Locomotive stranded in downtown Orange

Downtown Orange has had some added downtown attraction the past few weeks. Two locomotives, tank cars and a caboose have been parked on the railroad tracks on Front Avenue, between... — Updated 8/11/2020

Lower rates don't equal lower taxes

Orange Mayor Larry Spears Jr., a man of limitless positivity whose glass is always overflowing, reacted with great joy Tuesday morning when Cheryl Zeto, city finance director,... — Updated 8/11/2020

Covid-19 death count jumps in OC

Deaths in Orange County from Covid-19 infections have increased from 5 to 21 in the past month. “Several of those people have been sick for awhile,” County Judge John Gothia... — Updated 8/11/2020

Everything's bigger in the dark

By starting later in the evening and staying out after dark anglers can greatly improve their odds during the summer. How many times have we seen it happen, it seems like the whole... — Updated 8/11/2020

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement reports. A-B-C, It’s Easy as 1-2-3 A Hamilton County game warden and Johnson County game warden were patrolling Lake Pat Cleburne when they... — Updated 8/11/2020

Astros bring 5-game losing streak to Minute Maid Park

Most of the players on the other 29 major league teams are really happy today because the Houston Astros—the team that allegedly cheated to win the 2017 World Series—have lost... — Updated 8/11/2020

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

“I am hoping they let the kids back in school and at least a few of these folks have to go home,” said Johnny Hughes.The Toledo Bend resident added, “I built my first camp up here in 1970 and I cannot ever recall the lake... — Updated 8/11/2020

The Farmer's Wife

Hello Everyone,      I hope this week has been better for you than last week. It is normal to experience worry, anxiety, and self-pity when we lack the resources essential to our well being; Such as food, shelter, health,... — Updated 8/11/2020

Robert V. Kimmel, 76

Robert V. Kimmel, born February 21, 1944, died August 9, 2020 at his son's home in Orange, Texas. Robert was born and raised in Mexico, Missouri; graduating from Mexico High... — Updated 8/11/2020

Melvin Cook,84,Orange

Melvin Blackwell Cook, 84, of Orange, passed away on August 7, 2020 after a very short illness, at home with his family by his side. A graveside service will be held Monday, August... — Updated 8/10/2020

James Allen PPool, 88, Orange

James Allen PPool, 88, of Orange, passed away on August 6, 2020 in Port Arthur. A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 10, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Born in Dallas, Texas on January 10, 1932,... — Updated 8/11/2020

Regional acts sets sights on Orange County

One of the hottest spots for live music in Orange County is turning up the heat this coming weekend. High Tides, located at 3109 Texas Ave. in Bridge City, opened earlier this year... — Updated 8/11/2020

Daughters of the American Revolution meetings

The Daughters of the American Revolution William Diamond Chapter of Orange County meets the third Tuesday of the month at St. Paul Methodist Church in Bridge City at 1:00 p.m. Any woman who can establish a direct family line to a... — Updated 8/11/2020

William Diamond Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

The William Diamond Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution guest speaker was Margaret Norris Hardin. She presented a program "Deliverance/Escape" of Evasion and... — Updated 8/11/2020

Melissa Callias Named May Employee of the Month by BC Chamber of Commerce

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce was excited to honor Melissa Callias as our May Employee of the Month. Melissa works at the Orange Dollar Tree. Melissa was presented her award,... — Updated 8/11/2020

St. Mary Catholic School School Reopening Update

As we have learned over the last several months, the COVID-19 situation changes daily, and today all the principals and Diocesan leaders made the difficult decision to delay the start of school until August 17, 2020. Our... — Updated 8/11/2020

Bridge City Market Basket named June Business of the Month

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Bridge City Market Basket as our June Business of the Month. Market Basket has served our community through many hard... — Updated 8/11/2020

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

IT DIDN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY As I sit here in home lock up after three months I'm tired of not being free. Like many of you I yearn for a normal life again. It seems so long ago... — Updated 8/11/2020

Back To School Blues

We are proud to welcome Maddy Smith as a columnist for The Record. Maddy is a student at Orangefield High School. She is a talented young writer whose columns offer unique insights from the perspective of a local high school... — Updated 8/11/2020

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