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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Wanted Man Caught


Orange police before noon Tuesday arrested 17-year-old David Anthony Riggs Jr., who has been charged with aggravated robbery. Detective Captain Cliff Hargrave said officers had a tip that Riggs was in the Sabine Park Apartments at 111 Pine Avenue. They found him hiding behind a shower curtain in a bathtub in an apartment. Riggs has ...

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Lost His Head


Restaurant owner Mike Lemoine lost his head and he wants it back. “It’s the biggest deer I ever shot,” he said. Lemoine had the eight-point buck head and the head of another deer in the back of his pickup truck at his home in the Cypress Bayou subdivision. He left the heads outside in preparation ...

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SRA Opens Gates


The Sabine River Authority has opened gates at Toledo Bend Reservoir and Deweyville is under a flood warning for low-level flooding of the river. SRA has 5 gates open at 1 foot each. The lake level this morning was at 172.36 feet with the lake considered full at 172 feet. The National Weather Service has ...

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Ardoin New HR Director


Five months after voting to cut funding to the Orange County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the Commissioners Court Tuesday voted to fund the economic corporation through the remainder of the fiscal year. County Judge Brint Carlton reversed his vote from back in July and made the motion to fund the EDC adding he believes there ...

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OF Beats LCM-Tuesday Basketball

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The Orangefield Lady Bobcats got a big district win Tuesday at home, beating the LCM Bears 37-33 in Overtime. The game was tight throughout and at the end of regulation it appeared OF freshman Emmi Lummus would win the game as she hit one of two free throws to give OF a 32-31 lead with ...

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Shirley Ann Roccaforte

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Shirley Ann Roccaforte, age 67, died at her home in Bridge City, Texas on Monday, December 14, 2015. Her death was sudden and unexpected, with cause yet to be determined. Shirley was born December 15, 1947 to Paul and Betty Jo Potter in Phoenix, Arizona, where she also graduated from high school. Soon thereafter, she ...

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