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Floyd Leach

Obit Leach

Floyd W. “ Troy ” Leach, 69, of Vinton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, following an illness. Born April 19, 1945 in Many, La. to Nattie Mae (Oxley) Leach and Milford James Leach. He lived

Orange native, Roberts garners AP All-America Honors

Mark Roberts

Lamar receiver Mark Roberts has been named third-team All-America announced the Associated Press Wednesday evening. It is the first All-America honor of Roberts’ career. One of the nation’s top big-play threats, Roberts became one of the elite receivers as a

DPS increases DWI enforcement during holidays

Texas DPS

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 15-day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays. From Dec. 19 – Jan. 2, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when

Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Dec. 16, 17 and the morning of Dec. 18: Death, 1727 37th St. Traffic accident, 608 Strickland Dr. Simple assault, 3819 Meeks Dr. Forgery of checks, 811 Strickland

Olan Sanders

Obit Sanders

Olan Ray Sanders, 72, of Orange, passed away Dec. 17, at his home in Orange. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Dec. 19, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph Daleo of St. Mary Catholic

BCCC welcomes Angie’s Cardinal Cleaning

Angies Cleaning

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to welcome Angie’s Cardinal Cleaning Service to its membership Dec. 16. Angie’s Cardinal Cleaning Service is locally owned and operated by Angie Coats. They offer commercial and residential cleaning. Bonded and BBB

Roxie Lormand

Obit Lormand

Born Nov. 22, 1962 (Thanksgiving Day) in Beaumont to William John (Bill) Huffman and Lillie B. Culbertson, Roxie Anne Huffman Lormand died suddenly Dec. 14, at her home in Orange. Her husband, Richard Lormand, survives, in addition to her father (and wife,

OCSO Weekly Reports

Sheriff badge

Officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from Dec. 10 through Dec. 16: Dec. 10: Animal bite, Lakeview Grocery Store, Vidor Animal bite, 5735 Tanglewood Dr., Orange Theft of a firearm, 3338 Maruarite Dr., Orange

Beaumont man sentenced for drug trafficking

A 36-year-old Beaumont, man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Jonathan Van Johnson pleaded guilty on Mar. 18, to possession with intent to

WOS MS raises pennies for leukemia, lymphoma

WOS penny fundraiser

West Orange – Stark Middle School recently raised over $1000 in a penny drive for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. First period classes competed against one another. Students in Cornelius’ Cooper first period class raised

Orange Rotary Christmas food drive successful

Orange Rotary food drive

Thousands of children and adults in Southeast Texas are hungry and in desperate need of food. During this time, it takes the community pulling together to help feed the hungry. Orange Rotary Club collected over 150 pounds of food this

Edith Roberts

Obit Sneed

Edith Faye Sneed Rosenblad Roberts, 50, of Orange passed away Monday, Dec. 15, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Edith was born May 26, 1964 in Groves, Texas to parents, Mary Ellen (Peveto) and Martin Marion Sneed Sr. She was a

Louanna Granger

Obit Granger

Louanna Granger, 77, of The Woodlands and formerly of Orange, passed away Dec. 13, at her home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Friday, Dec. 19th, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Deacon Eddie Blankenstein of St.

Julia Jacobs

Obit Jacobs

The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Julia Jacobs, 103, will be held during a Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 12:00 pm, at St. Therese Catholic Church. Rites of Christian burial will follow in Hollywood Community Cemetery under the

Adam Frank, Jr.

Obit Frank

The Celebration of Life for Mr. Adam  J. Frank, Jr., 65, will be Friday, Dec. 19, at 11:00 a.m. at Brentwood Baptist Church, 13033 Landmark, Houston, 77045. Rites of Christian burial will follow in Houston National Cemetery under the direction

Phi Theta Kappa of LSC-O inducts new members for fall 2014

PTK induction

Dec. 1, LSC-O’s Alpha Nu Gamma Chapter held an induction ceremony welcoming 31 high-achieving students, having GPA’s of 3.5 or better, as members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Established by Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa

LSC-O salute fall graduates

LSCO fall grads

Lamar State College-Orange conferred more than 215 degrees, certificates and institutional awards at the Fall 2014 Commencement ceremony on December 12th at the Lutcher Theater.  Eight graduates of Lamar State College-Orange graduated with the designation of summa cum laude, with “highest

Purple Santa fundraiser successful


Mauriceville Elementary Student Council held their annual Purple Santa Fundraiser. Through donations from MVE students, they purchased gifts for needy children in the Mauriceville area. According to student council sponsor, Mary Kay Berndt, “We would like to thank everyone that

WOCCISD to dismiss classes early

West Orange – Cove CISD students and staff will be released early Thursday, Dec. 18. Additionally, Friday, Dec. 19 will be a student, teacher, staff holiday. On Thursday, campuses will observe standard early release schedules: • North Early Learning Center and West Orange

local students graduate with honors during LU commencement


Lamar University graduated 72 students with honors during fall commencement ceremonies December 13 in the Montagne Center. Local students graduating summa cum laude (with highest honors), with grade-point averages ranging from 3.8 to 4.0 include: Orange:  Christine Janet Abbott and

Team Force victorious in football, bowling

LCM Team Force

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s Special Olympics team, Team Force, is on a winning streak. The team, coached by Jason Yeaman and Michael Ridout, won the State Flag Football Championship this past weekend in Waco. The team got to practice in