When Holden Smith, a brown-headed and stocky 8-year-old at Sally Curtis Elementary, stepped up to the plate for his turn at the softball toss, the youngster’s autism didn’t hold him back.

With a first place ribbon for the 23-foot toss, Holden was beaming and his father, Michael Smith, was equally proud.

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Surrounded by friends and family and donning their iconic Boy Scout uniforms, 72 young men from across Southeast Texas received the highest rank afforded to young Boy Scouts, that of Eagle Scout, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont on Tuesday, March 26

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies got more than they bargained for when they stopped for a meal at a restaurant in the 12000 block of F.M. 1442 in Orange.

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