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Blessing Box at First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church in Orange has erected a Blessing Box to help provide assistance for needy residents in the city. The box is on the church's property located at the corner... — Updated 6/5/2023

Volunteers live at Bassmasters site to keep event running

Orange County has an elite group that gets to stay at the big fishing tournament and river festival all weekend long. All they have to do to reach the status is work as a volunteer... — Updated 5/30/2023

Heritage House Museum pays tribute to water sports

The two major rivers, along with Sabine Lake, and several bayous have provided centuries of indigenous people and settlers a way to travel, eat, and relax. Orange County's... — Updated 5/30/2023

Major league pro fishing returns to OC this weekend

Orange and the Sabine River will be the focus of the nationwide Bassmasters Elite professional fishing tournament this weekend as the county hosts its fifth tournament and River... — Updated 5/30/2023

WOCCISD receives $1 Million donation from G&G Enterprises

G&G Enterprises Construction Corp. Makes a Generous $1 Million Donation to West Orange-Cove CISD and Exclusive Naming Rights Agreement West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent... — Updated 5/26/2023

The waiting list for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance will open June 23, 2023.

Legacy CDC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, will begin accepting applications for the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)... — Updated 5/26/2023

Orangefield golfers capture Babe Zaharias Awards

The Orangefield golf team received further recognition of its outstanding achievements at the end of this school year during the 13th Annual Babe Zaharias Foundation's Award... — Updated 6/5/2023

BASSMaster Elites invade Sabine

The highly anticipated return of the Bass Master Elite Series on the Sabine River kicks off on Thursday morning and you can bet just like in years past it will be a show like no... — Updated 5/30/2023

Chad Landry is interim head football coach

Less than three months before the start of the high school football season the Bridge City Cardinals had their athletic director and head football coach resign. Cody McGuire’s... — Updated 5/30/2023

Xander Parks wins state in golf

A year that started with great expectations, was plagued by an injury along the way, and ended with exaltation for Xander Parks the last week and a half of May. The Orangefield... — Updated 5/29/2023

West Orange-Cove Event Center hosts graduation

A magnificent new facility at the West Orange-Stark High School is close to completion but was the site of an important activity on Friday, May 26. The West Orange-Cove Event... — Updated 5/30/2023

Kevin Allen Sorrels, 30, Bridge City

Kevin Allen Sorrels, 30, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on June 2, 2023, peacefully at home surrounded by family. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 6,... — Updated 6/5/2023

Theresa Trammell Davis, 63, Orange

Theresa Trammell Davis, 63, of Orange, Texas, passed away on May 25, 2023. A gathering will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in... — Updated 6/5/2023

Sharon Lee Belcher, 73, Orange

Sharon Lee Belcher, 73, of Orange, Texas, passed away on May 30, 2023, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Monday, June 5, 2023, at... — Updated 6/5/2023

Ralph William Hebert, 85, Orange

Ralph William Hebert, 85, of Orange, Texas, passed away on May 29, 2023, at Vidor Health and Rehab Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 3, 2023,... — Updated 6/5/2023

Janet Renee Corder Batt, 62, Formerly of Orange

Born in Orange, Texas. On January 12,1961 and died on May 26, 2023, in College Station, Tx. She was the daughter of William C. Corder and Ruby F. (Hodgekinson) Corder. Jan worked... — Updated 6/5/2023

Glenda Rose Belcher, 77, Orange

Glenda Rose Belcher, 77, of Orange, Texas, passed away on May 26,2023, at her home. A Celebration of Glenda’s life will be held at a later date. Born in Jasper, Texas on February... — Updated 6/5/2023

Marcelle Adams, 99, Orange

Marcelle Adams, 99, of Orange, Texas, passed away on June 3, 2023, at her place of residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at Claybar... — Updated 6/5/2023

William "Bill" Elmer Smith, 92, Bridge City

William "Bill" Elmer Smith, beloved husband, father, grandpa, and great-grandpa, dedicated veteran, esteemed community member, and successful entrepreneur, passed away on Sunday,... — Updated 5/30/2023

Joseph Daniel Payne, Sr., 89, Orange

Our Dad, Joseph Daniel Payne, Sr. died on May 24, 2023. Joe Payne believed in honesty, hard work, loving his family and following God’s Word and he lived it. He was the son of... — Updated 5/26/2023

Neil Hudson, 83, Rosenberg

Neil Hudson, 83, of Rosenberg, Texas, passed away on May 22, 2023, in Sugar Land, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home... — Updated 5/25/2023

Cops N Kids scheduled for June 9

The 27th Annual Orange County Cops N Kids Picnic will be held Friday, June 9, at Claiborne West Park. The purpose is to allow young people a time to interact in a friendly and fun... — Updated 6/5/2023

Lanphar passes Pharmacy Tech Exam

OHS would like to recognize senior, Jaislynn Lanphar, for successfully passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). She will now be able to enter the healthcare... — Updated 5/30/2023

Stark Museum of Art coloring book original drawings on view May 27 through Oct. 28

Add a splash of color to your summer with a visit to the Stark Museum of Art's exhibition "Welcome to Color: Stark Cultural Venues Coloring Book" on view from May 27 through... — Updated 5/30/2023

First Saturday at First Baptist BC

The next First Saturday at First Baptist Church BC will be June 3rd from 10 am until noon.  We will be giving away bags of food for children to prepare for themselves during the... — Updated 5/30/2023

DAR Installs New Officers

Photo shows Regent Gayle Ramirez, Vice Regent Sue Wilks, Chaplain Bertie Herman, Recording Secretary Katy Latiolais, Corresponding Secretary Sylvia Bland, Treasurer Brenda Herman,... — Updated 5/30/2023

Stark Museum of Art to preview bass art for Bassmaster Series

The Stark Museum of Art has installed a new acquisition just in time for the influx of professional anglers and fishing fans to the area for the Bassmaster Elite Tournament on the... — Updated 5/30/2023

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

EFFORT TO IMPEACH KEN PAXTON LED BY FELLOW REPUBLICANS The years of alleged misconduct by Paxton raise the question: Why now? House leaders have said the committee’s... — Updated 5/30/2023

Watering Techniques: The Right Way?

Gardeners, certainly many of you (me included) have devoted an enormous amount of time outdoors this spring preparing and planting flower beds, vegetable gardens, and manicuring... — Updated 5/30/2023


How and why has there has been such a shift in politics in Southeast Texas? When I was growing up and running for office, Southeast Texas was the bright spot. The capitol income in... — Updated 5/30/2023

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