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Orange County Judge confirms he has COVID-19

In the midst of the worst spike yet in local coronavirus cases, Orange County Judge John Gothia has tested positive for COVID-19, he told the County Record and Penny Record... — Updated 6/30/2020

Record Covid-19 spike continues in OC

More than 100 new test-confirmed cases of the Covid-19 respiratory virus have been reported in Orange County in the last week, according to a Wednesday, July 1 report. That means... — Updated 7/2/2020

Cleanups to 'Make Bailey's Great Again'

  Cutline: Joe Henry and Linsey Williamson of Bridge City look over a pile of litter and trash alongside Bailey Road Tuesday afternoon. The pair is leading trash-off efforts set... — Updated 7/2/2020

Princess Blue identified:

Almost every little girl wants to be known as a princess, but for 30 years Julie Gwenn Davis, was actually known as "Princess Blue" since her real identity was unknown. The... — Updated 6/30/2020

Orange County Judge confirms he has COVID-19

In the middle of the worst spike yet in local coronavirus cases, Orange County Judge John Gothia has tested positive for COVID-19, he told the County Record and Penny Record... — Updated 6/30/2020

60 county residents test positive for covid-19

The number of new cases of covid-19 in Orange County continue to rocket up the charts with Wednesday afternoon's numbers released by health officials showing a record increase of... — Updated 7/2/2020

Cardinal wings spread far and wide as BCHS grads say farewell . . .

Finally-- the Bridge City High School Class of 2020 got their day on Saturday. With chairs spread across H.N. 'Moe' Litton Field the graduating students awaited their diplomas as... — Updated 6/25/2020

Commissioners salute retiring Sheriff Merritt

County Commissioners gave a lotta love to outgoing Sheriff Keith Merritt at Tuesday's meeting downtown. Then they gave him a bill. The bill was for $407 as Merritt purchased his... — Updated 6/23/2020

Mooney 'ready to roll' as Sheriff

Lane Mooney says he's "ready to roll" as Orange County's new Sheriff. As such, he promises to go right to work for the taxpayers after he takes his oath of office at midnight as... — Updated 6/23/2020

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OC marks 3rd COVID death, record spike

Orange County reported its third fatality linked to the new coronavirus Wednesday as part of its worst five-day spike of new cases since the outbreak began locally in March. The... — Updated 7/2/2020

East Roundbunch Swing Bridge nearing completion

The freshly painted and newly rehabbed East Roundbunch Swing Bridge spanning Cow Bayou in Bridge City out toward Chemical Row. The bridge h... — Updated 6/16/2020

Game Warden Field Notes

AUSTIN — The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement reports. Bare Necessities While patrolling near Lake Sam Rayburn, a Sabine County game warden noticed a naked man running across the... — Updated 6/30/2020

Beat the heat with summer variety

Easily one of the most alluring features of Sabine Lake area is the fact that you can catch so many different species of fish in a relatively small area. The brackish water holds... — Updated 6/30/2020

Summer (Spring) Training Starts For 2020 MLB Short Season

For the second time this year training for the 2020 Major League Baseball season began today when players reported to their respective 30 teams. Commissioner Bob Manfred on June 22... — Updated 6/30/2020

Higher Tides Slow Down Catching

It seems like every time I have convinced myself that we have turned the corner on Covid-19, another individual I know tests positive and it becomes a little more real.If you can... — Updated 6/30/2020

Catching Is Never A Given

One day this past week we caught some very solid trout on one specific lure and they would not hit anything else.That has seldom if ever been my experience when trying to dupe... — Updated 6/23/2020

Tiz The Law Nabs First Leg Of Asterik Triple Crown

KAZ’S KORNER I was amazed last Wednesday when I saw an article previewing the Belmont Stakes running Saturday without any fans, Wait a minute!! The Belmont Stakes in normally the... — Updated 6/23/2020

Epic fails in the great outdoors

When you run out of water and have to pull the boat back with an ATV that would be an "epic fail". For some unknown reason society has always been interested in and amused by the... — Updated 6/23/2020

Sabine and Calcasieu both are making up for lost time

Despite some terrible early season weather, constantly changing winds, and some relatively hard run off from heavy rains the conditions on both our local lakes are ahead of... — Updated 6/16/2020

