Staff Reports RATCLIFF LAKE – April is Child Abuse Awareness month and the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are kicking it off right with a costumed 5K Superhero Race. The event will benefit the abused and neglected children of Houston, Angelina and Polk counties. The race will be held on March 25 at Ratcliff Lake Recreation area. The first race, a 13-mile half-marathon, begins at 8 a.m. and runners will trek an all-terrain course including bridges, hills and the scenic country roads of Houston County. The 5K race will begin at 8:15 a.m. and will be 3.1 scenic miles through the Ratcliff Park camping loops, lakeside loops and tree covered park roads. A fun run begins at 9 a.m. and the event will include many activities for the whole family. Registration fees for the races are $35 for the 5K, $85 for the 1/2 marathon (13 miles) and the fun run is $25. On the day of the race the fee is $5 more. Event Manager Jillian Bertsch explained the proceeds from the races benefit several aspects of CASA’s services to the children in need. “We train community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children in the foster care system,” Bertsch said. CASA opened its doors in 1996 and has been serving the legal advocacy needs of abused and neglected children since. The organization serves all ages...Read More
Flash Flood Warning
The National Weather Service In Lake Charles Has Issued A * Flash Flood Warning For... Jefferson County In Southeastern Texas... Orange County In Southeastern Texas... * Until 1000 Pm Cdt. * At 552 Pm Cdt, Doppler Radar And Automated Rain Gauges Indicated ...Read More.
Effective: June 18, 2018 at 5:57pmExpires: June 18, 2018 at 10:00pmTarget Area: Jefferson; Orange