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Recount confirms Bailey's city council win

A recount Friday morning, May 7, confirmed David Bailey's win over two-term Orange City Council member Pat Pullen. The result was exactly the same as reported in "unofficial final... — Updated 5/10/2021


CASA of the Sabine Neches Region Observes National Foster Care Month

Each May, National Foster Care Month, we take the time to raise awareness of the children and families involved in the foster care system and the need for more people to step up to... — Updated 5/4/2021


Missing Person

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is currently working a missing person’s investigation involving Luis Martinez Gonzalez H/M DOB 02/28/1992. Mr. Martinez was last seen on... — Updated 5/4/2021


OF's Humplik, Ragsdale top SETCA All-Stars

Two-way selection Emma Humplik is among four softball teammates and their coach from Orangefield leading the way among Orange County picks to the All-Star games set for June 16-18.... — Updated 5/4/2021


Delay on FEMA funds worries OC leaders

Summertime, and the county's wallet is thin. It's getting to be an annual refrain in Orange County thanks to an onslaught of weather and health disasters that keep draining the... — Updated 5/4/2021


Zoch, A-Roc defeat BC incumbents

Two-term Orange City Councilman Patrick A. Pullen said Tuesday afternoon he hadn't decided if he would seek a recount after losing his seat by seven votes Saturday. Final election... — Updated 5/4/2021


Commissioners support Coast Protection District

Orange County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a resolution supporting a bill in the Texas Legislature that is expected to make the long-discussed “Ike Dike... — Updated 5/4/2021


Too much wind forces anglers to adjust

In all my years on the water I would have to think hard to remember ever having this much wind for this long during the spring. It has just absolutely howled for nearly a month... — Updated 5/4/2021


Kaz's Korner

Most of the country's sports journalists were right on the money when their mock drafts indicated that as many as four quarterbacks would be selected in the first 10 picks of last... — Updated 5/4/2021

Flounder Taking Up The Slack

It comes as no surprise that it coincides with the opening of the Game Reserve, but nonetheless, the flounder catching is currently getting most of the attention. The size of the fish has been above average and the numbers are... — Updated 5/4/2021


Jesus in the house

Mark 2:1 "And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house." Here in this passage we see the phrase, "…it was noised that he was in... — Updated 5/4/2021


Obama got Osama

I was watching CNN just before 10 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2011, when a newsbreak announced President Obama would be addressing the nation. A newsbreak this late on Sunday made it... — Updated 5/4/2021


Down Life's Highway

Memories of the past are a reflection of the road we've traveled and where it brought us... In my mind, from time to time, I go back to times of my youth. Raised on Young Switch... — Updated 5/4/2021


Athanase Benoit, Jr., 91, Bridge City,

Athanase Benoit, Jr., 91, of Bridge City, died Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A graveside service, with military honors, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday,... — Updated 5/10/2021


Darrell Lynn Pierce,59,Bridge City,

Darrell Lynn Pierce,59,Bridge City, Darrell Lynn Pierce, 59, of Bridge City, passed away on May 4, 2021, in Bridge City. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 10, 2021,... — Updated 5/7/2021


Betty Duhon, 77, Bridge City

Betty Duhon, 77, of Bridge City, TX, passed away on April 3, 2021, in Orange, TX. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 8, 2021, at Claybar Funeral Home; 504 5th St,... — Updated 5/10/2021

Thomas Penn Johnson, 87, Orange

Thomas Penn Johnson, 87, of Orange, passed away on May 2, 2021, in Port Arthur. A visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 7, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church in Orange. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m., at... — Updated 5/4/2021


HEB Tournament Of Champions

The HEB Tournament of Champions awarded Orangefield ISD $3,398.40 to purchase digital microscopes for Orangefield High School. OISD is grateful for the continued support of HEB... — Updated 5/7/2021



Orangefield Junior High 6th grade students participated in Glow Day, this Thursday. Teachers transformed classrooms using blacklights, neon accents, and encouraged students to... — Updated 5/7/2021

Dorman Cemetery Clean Up this Saturday

A cleanup is scheduled for Dorman Cemetery, off Tulane Rd., on Saturday, May 15 at 8 am. Please bring mowers, weed eaters, blowers, clippers, rakes and garbage bags. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Call Brenda at... — Updated 5/10/2021

Four MVE students on kill list

While doing regular maintenance along Highway 62, the Mauriceville Utility District found a kill list off of school property and turned it over to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, who then notified the District. The list... — Updated 5/7/2021


Doan, Bridge City Student Awarded Prestigious Scholarship

As college students persevere despite ongoing challenges due to COVID-19, Scholarship America continues to provide financial support through scholarships. The Dream Award is an... — Updated 5/4/2021

Friends of the Orange Depot board meeting set

The next meeting of the board of the Friends of the Orange Depot will be held on Thursday, May 13 at 5:30PM at the Orange Depot, 1210 Green Avenue.  All are urged to attend because we are currently planning on having Depot Day... — Updated 5/4/2021


LSCO, Chamber honor student and employee of the semester

Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) and the Greater Orange-Area Chamber of Commerce awarded an Employee of the Month and a Student of the Semester at the LSCO campus this past week.... — Updated 5/4/2021


Mclain Molley awarded Eagle Scout

Mclain Molley received his Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor recently. Mclain is the son of Tanya and Robin Molley and the grandson of Judge Carl and Micaela Thibodeaux. His... — Updated 5/4/2021


WOS High School Varsity choir receives superior rating

The West Orange-Stark High School Varsity Choir competed in the UIL Concert and Sightreading recently. They received a superior rating in UIL Concert and an excellent rating in UIL... — Updated 5/4/2021


OHS UIL Academic State Meet Results

Saturday, May 1st two students from Orangefield High School competed in the Conference 4-A State UIL Academic Meet. Bella Morgan competed in Headline Writing (Sponsor Rachel... — Updated 5/4/2021


My Five Cents

At the end of this week, we’ll only have three weeks left in this year’s legislative session. These last three weeks are some of the most intense weeks, with long hours and... — Updated 5/6/2021


My 5 Cents

Last week, the House passed its version of the state budget for the next two years. It differs in some significant ways from the budget the Senate passed. In order to reconcile our... — Updated 5/4/2021

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