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And Now You Know: Women’s Fashion News, Social Notes, and a ‘Weird and Woozy Ball Game’

In the early 20th Century folks in Orange got more than news from The Daily Leader. Ladies could ... Read more | Add your comment

Lutcher Theater announces 2020-21 Season

To The Leader The performing arts world has been challenged to find a different approach to programming because ... Read more | Add your comment

Operation Christmas Child proceeds with COVID -19 guidelines

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause fear and uncertainty, Samaritan’s Purse is calling on churches and families ... Read more | Add your comment

Early voting ends, Election Day is Tuesday

By Dawn Burleigh As of Friday morning, the last day of early voting, the number of voters who ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

And Now You Know: Women’s Fashion News, Social Notes, and a ‘Weird and Woozy Ball Game’

In the early 20th Century folks in Orange got more than news from The Daily Leader. Ladies could get news about the newest fashions, people ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

Entertainment

Lutcher Theater announces 2020-21 Season

To The Leader The performing arts world has been challenged to find a different approach to programming because of COVID-19. Until it’s safe for live, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

Columnists

OP-ED: Freedom and our Constitution are on the 2020 Ballot

Freedom and our Constitution are on the 2020 ballot because you can’t have one without the other.  We are the freest people on the planet ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, October 31, 2020 4:29 am

Home and Garden

Alzheimer’s Insights: Dealing with Daylight Savings Time and Alzheimer’s Disease

Starting Sunday, November 1, the days will begin to get noticeably shorter, courtesy of the end of Daylight Savings Time.    At two AM November 1, turn ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, October 31, 2020 2:05 am

Faith & Values

FAITH: Is it end times? Are you listening to God?

The Disciples said it was the end times when they walked on earth. In the 70’s, all the preaching I heard – was it was ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:26 am

Lifestyle

Community Briefs 10.31.20

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

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:17 am

High School Sports

Huffman stays perfect with win over Vidor

By Caleb Adams Orange Leader   VIDOR – The Vidor Pirates fell to the Huffman Falcons 15-13 in a close and hard fought District 10-4A ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, October 30, 2020 11:46 pm

High School Sports

Lions down Bears 18-6 in 10-4A action

LIVINGSTON – The Livingston Lions set themselves up for a showdown for the District 10-4A Division I crown next week by downing the Little Cypress-Mauriceville ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, October 30, 2020 11:35 pm

High School Sports

Bobcats squeeze past Horns in OT to nab playoff berth

By Keagan Smith Orange Leader FANNETT – Orangefield took down Hamshire-Fannett 20-13 in an overtime thriller Friday night, clinching a District 11-4A Division II playoff ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, October 30, 2020 11:20 pm

High School Sports

Friday night area football scores

Friday night scores Orangfield 20, Hamshire-Fannett 13 9OT) Liberty 15, Bridge City 12 Huffman 15, Vidor 13 Silsbee 56, Hardin-Jefferson 21 Lumberton 29, Splendora 28 ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, October 30, 2020 11:00 pm

High School Sports

Panthers outlast Cardinals 15-12 in tough battle

BRIDGE CITY – Using the punishing force of fullback Terrick Peterson, the Liberty Panthers snagged their first District 11-4A Division II win of the season ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, October 30, 2020 10:45 pm

Faith & Values

Peace Poster Contest winners

For over three decades, Lions Clubs around the globe have been sponsoring a very special art contest in schools and youth groups. Creating peace posters ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, October 30, 2020 7:42 pm

Faith & Values

Will work for candy

Carter Slocum, 4, enjoyed Wednesday evening at Silver Oaks Baptist Church on Farm to Market Road 1442 as he ate hotdogs, smores and played games ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, October 30, 2020 6:40 pm

Local

LCSO Anglers moving onto Championship Saturday

Lamar State College Orange Fishing Club anglers Brett Fregia and Jack Tindel III  are in second place at the end of Day 2 of the ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, October 30, 2020 5:49 pm

Education

VIDEO: Dr. Rickie R. Harris regarding COVID-19 changes within the district

Dr. Rickie R. Harris discusses updates due to COVID-19.   Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, October 30, 2020 5:36 pm

Local

Emergency funding for caseload reduction for CPS caseworkers and investigators request made to Legislative Budget Board

To The Leader AUSTIN, Texas —State Representative Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) sent a letter to the Legislative Budget Board, on Friday, urging them to request emergency ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, October 30, 2020 5:27 pm

Celebrations

marriage licenses 10.26-10.30.20

The following couples were reported to have obtained marriage licenses in the office of Brandy Robertson, Orange County Clerk, during the week of October 26 ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, October 30, 2020 4:59 pm

Local

Train derailment clean up continues

By Dawn Burleigh After a morning train derailment knocked out the power in Mauriceville Thursday morning as children were arriving for school, the area was ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, October 30, 2020 4:55 pm

Local

Divorces 10.9-10.23.20

The following divorces were reported by the office of Vickie Edgerly, Orange County District Clerk, for the week of October 9 – October 23, 2020: ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, October 30, 2020 4:20 pm

Bridge City

BCE All A Honor Roll MP2 2020-2021

Kindergarten: Aclese, Salvin J., Acosta, Andrew S., Allen, Caleb B., Armand, Kian P,. Barnes, Ava M., Bergman, Aleah M., Bertrand, Alstin D., Blackwell, Ella R., ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Friday, October 30, 2020 4:16 pm

News

McWherter youngest ever to be in Vidor Rotary

Special to the Leader The newest member of the Vidor Rotary Club, inducted on October 26, 2020 by President Derrick Barber, is Jacob McWherter. Jacob ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, October 30, 2020 10:21 am

High School Sports

Splendora ends solid LC-M run in bidistrict round

KOUNTZE – The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears battled hard but fell short to the Splendora Lady Wildcats 27-25, 25-17, 27-29, 26-24 in the bidistrict round ... Read more

by Van Wade, Friday, October 30, 2020 9:43 am

High School Sports

Lady Cardinals bolt past H-J in 4 in bidistrict play

BUNA – In Game One of their Class 4A Region III bidistrict playoff battle, the Bridge City Lady Cardinals looked like a young team that ... Read more

by Van Wade, Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:21 pm

Local

Mauriceville remains without power

After a morning train derailment knocked out the power in Mauriceville this morning as children were arriving for school, the area remains without power. According ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:02 pm

Local

Schools go virtual due to train derailment

Mauriceville campuses will all be virtual on Friday. According to Orange County officials, roads around the Mauriceville campuses will be inaccessible on Friday, October 30. ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:42 pm

News

TSTA: Even with raises, teacher pay in Texas still falls short

Texas State Teachers Association President Ovidia Molina issued the following statement on Gov. Abbott’s announcement about teacher pay raises: We are glad that Texas teachers ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:57 pm

Local

Look at the weather 10.29.20

High pressure will pretty much dominate the weather pattern for the next week. This will bring pleasant fall weather, with mainly cool temperatures and no ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:19 pm