Orange Police Beat

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Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Nov. 25 and the morning of Nov. 26: Larceny from vehicle, 816 Moss St. Weapons offense, 573 Gardenia Ave. Traffic accident, 500 W. Front Ave. Warrant service, MacArthur

My 5 Cents

Senator Robert Nichols

With the results of the Nov. 4 election, there will be several new faces at the State Capitol. This is the first time in many years there has been such a large turnover in both statewide positions and the Texas

Hurricane season to end quietly


The National Weather Service in Lake Charles reports this weekend will begin a warming trend and next week will see temperatures run above normal, with lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s. There will be a small chance

LU going to the dogs

LU Therapy Dogs

Certified therapy dogs with the local organization Paws 4 Love and rescue dogs from the Humane Society of Southeast Texas will be on campus at the Mary and John Gray Library during the week of finals, Dec. 4-10. Dogs of all

Nativity Village comes to life


This December the community and surrounding areas are invited to experience the Christmas story up close and personal as the church family at North Orange Baptist Church recreates the birth of Christ in first century Palestine. Over 100 church members

From the Creaux’s Nest


 A TIME FOR GIVING THANKS It’s come on Thanksgiving time and we certainly have plenty to be thankful for. It looks like Thanksgiving time I remember as a boy with the changing of the leaves. It’s not New England but

Goose hunters outlook improving

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I stood at the edge of my driveway with my head cocked to one side and a smile on my face, the big group of speckle bellied geese finally came into view and the picture was now complete. I turned to walk

WOS – PNG boys basketball game cancelled

The WOS Boys Basketball game at PNG on Dec. 16 has been cancelled.

St. Mary student council hosts conference

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St. Mary Student Council hosted the Texas Association of Student Councils Middle Level Conference in San Marcos. The state team consisted of Shelby Smith, Megan Do, Elizabeth Johns, Adrian Willingham, Amber Lester, Krystal Lester, Elizabeth Doan, Thomas Nguyen, Nicholas Wilson,

Holiday Memorial Tree helps families through holidays

The team of Oak Bluff Memorial Park have always believed their work is a “mission of service,”  considering it a privilege to help families during a most difficult time in their lives. Because the loss of a loved one can

Criminals prepare for holiday shopping


The holiday season is upon us. And just as we prepare for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and visiting the malls and shopping centers, thieves are also preparing to shop . . . . . in your vehicle.The Texas Auto Burglary and Theft

Dancing Pros:Live! added to Lutcher lineup

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As this season of Dancing With the Stars comes to a close, fans in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana can look forward to their “dancing fix” with the recently added Dancing Pros:Live!, presented by the Lutcher Theater, March 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Tickets

Dupont SRW, TWC honored at conference

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DuPont Sabine River Works received the Local Employer of Excellence Award for the Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas area at the recent Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) 18th Annual Texas Workforce Conference held earlier this month.  The Local Employer of Excellence Award

TXDOT named hometown beautification hero

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Less than half a century ago what is now the heart of Orange and what is still referred to by many as “the Circle” was a beautiful Forest with towering Pines and majestic Bur and White Oaks.  Children from 28th

Orange Police Beat

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Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Nov. 24 and the morning of Nov. 25: Suspicious activity, 1006 W. Orange Warrant service, 900 W. Elm Ave. Traffic accident, Camellia and Amaryllis Damaged property, 1912 16th

Mustang Insider

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Living up to exactly what was expected, the Giddings Buffalo held tough against the Mustangs until the fourth quarter, when WO-S pulled ahead and finished the game strong, 34-14. The win moves the Mustangs on to the regional round where

LIT classess observe holiday, resume Dec. 1


Lamar Institute of Technology will be closed on Nov. 27 and 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will not meet, and all offices will be closed. Classes will resume on Dec. 1.  

OCSO Weekly Report

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Officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls between Nov. 19 and Nov. 25: Nov. 19: Criminal mischief, 8730 Tulane Rd., Orange Disturbance, 7780 Raintree Ln., Orange Disturbance, 3805 Brent Dr., Orange Nov. 20: Burglary of

Earl Thomas III takes care of his fans

Earl Thomas

The phone rang a week ago Thursday while I was watching an old $25,000 Pyramid game show hosted by the late Dick Clark and waiting to leave for my 10 a.m. Silver Sneakers class at the Body Workz. On the

City of WO lights Christmas tree


The City of West Orange will hold their annual Christmas tree lighting celebration Monday, Dec. 1, at 6:00 pm., at the gazebo adjacent to City Hall, 2700 Western Ave. Those in attendance will enjoy holiday activities including the tree lighting,

Not Just any old Swim Bait

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“I loved that movie,” said 15 year old Isaac, “but I couldn’t believe it was the name of a fishing bait as well.I thought Dad was kidding when he said y’all caught your fish on Usual Suspects last week.“Which came