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A New Rod for Gramps

A Christmas Story Robert Vail For The Record Young Cris had been going fishing since he was old enough to walk.  Gramps, as he had called him, was raising Chris as best he could, living on a fixed income. Cris’

Life Skills, teaching math to manners

Life Skills

The Life Skills program at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School is much more than the two word description. It is program that gives its special needs students the basic educational courses, but goes much further by teaching the students how to

Frances Sattler

Obit Sattler

Frances Sattler, 66, of Orange, passed away Dec. 22, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Born in St. Martinville, La, June 6, 1948, she was the daughter of Linton Broussard and Marie Barras. Frances worked as a Systems Analyst for

Evy’s Cajun Kitchen

pecan tarts

During the holidays, as far back as I can remember, my mama, Pat Brandon has made candies, cookies, breads and pecan tarts. Everybody wanted those pecan tarts. The person she always wanted to make sure got them though was John

Texas top 10 sex offender captured

Jeffrey Ortiz

Jeffrey Ortiz, 37, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested Dec. 16 in Dallas. Ortiz, who is considered a high-risk sex offender, was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender (Edinburg),

Lady Bobcats outscored by Lady Bears

The Orangefield Lady Bobcats recently traveled to LCM and played the Lady Bears. The Bobcats started off slow with LCM out scoring them 15-3 in the first. In the second quarter the Bobcats fought back closing the lead to 8

GOACC welcomes Complete Staffing

Complete Staffing

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, along with other local chambers held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Complete Staffing. Complete Staffing provides employee outsourcing services for numerous job markets, our clients and personnel placements include; petro-chemical, medical, IT, accounting,

Home fires become top disaster threat in Texas

Red Cross

This year your American Red Cross helped more people affected by home fires than all other disasters combined. Local volunteers responded at all hours of the day with food, blankets and comfort to help 15, 620 Texans with nowhere else to

Orange County Marriage Licenses

The following marriage licenses were issued by the office of Karen Jo Vance, Orange County Clerk, for the week of Dec. 15 through Dec. 19: Michael P. Thompson and Melissa M. Calais Shane T. Stankus and Mary V. Nguyen Milton

Professional photographer to give presentation

Ruth Hoyt.jpg

Ruth Hoyt, naturalist and full-time photographer, specializing in wildlife, will be giving a presentation to Perfect Picture 4-H Monday, Jan. 5, at 5:00 pm at the Raymond Gould Community Center in Vidor. You do not have to be a 4-H member

Orange Police Beat

police beat 1

Officers from the Orange County Police Department responded to the following calls between Dec. 19, 20, 21 and the morning of Dec. 22: Miscellaneous incidents, IH-10/near BC exit Fraud/illegal use of credit cards, 201 8th St./502 S. 44th St. Domestic

Flashdance – The Musical makes Gulf Coast premiere


Flashdance – The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Lutcher Theater onWednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Tickets from $45-$65 are on sale now at or by calling the Lutcher Theater box office

Michael Terry

Obit Terry

Michael Lee Terry, 64, of Orange, passed away Dec. 18, at the Southeast Texas Medical Center in Port Arthur. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Mr. John

Don Harmon, Sr.

Obit Harmon

Donald Cecil Harmon, Sr., 83, of Orange, passed away Dec. 20, at Harbor Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Father Tom Phelan of St. Francis Assisi

LCM CISD school bus involved in minor accident

school bus

A school bus from the Little Cypress Mauriceville CISD was involved in an accident on Meeks Dr. near Greenway 2 this afternoon. According to Sherry Combs, Community Relations Coordinator, none of the seven children on the bus or the bus

St. Mary teacher sentenced for improper relationship

Teacher sentenced

A former teacher at St. Mary Catholic School in Orange was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he plead guilty on charges that he had an inappropriate relationship with a student. John Phillip Fuller, 28, plead guilty in Judge

Orange Police Beat

police lights

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Dec. 18 and the morning of Dec. 19: Miscellaneous incidents, 509 Border St.  Traffic accident, Green and 15th St.  Warrant service, 16th and Link  Driving while license invalid,

MCT gathers gifts for those in need

Buckner Giving

MCT Credit Union conducted the “Giving Tree” project this holiday season. Credit Union members and employees provided 90 gifts for deserving children residing at Buckner and area foster homes. They will all receive their gifts on Christmas morning. The credit

Woman killed in fatal crash

fatal crash

Thursday, Dec. 18, at 3:40, officers with the Orange Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Simmons Drive and North St., in reference to a major traffic accident. Upon arrival, officers located a 1999 Ford  4 door, passenger car,

Armend men rob LC convenience store

armed robbery

Thursday, Dec. 18, at 10:48 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call from the store clerk at the LCM Food Mart, 8270 N. Hwy. 87 in Little Cypress. The store clerk reported that the store had just

Bill R. Weisman

US Flag

Bill R. Weisman, 92, passed away at his home in Orange. He was raised on a farm growing up and attended Monett High School. Bill was enlisted in the 203 C.A. AA on Sept. 19, 1940 and was discharged Sept.