Early voting off to a good start

Early voting

The first day of early voting for the November 2014 General Election seems to have gotten off to a respectable start. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4. Monday was the first day of early voting. Results from the Orange County

Orangefield’s Dicerson commits

Katelyn Dickerson, senior from Orangefield HS, has committed to continue her academic and softball career at Florida State College at Jacksonville. She will become a member of the Blue Waves softball team next fall. She aspires to be a demtal

MMS runners show strong

MMS Track

Mauriceville Middle School cross country runners showed strong at the District meet on Saturday. From right in the attached photo, Eli Peveto took first, with Jackson Baeza earning third, and Trevor Turner coming in ninth in his first ever race.

Uzzle Outdoors

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Trophies on the mind October is a special month for every hunter and fisherman for a variety of reasons and they are all good. Our first real crisp mornings generally show up in October and that triggers all kinds of

Man injured while riding tractor

At approximately 3:32 pm, Monday, Oct. 20, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 6000 block of Steinhagen Rd. in Labelle. Dispatchers said the call came from a gentleman that was brush-hogging. The man advised that a tree limb

Orange Police Beat

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Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Oct. 20, and the morning of Oct. 21: Found property, 1300 block 16th Simple assault, 111 Pine Ave. Security check, 6312 Ashton Simple assault, 201 8th St. Assault/intimidation/stalking,

GOACC seeking Citizen of the Year nominations

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominees for the 2014 Citizen of the Year. If you know someone who has served the greater Orange area community that would qualify as the 2014 Citizen of the Year award

Kaz’s Korner

Percy Harvin very disruptive for Seattle Seahawks It’s been proven time and again that one of the most difficult tasks in the National Football League is to repeat as the World Champions. Back in August, this didn’t seem to pertain

Anything Goes sails into the Lutcher

Anything Goes

  The national tour of Anything Goes, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Orange, premiere Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3:00 pm at the Lutcher Theater. Tickets ranging from $45-$65 are on

WOS reschedules 7th, 8th grade games

The 7th grade football game on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Hamshire-Fannett has been moved to Thursday, Oct. 23 at home, starting at 5:00pm. There will be one 7th grade game followed by one 8th grade game.The 7th grade home game on Tuesday, Oct. 28th against Hardin-Jefferson has been moved to Thursday, Oct.

Portion of Big Sandy Creek to close temporarily

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Big Thicket National Preserve announced Monday, that a portion of the Big Sandy Creek Unit will be temporarily closed for a prescribed burn from Wednesday, Oct. 22, through Saturday, Oct. 25. The area to be burned lies north of Sunflower

Free flu clinic scheduled

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville, in cooperation with Baptist Hospital-Orange, will host two flu vaccine clinics. A consent form must be signed to receive the vaccine, but it is free to anyone 18 years or older and is available on a first come,

Orange man arrested for possession of meth

Oathoudt, Jimmy Russell (1)

On Saturday, Oct. 18, around 2:20 a.m., an Orange County Sheriff’s patrol deputy on patrol in the area of Tulane Road and Avenue B in Orange, stopped a maroon 2007 Chrysler minivan for defective equipment. As the deputy made contact

WOS vs Hamshire-Fannett ticket sales

Ticket sales for the WOS vs. Hamshire-Fannett (Pink Out) Varsity Football game will be on sale in the WOS Athletic office the following days and times this week: Thursday - 9:00 am -12:00 pm, and 1:00 – 3:00 pm; and Friday – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm only. Ticket prices are $5

LC schools designated Microsoft Innovative schools

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Both Little Cypress Elementary and Little Cypress Intermediate schools have been designated Microsoft Innovative Schools. According to Director of Technology, Kim Allen, “The Microsoft Innovative Schools Program helps district and school leaders embrace innovation and implement technology effectively to support

Orange Police Beat

police beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Oct. 17, 18, 19, and the morning of Oct. 20: Traffic accident, 7112 IH-10 Warrant service, 201 8th St. Damaged property, 3819 Meeks Dr. Traffic accident, Park and

Wait for Bisson is over

Steve Bisson and Deborah

Steve Bisson, the Bridge City man who has been waiting for a liver transplant, is currently in surgery at a Houston hospital receiving a new liver. Bisson, 55, has been on the waiting list for people who can’t wait for

Man identified in hit and run accident

A 56 year old man is dead following a hit and run crash involving a motorcycle and a car. Tommy Joe Reeves, of Orange, was killed when his motorcycle was struck from behind by a Nissan Xterra. Reeves was pronounced

Reward offered for most wanted fugitive

Rangel

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Alfredo Rangel, 37, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his arrest. He has a

LSC-O receives development fund grant

Firestone check presentation

Firestone Polymers has partnered with Lamar State College-Orange to provide job training using a $307,374 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will be used to custom train 167 new and incumbent workers with needed

PTA recognizes WOC campus

golden apple award

The West Orange – Cove CISD District-wide PTA held a “Golden Apple Award Winner” luncheon for the WO-S Academic Alternative Center recently. The campus reported 100 percent of school staff members have joined the WOCCISD District-wide PTA for the 2014-2015