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 By Dave Rogers    News

Public meetings coming on OC levee

Planning and design work is moving along steadily for the Orange County end of the federal Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Project. The United States Army... — Updated 4/22/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

LCM sports redo includes artificial turf

The most improved Orange County football team is getting an improved homefield. Little Cypress-Mauriceville school board members voted to approve $5 million in athletic facility... — Updated 3/15/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

OC, GLO collect old, leaky boats

Nelson Plaisance trailered the 23-foot eyesore from his yard in the Cove to the Collection Station at the Orange County Landfill Saturday afternoon. It was time to let 'er go and... — Updated 3/8/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Sowell wins big, JP cuts it close

Experience walked in Orange County Precinct 3 and money talked in Orange County Precinct 2. Joy Dubose-Simonton won her third term as Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Tuesday night,... — Updated 3/2/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Opponent-less Phelan campaign raises $6.9M

In the last half of 2021, Dade Phelan, Orange County's State representative, raised $1.5 million in campaign funds and spent about every penny of it on campaign expenses. But the... — Updated 3/1/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Orange tackles replacing its Fire Chiefs

The City of Orange is saying goodbye to its top two firefighters in the next six weeks and plans are being made to find their replacements. David Frenzel announced last year he is r... — Updated 3/1/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

New BC manager follows winding course

The previous occupant's University of Texas Longhorns golf bag has been replaced by a Texas A&M diploma belonging to a man who used to be a golf pro. Brent Walker's course to being... — Updated 3/1/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Rejected mail ballots can be fixed

The Orange County Elections Administration has returned about 100 mail-in ballots to would-be voters in the past week because of missing or mismatched identification numbers. The... — Updated 2/24/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Cities, schools finalize candidates for May

As early voting wraps up for the March 1 primary for November's midterm elections, the final lineup for the May 7 city and school boards are set. Lanie Brown, a familiar name in Ora... — Updated 2/24/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

BCISD makes pitch for school bond

So what's different about the Bridge City school bond issue coming up on the May 7 election? Twice in the past eight years, BCISD taxpayers shot down bond issues, voting no by more... — Updated 2/22/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

County OK's ARPA projects, opioid settlement

Orange County Commissioners approved the Texas Statewide Opioid Settlement Agreement Tuesday, which means about a million dollars this year for the county. It is expected to hit... — Updated 2/15/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Early voting Feb. 14-25 for 2022 Primary

Early voting begins at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14 for the 2022 Primary election that will determine who's on the Nov. 8 midterm election. Early voting runs from Feb. 14-25 with varying... — Updated 2/14/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Sowell's dollars dwarf election opponents

J.W. Dalton, the self-proclaimed "Mayor of Mauriceville," has made it rain for Mauriceville native Chris Sowell. The $10,500 donated to Sowell's campaign for Orange County Precinct... — Updated 2/9/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Survey of OC residents eyes broadband connectivity for all

Orange County and the Orange County Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission and Connected Nation Texas, is deploying... — Updated 2/8/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

'Flashback Friday' opens Orange's Mardi party

Mardi Gras, celebrating the Christian feasts leading up to the season of fasting for Lent, dates back to medieval Europe and was carried to North America by French explorers in the... — Updated 2/8/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

BC's Gauthier takes gavel at SETRPC

Cutline: Terri Gauthier of Bridge City, right, swears in as President of the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission during its annual banquet at the Beaumont Event Center.... — Updated 2/8/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

PH council members seek mayor's job 

As the niece of longtime Pinehurst leader John Zerko, Sarah McClendon says it's her time to take the lead. McClendon, Pinehurst's Mayor Pro-Tem and winding up her third two-year... — Updated 2/8/2022

 By Dave Rogers    Happenings

Chili Cook off raises funds for the United Way

Chili by Shaun McConnell, left, was both the judge's and people's champ at Saturday's Chili Cook-off in Orange. Mark Frey of Columbanus Motorsports, joined by his store's... — Updated 2/1/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Pct. 2 candidates seek bigger voice

The five men seeking to be the next Orange County Commissioner for Precinct 2 agreed their widespread slice of the county needs better representation. In last Friday's Candidate... — Updated 2/1/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

BC Chamber Banquet honors Isaacs, CASA

For all they do for the community, the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce recognized Melissa Isaacs as Citizen of the Year and CASA of Sabine Neches Region Business of the Year at its... — Updated 2/1/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Bellfield gave 100 percent for Orange

The night she was elected as Orange mayor in 1998, Essie Bellfield won by fewer than 100 votes. But she figured she deserved 100 percent of the ballots cast. “I think everyone... — Updated 1/25/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Rainy day glorious day for hospital

The weather outside was frightful but the occasion, so delightful. While rain drizzled, icy winds blew, and trucks noisily roared past on Interstate 10, a group of about 100... — Updated 1/25/2022


Split WOC vote names Hickman coach

A divided school board voted 4-2 Monday night to name defensive line coach Hiawatha Hickman the fourth head football coach in West Orange-Stark High School's 46-year history. West... — Updated 1/25/2022


WOC boss picks Hickman as Mustangs AD/coach

Hiawatha Hickman is the nominee to become the fourth Athletic Director/Head Football Coach in West Orange-Stark history. West Orange-Cove school district superintendent Dr. Rickie... — Updated 1/25/2022


Funeral set for former Orange mayor

Essie Bellfield, a civil rights pioneer and Orange's first Black and first female mayor, died Sunday morning at age 89. A funeral service will be held at Salem United Methodist... — Updated 1/25/2022


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