Man taken into custody after bomb scare in Kemah


Wal Mart shoppers in Kemah were placed on lock down inside the store Saturday, after police received reports of a suspicious man with a knife in the parking lot. The man was first spotted in a nearby Target parking lot, then

Death Investigation News Release

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office News Release   News Release from Deputy Rod Carroll Subject: Death Investigation            Date: April 15, 2014   Update: Thursday, April 17, 2014 8;15pm:   At approximately 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 17, 2014, acting on a

Lady Cardinals repeat as Southland Conference Champions

For three consecutive days the Lamar women’s golf team had to hold off charges from three different schools seeking to knock the Lady Cardinals off their perch, but in the end it was the Red and White that was flying

LCM bi-district softball schedule released

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s Coach Dena Adkins has announced the first round, Bi-District, softball play-offs. All games to be played at Pt. Arthur Memorial and are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Game one – Friday, April 25 – Crosby will be the

Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between April 16, and the morning of April 17: Warrant service, 1000 Park Traffic accident, 4201 FM 105 Burglary, 1100 16th St. Traffic accident, Bluebonnet and Camellia Warrant service,

St. Mary hosts Spring Festival

  St. Mary  Catholic School will hold its annual spring festival from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm, Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm.  The festival will be held at the school, located at

Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between April 15, and the morning of April 16: Traffic accident, 16th and Green Warrant service, 201 8th St. Larceny from yard/land, 2320 3rd St. Miscellaneous incidents, 2717 Enner

Full military burial long overdue for Texas veterans


The cremated remains of a dozen Texas veterans who never received a military funeral will be re-interred with full honors at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 28. A full escort will

Center of the Universe

By Caroline Brewton Growing up, I always wanted to be the kind of person who read the New Yorker. These days, I devour it. I’ve been reading it for a few years, in fact, but I resisted bragging about it. Until

Ziller’s Retirement Ceremony

Ziller, Jerry

Jerry Ziller, deputy chief of the Orange Fire Department, retired on April 11 after 30 years of service. A ceremony was held in his honor at the central fire station. Ziller will begin working for Open Industrial Partners in Orange.

Oak trees gets attention

Oak tree

 Magnificent Oak Deep in the Heart of Beautiful, Downtown Historical Orange, Texas lives a magnificent and stately century old live oak tree. It is clear that this Fourth Street specimen with its knurled roots and huge canopy has survived many

Google Glass Beta Testing in Orange County

Google Glass Beta testing by Les Daigle

Tuesday, Google Glass went on sale for one day only to anyone for $1,500, but Les Daigle, of Orange started Beta testing for Google two months ago. “I was on the list for two years,” he said.”It takes a long

Spinnerbaits shine in dirty water

Big redfish will readily inhale a spinnerbait. Any tackle geek knows they are the next great weapon in the angling arsenal, saltwater spinnerbaits have come to the coast and the redfish have a new enemy. They come in array of

BC may soon give drivers a hearty welcome to their city

An LED digital billboard being erected in Bridge City took another step in becoming a reality. The Bridge City City Council approved at the regular meeting Tuesday night an annual variance to Mark Dunn Advertising for the placement of a

Expo Center refunds a no-go at commissioners’ meeting

Comm court

 County commissioners and members of the Texas Department of Family & Protective Service release balloons on Monday afternoon to recognize victims of child abuse in Texas. April was declared as National Child Abuse Prevention Month in Orange County at the

Bridge City uses team concept to take control of district race

BC VS. Hamp fan Baseball

 Bridge City Baseball at its best At the beginning of this season, unlike in years past, the Bridge City Cardinals were not considered the team to beat in 21-3A due to the departure of several key factors from last years

Baseball salaries continue to escalate for 2014

Just because a team has an enormously high payroll doesn’t necessarily mean the team will emerge from the regular season with enough wins to make it to the post-season playoffs. Of course the opposite also is true that if a

OCSO Weekly Reports

Officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls between April 9 and April 15: April 9: Traffic arrest/stolen vehicle, Lakeview and Fisherman Rd., Vidor Theft, 8390 E. Bridgefield, Orange Welfare concern, 4800 block Monroe St., Vidor

From the Creaux’s Nest

EASTER COLD WELCOMES HOLY WEEK The annual Easter cold front arrived a few days early or maybe Easter is a few days late. Anyway, my north side temperature gage Tuesday morning showed 40 degrees and strong north winds. I believe

Orange Police Beat

Officers with the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between April 14, and the morning of April 15: Damaged property, 2309 3rd St. Theft, 1100 16th St. Burglary, 4501 Kitty Chapin Ave. Found property, 2312 Alden St. Warrant

CCS competes in Lone Star Regional Tourney

Lone Star Inspiration Award

Community Christian School’s first ever high school First Robotics Championship (FRC) team, Flare, competed in the 2014 Lone Star Regional Tournament April 4-6, in Houston, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Team Flare, Rookie Team Number 5287, won the