Pinehurst officer injured in pursuit

Pinehurst pursuit

Tuesday, Jan. 27, at approximately 1:14 a.m., Officer Leonard Roff of the Pinehurst Police Department observed a suspicious vehicle in the 1900 block of Strickland Drive. The driver of the vehicle committed a traffic offense by making an illegal left turn in front

Orange Police Beat

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Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Jan. 26 and the morning of Jan. 27: Assault/family violence, 3 Lutcher B Circle Warrant service, 201 8th St. Traffic accident, 1703 16th St. Traffic accident, 600 Strickland

LU presents ‘An Evening with Dr. Thomas Franklin Freeman’

LU Freeman

ExxonMobil presents Thomas Freeman at Lamar University Feb. 17 in “An Evening with Dr. Thomas Franklin Freeman” in celebration of Black History Month. The presentation, sponsored by ExxonMobil and hosted by Lamar University, is free and open to the public. The lecture

LCM trio sign with colleges

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Three LCM volleyball players signed with colleges on Monday, Jan. 26. Jade Piper signed with Seward County Community College in Kansas. Jade is an All-District outstanding setter, Orange Leader Top Setter, Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Honorable Mention, Texas Sports Writers

Earl Thomas to host Super Bowl party

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Earl Thomas is sponsoring a free Super Bowl Party at Lamar State College – Orange Student Center (407 Green Avenue), Sunday, Feb. 1, beginning at 4:00pm. There will be door prizes and food provided. This event will have a limit of 400 people.  

LCM Prose/Poetry Team dominates competition

LCM Prose Poetry Team

The LCM UIL Prose/Poetry team dominated the competition again, this time at the Nederland Meet, on Saturday, Jan. 24. All readers advanced from Prelims to Semi-Finals, and then again from Semi-Finals to the Finals round, the only school to do

Seattle’s players getting healthy; Pats fighting dishonesty

Having two weeks to get ready for the Super Bowl can affect both teams practicing their tails off to become pro football’s world champion Sunday night. The media had a field day with the New England Patriots’ weak explanations of

Orange Police Beat


Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Jan. 23, 24, 25 and the morning of Jan. 26: Traffic accident, Hwy. 62 and IH-10 Warrant service, 3 Circle R Theft, 701 Cypresswood Assault, 6765 FM 1130

TALH program offers preview day


The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) will host a spring preview day at the Mary and John Gray Library on Saturday, Feb. 21. The Academy is an early entrance college residential honors program at Lamar University.“Our preview day

WOCCISD Superintendent shows gratitude to OC citizens


An open letter to the citizens of Orange County from WO-S Interim Superintendent, Sylvia E. Martinez: Dear Citizens, West Orange-Cove CISD expresses out gratitude for the overwhelming support that the entire community has shown during the West Orange-Stark High School

Traffic stop leads to arrest

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Sunday, Jan. 25,  at 9:39 a.m., Pinehurst Officer K. Norton observed a mobile home being moved from the trailer park in the 3800 block of Pheasant Drive in Pinehurst. The trailer company listed a Lumberton address. A traffic stop was conducted

Bean Memorial Scholarship established

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The Lamar University Foundation has established a new endowed scholarship in the name of Amie Lynn Bean. The Amie Lynn Bean Memorial Scholarship will benefit undergraduate students majoring in nursing, part of the College of Arts and Sciences. “This scholarship

Leslie Caron Dazzled Hollywood

Leslie Caron

Only a handful of actresses danced in feature films with both Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire. One was Leslie Caron. Although her last feature film was a decade ago, she hasn’t been exactly idle since. “I won an Emmy in

LU Nursing Program presents outreach project


Over the past month the Lamar University Texas Nursing Students’ Association (LUTNSA) presented a “Breakthrough to Nursing” outreach project in which sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students from St. Mary Catholic School and West Orange-Stark Middle School were able to

CCS students advance in Math Olympics

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Several Community Christian School students have advanced to the next round in the ACSI Math Olympics. The results are as follows: Third Grade Computation: Ava Wright, Excellent; Emma Pierottie, Excellent and Sethnika Hancock, Excellent. Third Grade Reasoning: Maddox Hurley, Participation; Aaron

OHS Livestock Show and Rodeo art winners named

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The Orangefield High School Art Department’s students were judged last weekend by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo judging committee. The students scored exceptionally well in the contest, which has over 200 school districts in participation. Best of Show was senior,

Property taxes coming due


Property taxes are normally due on Jan. 31, but because this year the last day to pay falls on the weekend, the law considers payments timely if paid in the office or postmarked on the next regular business day. The

Roddy, Moore sign letters of intent


Two Battlin’ Bear Baseball players signed to play at junior colleges following graduation. Coby Roddy is a three year LCM Baseball Varsity starter who has chosen Alvin Junior College as his next stop on his baseball journey. Academics played a

St. Mary recognizes “Good Samaritans”

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St. Mary Catholic School is honored to share the “Good Samaritan” award winners for this week. St. Mary staff nominates students they witness displaying acts of kindness, helping others and showing respect at school and within the community.  The principal,

CCS students conduct matter experiments

CCS experiments

Community Christian’s third and fourth grade students use their five senses to compare and contrast matter. Experiment one: compare and contrast sand and cornstarch; experiment two: compare and contrast rice and grits; experiment three: compare and contrast tin foil and

My 5 Cents

Sen Nichols

Senator Robert Nichols For The Record Here in Austin, the Legislature has ended our second week of session. We are off the starting block and continue to pick up the pace for the long race ahead. During this time, as