schools going well

By Van Wade Governor Greg Abbott, on Thursday, visited the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s (TDEM) Warehouse in San Antonio where he provided an update ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

Columnists

OP-Ed: THE IDLE AMERICAN – On the matter of ‘Making It’

Wedged in my mind’s recesses are these eight simple words: “If you can make it there, go back.” They’re easy enough to understand, but application is ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Sunday, August 9, 2020 12:24 am

Lifestyle

And Now You Know: Orange’s first shopping center and other news from January 1955

Stanford Alexander the Director of Development for J. Weingarten, Inc. announced in early January 1955 that the company would be building a “big one stop ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:49 am

Columnists

OP-Ed: Story Over a Cup – Saving Private Errors

Picture this, Sicily 1927… Err, wrong story segue. Picture this… My home office, two nights ago. Better. As anyone that has saved a computer file, ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:46 am

Lifestyle

Alzheimer’s Insights: Beaumont Walk to End Alzheimer’s is on for 2020

The Beaumont Walk to End Alzheimer’s event for October 10 will take place as scheduled this year but will look different due to concerns about ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:28 am

Lifestyle

Master Gardeners: A few summer gardening tips

By Sheri Bethard Certified Texas Master Gardener, Orange County Master Gardeners Hammerhead Worms: A Carnivorous Foe to Earthworms — Just this past week I saw ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:23 am

LTTE

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Free college courses

To Editor: First time in a century, young adults can out produce their ancient generation. I have 16 grand kids. The older one graduate with ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:23 am

Columnists

Op-Ed: Talking About Parenting – Together we are progressing through this time

School is starting back for our local districts over the coming weeks and we will be entering an unprecedented chapter in education. We have learned ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:21 am

Columnists

OP-Ed: So many changes in one year

Wednesday was a significant day as it marked the day I quit smoking. But as with so many other events, there is a story behind ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:19 am

Crime

Two Texas women plead guilty to conspiracy charges in transnational elder fraud scheme

TYLER, Texas –  U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox announced that two Texas women have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in the Eastern District of Texas. ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, August 7, 2020 3:02 pm

News

Pinehurst appoints interim Fire Chief

By Dawn Burleigh PINEHURST — After the volunteer firefighters walked out on July 27, surrounding fire departments have covered the calls for the city of ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, August 7, 2020 12:22 pm

Bridge City

Bridge City and Orange students honored on the Dean’s List at Baylor University

WACO, Texas – More than 5,300 Baylor University students have been named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List for the spring 2020 semester. Students honored ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, August 7, 2020 11:42 am

Local

Texas Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend — Aug. 7-9

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers the annual sales tax holiday for certain clothing items, footwear, backpacks and school supplies is scheduled for ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:59 pm

Crime

Bowie County man guilty of distributing child pornography

TEXARKANA, Texas – A 32-year-old Texarkana, Texas, man has pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:58 pm

Local

NWS Lake Charles weather update: 2:30 p.m. 8.6.20

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected this weekend. Rain chances will increase by the middle of next week. Temperatures will run near normal. In the ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:56 pm

News

St. Mary to delay school until Aug. 17

St. Mary Catholic School Families, As we have learned over the last several months, the COVID-19 situation changes daily, and today all the principals and ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:53 pm

News

WOCCISD reopening and welcome back video

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by Van Wade, Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:47 am

High School Sports

Revamped Orangefield Lady Bobcat volleyball schedule

ORANGEFIELD VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE Aug. 11: at Hardin Aug. 14: Buna Aug. 15: Hardin-Jefferson Aug. 18: Liberty Aug. 21: Spurger Aug. 22: at Woodville Aug. 25: ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:27 am

High School Sports

Revamped WO-S Lady Mustang volleyball schedule

WO-S VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE Aug. 11: at Deweyville Aug. 14: Newton Aug. 18: at East Chambers Aug. 25: Buna Aug. 28: at Jasper Sept. 1: Kirbyville ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:25 am

High School Sports

Lamar delays fall football start

BEAUMONT – The Lamar University football team did not hit the practice field Thursday morning as the school decided to delay fall camp. The decision ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:42 am

Columnists

Op-Ed: Pharmacists on the frontlines

When a Covid-19 vaccine becomes available, there will be a race to ensure it is widely administered and Americans are protected. Whether that happens in ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:48 am

Crime

Police search for man who stole vases from gravesites

On July 7 and July 9 of 2020 the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Port Neches PD received reports of stolen vases from gravesites at ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 5:45 pm

Entertainment

Local in film

John Frederick is an actor, known for Greyhound as Chief Quartermaster Frederick (2020), NCIS: New Orleans as JAG Corps CO (2014) and Disappeared as John Lowitzer (2009). Frederick is also a ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:48 am

Local

Entergy Texas Offers Additional Payment Options for Customers Affected by COVID-19

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – While the state continues to grapple with the health and economic impacts from COVID-19, Entergy Texas is implementing an Enhanced Customer ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 8:49 am

Columnists

OP-Ed: Save our stages

Beyoncé, Willie Nelson, Robert Earl Keen, Selena, George Strait, Usher, Kenny Rogers, Erykah Badu, and Roy Orbison. You’ve likely heard of a few, if not ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:48 am

Columnists

OP-Ed: THE IDLE AMERICAN – An opener like no other

They tried ever so hard to make major league baseball’s opening day seem as normal as possible, for the radio listener or TV viewer anyway. ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:34 am