Boot Camp Grad

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Pate Arena recently graduated from The United States Coast Guard Training Center Boot Camp in Cape May, NJ. He is a 2015 graduate of Little Cypress Mauriceville High School, and a lifelong resident of Orange. Pate will continue his career in the USCG as a Seaman Apprentice at The USCG Station Gulfport Mississippi, where he ...

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Special Angels Rodeo a Success


2nd Annual Special Angels Rodeo An Overwhelming Success   The 2nd Annual Special Angels Rodeo, which was held this past Saturday, November 14th, at the T2 Arena and Event Center in Orange, was an overwhelming success according to event organizers. Special Angels Rodeo is the premier adaptive sport rodeo event in Southeast Texas and Southwest ...

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Leaf and Petal Garden Club


Leaf and Petal Garden Club – $ 500 donation to the Field of Plenty Photo attached: L to Right: Judy Jensen, Sandra Hoke, and Claire Smith from Field of Plenty, Dolores Sterling and Betty Harmon, Leaf and Petal Garden Club. The Field of Plenty is a donation community garden that is being developed to provide ...

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Special Rodeo Held Saturday

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It took only a year for the Special Angels Rodeo to spread across the area. On Saturday, hundreds of people attended the second annual event to let special needs adults and children experience rodeo-style events. Groups and individuals with their families attended the rodeo at the T2 Arena on Old Peveto Road. Dozens of volunteers ...

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Buxton Still Entertaining


For 78 years the living legend Huey Buxton has been playing music and entertaining people. Buxton was a guest Wednesday during the Britt Godwin show on KOGT, and talked about how his music career started. Buxton remembered how his sister got a mandolin one Christmas because his dad could not afford a piano. She taught ...

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Gala For Depot

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The rousing piano sounds of the Boogie Woogie Train Blues filled the Orange County Expo Center Thursday night. But the non-profit group Friends of the Orange Depot wasn’t feeling the blues. More than 300 people attended the second annual gala to raise money to restore the century old Southern Pacific Depot in downtown Orange. Ezra ...

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Splash Down in Bridge City

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The much anticipated Bridge City Splash Pad is open for fun after a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon. City Manager Jerry Jones said the splash pad is the culmination of a lot work at the city park. Jones added the attraction has been in the works for a few years and bond money this year ...

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Veterans Honored At LCI


Students, parents, and teachers got to honor the service of veterans during a program at the Little Cypress Intermediate School Monday. Salute to Our Veterans was held in the school’s cafetorium with about 50 veterans in attendance. Kelly Meadows with the school coordinated the program which is the fifth such tribute to veterans done by ...

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Scarecrow Winners Announced


Shangri La gardens on Saturday continued with the annual fall festival despite the rain. Winners of the 7th Annual Scarecrow Festival were also announced. Cottage Cuttings, a garden nursery, took the Director’s Award for Favorite Scarecrow by getting the most votes from visitors. The entry was “Flaming Headless Horseman.” The Orange Fire Department (above) took ...

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Special Rodeo Saturday

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The 2015 Special Angels Rodeo, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, November 14, will be moving to a new site. Due to recent rainfall in the area and with more predicted in the days leading up to the event, the Special Angels Rodeo board has decided to relocate from our home at the Orange County Sheriff’s ...

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