Former Bridge City Cardinal and current UT-Arlington freshman Alexus Henry

West Orange-Stark football

West Orange-Stark senior football player Steven Tims will continue his education and play football for Blinn College in Brenham. Tims was named the Class 4A state championship game defensive MVP.

Kelly athletics

Shane Austin Cooper

Police in Orange are investigating a homicide in the city after discovering a local man deceased alongside the roadway, the Orange Police Department reports.

According to Capt. Robert Enmon, officers responded to the 600 block of North Street at 2:30 a.m. on March 24 in reference to a disturbance. When they arrived, they found 38-year-old Orange resident Shane Austin Cooper unresponsive lying next to the road.


Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested a Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School student for possession weapons on campus late Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 13, Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs revealed in a news release. The student was also reportedly in possession of alcohol.

Passport to Wonder

The Kiwanis Club of Orange offering another night of family-friendly entertainment.   

In “Passport to Wonder,” imagination takes flight as David Hira, magical entertainer, leads you on a fun-filled journey around the world to witness mimes, music, and other street performances from more than eight countries. 

Kelly Meadows, Stay and Play coordinator, and Rebecca Patterson, Kiwanis

The expansion of a playground designed for special needs students at Little Cypress Intermediate recently got a $600 boost from the Kiwanis Club of Orange, Texas.

The Stay and Play Recreational Area, a fully inclusive playground, is currently a 40x40 foot area for both safety and comfort of special needs students. The expansion will add an additional 16 feet of play area and will allow for a raised grass pad level with a rubberized cushioned surface, creating a smooth transition for wheelchairs and walkers.

Tori Thompson (top) and Sarah Woods (bottom)

LC-M players move on, up

Sarah Woods and Tori Thompson of LC-M will go on to the next level and continue their education while playing collegiate athletics.


Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School reported two separate incidents to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office within two days regarding students found in possession of marijuana at the campus, which is a drug-free zone, deputies report.


Little Cypress-Mauriceville head baseball coach Steve Griffith reached a milestone Thursday night as he recorded his 500th win as a head coach when his Bears defeated Lumberton, 4-0, at Don Gibbens Field. Griffth became the youngest coach, 49, to ever reach the milestone.


News release from Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD: