Jefferson County man arrested after evading detention

On Tuesday, July 29, at approximately 8:38 am inmate, Jonathan Dewayne Gloston, was released from the Jefferson County Correctional Facility for a public intoxication charge. At 9:13 am, he was witnessed running across the grass by the visitation center. This drew the attention of

Reward offered for most wanted sex offender


  The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Robert Chrismon, 51, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Chrismon

‘Kissing Bugs’ becoming a growing concern

The so-called “kissing bug,” an insect that carries a deadly parasite that can cause Chagas disease, is becoming a growing concern in the United States, especially in Texas and Virginia. Though the bugs are native to Mexico and Central and South

OCSO Weekly Reports

  Officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls between July 23 and July 29: July 23: Runaway, 14000 1442, Bridge City Disturbance, 3775 FM 408, Orange Animal bite, 6269 Morris, Orange July 24: Burglary of

Orange Police Beat

  Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between July 28, and the morning Of July 29: Traffic accident, IH-10 at 16th St. Traffic accident, 1104 16th St. Assist public, 2 Circle C Found property, 1101

LCM alum, Hayden Reed, is recognized athletic scholar

Hayden Reed, formerly of Orange, has been named the men’s Scholar Athletes of the Year in Division I for the 2013-2014 track and field season by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the association announced Tuesday.

LCJH Golden Dazzlers attend camp

The Little Cypress Junior High Golden Dazzler Dance Team attended the American Dance/Drill Team camp in Galveston earlier this summer and reports great success, especially since the organization is about to begin only their second official year as a school

Joe Torre remembered as a teen-aged slugger

  It was mid-August 1957 and our team bus was slowly making it through the downtown section of Johnstown, Pa. after a 10-hour trip from Schenectady, N.Y. A few days before that I was flabbergasted when Chuck Esmoke asked my

WOS season ticket sales announced

wos helmet

Current WOS season ticket holders can purchase their 2014 football tickets during Aug. 5-6 from 9:00 – noon, and 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Tickets will be available at the athletic office at WOS High School. Season tickets will be available

Transient arrested for possession

  Saturday, July 26, Orange police responded to a call regarding a man who was possibly suicidal. Upon arrival, police met with Michael White, who is listed as a transient. White told police that he was in possession of synthetic

Nancy’s Kitchen

Nancy McWhorter

I don’t go camping and I don’t have a grill so I don’t grill but my daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Herb Farley do both.  I probably should explain. When my children were young, I had a living room but no

Gilligan to speak at convention

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Lamar baseball coach Jim Gilligan, who ranks as one of the winningest coaches in college baseball history, will be part of a college baseball panel at this week’s Society for American Baseball Research Convention at Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston.

Orange Police Beat

  Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between July 25, 26, 27, and the morning of July 28: Larceny from yard/land, 87 W. Main Miscellaneous incidents, W. Cypress at 1st St. Burglary, 1011 Park Ave.

BCISD receives Champions for Kids Award


Champions for Kids joined forces with Kellogg Company and Diamond Foods to collect breakfast food items for school-aged children during an April SIMPLE Giving promotional period. In addition, Champions for Kids is donating a total of  $48,000 to 12 school districts that

LSC-O and DuPont SRW partner for workforce skills development

  Lamar State College – Orange has partnered with DuPont De Nemours and Co. Inc. to provide custom training for over 500 new and incumbent employees at the Sabine River Works location in Orange. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded

Hundreds attend National Dance Day in Orange County

National Dance Day Orange

Some were worried when the rain started mid-day Saturday , but it stopped a couple hours before the National Dance Day was to kick-off at 7 p.m. and a cool breeze actually blew in. People started arriving around 6 p.m.

Boil water notice issued for Mauriceville residents

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Residents of Mauriceville, from Zavala Rd. to Stallion Rd., were issued a boil water advisory due to a water main break. It is advised residents boil water before consumption. When the notice is lifted, water system officials will notify residents

Lamar cross country schedule released

After both the men and women took home Southland titles in 2013, the Lamar cross country program is set to take on a challenging meet schedule this season that will see the teams compete against some of the best programs

OCSO Weekly Reports

Officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the floowing calls between July 16 through July 22:   July 16: Theft of copper, Freeway Blvd., Vidor Theft, 5890 Church House Rd., Vidor Fraud, 6015 N. Hwy. 105, Vidor Recovery

Texas mayors pledge support to combat bullying

bully project

Mayors in Arizona, Texas and New Mexico have signed onto a new partnership with The US Conference of Mayors and The BULLY Project as part of a major national initiative to develop local solutions-based responses to combat the epidemic of

CLEAT waives dues for members called to National Guard duty


Police officers who are members of the National Guard and called to active duty along the Texas-Mexico border will not have to pay their dues to the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas for the duration of their deployment. “As