CCS students advance in Math Olympics

CCS Math 7th grade

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

OHS rodeo art

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”

St. Mary good sam

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

LU’s Dausin, Mitchell leave Lamar

Lamar Football

Senior Rex Dausin and sophomore Robert Mitchell will not return for the 2015 season announced Lamar head coach Ray Woodward Thursday afternoon. Dausin had one year of eligibility remaining, while Mitchell had three years. Both players saw action in limited

Join Arbor Day Foundation, receive free trees


Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from Texas who joins the Foundation in February 2015 will receive 10 free Eastern redbud trees to plant when the weather turns

WOS Stallions trip up HJ Hawks

The Stallions traveled to HJ and came home with two hard fought wins. The seventh grade team held off a tough Hawk team to win by a score of 29-26. Wilbert Ned led the offense scoring 12 points with Ja’veen

Orange Police Beat

crime scene police line

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Jan. 22 and the morning of Jan. 23: Possession of heroin, IH-10 E at FM 1135 Traffic accident, 8000 FM 1130 Larceny from vehicle, 912 5th St. Traffic

Texas launches number to help elderly and disabled


The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) is launching a toll-free number to help qualifying Texans connect with long-term care services. The telephone number is 1-855-937-2372. It has been set up to help older adults (60 and up) who currently receive

Hirasaki Scholarship in Chemical Engineering established at LU

LU logo 2

The Lamar University Foundation has announced an endowed scholarship has been established for the College of Engineering. The Dr. George J. Hirasaki Scholarship in Chemical Engineering will provide funding for outstanding students to further their studies at Lamar. “It’s a

BC’s Roccaforte to take office at annual SETRPC meeting


The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) recently hosted its 43rd Annual Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at 6:30 pm.  The Annual Meeting was held at the City of Beaumont Event Centre, 700 Crockett Street, Beaumont. The SETRPC is a voluntary

OCSO Weekly Reports

Sheriff badge

Officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls between Jan. 15 through Jan. 21: Jan. 15: Theft, FM 1006 at FM 105, Orange Criminal mischief, 1515 Kenwood St., Vidor Disturbance, 8590 Thomas Rd., Orange Criminal mischief,

Guys and Dolls to play Lutcher

Guys and Dolls

Broadway classic, Guys and Dolls will play the Lutcher Theater, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Tickets from $45-$65 are on sale now at or by calling the Lutcher Box Office at 866-5535. Bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, Guys and Dolls celebrates Broadway’s golden

OF Water Supply helps Victory Gardens with water and sewer

Several months ago, Orangefield Water Supply Corporation (OWSC) sponsored a field survey for interest in expanding our Water and Sewer service in the Victory Gardens Subdivision. The positive interest indicated at that time, encouraged OWSC to do an Engineering study

Weather service calling for rain, possible flooding


The National Weather Service is expecting rain to continue through this evening, before tapering off from west to east. A few lingering patches of rain will occur Friday morning before ending by Friday evening. Rain totals will be one to two inches, with locally

Entergy warns about national utility phone scam


Scammers continue to target Entergy customers in Texas and surrounding states. The con artist calls and tells the customer their electric bill payment is past due, and that service will be disconnected within the hour if payment isn’t made. The

St. Mary Catholic School honor roll

St. Mary honor roll

St. Mary Catholic School students received awards for honor roll and perfect attendance for the second 9 week grading period. Those students are: Distinguished Honor Roll 1st Grade Colton Claybar, Ethan Davidson, Catherine Doan, Tessa Erickson, Paige McKee, Amaya Meadows and

Orange Police Beat

police lights

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Jan. 20, 21 and the morning of Jan. 22: Larceny from a vehicle, 4300 Rue Des Fleurs Traffic accident, Park and 16th Abandoned vehicle, N. Lutcher and Happy