Category Archives: World & National News

Costars Remember Elvis the Actor


For many, the title “King of Rock and Roll” is reserved for one man: Elvis Presley. Had he lived, Elvis would have celebrated his 80th birthday on January 8. In addition to his music, Elvis lives on through a phenomenal number

From the Creaux’s Nest

EASTER COLD WELCOMES HOLY WEEK The annual Easter cold front arrived a few days early or maybe Easter is a few days late. Anyway, my north side temperature gage Tuesday morning showed 40 degrees and strong north winds. I believe

Sinkholes Across America


25 acre wide sinkhole in Bayou Come, Louisiana Swallow hole, doline, swallet, cenotes all refer to the same thing – sinkhole. Sinkholes have been around forever. They can be found all over the earth and recently large ones have opened

50,000 Pounds of ground beef recalled due to possible E. Coli


WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 – National Beef Packing Company, a Liberal, Kan., firm, is recalling approximately 50,100 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Gov. Rick Perry say he won’t seek re-election in Texas

Gov Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he will not run for re-election in 2014, feeding speculation that he might again pursue the presidency as a Republican candidate in the 2016 race. The governor made his announcement at a news conference Monday

Orange couple experiences Boston blast; safely returns home

Amanda Britnell web

An Orange couple returning home from Boston after two explosions rocked the city Monday afternoon, will certainly be relieved they made it home safely. Brad and Amanda Britnell were in the airport Tuesday morning on their way back home. According

Entergy Announces Environmental Initiatives Funding

Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) is casting a broad net to identify environmental improvement projects to support through its shareholder-funded Environmental Initiatives Fund.  Entergy is partnering with American Carbon Registry and America’s Wetland Foundation to get the word out to a

Lamar football inks 20 players on National Signing Day

Lamar Cardinal Athletics

Lamar University head football coach Ray Woodard announced at Wednesday’s National Signing Day press conference that 20 student-athletes, including two with ties to Southeast Texas, have committed to play for the Cardinals this fall. “We signed 20 players today, and

IRS to start taking returns Jan. 30

Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), the Internal Revenue Service announced today it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30.

FDA expands Tamiflu’s use to treat children younger than 1 year

Parents, health care professionals must ensure proper dosing The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently expanded the approved use of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) to treat children as young as two weeks old who have shown symptoms of flu for no longer

Orange selected to host 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series tournament No.1

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Orange, Texas has been selected as the host site for the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament No.1, scheduled for March 14-17, 2013. The Bassmaster Elite Series Sabine River

Rare quintuplets born at UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS, TX – Three boys and two girls were born Thursday, Aug. 9, to missionaries Carrie and Gavin Jones at UT Southwestern Medical Center, among the first sets of quintuplets delivered nationally so far this year. (Editor’s Note: A news

Orange’s Demolition 13U Major team wins Triple Crown Div. 1 World Series

Orange 13U Demolition Champs web

The GT Demolition 13U Major Baseball team captured the Triple Crown Division I World Series championship by defeating the San Diego Cherokees 7-4 last Sunday in Steamboat Springs, Colo. After going 2-1 and pool play losing only a one run

DSHS encourages seasonal flu shots now

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging everyone over 6 months old to get a dose of seasonal flu vaccine as soon as possible. “Even if you had a flu shot during the last flu season, it’s time

Feds Warn of Disguised Terroists at Super Bowl

The government says there is no terroist threat to the Super Bowl on Sunday February 6. But U.S. intelligence officials say groups like al Qaeda are still interested in carrying out attacks at such a high profile event.Having

Obama’s HAMP Program

Over half a million Americans have recieved permanent mortgage modifications from the Obama administration's flagship foreclosure prevention program. The reason they are falling behind on their mortgages isn't because their loans are unaffordable, according to a report released Monday

Hawaii Bill: Obama’s Birth Record

Yesterday, five Democratic state legislators from Hawaii introduced a bill that would allow anyone that was seeking an original certified copy of Barack Obama's birth record could obtain one. All they would have to do is pay $110.

Pennsylvania School Experiments With ‘Segregation’

A high school in Pennsylvania says some students are separated by race, gender and language for a few minutes each day. This happens in an effort to boost academic scores. The initiative is a program intended on "enriching

Divisions on the Right Over Gays in its Ranks

An intense argument over whether a gay conservative group should co-sponsor the conservative movement's biggest gathering of the year has led some supporters to back out of the event in February.This year's Conservative Political Action Confrence, which is set to

New spirit in Washington, same old divisions

On a night when the new, and still tenuous, mood of bipartisanship in Washington was on full display, President Barack Obama pushed forward an agenda of government spending and investment that is sure to be met with fierce resistance by

This Year’s Budget Deficit to Hit $1.5T

A continuing weak economy and last month's bipartisan tax cut legislation will drive the government's deficit to a record $1.5 trillion this year, a new government estimate predicts.The eye-popping numbers mean the government will continue to borrow 40 cents for