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Door-knocking starts for 2020 Census

Cutline: Dr. Delena King, the Census Bureau's senior partnership specialist for Southeast Texas,  is calling upon Orange County residents to return their questionnaires to create... — Updated 7/28/2020

Pinehurst admin calls out firefighters, chief

Liar, liar, pants on fire. At least it wasn't a house. After Chief Shon Branham and seven other members of the Pinehurst Volunteer Fire Department resigned in a show for the TV... — Updated 7/28/2020

BC schools first to return to class  

The Bridge City Cardinals are set to be Orange County's canaries in the coal mine as they head back to their classrooms Monday. The school district's Aug. 3 return to the... — Updated 7/28/2020

Is NFL's cancellation of preseason games good or bad?

National Football League players reported to their respective training camps the past few days and now must adhere to the restrictions and concerns created by the COVID-19 pandemic... — Updated 8/3/2020

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement reports. The Other Side of Nowhere A Big Bend Ranch State Park Police Officer and a Presidio County game warden were patrolling River Road at... — Updated 7/28/2020


Larry Roman held up a hand-sized goggle eye for me to admire before slipping it in his livewell.“If I didn’t know better I would think we were just fishing a four-inch piece... — Updated 7/28/2020

Cheap entertainment 

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 7/28/2020

2020 College Football Season still up in the air

Last week more than two dozen Division I conferences lobbied the NCAA’s highest governing body to delay a decision on fall football championships until a majority of the leagues... — Updated 7/28/2020

The Farmer's Wife

Hello Everyone,      I hope this week finds everyone well. Sometimes it is easy to get focused on what is happening around us. If you to listen to the outside world, you will live fearful and worried. But, if you choose to... — Updated 7/28/2020

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

PLAYING THE HAND DEALT ME I never thought I'd find myself and the country in this shape during my late years. I sit here in lockdown because my family and doctor feel I'm at too... — Updated 7/28/2020

Roger Futch, 90, Orange

Roger Gardner Futch, 90,  passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Orange, Texas.  Visitation will begin at  1:00 p.m.followed by services at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020... — Updated 7/28/2020

Billy Ray Fisher, 81, Orange,

Billy Ray Fisher, 81, of Orange, Texas, passed away on July 27, 2020, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2020, at Claybar Funeral Home in... — Updated 7/28/2020

Ervin A. Brody, 97, Bridge City, TX,

Ervin A. Brody, 97, of Bridge City, TX, passed away on July 22, 2020 at 6:55 am at his home in Baytown, TX. He was surrounded by family at the time of his passing. Funeral service... — Updated 7/28/2020

N. Margaret Becker "Marge", 87, Bridge City,

N. Margaret Becker “Marge”, 87, of Bridge City, passed away on July 26, 2020, at her home. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at First Baptist... — Updated 7/28/2020

Huel Ray Fontenot,80,Orange

Huel Ray Fontenot, 80, of Orange, passed away on July 23, 2020, in Houston. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 2, 2020, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.... — Updated 7/27/2020

Jackie Lee Mathews,77,Orange

Jackie Lee Mathews, 77, of Orange, Texas, passed away on July 23, 2020, in Orange. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at St. Henry Catholic... — Updated 7/27/2020

Russell Ray Fitzpatrick,80,Orange

Russell Ray Fitzpatrick, 80, of Orange, passed away on July 24, 2020, in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.... — Updated 7/28/2020

Chevron Phillips Chemical in Orange earns top honor

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Aug. 3, 2020 — Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP today announced it has received 24 safety awards from the Texas Chemical Council (TCC) for excellence in operational performance. ... — Updated 8/3/2020

LCM announces plans for start of school year

Little Cypress-Mauriceville Schools are announcing plans for non-traditional meet the teacher and orientation events. Mauriceville Middle and Little Cypress Intermediate will release that information when plans are firm. ... — Updated 8/3/2020

Edward Jones offices hold school supply drive

Branch Office Administrators Madison Lyons (Karen Collier's branch office) & Carol Leone (Taylor Perkin's branch office) held a school supplies drive this summer and donated... — Updated 8/3/2020

Saint Mary School registration currently underway

Since opening its doors in 1924, Saint Mary School in Orange has been a highly respected and recognized institution of education for providing academic excellence over the past 96... — Updated 8/3/2020

Lamar State College Port Arthur to host free COVID-19 testing

Lamar State College Port Arthur will host free COVID-19 testing for both employees and members of the community on Tuesday-Thursday, August 4-6. The testing, which is free of charge, will take place on Tuesday, August 4, from 8... — Updated 8/3/2020

BCISD offers Curbside Meals for remote learning students

Curbside Meal Pickup Form - August 3 At Bridge City ISD, we want to ensure that all students have access to meals. Therefore, we will be offering a meal pickup option for remote learning students. The meals will be available for... — Updated 7/30/2020

My 5 Cents

The history of East Texas is rich with stories of Texans fighting for our states independence. In July of 1832, an order was given requiring Texans to surrender their weapons to the Mexican army. In response, a band of settlers... — Updated 8/3/2020

Bailey's 2nd Trash Off

The next trash off is Sat. August 1st 8AM until 11AM. We are going to start the meeting at 7:30 AM. We are going to do a 20’ social distancing. Please bring cooler with ice, water, a grabber, gloves, and rubber boots if... — Updated 7/28/2020

Nichols Cautions Local Governments Against Raising Property Taxes

As a former mayor and city councilman, I understand firsthand the challenges that are presented when balancing a budget - in good times and bad. Currently, as a Senator and a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I have the... — Updated 7/28/2020

LCMISD Important Update About The Start Of School

As we continue to work through the many changes of COVID-19 it was determined tonight in a Special Board meeting of the LCM Board of Trustees to return to the originally adopted calendar, with school starting August 17th, for the... — Updated 7/28/2020

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