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Mohon steps down as mayor

By Dawn Burleigh PINEHURST – Mayor Dan Mohon’s letter of resignation was accepted by the Pinehurst City Council ... Read more | Add your comment

VIDEO: Governor Abbott Encourages Texans To Participate In Small Business Saturday

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today released a video encouraging Texans to participate in Small Business Saturday on November ... Read more | Add your comment

Hark the angels

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas and the end of 2020 as City of Orange ... Read more | Add your comment

Orange County marriage licenses issued 11.16-11.20.20

The following couples were reported to have obtained marriage licenses in the office of Brandy Robertson, Orange County ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Mohon steps down as mayor

By Dawn Burleigh PINEHURST – Mayor Dan Mohon’s letter of resignation was accepted by the Pinehurst City Council with a heavy heart on Tuesday evening. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

Business

VIDEO: Governor Abbott Encourages Texans To Participate In Small Business Saturday

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today released a video encouraging Texans to participate in Small Business Saturday on November 28th. In the video, the Governor urges ... Read more | Add your comment

by Dawn Burleigh.

High School Sports

Bobcats sink Hardin with big second half

HARDIN – Outscoring Hardin 35-21 in the second half, the Orangefield Bobcats defeated the Hornets 54-48 Tuesday to improve to 5-0 on the season. Bryce ... Read more

by Van Wade, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:42 pm

High School Sports

Richardson, Cardinals zip past Big Sandy

BRIDGE CITY – Austin Richardson ripped five three-pointers on his way to 25 points in helping lead the Bridge City Cardinals past Big Sandy 68-43 ... Read more

by Van Wade, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:41 pm

High School Sports

Lady Bobcats fall to Jasper on the road

JASPER – The Orangefield Lady Bobcats fell on the road to the Jasper Lady Bulldogs 63-43 at Bulldog Gym Tuesday. Greenlea Oldham had 12 points ... Read more

by Van Wade, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:25 pm

High School Sports

Local runners fare well at State CC Meet

ROUND ROCK – Local runners ran well Tuesday in the Class 4A State Cross Country Championships at Old Settler’s Park. On the boys’ side, Bridge ... Read more

by Van Wade, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:20 pm

Crime

Louisiana Woman Indicted in $4.8M Elder Fraud Scheme

TYLER, Texas — A 44-year-old Shreveport, Louisiana woman has been indicted for her role in an elder fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:21 am

Lifestyle

Divorces 11.9-11.13.20

The following divorces were reported by the office of Vickie Edgerly, Orange County District Clerk, for the week of November 9 – November 13, 2020: ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:12 am

Local

These health care workers will be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine

By Edgar Walters The Texas Tribune   Health care workers will be the first people in Texas to receive a COVID-19 vaccine once one receives ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:35 am

Nation/World

A birthday lunch left 15 Texas relatives battling COVID-19: “Please don’t be like my family”

BY ANDREA SALCEDO THE WASHINGTON POST Enriqueta Aragonez is one of 15 family members who contracted the coronavirus after a small indoor birthday celebration earlier this month ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:20 am

Crime

North Texas Financial Advisor Appears in Court

PLANO, Texas –A 48-year-old Allen, Texas man has been indicted on federal wire fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox. Keith Todd Ashley was named ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:12 am

High School Sports

Bears hold off Buna in road win

BUNA – The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears held on for a 63-62 road win over the Buna Cougars to improve to 4-0 on the season. The ... Read more

by Van Wade, Monday, November 23, 2020 7:37 pm

High School Sports

Lady Mustangs scoot past Deweyville

DEWEYVILLE – The West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs outscored Deweyville 18-4 in the 3rd quarter to pull away for a 47-25 victory. Nadia Watson scored 11 ... Read more

by Van Wade, Monday, November 23, 2020 7:03 pm

High School Sports

Mustangs take down Baytown Lee

BAYTOWN – The West Orange Stark Running Mustangs got back to .500 basketball Monday against the Baytown Lee Rebels, winning 48-45. The Mustangs started out ... Read more

by Van Wade, Monday, November 23, 2020 7:01 pm

Crime

Fifth Individual Charged in Health Care Kickback Conspiracy

SHERMAN, Texas – A fifth individual has been indicted for conspiring to commit illegal remunerations in violation of the Anti-Kickback Statute in the Eastern District ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Monday, November 23, 2020 4:49 pm

High School Sports

Bobcats roll past H-D, 74-45

ORANGEFIELD – Pete Ragusa and Bryce Bergeron combined for 46 points Monday afternoon, powering the Orangefield Bobcats to a 74-45 victory over the Hull-Daisetta Bobcats ... Read more

by Van Wade, Monday, November 23, 2020 2:57 pm

Local

Temporary Hunting Closures in Big Sandy Creek Unit

KOUNTZE, Texas  – Big Thicket National Preserve issues two temporarily closures of approximately 566 acres in the center of the 10,688-acre Big Sandy Creek Unit ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Monday, November 23, 2020 10:46 am

Crime

Newton County Sheriff’s Report 11.23.20

PRESS RELEASE — We had a good week around here last week. We are all getting ready for Thanksgiving. Please be safe and I wish ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Monday, November 23, 2020 10:22 am

High School Sports

Cardinals zip past Dayton

DAYTON – The Bridge City Cardinals snagged a 55-41 road win against Dayton Saturday. Gabe Castillo paced the Cardinals with 18 points. Grant Boudreaux filtered ... Read more

by Van Wade, Monday, November 23, 2020 8:32 am

High School Sports

Mustangs fall to Shepherd on the road

SHEPHERD – The West Orange Stark Running Mustangs played the Shepherd Pirates Saturday and took one on the chin. The Pirate jumped out to an ... Read more

by Van Wade, Monday, November 23, 2020 8:29 am

Local

Fill the Fire Truck Campaign starts Nov. 23

The City of Orange Fire Department will be hosting the 5th annual “Fill the Fire Truck Campaign” at Central Fire Station, located at 501 N. ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Sunday, November 22, 2020 9:32 am

High School Sports

2020 All-District 11-4A Division II Football Team

HERE IS THE 2020 All-District 11-4A Division II Football Team as selected by the 11-4A coaches: MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Ayden Bell, Silsbee OFFENSIVE MVP: Jerren ... Read more

by Van Wade, Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:41 pm

Home and Garden

Master Gardeners- Preparing plants for cooler temperatures

By Sheri Bethard Orange County Master Gardeners Association As fall is bringing cooler temperatures, we need to start planning what to do with our outside ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:56 am

Local

Thanksgiving Day closings

West Orange city offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. Trash collection will be on Saturday. The ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, November 21, 2020 9:09 am

Faith & Values

FAITH: Enough to be Thankful

Due to COVID-19, globally there’s been over 57 million confirmed cases, with over 1.3 million deaths. In the United States over 11.8 million confirmed, with ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:16 am

Columnists

OP-ED: Grateful for newspapers

Thanksgiving is a great time for counting our blessings and expressing gratitude. In challenging times, an attitude of gratitude is all the more important, and this ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:07 am

Faith & Values

FAITH: God can be tough?

It still amazes me when I hear Christians talk about God’s love like they can do anything and get away with it.  That God will ... Read more

by Dawn Burleigh, Saturday, November 21, 2020 7:55 am