Evy’s Cajun Kitchen

pecan tarts

During the holidays, as far back as I can remember, my mama, Pat Brandon has made candies, cookies, breads and pecan tarts. Everybody wanted those pecan tarts. The person she always wanted to make sure got them though was John

Texas top 10 sex offender captured

Jeffrey Ortiz

Jeffrey Ortiz, 37, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested Dec. 16 in Dallas. Ortiz, who is considered a high-risk sex offender, was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender (Edinburg),

Lady Bobcats outscored by Lady Bears

The Orangefield Lady Bobcats recently traveled to LCM and played the Lady Bears. The Bobcats started off slow with LCM out scoring them 15-3 in the first. In the second quarter the Bobcats fought back closing the lead to 8

GOACC welcomes Complete Staffing

Complete Staffing

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, along with other local chambers held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Complete Staffing. Complete Staffing provides employee outsourcing services for numerous job markets, our clients and personnel placements include; petro-chemical, medical, IT, accounting,

Home fires become top disaster threat in Texas

Red Cross

This year your American Red Cross helped more people affected by home fires than all other disasters combined. Local volunteers responded at all hours of the day with food, blankets and comfort to help 15, 620 Texans with nowhere else to

Professional photographer to give presentation

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Ruth Hoyt, naturalist and full-time photographer, specializing in wildlife, will be giving a presentation to Perfect Picture 4-H Monday, Jan. 5, at 5:00 pm at the Raymond Gould Community Center in Vidor. You do not have to be a 4-H member

Christmas 50′s Style

5th Street Christmas

The 1950s were a simpler time. TV was black and white, channels were limited, usually only three, there was no cable TV, computers were the size of small houses, and telephones were hard wired into the house. Christmas sixty years

Orange Police Beat

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Officers from the Orange County Police Department responded to the following calls between Dec. 19, 20, 21 and the morning of Dec. 22: Miscellaneous incidents, IH-10/near BC exit Fraud/illegal use of credit cards, 201 8th St./502 S. 44th St. Domestic

Flashdance – The Musical makes Gulf Coast premiere


Flashdance – The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Lutcher Theater onWednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Tickets from $45-$65 are on sale now at www.lutcher.org or by calling the Lutcher Theater box office

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.