Art in the Park Saturday will honor local boxing world champ

Orange's 21st Annual Art in the Park will be this Saturday, April 1, with live music, arts and crafts, food trucks, a car show, and this year, a parade. The festival, sponsored by... — Updated 3/28/2023

Methodists celebrate 150 years with open house

Ministers often need a bit of help with expenditures and the Methodists of Orange County have a unique history for a part-time income. Early denomination ministers here rode the... — Updated 3/28/2023

County will keep same exemptions on taxes

Orange County Commissioners unanimously voted to keep the same property tax homestead exemption at 20 percent for the upcoming tax year. Senior citizens will continue to get an... — Updated 3/28/2023

SBA offers low-interest loans to repair January storm damage

The federal Small Business Administration has set up a disaster center this week at the Orange County Expo Center to help businesses, homeowners, and renters affected by the... — Updated 3/28/2023

Roberts Ford celebrates grand re-opening

Orange County’s Roberts Ford celebrated its grand re-opening celebration with entertainment, door prizes and a ribbon cutting by the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce on... — Updated 3/28/2023

Lady Bears and Lady Cardinals ready for rematch

The first half of the district games are completed with the Little Cypress Mauriceville Lady Bears and the Bridge City Lady Cardinals holding the top two positions in the District... — Updated 3/30/2023

S.A.L.T. Pro Redfish Series opens as a success

For many years local anglers have long been loyal the S.A.L.T. Club and the fantastic traditions they are a part of. The club annually hosts one of the most prestigious events for... — Updated 3/28/2023

Kaz's Korner

Tomorrow, the Houston Astros will begin the long 162-game trek to become the first team since the 2000 New York Yankees to repeat as world champions when they open the new season... — Updated 3/28/2023

Bobcats alone in first place

Last week began with three undefeated teams tied for first place in the District 22-3A baseball standings. This week there is only one team without a loss in the district and it... — Updated 3/26/2023

Cardinals and Bears split two

County rivals Bridge City and Little Cypress Mauriceville played two times last week. The District 19-4A baseball schedule has opposing schools playing each other twice in the... — Updated 3/26/2023

Lady Bobcats win fourth straight district game

The first half of district softball action is completed in District 22-3A. The Orangefield Lady Bobcats are tied for first place but have a difficult road ahead to start the... — Updated 3/26/2023

Lady Cardinals get two gems from Fall

The Bridge City Lady Cardinals and their fans are excited to have their star pitcher back in the circle after she missed the first three district softball games. Carson Fall... — Updated 3/27/2023

Orangefield's Garcia takes third place in state powerlifting

The Texas state boys powerlifting meet was conducted the weekend of March 24-25 in Abilene. Akilles Garcia from Orangefield High School placed in third place in the 220-pound... — Updated 3/27/2023

Dischler among Orangefield athletes that signed scholarships

Three outstanding student athletes at Orangefield High School signed scholarships on Wednesday, March 22, to play their sports on the college level. Mackenzie Haley will play... — Updated 3/27/2023

Betty Alexander, 85, Bridge City

Betty Alexander, 85, of Bridge City, Texas, passed from her earthly home to her heavenly home on March 26, 2023. She was born in Lake Charles Louisiana, to Newton Reeves and Thelma... — Updated 3/30/2023

Loren Bywaters Clay II, 71, Village Mills

Loren Bywaters Clay II, 71, of Village Mills, Texas, passed away on March 23, 2023. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 11, 1951, he was the son of Loren B. Clay and Anne Clay... — Updated 3/30/2023

Everett Erwin Kahla, 89, Stowell

Everett Erwin Kahla, 89, of Stowell, Texas, passed away on March 25, 2023, in Winnie, Texas. A graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2023, at Fairview Cemetery... — Updated 3/30/2023

Cecil Scales, 69, formerly of Orange

On March 23rd, 2023 Cecil passed from this earth to spend eternity in the presence of God. Born in Orange, Texas on December 12th, 1954, he was the youngest child of Cecil Cleborn... — Updated 3/28/2023

Walter "Tommy" Thomas Weston, 65, Orange

Walter “Tommy” Thomas Weston, 65 passed away on March 23, 2023, in Port Arthur, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, April 2, 2023, at Claybar Funeral... — Updated 3/28/2023

Johnny Sheppard, Jr., 91, Orange

Johnny Sheppard, Jr., 91, of Orange, Texas, passed away on March 26, 2023, peacefully at home. Born in Orangefield, Texas, on September 17, 1931, he was the son of Johnny Shepherd,... — Updated 3/28/2023

Mary Ann Lockhart Floyd, 85, Orange

On March 20, 2023, our MVP, Mary Ann Lockhart Floyd, 85, stepped into the batter’s box with bases loaded, tapped her bat twice on home plate and locked in her stance. When she... — Updated 3/28/2023

Mrs. Jimmy Cay Pattillo, 99, Orange

Mrs. Jimmy Cay Pattillo, 99, of Orange, Texas, passed away surrounded by her loved ones on March 26, 2023, in Houston, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday,... — Updated 3/28/2023

Graceann (Lindsey) Harrington, 81, Orange

Graceann (Lindsey) Harrington, 81, of Orange, Texas, passed away on March 26, 2023, in Port Arthur, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2023, at... — Updated 3/27/2023

Jerry Leon Roach, 66, of Orange

Jerry Leon Roach, 66, of Orange, Texas, passed away on March 22, 2023, in Beaumont, Texas. Born in Pensacola, Florida, on August 14, 1956, he was the son of Robert L. Roach, Sr.... — Updated 3/27/2023

More big shows on tap for summer

Spring has arrived and more big shows have been announced to across the region to keep music fans busy all summer long. Check out the schedule below for upcoming shows and see the... — Updated 3/28/2023

New Little Cypress Junior High cheerleaders picked

Little Cypress Junior High has chosen cheerleaders and mascots for the 2023-24 school year. Eighth grade cheerleaders are Emmerson Richards, Henley Kalena, Aubrey Blackman, Charley... — Updated 3/28/2023

OFHS UIL team wins sweepstake trophy

Tuesday forty-seven members of the Orangefield HS UIL Academic team traveled to Winnie to compete in the 22-3A District UIL Academic meet hosted by East Chambers HS. They collected... — Updated 3/23/2023


Fortunately our forefathers had the wisdom to guarantee certain freedoms in our constitution. The freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, freedom to participate in government and... — Updated 3/28/2023

My Five Cents...

One hundred years ago this week, Lamar University in Beaumont originated as South Park Junior College when the Beaumont ISD superintendent sought to develop plans for a junior... — Updated 3/27/2023

Spring Migration: Time to Relocate 'Houseplants'

Gardeners, spring is here, newly arrived and what a welcome respite, as winter 'seemed' to linger much too long! This week's discussion, if you haven't already done so, is what I... — Updated 3/27/2023

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

FIREARMS NUMBER ONE KILLER OF CHILDREN The killer in a Nashville school shooting on Monday had drawn a detailed map of the school, including potential entry points, and conducted... — Updated 3/28/2023

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