Category Archives: Orange County News

Two LCM Seniors inducted into NHS

LCM NHS Seniors

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School seniors Alexis Sezer (left) and Rebecca Sanford (right) were inducted into the National Honor Society on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at LCM High School.

LCM Quiz Bowl team advances


The Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Quiz Bowl Team won the second round of the Channel 6 Academic Challenge Saturday, Feb. 21. Team members Shri Murthy, Aaron Rose, and Arish Bheraiya took Harmony Science Academy 310 to 115. Jessica Robertson is the

OES students participate in ‘Read the Most Coast to Coast’

OES Readers

Orangefield Elementary students in Mrs. Wolfford’s third grade readingcClasses took part in a nationwide effort to ‘‘Read the Most Coast to Coast’’ on Friday, Feb. 27. They joined hundreds of thousands of students in Renaissance Learning’s celebration that encourages students

Orange Master Gardeners to meet

The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners Assn. will be held Thursday, March 12, at the Orange County EXPO Center, FM 1442 (Exit 869S off IH10) with a pot luck supper at 6:00 PM and the meeting starting

Neches FCU breaks ground for BC branch

Neches FCU gbreaking

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Neches Federal Credit Union in Bridge City Friday, Feb. 27. The new 3,380 square-foot building, located at 410 Texas Ave. will feature the latest financial products and services

‘Friends Helping Friends’ administers “Power to Care” funds

Power to Care

Orange County’s elderly and disabled in need of assistance with energy bills have a new friend who can help.             Friends Helping Friends, a nonprofit organization that has helped Orange County residents for nearly 30 years, has picked up the

On choosing a private Christian school: an outsider’s perspective.

Brewton, Caroline

When I was looking at universities, I narrowed my selection on three real criteria: the strength of the program I was entering (journalism), class size, and how much scholarship money I could get. I wanted a school with a low

Family walking cross country makes stop at CCS

Cobb Family

The Cobb family is a family of five from Houston that is halfway through their 4,000 mile journey to walk from Disneyland in Anaheim, California, to Disney World in Orlando, Florida in honor of their late daughter, Julia, and to

OISD students receive Bravo Awards

Orangefield Bravo Awards

The following Orangefield I.S.D. students were awarded Bravo Awards at Monday night’s school board meeting for their outstanding achievements at U.I.L. Academic Meets: Isaac Baasari, Emily Baassari, Kaitlyn Jenkins, Sadie Prouse, Breckin Potter, Hannah Block, Colten Smith, Chloe Smith, Gunner Jones, Morgan

LU welcomes saxophonist Justin Pierce


Saxophonist and clinician Justin Pierce will be on the Lamar University campus on Wednesday, March 4, as a guest artist in the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music. Pierce will lead a master class at 2 p.m. in the Band Hall and perform

Murder suspect on the run

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UPDATE – According to Bobby Smith with the Texas Rangers, Joshua Latham was apprehended  in Beauregard Parish in Lousiana by Texas Rangers, with the help of local law enforcement. Latham was found in a wooded area behind a residence and

Lutcher Theater Service Guild to meet

Volunteers of the Lutcher Theater Service Guild. Our last Guild Meeting for the 2014-2015 season will be held on Thursday, March 19 at 5:30 pm on the Third Floor of the theater. Pizza and other refreshments will be served. New officers, chairpersons

OC Retired Teachers meet

The Orange County Retired Teachers Association will meet on Monday, March 9, at 10:30 am in the Family Center at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street, Orange. The Honorable Judith Haney, presiding judge of the Woodville, Municipal Court will be

Ed Begley, Jr. to speak at LU Lecture Series

Lamar University hosts American actor and environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr. in the university’s Academic Lecture Series, 7:00 p.m., May 4, in the University Theatre. Begley has appeared in hundreds of films, television shows and stage performances. Best known for his

SETRPC holds series of meetings regarding public transit

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission’s (SETRPC) Transportation and Environmental Division is gathering public comment on general activities related to public transit planning. These activities are related to strategies for increasing the availability and efficiency of public transportation services for

Nancy’s Kitchen

cauliflower chowder

Today I am viewing the beautiful snowy wonderland from the window of my cozy warm house, sipping on Hot Raspberry Scripture Tea and munching Glazed Animal Cookies.  The scene is like a Colorado picture postcard. I have not even left

Dubose named GOACC school district EOM


Ryan Dubose was named School District Employee of the Month by the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Dubose is the Assistant Principal at Little Cypress Mauriceville High School. He enjoys his job and is always going the extra

Pinehurst council discusses sick leave, police contract

Pinehurst Pete

In the regular Pinehurst city council meeting, February 24, 2015 the council discussed three items. The first item discussed was whether there is a need to set a policy regarding the employees use of the TeleDoc system to obtain a

Benefit crawfish boil to be held

A crawfish benefit to be held in memory of Roscoe Leblanc will be March 14, from 11:00 am until, at Cormier Park, 8235 FM 1442, Orangefield.  The cost will be $20 per person for crawfish, potatoes and corn. There will

Jolie Moi cuts ribbon

Jolie Moi Ribbon Cutting

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to welcome Jolie Moi to its membership Feb. 10. Jolie Moi clothing boutique is locally owned and operated by Denise Simoneaux Sams. Located inside Michele Michelle Salon and Spa,1990 Texas Ave.,

Lions to host golf tournament

The Orange Lions Club, in cooperation with the Lions District 2-S1, will host the 23rd Annual Lions Eye Bank Golf Tournament Saturday, May 2. The golf event will begin with a 8:00 a.m. shotgun start and will take place at