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 By Penny LeLeux    News

Changing Tides

Ronda and Wesley Dishon will once again open a restaurant on the water in Bridge City sometime this month. "I think we'll just open kind of secretly and people can come by word of m... — Updated 4/30/2024

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Holy Moley, is that Holyfield?

The eclipse wasn’t the only strange sighting in Orange County over the last few days. Saturday, pictures started showing up of local residents with four-time heavyweight boxing c... — Updated 4/9/2024

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Citizen, Business and Ambassador of the Year honored at BCCC banquet

Bridge City Community Center was busting at the seams Monday night with a capacity crowd at the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. It was the biggest crowd they've... — Updated 1/30/2024

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Postal Family Matriarch celebrates 90 years

Evelyn Romero Kirby was born in New Iberia, Louisiana on March 21, 1933. She was joined by almost 60 family members and friends Saturday to celebrate her 90th birthday at Robert's... — Updated 3/21/2023

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

OC stars shined bright at UIL One Act Play competition

Orange County students showed up and showed out Saturday at the District 19 – 4A UIL One Act Play competition held at Lamar University. Seven schools competed, four of which were f... — Updated 3/7/2023

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

50 years of Service to BC and beyond

Wednesday, March 1, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bill and Ellen Nickum and their staff will be marking 50 years as a State Farm Agency in Bridge City with an open house at 1930 Texas Ave.... — Updated 2/21/2023

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

OC filmmakers take "The First Step" in SETX production

When John R. Frederick Jr., of Mauriceville, learned about the Christian film production, "The First Step," being planned for Southeast Texas by Jerry Loncon and Studio 220 Films,... — Updated 1/31/2023

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Cil Dixon named Citizen of the Year

The 62nd annual banquet of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce was held Monday night at the Bridge City Community Center. Cil Dixon was named Citizen of the Year for her years as a... — Updated 1/24/2023

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Something new is brewing in BC

Soon, residents of Bridge City will be able to stop in after work for a glass of fresh brewed beer on the way home. After almost three years of planning, the first craft brewery... — Updated 1/24/2023

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

To the moon and beyond!

For Jeffrey Perkins, Orangefield Class of '93, it IS rocket science. The former Orange Countian has been involved with the Orion program, helping to design the spacecraft that will... — Updated 12/20/2022

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Christmas in Orangefield returns Saturday

The Orangefield Fine Arts Boosters will reintroduce the “Christmas in Orangefield” event Saturday. “We are very excited to bring this event back to the community after it being... — Updated 12/13/2022

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Heritage House Museum reopens after five-year closure

The Heritage House Museum located at 905 W. Division St. in Orange has been closed since sustaining damage in 2017 from Hurricane Harvey. They are happy to announce a grand... — Updated 12/6/2022

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Adam Conrad IS Buddy the "Elf" 

There is not a better role on the planet for Adam Conrad’s return to the live stage after a 12-year hiatus than Buddy in “Elf the Musical.” He is excited to be cast as the lead... — Updated 11/29/2022

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

OCP to host a country music dinner show at the Orange train depot

Yee haw! Orange Community Players, Inc. (OCP) is hosting a country music show Saturday, Aug. 20, at Orange Train Depot, 1210 W. Green Ave, Orange to raise funds to continue the... — Updated 8/9/2022

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

LC-M students among cast of Port Arthur Little Theatre's Broadway production of "Newsies"

Debbie Pletcher is excited to be directing the Broadway musical "Newsies" for the Port Arthur Little Theater (PALT) which debuts this weekend. The story centers around "Newsies"... — Updated 7/26/2022

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Mardi Gras for Students at Little Cypress Christian Academy

The Duke and Duchess of Urban Cowboy (Pam and Rusty Honeycutt) dance to the sounds of Jackie Caillier and the Cajun Cousins- (l to r) Benny Mueller, Jack Caillier, Ivy Dugas.... — Updated 2/22/2022

 

End of an era

It has been quieter the last few days at home. For 19 years there has been a TV blaring from the other end of the house, frequently joined by a country music station on the radio.... — Updated 2/8/2022

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Unique gift shop offers Alaska coffee products, candles and more

Did you know there is a coffee that comes from Alaska? Did you know the darker the roast, the less the caffeine? Did you know this Alaskan coffee is available in Orange? You can... — Updated 12/14/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

BC adds Christmas Market to Holiday Festivities

The city of Bridge City is sponsoring their first Christmas in the Park, 5-9 p.m., Friday, on the grounds of the Bridge City Community Center. Terri Gauthier is one of the... — Updated 11/30/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Return of Heritage House Ghost Walk brings Orange history to life

Quentin Tarantino doesn't have anything on Orange. He may have written "Pulp Fiction" but, Margaret Toal said, "Orange has Pulp History." Mark Twain said, "Truth is stranger than... — Updated 10/12/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

OC First woman commish Marcelle Adams turning 98

Gloria Marcelle Adams has had "a good life," though the last few weeks have not been what she planned. Since around Labor Day she has been in a rehab facility after a fall broke... — Updated 10/5/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Depot Day returns Saturday

After being sidelined for a year and a half, first by the pandemic, then weather, the Depot Day midway will open for family fun Saturday at the Orange Train Depot Museum, 1210... — Updated 9/28/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Calling all Scarecrows

Shangri La's annual Scarecrow Festival will return Oct. 12 through Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration for entries is now underway online at Shangri La's website. Deadline... — Updated 9/14/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Meet BC Chamber of Commerce's new director

Mandy Lyda is in her third week as the new director of Bridge City Chamber of Commerce. She's been busy learning all the procedures and gearing up for upcoming events, the first of... — Updated 9/7/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Allen Romero: A lifetime of 'gator hunting

Allen Romero has hunted alligators, "since I was born." His earliest memories of going on hunts with his father and grandfather were at the age of 4. "My daddy and my grandpa... — Updated 8/31/2021

 

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