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BCISD super unveils plans for growth

The first-year Bridge City schools superintendent looks into the future and sees more and more young people. To make sure the schools have room for them, Dr. Mike Kelly is... — Updated 10/12/2021

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City: EDC grants to directors OK

For at least the third time this year, a business owned by a City Hall insider has been awarded a high-dollar Economic Development incentive by the City of Orange. Everyone... — Updated 10/12/2021

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Congressional redistricting could change representation

Orange County will get a new representative in Congress, barring a huge shift in a redistricting plan put forth by a committee of Texas lawmakers. Under the plan, which still must... — Updated 10/5/2021

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Surprising Bears set to battle in 10-4A-I

Little Cypress-Mauriceville's football team is sitting pretty as it enters District 10-4A Division I play this week. After slogging past Jasper 13-0 last week, Coach Eric Peevey... — Updated 10/5/2021

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Arbitration divides sides in CBA talks

A second open meeting to hammer out a new work contract between Orange County's leaders and their sheriff's deputies is expected soon. Dustin Bock, president of the Orange County... — Updated 9/28/2021

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BC Cards study elders' title trek

New Bridge City Football Coach Cody McGuire didn't waste much time waking up the echoes in his football program. In fact, he's waking up the heroes of the Cardinals' Glory Days and... — Updated 9/28/2021

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Babin calls for Biden impeachment

Republican U.S. Representative Brian Babin, the Woodville dentist who represents Orange County in Congress, signed on to help lead an effort to impeach President Joe Biden. Passage... — Updated 9/28/2021

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Orangetober brings Pumpkins, Gumbo Cook-Off

Orangetober Festival is coming to Orange’s Riverside Pavilion Oct. 1-2. Highlights include an insane number of pumpkins -- more than 11,000 – trucked in from the Panhandle and... — Updated 9/28/2021

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BCISD Elementary & Intermediate School UIL academic award winners

Bridge City ISD recognized students from Bridge City Intermediate and Bridge City Elementary schools who won local UIL academics awards at their Tuesday night meeting. Categories... — Updated 9/21/2021

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Education Foundation opens with pancakes

Come for the pancakes. Make a commitment for the kids. The Bridge City ISD Education Foundation is hosting an Alumni Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 in... — Updated 9/21/2021

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OC leaders, deputies hold CBA talk

Orange County will hold open deliberations for a new bargaining agreement between the county, its Sheriff, Lane Mooney, and the Sheriff's Office deputies' association at 1 p.m.... — Updated 9/21/2021

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Columbanus Motors onto Orange scene

Big boys' toys in two-, three- and four-wheel models and power equipment to get the job done once you get where you're going. It's all under one very big roof at the new Columbanus... — Updated 9/14/2021

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OC homeowners face $200 tax hike

Orange County taxpayers receiving their 2021 property tax bills next month will like that this year's tax rates are staying the same or even being reduced. They'd hate to think how... — Updated 9/14/2021


Gothia: Deputies wanted 'informal' contract talks

Orange County Judge John Gothia disagreed Thursday with allegations that he and Commissioner Johnny Trahan were at fault for holding private bargaining sessions aimed at a new... — Updated 9/10/2021

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COVID-19 takes aim at schools

School boards and message boards have all seen an overload of angst over COVID-19, cases of which are skyrocketing among school-aged youngsters. While four parents opposed to... — Updated 9/7/2021

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CLEAT's backing bolsters OC deputies

If you’re scoring at home on the secretive backroom meetings between Orange County and its sheriff deputies, well, chalk up one for the deputies. County Judge John Gothia said... — Updated 9/7/2021

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After 13 years, Ike's lessons still pay off

Kirk Roccaforte, longtime Bridge City mayor, recalls his first look at his hometown after Hurricane Ike made landfall on Sept. 13, 2008. The mayor and other key city personnel... — Updated 9/7/2021

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Church of God serves Ida evacuees

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OC Sheriff deputies aid in Ida relief

Thankfully, Hurricane Ida didn't come Texas' way, but that didn't stop the Orange County Sheriff Office from pitching in to help. Sheriff Lane Mooney sent two teams to assist in... — Updated 9/7/2021

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Covid-19 fuels run on feed stores

Jo Harris says her family's Orange Mercantile store is having a run on horse, cattle and swine de-wormer. "Normally, I'll keep six or seven bottles on the shelf, and when I run out,... — Updated 8/31/2021

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Smalley passes life lessons to Bobcats

Josh Smalley’s 10th season as Orangefield’s head football coach and athletic director opened with a bang last week. His veteran Bobcats, coming off back-to-back postseason... — Updated 8/31/2021

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Governments, schools scramble at COVID spike

As COVID-19 infected another 691 of its residents this week, Orange County signed up with Jefferson, Jasper and Newton counties to establish an infusion center in Beaumont to treat... — Updated 8/24/2021

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BC, LCM start anew on gridiron

Part of new Bridge City football coach Cody McGuire's promoting his new program to players involves championship aspirations, as depicted by a Michael Jordan six-ring photo and... — Updated 8/24/2021

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Orange city hits budget goal, plus

Orange's City Council approved a proposed balanced 2022 budget of $25 million Tuesday night, and members expressed delight that the city, under City Manager Mike Kunst, had set... — Updated 8/17/2021

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Train enthusiasts go 'nuts' over Big Boy

George Bohn has been a train ‘nut’ for more than 60 years, and says it’s an inherited trait, having picked it up from his dad, who began collecting model train sets in the... — Updated 8/17/2021


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