Category Archives: Orange County News

Pets of the Week

pet of the week

Each week The Record Newspapers features a pet, or pets of the week for adoption through local shelters and rescue organizations. This week’s pets are again rescues from Pups in Peril. If you are interested in any of the dogs

Sanchez named Vidor’s Citizen of the Year

Vidor Wild Art

Mike Sanchez, center, of the Vidor Police Department, was named Vidor Citizen of the Year at the 60th Annual Vidor Chamber Membership Banquet. The event was held on the evening of Jan. 29 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall. 

Laser Spectacular featuring Pink Floyd’s music to play Jefferson

Pink Floyd lasers

Paramount’s Laser Spectacular, the smash hit multi-media laser and light show featuring the music of Pink Floyd will illuminate the Jefferson Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 8:00pm. Tickets are only $15 and on sale now at the Beaumont Civic Center

Orange County Aggies receive diplomas


Jan. 28, Diplomas were awarded to approximately 3,800 Texas A&M University graduates during fall commencement ceremonies. Among those receiving degrees were the following local students: Orange Colby M. Burnett, Bachelor of Science – Political Science; Samuel A. Delaney, Bachelor of

OCRT Group to meet

The Orange County Retired Teachers group will meet on Monday, Feb. 9, at 10:30 am, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street, Orange. Guest speaker will be a member of Shangri La Botanical Gardens, giving advice on spring planting

Dry cold front headed into SE Texas

The National Weather Service is expecting a dry cold front to pass through the region tonight. Later this weekend, rain is forecast late Saturday through Sunday, with an inch of rain. After a cool start to next week, another round of rain is expected Tuesday into Wednesday.

LCJH students name Outstanding Soloists

LCJH soloists

Little Cypress Junior High choir teacher, Stephanie Teague, received notice this week that two of her students had been named “Outstanding Soloists” by the judges for whom they performed at the recent Texas Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Contest.

Missing Orange woman found


UPDATE - On Jan. 28, at about 8:30 a.m., Michelle Haydel contacted the Orange Police Department by telephone and disclosed her location. Officers arrived at that location and found Haydel to be unharmed and no longer missing. The Orange Police Department would like

Orange AAUW collecting books for annual sale

The Orange Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is beginning their annual drive to collect “gently used” books for their scholarship fund. All books, fiction, non-fiction, hardbound and paperback are needed. Also wanted are audio and video tapes,

LCM students experience Jason Project

Jason Project

Little Cypress Junior High and Mauriceville Middle School eighth graders recently participated in JASON 2015 at Lamar University. Students prepared and presented four different lessons to elementary students in grades 4-6 from across the Golden Triangle.  MMS taught a lesson on

Dig a little deeper for that next drink

Alcohol Prices_Angela Hall

If it’s been a while since you last drank your favorite alcoholic beverage you may be in for a rude awakening when you receive the bill.Alcohol pricing in restaurants and bars over the past couple of years has increased dramatically,

LCE readers dine with teacher

LCE Readers

For the second year, Vicky Holland rewards students at Little Cypress Elementary who earn the highest AR reader points for each semester with dinner at a local restaurant. This year the two students for the first semester who earned Dinner

Nichols receives committee assignments

Sen Nichols

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced this evening that State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) will serve on four committees during the 84th Legislative Session. Nichols will serve on the Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee, Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee and the

SE TX Workforce Development welcomes new CEOs

Brint Carlton

With the start of 2015, Southeast Texas Workforce Development Board has welcomed Judge Brint Carlton as one of their new Chief elected Officials (CEO). Judge Stephen Brint Carlton is the new County Judge for Orange County and replaces Judge Carl

John Gray Jr. announces campaign for WOCCISD Board of Trustees

John Gray

I, John H. Gray Jr., would like to announce that I will be running for a seat on the Board of Trustees for West Orange Cove Consolidated Independent  School District. I am a lifetime resident of Orange and a 1990

LCM High School participates in UIL Meet

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School placed in several competitions, earning them Second in Sweepstakes and also in Overall Speech at the UIL Academic Meet at Nederland on Saturday, Jan. 24. The LCM HS team Individual winners include the following. In science,

Evy’s Cajun Kitchen


It’s Super Bowl time and we all know that we can’t watch any kind of sporting event without snack foods – especially football. There will literally be millions of snacks being served throughout the day that Sunday, and I want

American Legion to hold BBQ fundraiser

The American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Ave., Orange will hold a BBQ plate lunch fund raiser from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, Thursday, Feb. 5. Cost of each dinner is $8 and consists a link, potato salad, beans, bread

OHS participates in Invitational UIL Meet

Students at Orangefield High School participated in the Hamshire-Fannett Invitational UIL meet on Jan. 9 and 10. The following shows the students that placed in their events. Computer Applications First place, Kristen Blake and fourth place, Thanh Tsan. Spelling and

BCLL to hold informational “Road Show”

Bridge City Little League will hold a meeting hosted by the Texas Little League, District 32. Little League representatives from Williamsport, Pa. and Waco, will be conducting the meeting. The goal of the meeting is to make board members and

Commissioners revert to prior employee travel policy

The Orange County Commissioners Court has reversed course on the employee travel policy at their regular meeting on Jan. 26. County Judge Brint Carlton said the police was adopted by the court two years ago requiring approval from the commissioners court