More Gates Opened Wednesday


The Sabine River Authority now has nine gates dam gates open at Toledo Bend Reservoir. This morning, seven gates were open at one foot each. Two gates were open at two feet. One generator is operating 24 hours a day while the second generator is down for repairs. The National Weather Service has flood warnings ...

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Mildred Beatrice Grant


Mildred Beatrice Grant, 91, of Deweyville passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Mildred was born on November 27, 1924 in Tampa, Florida to parents Jesse and Mary Ellis. She has lived in Deweyville for 52 years and was of the Baptist Faith. She enjoyed going fishing with her ...

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Ralph James Nunez


Ralph James Nunez, 77, of Orange, Texas, passed away on December 16, 2015, in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Friday, December 18, 2015, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be from prior to the service beginning at 9:00am. ...

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Carlton Supports EDC – Comments Clarified


County Judge Brint Carlton showed his support for the Orange County Economic Development Corporation by speaking in favor of it at city council meetings in West Orange and Pinehurst on Tuesday. Both West Orange and Pinehurst city councils voted to provide funding through the end of the fiscal year. Carlton told the city councils the ...

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Smith Honored At Game


Former WOS Mustang Kevin Pup Smith will be inducted into the Texas High School Hall of Fame. He will be introduced during the WOS/Celina game on Friday at NRG Stadium. He is the first player from West Orange Stark to be elected to the hall. Smith was on the last team to win a title ...

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New Cowboys Coach

Lance Guidry

Lance Guidry wore No. 15 when he was an All-Southland Conference defensive back for McNeese State University back in the early 90s. On Wednesday, he was named the 15th head coach in school history while challenging the several hundred in attendance to “Cowboy Up.” “There is a term that we call ‘Cowboy Up’,” said Guidry ...

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Fall 2015 Phi Theta Kappa Induction

PTK Fall 2015 Inductees

The Alpha Nu Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society welcomed over 30 new members for the fall 2015 semester. The Induction Ceremony was held at the Brown Estate, on Friday evening, December 4, 2015. A total of 102 attended, including 24 inductees and their guests, as well as Phi Theta Kappa advisors ...

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LSCO Supports Program


The Faculty, Staff, Students, and Administration of Lamar State College-Orange dug deep again this year in support of the Blue Santa Program. On December 4, 2015, Dr. Mike Shahan, along with members of the LSC-O Elves committee, presented a check for $3,000 to Sheriff Keith Merritt and members of Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The contribution ...

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Pinehurst CC Meeting


Many municipalities throughout Texas have been forced to pass resolutions this month banning fire arms from their city halls because of the Texas Open Carry Law which goes into effect in January. City Administrator Robbie Hood said Pinehurst was not required to pass a resolution because of the dual purposes of the City Hall. Hood ...

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WO City Council Meets


The City Council of West Orange voted Tuesday to continue its support of the Orange County Economic Development Corporation (EDC).  Mayor Roy McDonald said the council did have questions for County Judge Brint Carlton who spoke in support of a revised EDC.  McDonald informed that council members asked the judge about the makeup of the ...

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