OF Students Compete At State


Three Orangefield High School students competed at the State UIL Academic Meet in Austin, Texas.  In the Computer Applications contest, Cade Prejean brought home the 6th place medal and Drew Worthy finished 8th. Misty Bellard coaches these students. In the Accounting competition, Kayla Boyett brought home the 2nd place medal.  Rachel Taylor is her coach. ...

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Verdie Moran Rogers


Verdie Moran Rogers, 83, of Orange, passed away on April 21, 2017, in Baytown. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will precede the service starting at 9:00 a.m. Born in Orangefield, Texas, on April 10, ...

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Bobcat Color Guard Perform In Kountze


Several members of the Orangefield High School Color Guard Competed in the SETX Winter Guard Invitational at Kountze High School on Saturday, April 22nd. Every Orangefield student that competed in the contest received and award for their performance.  Solos: Kat Marlor- 1st Division and 2nd Place Overall Alaina McCarver- 1st Division Duet/Small Groups: Kat Marlor ...

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Early Voting Begins Monday


Early voting for city council seats and school board races will begin on Monday. In Orange County, the elections will include two special issues. People in the Vidor ISD will be voting on a $73.5 million bond election to build a new high school. Residents in the Orange County Emergency Services District No. 4, which ...

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9U Elite Beast Win Tournament


The 9u Elite Beast Baseball won the USSSA Super NIT: Golden Triangle Games last weekend by beating Franchise Baseball 7-1 in the Championship game. During the Trophy presentation the Pinner Family was presented a Gold championship ring in memory of Greyson Pinner. Players are Dakota Pinner, Parker Freeman,  Maddox Manuel, Jackson Jones, Cooper Palmer, Cody ...

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Rain Holds Off, Butterflies Released


Shangri La held the annual Earth Day Ecofest Saturday and Entergy donated 1,500 butterflies for the release in the afternoon. The butterfly release starts with kids tossing out fresh orange slices so the sleeping, refrigerated butterflies can drink the juice when they are released from envelopes. Then the envelopes are passed out and everyone releases ...

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Newton Co. Sheriff’s Report


  Newton County Weekly Sheriff Report brought to you by Sheriff Billy Rowles.   We assisted the Newton P.D. along with DPS Trooper, DPS Narcotics and Game Warden in executing search warrant in the City of Newton.  Undercover narcotic buys were made in the past on Gibbs St. in Newton.  One bad guy arrested and ...

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Community Bulletin Board


 Check out the many events going on around the greater Orange area… – The City of Pinehurst and Sabine Federal Credit Union are sponsoring SHRED DAY!!!!! Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  This event is exclusive for citizens and business owners of Pinehurst and members of the Sabine Federal Credit Union.  ...

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Pinehurst Mayor Running For Co. Judge


Pinehurst Mayor Pete Runnels said he will be running as a Republican for Orange County Judge in 2018. Runnels served as county judge in the late 1970s until 1983, when he lost a bid for re-election. “I see a lot of things that can be done differently,” he said about county government. He said he ...

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Connie Sue Melancon


Connie Sue Melancon, 60, of Little Cypress passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 at her residence. Connie was born on September 5, 1956 in Port Arthur to parents Ernest Chester and Ethel Marie (Hilton) O’Quinn. She had lived in the Little Cypress area for 22 years and was a member of St. Francis of ...

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