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Lamar State College Orange hosted its Spring 2022 Graduation this past Friday, May 13, 2022. The graduation was held at the Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for Performing Arts.... — Updated 5/16/2022

Incumbents win in Bridge City, Orange

Incumbent members of Bridge City's school board and city council won their bids for reelections in results announced after the close of voting Saturday. Current Place 2 councilman... — Updated 5/8/2022

Both Bridge City school bonds pass

Bridge City school taxpayers agreed by about a two-thirds majority to pass two bond propositions totaling $72.4 million in an election that ended Saturday. The propositions would... — Updated 5/10/2022

Shugart, Odom, Brown win WO seats

Mike Shugart won his ninth straight election to the West Orange City Council Saturday while Jay Odom and Lanie Brown were first-time winners. Frances Droddy-Lopez, a former council... — Updated 5/9/2022

Covid cases decline, but county has high death rate

As the temperatures rose this week, people across Orange County could bare their arms, their legs, and their faces. Covid 19 has almost disappeared. Orange County Emergency... — Updated 5/10/2022

Dan Harris received proclamation from City of Orange

Dan Harris, left, receives a proclamation presented by Orange Mayor Larry Spears, Jr., as the city council proclaimed Tuesday, May 10 "Dan Harris Day," to honor the Orange rancher... — Updated 5/10/2022

Bashers eat 11 tons of crawfish

Getting the perfect degree of spicy in your crawfish is not a feat for the weak. Luckily, Bridge City Automotive had plenty of muscle stirring up its Cajun... — Updated 5/10/2022

Ideas from the past put to good use in today's Orange

The current Orange City Council is taking an idea from the past and making it new again. The new recreation center set to open this summer will have two basketball courts and... — Updated 5/10/2022

Smith, Traylor steer locals to grants

When Melinda Smith takes care of business, Orange County gets better and better. And her business has been very, very good for her employers and clients recently. Smith, Executive... — Updated 5/10/2022

Orangefield Bobcats win on walk off homerun, Lady Cardinals lose a tough one

The state playoffs in baseball and softball saw dramatic results for the two remaining Orange County teams last week. Both teams had their playoff series conclude in walk-off... — Updated 5/16/2022

Fishing mishaps provide dose of humor

For some unknown reason society has always been interested in and amused by the misfortunes of others. Television has had countless shows dedicated to "bloopers" and other gaffes... — Updated 5/10/2022

Kaz's Korner

Before Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, the sport of horse racing was virtually on oxygen getting ready to perhaps sing its Swan Song. The sport was under intense scrutiny after the... — Updated 5/10/2022

Lady Cardinals and Bobcats advance in playoffs with sweeps

The state playoffs have completed two rounds in girls softball and one round for the boys in baseball. Two local teams remain alive in their quest for a state championship with the... — Updated 5/10/2022

Nina Jean Murphy Bess, 62, Orange

Nina Jean Murphy Bess, 62, of Orange, passed away on May 8, 2022, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A memorial gathering will be from 5:00 to 8:00p.m., Friday, May 13, 2022, at... — Updated 5/16/2022

Emma Hardin, 88, Orange

Emma Hardin, 88, of Orange, passed away on May 13, 2022, in Orange. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 16, 2022, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Emma... — Updated 5/16/2022

Susan An MacCammond, 64, Bridge City

Susan An MacCammond, 64, of Bridge City, passed away on May 11, 2022, at Magnolia Manor in Groves. Memorial services will be 4:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 17 th with visitation starting... — Updated 5/16/2022

Bruce Denham, 62, Orange

Bruce Denham, 62, of Orange, passed away on May 8, 2022, in Orange. Bruce was born in Riverside, California, on January 31, 1960, he was the son of Bobby Bruce and Mary Dee... — Updated 5/10/2022

Gregory Eugene Gooch, 59, Bridge City

A gathering of family and friends to honor the life of Greg Gooch will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Melancon's Funeral Home in Nederland, Texas.... — Updated 5/10/2022

Timothy Wayne Hinson, 59, Orange

Timothy Wayne Hinson, 59, of Orange, passed away on April 23, 2022, at St. Luke Hospital in Houston. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Claybar Funeral... — Updated 5/10/2022

Walline Wynona Permenter, 86, Maurceville

Walline Wynona Permenter, 86, of Mauriceville, passed away on April 29, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Memorial services will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 15, 2022, at... — Updated 5/10/2022

Ronnie Denmon Named Employee Of The Month By Bridge City Chamber Of Commerce

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that Ronnie Denmonrtolon, Employee of BCISD, has been named May Employee of the Month. Bridge City Chamber chose Ronnie... — Updated 5/16/2022

Orange County Historical Society to meet

The Orange County Historical Society will have a program on the second Tuesday in May (5/10/22) starting at 5:30 p.m. in the City of Orange Public Library. Note the change in date and time which will be permanent. The program... — Updated 5/10/2022

Paula Stout Insurance Agency ribbon cutting

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently for the Paula Stout Insurance Agency which is located at 1401 Green Ave in Orange. They have been in... — Updated 5/10/2022

Bridge City Chamber names Zuniga Student of the Month for May

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is announced that the May Student of the Month for Bridge City is Briana Zuniga. Briana is ranked 2 of 189 with a GPA of 4.7 Pictured: Chloe... — Updated 5/10/2022

Bridge City Chamber Orangefield HS Student Of The Month for May is Ponfick

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the May Student of the Month for Orangefield is Joli Ponfick. Joli is ranked 12 of 143 with a GPA of 4.59 Pictured:... — Updated 5/10/2022

Orangefield High School students brought home medals

Two students from Orangefield High School competed at the 4A State UIL Academic Meet hosted by The University of Texas in Austin on Friday, May 6th. Both students brought home... — Updated 5/9/2022

Boy Scout Troop 23 honors funeral procession

Boy Scout Troop 23 from Orange was having a link sale to raise money for summer camp this past weekend.  As a funeral procession approached, the Troop members lined the sidewalk,... — Updated 5/9/2022

Shangri La Welcomes New Executive Director

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is proud to announce Angela “Angie” Mason, as the new Executive Director. Angie comes to us from Chicago Botanic Garden where she... — Updated 5/9/2022

Native Plants and Texas Superstars Make Gardening Easy

Technically, we are in the middle of spring, but it seems as though summer has arrived as our daytime temperature is above 90℉ many days, yet according to the Farmer's almanac,... — Updated 5/10/2022

My Five Cents…

Last month, I was proud to co-host the Lone Star Legislative Summit in Nacogdoches with Rep. Travis Clardy in conjunction with the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce. We hosted a... — Updated 5/10/2022

The Cost of Higher Education

Things have certainly changed since I was a freshman at the University of Texas in 1952. I stayed at a boarding house which charged me $55.00 a month for room and board, tuition... — Updated 5/10/2022

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

GREMLINS GOT US LAST WEEK Last week universal broadsheet newsprint went into effect, meaning all broadsheet newspapers will be the same size. We were the last in this market to... — Updated 5/10/2022

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