Melissa Ringhardt located, arrested

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Melissa Ringhardt has been located and arrested by deputies of the Pope County Sheriff’s Department in Russellville, Ar. She was located around 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2.  The Pope County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip from a resident

Texas Energy Museum presents “Dinosaur Day”

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Dinosaur Day, the Texas Energy Museum’s annual outdoor program of hands-on activities about dinosaurs and fossils, will be held on the grounds of the Museum in downtown Beaumont on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The free educational program

Orange Police Beat

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Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Sept. 30, Oct. 1, and the morning of Oct. 2: Warrant service, 5th and North Traffic accident, Hwy. 87 and FM 105 Found property, 10th and Polk Warrant

Late night crash kills four

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Interstate 10 in Orange County has been reopened following a crash that killed four people, two adults, and two children. The crash occurred at about 9:30 pm Wednesday, near the Asher Turnaround in Rose City, and involved two 18 wheelers,

NWS says severe weather possible

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting a small chance for strong to severe thunderstorms, starting after 12:00 am Friday. The primary threat will be damaging winds of 50-60 mph. The threat will begin in east Texas, and move across

Carlton serving overseas in fight against Ebola outbreak


David BallFor The RecordThe name of one Orange County resident serving overseas to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may ring a bell to many. Major Brint Carlton, Republican nominee for Orange County judge and assistant district attorney is currently

Orangefield faces Worthing after downing Newton


The Orangefield Bobcats will take their three-in-a-row victories on the road this week for a Saturday game against the Worthing Colts in Houston. On Friday the Bobcats (3-2) shocked the Newton Eagles with a late game comeback to win 25-20

Commissioners postpone appeals hearing till next week

David Ball For The Record The setting of an appeals hearing was delayed concerning a Vidor land developer at the regular meeting of the Orange County Commissioners’ Court on Monday afternoon. County Judge Carl Thibodeaux wanted to delay voting on

Neches River dredging to be a boon for Orange County

David Ball For The Record The deepening and widening of the Neches River should also have positive benefits for Orange County. The Sabine-Neches Navigation District announced last week the federal government will allow them to dredge its 65-mile-long ship channel

LCM homecoming parade scheduled

Details of the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Homecoming Parade were released Tuesday. The parade will take place on Friday, Oct. 17, at 2:00 p.m., with the pep rally following immediately (approximately 3:30 p.m.) in Bear Stadium. This year’s theme is

Texas Ebola virus case confirmed


Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor makes the following statement regarding today’s confirmation of Ebola virus in Dallas: “Today the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with the Commissioner of the Texas Department of State

Mustang Insider

The Mustangs faced a giant in the Richmond Foster Falcons this past Friday night, and although they lost, 17-14, they hung in the game to the end. Very few polls picked the game to even be close, but WO-S proved

BBQ Blow Out scheduled for Oct. 10-11


The 5th annual Orange County BBQ Blow Out will be Oct. 10-11, at the Mauriceville Crawfish Grounds, located  on Hwy. 62, just south of Hwy. 12. The BBQ Blowout, which is sponsored by the Orange County Go Texan teams, supports

LCJH groundbreaking kicks off construction

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Another project funded by the 2013 Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bond Election broke ground on construction today. At Little Cypress Junior High, several community members were on hand for the ceremony, as well as school officials, board members, Bond Committee members and

OCSO Weekly Reports

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Officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department responded to the following calls between Sept. 24 through Sept. 30: Sept. 24: Animal bite, 12512 Sandridge Rd., Vidor Theft, 100 Old Hwy. 90, Vidor Reckless driving/criminal mischief, 9561N. Hwy. 62/Jay’s Automotive, Vidor

WO-S tickets on sale at Newton stadium


All tickets for the WOS vs Newton game have to be purchased the evening of the game, Oct. 3,  at their gate. The gates open at 5:30pm. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Directions to Newton stadium: Take 87 N. to

Northern Virginia Nightmare

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Driving his sister’s 1997 Nissan Sentra, Jesse LeRoy Matthew, Jr., 32, headed south to Texas, fleeing from Virginia State police surveillance. On September 23, he walked into Swedes Grocery store at Crystal Beach and bought some skeeter spray. He inquired

LU presents Judith Jamison in lecture series


Lamar University will present Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, in a free public lecture in the Lamar University Academic Lecture Series, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. An American dancer and choreographer, Jamison is an icon in

Art of Beer coming to AMSET

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Something big is brewing once again this fall at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET). From 6:00-10:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, AMSET will host its 8th annual Art of Beer fundraising event where beer lovers and those new to

Orange Police Beat

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Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Sept. 29, and the morning of Sept. 30: Traffic accident, 4080 IH-10 Evading detention, Strickland and Ridgemont Warrant service, 900 Cordrey Ave. Warrant service, 201 8th St. Burglary,

Vidor police investigation auto/pedestrian fatality

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A fatal hit and run auto/pedestrian accident is being investigated by Vidor police this morning. Vidor police chief, Dave Shows told local news sources that Carlton Lee Newman, 46, of Ore City, near Longview, died in the collision Tuesday morning.