Two Bobcats In Blue-Grey Game

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Two Orangefield Bobcats have been selected to play on the Blue-Grey All- American Bowl that will be played on December 18, 2017 at Cowboy’s AT&T Stadium at 6:00pm. The two players are seniors Aaron Galitz (6’3″ 315) and Luke Padilla (6’3″ 358). Coach Josh Smalley said, “The Bobcat athletic program is very proud of these ...

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Two Busted For Possession And Guns

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On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. Officer J. Lockett of the Pinehurst Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 2500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Pinehurst. The driver was identified as Leonard Earl Antwine Jr., a 21 year-old black male. The passenger was identified as Deion Wallace, a 19 ...

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County Settles With Shannon

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The Newton County Commissioners Court this week approved paying a settlement of $200,000 to former Sheriff Eddie Shannon, who filed a federal lawsuit against the county. In the lawsuit, Shannon had contended the county officials had violated his civil rights, made a false arrest and deliberately fabricated falsehoods. He said he had campaigned to clean ...

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BC Holds Budget Hearing

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The City Council in Bridge City held two public hearings Tuesday night on the 2017-18 budget and the proposed tax rate for next fiscal year.  There were no citizens’ comments during the hearing on the budget. During the hearing on the tax rate though City Manager Jerry Jones had some critical comments for the Orange ...

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CBA Talks Stall Again

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The collective bargaining agreement between Orange County and the Sheriff’s Office Employees Association seems to have stalled after another negotiation Tuesday night.  The negotiations lasted less than an hour although the two parties gathered for close to three hours. Things got off to a slow start when County Judge Brint Carlton could not get ahold ...

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Jennings Now Wiech Fellow

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Monday night, the Little Cypress Lions recognized Justin Jennings as their 2017 recipient of the Jack Wiech Fellow.  The purpose of the Jack Wiech Fellowship is to pay tribute to the founder of the Texas Lions Camp while providing material support for the ongoing operations of the camp. The Little Cypress Lions have long supported ...

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Dickey Wayne Savage

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Dickey Wayne Savage, 55, of Orange, Texas, passed away on August 15, 2017, in Beaumont, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 2:30 p.m. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, on September 3, 1961, he ...

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Commissioners Court Approves Raises

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The Commissioners Court approved Tuesday proposed salaries for elected officials in Orange County.  All 18 officials would receive a pay increase with the recommended salaries proposed by County Judge Brint Carlton. The average increase would be about 13.5 percent with some more than that and others less.  Carlton said that he used a comparison with ...

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School Districts Meet Standards

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All the public school districts in Orange County, along with the Deweyville ISD, met standards for the Texas STAAR tests, according to results posted Tuesday by the Texas Education Agency. However, four individual schools did not meet individual school standards and three of those were in the West Orange-Cove CISD. West Orange-Stark High School, West ...

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Football Scrimmages Start Friday

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The WOS vs. PNG scrimmage, scheduled for Friday, August 18th has been moved to PNG because of the wet field at Dan Hooks Stadium. Games times are 5:00/6:00/7:00pm. (9/JV/V).  WOS Coach Cornel Thompson talked about the scrimmage to KOGT – Also Friday OF hosts Shepherd, 6p BC goes to Buna Vidor vs Galena Park LCM welcomes ...

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