Dry cold front headed into SE Texas

The National Weather Service is expecting a dry cold front to pass through the region tonight. Later this weekend, rain is forecast late Saturday through Sunday, with an inch of rain. After a cool start to next week, another round of rain is expected Tuesday into Wednesday.

My Five Cents

Sen Nichols

This week, the Lieutenant Governor began referring bills to committee and we will soon begin to hear them in committee. The legislative process kills more bills than it passes, which I consider a good thing. Only the best legislation which

LCJH students name Outstanding Soloists

LCJH soloists

Little Cypress Junior High choir teacher, Stephanie Teague, received notice this week that two of her students had been named “Outstanding Soloists” by the judges for whom they performed at the recent Texas Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Contest.

Missing Orange woman found


UPDATE - On Jan. 28, at about 8:30 a.m., Michelle Haydel contacted the Orange Police Department by telephone and disclosed her location. Officers arrived at that location and found Haydel to be unharmed and no longer missing. The Orange Police Department would like

Clydesdales to make annual appearance at PA Mardi Gras


Del Papa Distributing Company will sponsor the world-famous, eight-horse Budweiser Clydesdale hitch at a number of appearances in Port Arthur, between Feb. 10-15. The Clydesdales, which have served as a symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled

LCM students experience Jason Project

Jason Project

Little Cypress Junior High and Mauriceville Middle School eighth graders recently participated in JASON 2015 at Lamar University. Students prepared and presented four different lessons to elementary students in grades 4-6 from across the Golden Triangle.  MMS taught a lesson on

Mustang’s Thompson named to DCTF Team

deionte thompson

Each year in its annual Winter Edition, the staff at Dave Campbell’s Texas Football seeks to honor the finest high school football players in Texas at each position, regardless of classification. It is called the All-Texas High School Team. It’s one of

Orange Police Beat

cop car cuffs

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Jan. 27, 28 and the morning of Jan. 29: Warrant service, 1600 IH-10 Traffic accident, Pine and 3rd St. Death, 1600 block Emerald Ln. Damaged property, 3819 Meeks

From the Creaux’s Nest

The Creaux's Nest

WHEN THINGS GO WRONG From time to time, every newspaper I’ve ever read makes mistakes and we make our share. We sometimes blame the Gremlins, or computer glitches, but most often it’s an employee error. Someone not following the rules. Last

Dig a little deeper for that next drink

Alcohol Prices_Angela Hall

If it’s been a while since you last drank your favorite alcoholic beverage you may be in for a rude awakening when you receive the bill.Alcohol pricing in restaurants and bars over the past couple of years has increased dramatically,

LCE readers dine with teacher

LCE Readers

For the second year, Vicky Holland rewards students at Little Cypress Elementary who earn the highest AR reader points for each semester with dinner at a local restaurant. This year the two students for the first semester who earned Dinner

Nichols receives committee assignments

Sen Nichols

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced this evening that State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) will serve on four committees during the 84th Legislative Session. Nichols will serve on the Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee, Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee and the

SE TX Workforce Development welcomes new CEOs

Brint Carlton

With the start of 2015, Southeast Texas Workforce Development Board has welcomed Judge Brint Carlton as one of their new Chief elected Officials (CEO). Judge Stephen Brint Carlton is the new County Judge for Orange County and replaces Judge Carl

John Gray Jr. announces campaign for WOCCISD Board of Trustees

John Gray

I, John H. Gray Jr., would like to announce that I will be running for a seat on the Board of Trustees for West Orange Cove Consolidated Independent  School District. I am a lifetime resident of Orange and a 1990

LCM High School participates in UIL Meet

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School placed in several competitions, earning them Second in Sweepstakes and also in Overall Speech at the UIL Academic Meet at Nederland on Saturday, Jan. 24. The LCM HS team Individual winners include the following. In science,

Evy’s Cajun Kitchen


It’s Super Bowl time and we all know that we can’t watch any kind of sporting event without snack foods – especially football. There will literally be millions of snacks being served throughout the day that Sunday, and I want

OHS participates in Invitational UIL Meet

Students at Orangefield High School participated in the Hamshire-Fannett Invitational UIL meet on Jan. 9 and 10. The following shows the students that placed in their events. Computer Applications First place, Kristen Blake and fourth place, Thanh Tsan. Spelling and

Three LCM athletes sign with colleges

Three LCM volleyball players signed letters of intent Monday, Jan. 26. Jade Piper signed with Seward County Community College in Kansas. Her honors include All-District outstanding setter; Orange Leader Top Setter; Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Honorable Mention; Texas Sports Writers

LU game at Sam Houston to be televised on Root Sports

LU Basketball

The Lamar men’s basketball game at Sam Houston State will be televised on Root Sports Southwest announced Network officials Tuesday afternoon. The game is still slated for a 6:30 p.m. tip off from the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville. Root Sports Southwest is the regional television

LCM’s Fuss signs with LaTourneau


Alisha Fuss signed a letter of intent to play college softball with LaTourneau College today at LCM High School. Fuss was surrounded by family and friends. Alisha Fuss is shown with her family during her softball signing.   

Commissioners revert to prior employee travel policy

The Orange County Commissioners Court has reversed course on the employee travel policy at their regular meeting on Jan. 26. County Judge Brint Carlton said the police was adopted by the court two years ago requiring approval from the commissioners court