My Five Cents

Sen Nichols

On Feb. 24, 1836, as Mexican General Santa Anna’s troops began their siege of the Alamo, Colonel William Barret Travis penned his famous “Victory or Death” letter addressed to ‘The People of Texas & All Americans in the World’. This

From the Creaux’s Nest

The Creaux's Nest

NEW WEEK, NEW COLUMN, SO IT GOES Well, here we go embarking on another column. The weeks are flying by so fast there’s no time to rest. I missed my prediction that Spring would arrive by March. Cold is coming

OCSO Weekly Reports

Officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls between Feb. 25 and March 1: Feb. 25: Deadly conduct, 170 Post Rd., Vidor Unauthorized use of motor vehicle, 2895 North St., Orange Death investigation, 220 Pug Rd.,

Orange County group returns from productive GTDA


The Golden Triangle area was well represented at this week’s Golden Triangle Days in Austin 2015- very well represented. Bobby Fillyaw, director of the Orange County Economic Development Corporation and GTDA attendee said this session had the largest attendance ever,

Think outside the shallow when it comes to topwater plugs

Uzzle art

“That’s just stupid, that is just stupid” said my partner for the day Mike Mcbride, “I can’t believe you can get these fish to eat topwater plugs in 7 feet of water”. Our drift along the east shore line of

Home sales healthy in Orange County

Home sales

It was reported last year in the The Record that many residents were moving to the Orangefield area. Now Orangefield has some company as home sales are steady in Bridge City and in Mauriceville, according to real estate agents. Wilma

LCM’s Schilz and Dickert claw their way to finals

LCM mixed doubles

LCM’s Mixed Doubles team of Chris Schilz and Chelsea Dickert advanced to the finals in the Orange County Invitational last Friday. Schilz and Dickert knocked off district foes, Silsbee and Bridge City before dropping their last match to Lumberton.  Coach Taylor

Rather Presentation at Texas A&M

Katie Rather LSCO

Katie Fusilier Rather, Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Lamar State College – Orange (LSC-O), recently had the opportunity to be a presenter at the 15th Annual Texas A&M Assessment Conference. In response to the conference theme “Celebrating Fifteen Years,” Rather

WO-S baseball game cancelled

The WOS Softball game today has been cancelled.

Annual Trash Off prepares boat ramp for Bassmasters Elite Tour

Trash Off

There was trash to be found at the 20th Annual Community Trash-Off held on the morning of Feb. 28 at the City of Orange Boat Ramp. The event was presented by Invista and sponsored by Shangri La Botanical Gardens and

BC Jr. High Lady Cardinals host track meet

Monday night the 7th grade Lady Cardinals hosted an area track meet. Bride City won first place with 174 points; Hampshire-Fannet, second with 126 points; West Orange Stark, 3rd with 103 points; Orangefield, 4th with 100 points; Silsbee, 5th with

St. Mary student council “outstanding”

St. Mary student council

The St. Mary Catholic School Student Council attended the 2015 Texas Association of Student Councils, District 17 Spring Convention at the Beaumont Civic Center. The council received Outstanding Student Council, Outstanding Energy & Environment, Outstanding Pride and Patriotism, Outstanding D.A.S.H.

Dancing Pros Live at Lutcher cancelled


The Lutcher Theater regrets announcing Dancing Pros Live, scheduled for March 10, has been canceled. A cancelation of Dancing Pros Live performances by another Texas venue has resulted in the cancelation of the Lutcher Theater’s performance. Patrons with tickets for

LCM’s Rose named finalist in National Merit Scholarship Program

LCM National Merit

Aaron D. Rose, a senior at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, has been named a finalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. According to LCM High School Principal Dr. Terri Estes, “Beyond being academically gifted and working across the campus

Dress Right and Stay Awhile

Colburn art

“There is nothing like trying to dress right for a day of fishing on Sabine Lake in March”, barked Tom Pierce while unloading yet another sack of snacks out of the back of his SUV.“It’s drizzling rain, forty-five degrees and

Orange Police Beat

police lights

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between March 2 and the morning of March 3: Larceny from vehicle, 7112 IH-10 Warrant service, 2400 block Fairway Warrant service, 205 Border Warrant service, 1603 14th St. Larceny

Lady Bears golfers capture third in tournament

Lady Bears golf

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Lady Bear Golf Team captured third place at the Warren Tournament held at Wildwood. Lauren Cox was second place medalist with a 74.  Nederland won the tournament and PNG was second. Vicki Castino is coach for

OPD searching for armed robbers

armed robbery

Monday, March 2, at 9:10 P.M., officers with the Orange Police Department were dispatched to 6892 FM1130, Exxon Foodmart # 2, in reference to an aggravated robbery. The suspects were described as one male and one female, in dark clothing,

Orange County Health/Restaurant Inspections

Orange County Health Inspector James Scales made the following inspections on area businesses from Feb. 16 through Feb. 28: McDonald’s #7018, 755 Texas Ave., Bridge City – Food stored on the floor inside walk-in cooler/freezer, kitchen and storage areas need

Harris named as lone finalist for WOCCISD Superintendent


The West Orange – Cove CISD Board of Trustees met in a special called session this afternoon and announced Rickie Harris as the finalist for the position of WOCCISD Superintendent. Harris has been a public school educator since 2001. He

Earl Thomas III Needs 6-8 Months Recuperation Time

Even though major league baseball has begun its exhibition season and college and professional basketball is winding down toward the playoffs, pro football news has practically been put on the back burner. National Football League items of interest to fans