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 By Debby Schamber    News

Manslaughter case goes to jury for Orange woman accused of killing sanitation worker

Jury selection and trial testimony began Monday in the manslaughter case of Valyn Rose Faulk, 21, of Orange, in the 128th District Court with Judge Courtney Arkeen. Faulk is... — Updated 12/7/2021

 By Debby Schamber    News

Guilty of Capital Murder or not guilty by reason of insanity

Update: It took a jury about three hours Thursday to find Yovhanis Roque guilty of Capital Murder for the death of his 2 year old daughter Savannah. As a result, he will... — Updated 8/30/2021


Great Coaches Change Lives 

 “A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life,” said John Wooden, college basketball coach.  My daughter, Jessica, was fortunate to have a coach... — Updated 8/3/2021

 By Debby Schamber    News

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

 By Debby Schamber    News

Orange County Airport to host Fly-In with free admission

Photo: The Orange County Airport will be hosting a Fly-In from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 27th at the Orange County Airport located at 2640 S. Highway 87. It is open to the public... — Updated 4/16/2019

 By Debby Schamber    News

Officer Eric Ellison 10-42

For the Record After more than 25 years in law enforcement, Eric Ellison has announced his retirement. "I have been offered an opportunity to pursue a career path in the... — Updated 3/26/2019

 By Debby Schamber    News

Brenda Scales to retire from city

For the Record Brenda Scales may be retiring from her job at Bridge City City Hall, but certainly not from life as she starts her next chapter. Scales began working at the city 15 y... — Updated 3/19/2019

 By Debby Schamber    News

St. Joseph's Altar: A feast for all

Photo: Cathy Blanda Britain, Carmen Mires Lucia, JoAnn Blanda Waguespack and Geralyn Blanda Vine of St. Mary’s Church are preparing for the St. Joseph’s Altar on Sunday. The... — Updated 3/12/2019

 By Debby Schamber    News

Geo Roque: Somebody's brother and son

For the Record Following the death of two-year-old Savanna Roque by the hands of her father, Geo Roque, his family is still searching for answers as this was not the man they knew.... — Updated 2/26/2019

 By Debby Schamber    News

Two year old girl murdered

OPD Investigating For the Record A two-year-old girl was murdered in Orange Tuesday. The Orange Police Department received a call from a neighbor about the child at 11:12 a.m.... — Updated 2/19/2019

 By Debby Schamber    News

Bridge City dog chosen as top dog for hall of fame

For the Record The Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation has chosen a local top dog as an inductee into their hall of fame in the hero category. Sascha, a doberman pinscher, is respon... — Updated 2/19/2019

 By Debby Schamber    News

BCISD looking for $46.1 million bond proposal

For the Record During a recent special called board meeting of Bridge City Independent School District trustees, they voted unanimously following a presentation by the Citizens... — Updated 2/12/2019

 By Debby Schamber    News

Free prom dress give away in BC...donations still needed

Photo: Catherine Ford Bass owner of Lasetti’s and New To You, Lori Fitkin and Lori Boone from Blessed With a Dress donated prom dresses to Operation Prom Dress. The prom dresses w... — Updated 2/5/2019

 By Debby Schamber    News

OCSO Deputy Bridges dedicated to cooking and life

Photo: Rocky Bridges was given this apron by his daughter-in-law. He often wears it when cooking. Bridges who is well known for his delicious food will be teaching a cooking class... — Updated 1/29/2019

 By Debby Schamber    News

BCHS winning art to show at Houston Rodeo

Pic: Bridge City High School art students Kaitlyn Lawrence, Hannah Huff, Lacey Pender and Lauren Brinkley are each seen with their award winning artwork. For the Record For some... — Updated 1/29/2019

 By Debby Schamber    News

Bridge City Chamber of Commerce prepares for new year

Bridge City Chamber of Commerce President for 2018 Terri Gauthier passed her gavel to 2019 President Beth Arnold. Arnold is a CU Marketing Executive for Wellspring Credit Union.... — Updated 1/15/2019

 By Debby Schamber    News

BC Chamber names Andrus Citizen of the Year

Bridge City Chamber of Commerce ‘Citizen of the Year’, Eric Andrus, steps on stage to receive the award and a two foot statue of Batman. RECORD PHOTO: Lisa K. Anderson For the R... — Updated 1/15/2019

 By Debby Schamber    News

Olson Engineering is Business of the Year

Kevin Mott, representing Olson Engineering, accepts the ‘Business of the Year’ award from Bridge City Chamber of Commerce past president Terri Gauthier. RECORD PHOTO: Chris... — Updated 1/15/2019

 By Debby Schamber    News

January marks School Board Appreciation Month

For the Record January is School Board Recognition Month, and Bridge City and Orangefield ISDs will join the Texas Association of School Boards and other districts across the state... — Updated 1/8/2019

 By Debby Schamber    News

New year; new resolutions

Photo: James' Scales favorite annual event is the Kids Cooking Camp where he spends time volunteering. The week long event hosts about 60 children ages 8 to14 years old For the... — Updated 1/2/2019

 By Debby Schamber    News

BC Couple adds sparkle to Christmas

For the Record For more than 30 years Christmas cheer has been overflowing at the Wilson house. Jerry and Rose Wilson's outside decorations began with four elves, Santa and Mrs.... — Updated 12/18/2018

 By Debby Schamber    News

BC café collecting cards of love for terminally ill child

Elements Cafe and Bakery is collecting Christmas cards for Drake Quibodeaux who has been diagnosed with DIPG which is a terminal brain cancer. He wants to “feel the love” this... — Updated 12/11/2018

 By Debby Schamber    News

Santa to be in Christmas Tree Village

Gavin Williams talks to Santa Claus and tells him his Christmas wishes. For the Record Everything is cheery and bright in Christmas Tree Village, especially when Santa Claus comes... — Updated 12/11/2018

 By Debby Schamber    News

Second chances for families needing Christmas gifts 

Cutline: Mike Cordova and Nancy Blanchard work on packing one of the 650 bags of food to be given away over the holidays at Orange Christian Services. In addition to food, OCS is... — Updated 12/4/2018

 By Debby Schamber    News

Kelvin Roy gets second trial

Not a dry eye during heart wrenching testimony For the Record It was back to the courtroom for Kelvin Roy, 40, of Beaumont, who was given a second trial to face charges after he... — Updated 12/4/2018


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