Clock Running For Fate Of 2020 MLB Season

KAZ’S KORNER It doesn’t matter what the decision about starting the 2020 Major League Baseball season looks like, most fans and probably many players and coaches won’t... — Updated 6/16/2020


While it seems as though some anglers consistently catch fish every time they go fishing……in reality it just doesn’t work that way.More especially, when you are talking about... — Updated 6/16/2020

The Farmer's Wife

Hello Everyone,      One of my favorite books in the Bible is Matthew. My favorite verse in Matthew is Matthew 7: 1-2. " Do not judge others and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others." I try not... — Updated 6/30/2020

Who will eat at the table of the King of kings in heaven?

Our text is II Samuel 9:13 " So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet." Mephibosheth was the son of... — Updated 6/23/2020

The Farmer's Wife

Hello Everyone,     I hope this week finds you better than last week. I was sitting here thinking if we would ever see a light at the end of the tunnel. I opened my favorite book... — Updated 6/23/2020

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

HONOR DAD ON FATHER'S DAY If you are fortunate enough to still have your dad, Sunday is the day to show your appreciation. If you have lost or don't have a dad, contact some old... — Updated 6/16/2020

Louis Scott, 78, Orange

Louis Scott, 78, of Orange passed away on June 17, 2020 at his home in Orange. Cremation will be held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange, TX on... — Updated 6/30/2020

Louis Gail Miller, 90, Orangefield,

Louis Gail Miller, 90, of Orangefield, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020, at home. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 2, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.... — Updated 6/30/2020

Helen Walles Clark, 81, Orange

Helen Walles Clark, 81, started packing her bags for her last adventure on May 31. She caught the last flight out on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Services will be at Claybar Funeral... — Updated 6/30/2020

Winford B. Smith, 90, Orange

Winford B. Smith, 90, of Orange, Texas, passed away on June 19, 2020. A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.... — Updated 6/23/2020

Michael Terry Sehon, 60, Beauxart Gardens

Michael Terry Sehon, of Beauxart Gardens, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Christus Hospital - St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. "Mike" as he was best known, was born on July 6,... — Updated 6/23/2020

Mary "Lynne" Greenwell, 69, Orange,

Mary “Lynne” Greenwell, 69, of Orange, passed away on June 10, 2020, at her home. Born in Orange, Texas on January 29, 1951, she was the daughter of Dennis “Ace” Amodeo... — Updated 6/11/2020

Karen Messer Meaux, 69, Bridge City

Karen Messer Meaux, 69, of Bridge City, passed away on June 9, 2020, in Bridge City. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 15, 2020, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.... — Updated 6/11/2020

Harold Gary Wharton, 81, Bridge City,

Harold Gary Wharton, 81, of Bridge City, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Gary as he was best known, was born on August 21, 1938 to his parents Mildred Violet (Warren)... — Updated 6/15/2020

My 5 Cents

This upcoming month we will celebrate two important holidays. The first being the Fourth of July to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The second is National Pecan Pie Day on July 12. Pecan pie also... — Updated 6/25/2020

OFISD For The Safety Of Our Students and Community

We were made aware Monday, June 15, 2020, that a student athlete possibly may have been exposed to COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, we took immediate action and canceled our UIL (University Interscholastic League) summer... — Updated 6/15/2020

Friends Of The Orange Depot

As of Wednesday, June 3, the Governor of Texas announced the third phase of the State of Texas’ plan to safely open the economy while containing the spread of COVID-19. Under Phase III, all businesses will be able to operate at... — Updated 6/15/2020

Kiwanis Club of Orange, Texas names Leadership/Scholarship Award Winners

The Kiwanis Club of Orange, Texas established the Q.B. Culpepper Leadership Award in honor of Mr. Culpepper, a founder of the Kiwanis Club of Orange, Texas. He was Superintendent... — Updated 6/12/2020

Woccisd Suspends All Summer Workouts

A WOS varsity student-athlete in the high school football program has tested positive for COVID-19. UIL advised all schools that workouts were allowed to begin on Monday, June 8, 2020. On Monday, June 8, 2020, the student... — Updated 6/11/2020

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