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 By Debby Schamber    News

BC/OF Ministerial Alliance readies for holidays

For the Record Things are ramping up in a big way at the Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance as they get ready for to make sure area children have a Merry Christmas. It all began with notices being sent out through the... — Updated 11/27/2018

 By Debby Schamber    News

Texas-87 roadwork in Bridge City coming to a close, swing bridge rehab begins January

TxDOT is about to wrap up the pavement overlay project on Texas-87 through Bridge City. Then they have plans to start their next project on the East Roundbunch Swing Bridge near Che... — Updated 11/27/2018

 By Debby Schamber    News

BCPD ramps up Bikes for Kids event

Cutline: The Bridge City Police Department is getting ready for their annual Bikes for Kids Christmas event. They are still collecting bikes, gifts and looking for volunteers.... — Updated 11/20/2018


"One Starry Night" for BC Parade

For the Record The Bridge City streets will soon be filled with twinkling lights, Christmas cheer and laughter when the annual Christmas parade rolls through. Although the parade has been occurring for many years, the 10th annual... — Updated 11/20/2018

 By Debby Schamber    News

William Felix; Vietnam vet and Veteran's Day inspiration

Cutline: Willam Felix stands by his Ford Mustang which has Purple Heart plates. Felix was shot in the ankle, shoulder and had schrapnel in his face while fighting in the Vietnam... — Updated 11/6/2018

 By Debby Schamber    News

Life changing event for MADD advocate

Photo: Kathy Schexnaider, advocate for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, holds a cross made to honor her husband, Lawrence Bell, who was killed by a drunk driver in 1991. Kathy who... — Updated 8/17/2018

 By Debby Schamber    News

Orangefield man killed in wreck; not the first time in the news

For the Record Tyler Shane Lisenby, 20, of Orangefield, died at about 2 a.m. Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle in Beaumont causing the motorcycle he was driving to lose... — Updated 10/18/2017

 By Debby Schamber    News

Hands on live themed programs await 

Photo: Stephanie Harren, of Triple F Animal Adventures, offers more than the experience of the typical petting zoo. Instead she offers a hands on, live animal themed program. In... — Updated 8/15/2017

 By Debby Schamber    News

BC golf tournament set to tee off 

For the Record The renowned golfer, Arnold Palmer once said it takes concentration, confidence, competitive urge, and a capacity for enjoyment to play the game of golf. The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will host their annual gol... — Updated 8/15/2017

 By Debby Schamber    News

UPDATE: Jury gives max sentence, 20 years for Michal Davis

UPDATE Wednesday 12/09/17: It took jurors about an hour to decide Michal Davis would serve 20 years in prison on charges of intoxication manslaughter. The second degree felony... — Updated 8/8/2017

 By Debby Schamber    News

BC Farmer's Market; something for everybody

Photo: Joyce Simon is ready to greet customers at the Bridge City Farmer's Market. She offers a variety of seasonal vegetables such as tomatoes, squash and cucumbers and has fresh... — Updated 8/1/2017

 By Debby Schamber    News

Trial testimony begins for Travis Collins

Photo by Debby Schamber: Travis Collins, 30, of Orange, takes a break in between court testimony. He is charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter for the May 2015 deaths... — Updated 7/25/2017

 By Debby Schamber    News

It's not too early to help children at Christmas

Photo: The community showed their support for last year's inaugural Bicycle event and gift giving for deserving kids spearheaded by Brittany Hilton. For the Record There are 22... — Updated 7/25/2017

 By Debby Schamber    News

Travis Collins case finally moves forward

For the Record Travis Obrian Collins, 30, of Orange, entered the plea of guilty Thursday on two counts of intoxication manslaughter before 128th District Court Judge Courtney... — Updated 7/18/2017

 By Debby Schamber    News

Sanchez sentenced to 45 years for the death of BC woman

For the Record Jorge Elizalde-Sanchez, 41, of Bridge City, has accepted a plea bargain agreement and has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for the September 2016 murder of 27-yea... — Updated 7/18/2017

 By Debby Schamber    News

No arrest made in local kidnapping

For the Record A local attorney was kidnapped Monday morning and forced to withdraw money from a bank in Port Arthur before he was released. Jim Sharon Bearden, 43, was at his home... — Updated 5/9/2017

 By Debby Schamber    News

Orange mourns loss of leader and friend

For the Record The Orange community mourns the loss. of Elaine Meyers, 74, who was known for her inner strength, love for others and grace. Meyers was a successful business woman... — Updated 5/2/2017

 By Debby Schamber    News

TAN:All care for all people

For the Record The medically "under insured" and "under served" people of Orange now have a place to seek medical assistance. Triangle Area Network, located at 3749 N. 16th Street,... — Updated 2/21/2017

 By Debby Schamber    News

BC gym is the place for anytime fitness

For the Record Getting to a healthier place is more than just going to the gym. "Fitness is less of a luxury now," said Tony Fuselier, new owner of Anytime Fitness in Bridge City.... — Updated 2/21/2017

 By Debby Schamber    News

Rainbow Bridge repairs still not finished; E. Roundbunch Bridge repairs slated to kick off soon

For the Record For those awaiting the completion of repairs on the Rainbow Bridge, they will have to wait just a little bit longer. The repairs which began in January 2014 were... — Updated 1/31/2017

 By Debby Schamber    News

BC "icon" retires after 42 years

Joey Hargrave, Annie Hargrave, Becky Romero and Cliff Hargrave are planning a retirement party. The party is to honor Annie for 42 years of working at Market Basket in Bridge City.... — Updated 1/24/2017

 By Debby Schamber    News

Life changes ahead in 2017

No excuses for these women For the Record A New Year's resolution is a promise a person makes for the new year. The top resolution is to lose weight followed by self improvement and... — Updated 12/27/2016

 By Debby Schamber    News

Bringing back the Christmas Spirit Making Christmas merry and bright

Brittany Hilton, Investigator with the Bridge City Police Department, stands with some of the bicycles and toys collected to be given to some children during a community event at... — Updated 12/13/2016

 By Debby Schamber    News

Christie Combs Still Missing

For The Record As the holidays grow near, families gather together. The family of Christie Lynn Combs, 44, is hoping to do the same. "She has four kids that miss her very much and... — Updated 11/8/2016


BC man receives probation term for criminally negligent homicide

Tyler Wayne Hodgkinson, 20, of Bridge City, who was involved in a fatal wreck in March 2015, accepted a plea bargain agreement and sentenced to five years probation and $1,000 fine... — Updated 6/21/2016


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