Two local students among leaders at LU workshop

Seven Lamar University undergraduate and four graduate computer science students are taking on the role of teacher this week as they lead a workshop to teach K-12 school teachers fundamental computing concepts and help the teachers develop curriculum materials for

St. Mary attends TASC Summer Workshop


The officers of St. Mary Catholic Student Council and NJHS attended the Texas Association of Student Councils Summer Leadership Workshop Training in Sherman, at Austin College. The officers attended meetings and training to bring back to share with the students

Skin cancer facts you should know for summer


Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer occurring in the United States. It is also the most rapidly increasing cancer. For the past 30 years, skin cancers have been increasing by about three percent each year.

Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between July 22, and the morning of July 23: Mental subject, 505 Pier Rd. Warrant service, Beadle Rd. Warrant service, Broussard Cr. Traffic accident, 16th and Burton Warrant service,

Live bait choices make fishing interesting

No matter how hard lure manufacturers try they will never be able to create a lure that works better than real thing, period. The typical profile of the weekend angler is not that of the high end trophy trout hunter

KAZ’S KORNER:All 32 NFL Teams open training camps this week

By the time this weekend gets here, all 32 National Football League teams will be at their respective training sites getting ready for the rapidly-approaching 2014 season. The Dallas Cowboys will be at their training facility at the City of

Rain hasn’t slowed bass action on local scene


We got more than the shark did for a change! RECORD PHOTO: Dickie Colburn You will just have to excuse local bass fishermen for hoping for yet another down pour not unlike the system that parked on top of us

From the Creaux’s Nest – When rain is too much for crop

The Creaux's Nest

Much needed rains came but in some cases, rain is not that good for the crops. Also, timing is everything. Saturday morning I finally found a chance to break away from pressing chores, doctors visits, etc., to visit my friends,

Lawsuit moves forward after 2011 inmate death; family seeking temporary injunction

Attorneys representing the family members of Robert Montano have filed a lawsuit  alleging Orange County employees consciously chose not to ensure that Robert Montano, who is a known mental health patient, received basic human needs, medical and mental health care,

City of Orange seeking to collect tax money

The city of Orange passed two resolutions at their regular meeting Tuesday night in an attempt retain sales tax and Hotel Occupancy Tax monies. The first passed awarded a consultant services agreement to MuniServices, LLC for a sales tax compliance

BASS tournament a repeat in Orange

Bass Tournament crowd

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce together with the Stark Cultural Venues are proud to announced the return of Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament at a press conference on July 17 at the chamber’s office. The first tournament was held

National Dance Day event this Saturday at Riverfront Pavilion

It’s time. Grab your dancing shoes, your cooler with drinks and snacks and head down to Riverfront Pavilion Saturday evening. July 26 is the date this year for National Dance Day and Orange County is going to dance 7-9 p.m.

Precinct 2 voters to decide to stay wet or dry


Donna Alford, assistant election administrator for Orange Co., looks at a blank petition form such as was used for the wet/dry election on alcohol sales in Precinct 2 for the November General Election. The petitions have been completed and turned

Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between July 21, and the morning of July 22: Found property, 1717 FM 3247 Theft, 816 Moss St. Stolen vehicle, 110 W. New Jersey Health/safety, 4201 FM 105 Theft,

LU offers computer game development course

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 Lamar University’s Department of Computer Science is offering a new course, Introduction to Computer Game Development, designed for students interested in learning more about the game development industry. The course is required as part of a new computer science game

Tracy Byrd to perform at Isle of Capri


Despite canceling all of his tour dates back in 2010, the Southeast Texas legend Tracy Byrd will make his debut on the Isle of Capri Main Stage, Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7:00 pm in the Event Center. Come sing along to signature

Barbay steps down as LU receiver’s coach

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Kevin Barbay has resigned his position at Lamar to take a similar position announced Cardinals head coach Ray Woodard Monday afternoon. Barbay served as the Cardinals receivers coach for the past two seasons.“Kevin did a great job here at Lamar both coaching

NWS monitoring area of disturbed weather


The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is monitoring an area of disturbed weather in the central tropical Atlantic Ocean. There is a chance it could develop into a tropical depression in the next day or two, but beyond that,

Local fugitive captured in Honduras

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On Saturday, July 19, the US Marshal Service acting on information forwarded by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrant Division located fugitive, Matthew Cherry, in Rotan, Honduras. Mr. Cherry had fled the country in an attempt to elude prosecution

Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between July 17, 18, 19, 20, and the morning of July 21: Traffic accident, 1710 16th St. Warrant service, 16th and Church Public intoxication, 1703 16th St./Spanky’s Burglary, 610

LIT schedules orientation


Lamar Institute of Technology will have an orientation for new students from 1:00-4:30 p.m., July 23, at the Multi-Purpose center at 802 E. Lavaca in Beaumont. There will be one other orientation from 9:00 a.m.-noon, Aug. 6. To get the most out of a