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Record, 'celebrities' honor retiring WO mayor

Justice took a lunch break in Orange Wednesday to honor the longtime leadership of retiring West Orange Mayor Roy McDonald. No fewer than eight Orange County judges, three county... — Updated 4/15/2021

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McDonald honored at Lunch Bunch Luncheon

Mayor Roy McDonald was honored at the Wednesday's Lunch Bunch at Robert's Steakhouse. *More pictures and information to... — Updated 4/15/2021

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John Nickum seeks BC City Council seat

I am John P. Nickum and seeking election for the position of Bridge City, City Council, Place 3 in the May 1st election with early voting beginning April 19th – 27th. I was... — Updated 4/13/2021

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OCSO Marine Division providing assistance at Bassmaster Elite Tourney

The Bassmaster Elite Tour is back in Orange for the fourth time and began Thursday morning and will run through Sunday afternoon. The Orange County Sheriff's Office Marine... — Updated 4/13/2021

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City awards Recreation Center contract

Orange City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to award a $2.9 million contract to N&T Construction to build the City of Orange Recreation Center. The structure will be built in the... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Early voting opens for May 1 election

Early voting for spring 2021 city and schools elections begins Tuesday, April 19 and two Orange County cities could wind up with new mayors. Orange Mayor Larry Spears, Jr., is... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Fresh faces at BC Chamber of Commerce-

Kelli Lewis, director of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce shows off the face lift to the BCCC/BC Museum building. Joe Broussard of Alamo Glass installs new windows in the... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Against the Ropes: life script to screen

Craig Stilley, of Orangefield, strives to bring his true-life story, focused on boxing, to a network or streaming service. A teaser reel for "Against the Ropes" was shot a couple... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Orange comes alive with weekend events

Downtown Orange and the west bank of the Sabine River were jumping over the weekend, filled with folks out to enjoy great weather and fun wherever one looked. "Great weekend!... — Updated 4/13/2021

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McDonald: Veteran leader named Person of Year

Roy McDonald was elected Mayor of West Orange 10 years before the Houston Astros played in their first World Series. Or, to put it in Orange County terms, since being elected mayor... — Updated 4/14/2021

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District Track results

My guess turned out to be true on the improved numbers at the district meets although the weather is still far from the normal heat that traditionally graces the state meet. That's... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Seeing red is not always bad

I have no idea how it happens, it seems like only a few weeks ago summer was so far away and we were in the midst of a mini winter as successive cool fronts continued to remind us... — Updated 4/13/2021

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BC student catches big red

Trystin Chapman, 15 yrs old, currently homeschooled but is part of the Bridge City High School fishing team. He has loved to fish since he was a little boy and has spent several... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Kaz's Korner

Playing a 60-game schedule without any fans appears to have hurt interest in the major leagues due mainly to the excessive length of the contests believed to be caused by home... — Updated 4/13/2021

Hats Off To Orange County

Last weekend’s Bassmaster Elite tournament held out of the Orange Public Boat Ramp could best be described as a happening. Mother Nature did her part, every volunteer did their part and record crowds packed the park all four... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Christie Pushes Deep For Lead In Bassmaster Elite Series Event At Sabine River

With a two-day total of 28 pounds, 15 ounces, Jason Christie of Park Hill, Okla., is leading after Day 2 of the 2021 Dovetail Games Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River sponsored... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Burke earns spot in Texas Amateur Championship

The Texas Amateur Golf Championship is one of the oldest and most prestigious golf tournaments in Texas.  Wednesday, LC-M Bear, and future Texas State Bobcat, Jack Burke played in... — Updated 4/9/2021

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Bridge City has changed but it's where the heart is

Bridge City today is far different than it was 62 years ago when the Penny Record first hit the streets in April, 1959. My roots run deep in Bridge City soil. My dad, Clay, first... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Down Life's Highway

After what little supper we had was eaten, the chores of another day put away, we gathered on Grandma Avelia's little front porch. She rocked in her favorite rocker holding her... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Orange in the 1950s-What a Town!

Orange, Texas in the 1950s was a great place to be a kid. Orange had a burst of prosperity during the World War II years and an explosion of population due to the shipbuilding for... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Nancy Claire Hatton, 69, Beaumont

Nancy Claire Hatton, 69, of Beaumont, passed away on April 10, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Praise Church in Beaumont.... — Updated 4/13/2021

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George Reginald Parker, 90, Orange

George Reginald Parker, 90, of Orange, peacefully passed through the gates of heaven on April 11, 2021, at his home in Orange, with his loving wife Shirley by his side. A mass of... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Trisha-Lee "Sharp" Dollery, 74, Maurceville

Trisha-Lee “Sharp” Dollery, 74, of Mauriceville, passed away on April 10, 2021, in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 16, 2021, at Claybar Funeral... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Adam Ray Leblanc, 81, Bridge City

On Monday March 15, 2021 Ray LeBlanc passed away at age 81. Adam Ray LeBlanc was born November 21, 1939 in Beaumont, TX to Gussie LeBlanc and J.B. LeBlanc. Ray was the youngest to... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Orange County and the Civil War

Though there were no major battles fought in Orange County, it secured a place for itself in history during the Civil War. Besides mustering several military units, it also became... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Bailey announces bid to run for Orange Council seat

My name is David C. Bailey and I am formally announcing my candidacy for Orange City Council Place 1. I am married with 2 sons, a daughter and 4 grandchildren. I graduated from... — Updated 4/13/2021

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LCJH Students Named To All Region Choir

Stephanie Teague, Choir Director at Little Cypress Junior High, has announced that four singers from LCJH were chosen for the All Region Middle School/Junior High School Choir this... — Updated 4/13/2021

Rolling Art: Vehicles From The Permanent Collection

“Rolling Art: Vehicles from the Permanent Collection,” a special exhibition at the Stark Museum of Art, will open to the public on Wednesday, April 21. The exhibition features the three automobiles from The W.H. Stark House... — Updated 4/13/2021

Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines

Travelvax - Travel Health Clinic will be administering the first of two Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines Friday April 16th beginning at 12 O’clock noon while supplies last on the campus of Orange Church of God-Embassy of Grace.... — Updated 4/13/2021

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LSCO hosts Congressman Dr. Brian Babin for Tour of Technical and Workforce Programs

Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) was honored to host Congressman Dr. Brian Babin on campus yesterday. Congressman Babin met with President Thomas Johnson and toured several... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Prayer Vigil for officers

The Orange County Sheriff's Office will have a prayer vigil on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. for three servants of our community. Corporal Dru Crochet, Deputy Scott Barnes,... — Updated 4/9/2021

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The Heritage House of Orange County Presents Evergreen Cemetery Walk

The Heritage House of Orange County will present Evergreen Cemetery Walk taking place at 408 Border St. Orange, TX, 77630 on April 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Featuring the gravesites of... — Updated 4/9/2021

My Five Cents

We have less than 50 days left in the 87th legislative session and the pace is picking up rapidly. Just this week, the Senate unanimously passed the Texas Consumer Privacy Act Phase 1, a bill I authored to ensure that the data... — Updated 4/15/2021

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My Five Cents

This week the Senate passed Senate Bill 1, the Senate’s version of the budget for this year. The budget includes over $11 billion for children and teacher public education... — Updated 4/12/2021

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