LCM CISD school bus involved in minor accident

school bus

A school bus from the Little Cypress Mauriceville CISD was involved in an accident on Meeks Dr. near Greenway 2 this afternoon. According to Sherry Combs, Community Relations Coordinator, none of the seven children on the bus or the bus

St. Mary teacher sentenced for improper relationship

Teacher sentenced

A former teacher at St. Mary Catholic School in Orange was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he plead guilty on charges that he had an inappropriate relationship with a student. John Phillip Fuller, 28, plead guilty in Judge

Orange Police Beat

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Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Dec. 18 and the morning of Dec. 19: Miscellaneous incidents, 509 Border St.  Traffic accident, Green and 15th St.  Warrant service, 16th and Link  Driving while license invalid,

MCT gathers gifts for those in need

Buckner Giving

MCT Credit Union conducted the “Giving Tree” project this holiday season. Credit Union members and employees provided 90 gifts for deserving children residing at Buckner and area foster homes. They will all receive their gifts on Christmas morning. The credit

Woman killed in fatal crash

fatal crash

Thursday, Dec. 18, at 3:40, officers with the Orange Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Simmons Drive and North St., in reference to a major traffic accident. Upon arrival, officers located a 1999 Ford  4 door, passenger car,

Armend men rob LC convenience store

armed robbery

Thursday, Dec. 18, at 10:48 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call from the store clerk at the LCM Food Mart, 8270 N. Hwy. 87 in Little Cypress. The store clerk reported that the store had just

Mustangs State Bound


The WOS Mustangs received a community wide send off today as they boarded their buses and headed North toward AT&T Stadium. The Mustangs meet the Gilmer Buckeyes Saturday at noon and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest.

Forecast cool and dry for weekend, warm for Christmas


The National Weather Service is expecting showers and thunderstorms to increase in coverage along the coast, and move inland overnight across southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana. During the day on Friday, the activity will be centered more on east Texas and

Mandarin Orange to play OCP

Mandarin Orange

The Orange Community Players will present a special benefit performance of Mandarin Orange, Jan. 9, at 7:37 pm and Jan. 10, at 7:37 pm. Tickets are $10 Kate Robards, formerly of Orange is a writer, performer, and an MFA Candidate

LIT holiday schedule

Lamar Institute of Technology will be closed for the winter break from Dec. 20-Jan. 4. All offices will be closed and there will be no classes. Offices will reopen Jan. 5 and on-campus advising and registration will resume. The 16-week Spring 2015

Local students named to LU Dean’s, President’s Lists

A total of 1,054 Lamar University students earned places on the Deans’ List for the fall 2014 semester, deans of Lamar’s five academic colleges announced. To qualify for the Deans’ List, a student must carry a full course load of

St. Mary supports Mustangs

St. Mary Catholic School shows their support for the West Orange Mustangs as they head to state.

St. Mary Catholic School shows their support for the West Orange Mustangs as they head to state.

BCCC presents annual Taste of the Bayou banquet

Gulf Coast Playboys Band (1)

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will present the 2015 Taste of the Bayou Annual Banquet, Monday, Jan. 12, at 6:00 p.m. at Bridge City Elementary School cafeteria and gymnasium and is open to the public. Entertainment will be provided by

Orange native, Roberts garners AP All-America Honors

Mark Roberts

Lamar receiver Mark Roberts has been named third-team All-America announced the Associated Press Wednesday evening. It is the first All-America honor of Roberts’ career. One of the nation’s top big-play threats, Roberts became one of the elite receivers as a

DPS increases DWI enforcement during holidays

Texas DPS

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 15-day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays. From Dec. 19 – Jan. 2, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when

Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Dec. 16, 17 and the morning of Dec. 18: Death, 1727 37th St. Traffic accident, 608 Strickland Dr. Simple assault, 3819 Meeks Dr. Forgery of checks, 811 Strickland

BCCC welcomes Angie’s Cardinal Cleaning

Angies Cleaning

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to welcome Angie’s Cardinal Cleaning Service to its membership Dec. 16. Angie’s Cardinal Cleaning Service is locally owned and operated by Angie Coats. They offer commercial and residential cleaning. Bonded and BBB

OCSO Weekly Reports

Sheriff badge

Officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from Dec. 10 through Dec. 16: Dec. 10: Animal bite, Lakeview Grocery Store, Vidor Animal bite, 5735 Tanglewood Dr., Orange Theft of a firearm, 3338 Maruarite Dr., Orange

Beaumont man sentenced for drug trafficking

A 36-year-old Beaumont, man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Jonathan Van Johnson pleaded guilty on Mar. 18, to possession with intent to

Mustang Insider

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The willingness to fight. That’s what Head Coach Cornel Thompson said he loves most about his Mustangs who knocked out the Sinton Pirates in the last quarter of the game Friday night, scoring three touchdowns to win, 42-21. Tied at

WOS MS raises pennies for leukemia, lymphoma

WOS penny fundraiser

West Orange – Stark Middle School recently raised over $1000 in a penny drive for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. First period classes competed against one another. Students in Cornelius’ Cooper first period class raised