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Mayor: No treadmills in 2019

Orange Mayor Larry Spears Jr. would like to see the area move forward in continuing with the momentum gained in 2018. “A new year has started. A new opportunity,” Spears said. “It is a fresh start and we can push Orange forward.”


DO YOU KNOW? A look back to 1947 Orange

The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 16, 1947.


Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas Game Wardens searching for suspect in recent high-speed chases

SMITH COUNTY, Texas — The Smith County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Game Wardens are currently on the lookout for a Tyler man who is wanted for multiple criminal offenses.


Art Museum of Southeast Texas offers 'A Vintage Valentine' evening open to couples, friends, families

BEAUMONT, Texas — If you're looking for something special to do this year with your sweetheart and support a local cause the Art Museum of Southeast Texas has a special evening planned just for you.


Seventh suspect likely back in Houston, Beaumont Police say

BEAUMONT, Texas — A seventh suspect is believed to be in Houston after police were led on two chases spanning three counties on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 10. Six were taken into custody after the chases. The youngest suspect, a 16-year-old, was taken to Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Center.


Students at Orangefield Elementary back in classrooms 17 months after Harvey

ORANGEFIELD, Texas — Hurricane Harvey dumped about 60 inches of rain on SETX flooding Orangefield ISD's sole elementary and high school campuses. That forced officials to get creative with the spaces they had left when schools opened on Sept. 25.


Positive Highlights: Trinity Lyndale Hodge

Trinity Lyndale Hodge was raised in Orange, Texas. She is a senior at West Orange-Stark High School and an Emergency Medical Technician student at Lamar State College-Orange. She is a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, very active in Student Council for the past three years and a secretary for Tr


Cardinals ranked No. 5 in THBCA preseason poll

While the Bridge City Cardinals look to break in a new field and stadium soon on the baseball diamond, the defending District 22-4A champions will look to continue their amazing success.


Beaumont bombing suspect Jonathan Torres ruled competent to stand trial

BEAUMONT, Texas — A federal judge has ruled today that the bombing suspect accused of being involved in two Beaumont bombing incidents is competent to stand trial. Jonathan Matthew Torres of Beaumont was arrested Thursday, May 24, 2018, at his residence in connection with two Beaumont bombing incide


Texas Chihuahua Lucky To Be Alive After Hawk Close Encounter

ROUND ROCK, TEXAS — ¡Ay, chihuahua!. A chihuahua puppy is lucky to be alive after being grabbed by a hungry hawk before being dropped from high up in the air. The drama occurred on Saturday, according to Austin Animal Center officials who posted about the close call on Facebook.


Port Neches family frustrated with cracked dining table, warns others

PORT NECHES, Texas — Seeing the floor while eating at your dinner table isn't what you'd call appetizing. Brett and Paula Ryder tell us they purchased a $1,650 dining table set for Christmas through R&S Wood Shop in Port Arthur.


Adrian Scott funeral arrangements set

BEAUMONT, Texas — Funeral arrangements for popular Southeast Texas DJ Adrian Scott have been set for Saturday, January 19 at Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica. Adrian Scott was the weekday on-air talent for Magic 102.5, a Cumulus Media Station in Southeast Texas that plays old and new rap, hip-hop an


CONFIRMED: Bodies Found In Oklahoma Identified As Texas Friends

OKEMAH, Okla. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Two bodies found this week in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma have been positively identified as a missing woman and man from central Texas, an Oklahoma medical examiner confirmed.


Willie ‘Bae’ Lewis to join Port Arthur race

Former Port Arthur City Council member Willie “Bae” Lewis has filed paperwork to run for mayor. Both Lewis and Thurman Bill Bartie, a former justice of the peace, turned in their paperwork Wednesday to run to the city secretary’s office. It will take a few days before their candidacies are certified


Bridge City mother demands more supervision on school buses

BRIDGE CITY, Texas — Bridge City ISD mother, Adriana Kirkpatric is taking action after her son was bullied last fall on a school bus. Kirkpatrick said last October, her 7-year-old son Gabriel was assaulted, leaving multiple scratches on his face, neck and arm.


Bobcats nab road win at Hardin

HARDIN — The Orangefield Bobcats got over the slow-down tactics of the Hardin Hornets in the second quarter Tuesday night as they went on to zip to a 49-30 District 22-3A victory at Hornet Gym.


Former Texas Ranger arrested on sexual abuse charges

(CNN) - Former Major League Baseball pitcher John Wetteland was arrested on child sexual abuse charges on Monday. Wetteland was booked into the Denton County jail on a charge of sexual abuse of a child under 14.


Jefferson Co. rancher pleading for help says inmates escaping and invading his property

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A Jefferson County rancher is pleading for help to fight a persistent problem on his property -- inmates escaping from the neighboring federal prison camp and invading his ranch.


Record number of female mayors

ORANGE COUNTY — Three female mayors are making history, answering the calling for their Orange County Communities. Bonnie Stephenson is the mayor of Rose City, Cathy Nagel won the mayoral election in Pine Forest, and newly appointed Mayor Kimberly Stiebig is now finishing up her first week on the jo


Sheriff's office SWAT team takes man into custody after he barricaded himself in Port Neches house

PORT NECHES, Texas — A man who barricaded himself into a Port Neches home has been taken into custody. A Port Neches elementary school was on lockdown as police and deputies dealt with a man a few blocks away who had barricaded himself into a home.