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 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

 
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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

 
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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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Holt: a lifetime of community service

Carroll Holt wasn't born in Orange. His family moved to the city right after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. Holt was 6 years old. "My daddy worked the shipyards,"... — Updated 8/17/2021

 
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First Baptist Church BC hosts Outdoor Banquet Sunday

Sunday, First Baptist Church Bridge City will host a free Outdoorsman Banquet in the Family Life Center 5-7 p.m. open to the public. "It's a little something we're trying to do to... — Updated 8/17/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

It's back to school for Windee Jenkins

Monday was 'Meet the Teacher' day at Orangefield with first day of class for students on Wednesday. Windee Jenkins, a paraprofessional at Orangefield ISD for 16 years has worked on... — Updated 8/10/2021

 
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OC film "Alone + Together" heads to festivals

There is nothing like an impending 30th birthday to light a fire under some people. Such was the case for Jimmy Womack of Vidor. That and the fact that the pandemic gave him more... — Updated 8/3/2021

 
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BC-OF Rotary to host Guys Game Night

The Bridge City-Orangefield Rotary Club took notice of how popular the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Purse Bingo events have been the last couple of years. Since the Rotary’s... — Updated 8/3/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Orange County thespians to grace PALT's stage in "Grease"

Several members of the Orange County community will take the stage at Port Arthur Little Theater's (PALT) production of Grease which starts July 30 and runs for three weeks.... — Updated 7/27/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Registration open for OCARC fishing tournament

It’s almost time for the 33rd OCARC fishing tournament. Registration is underway now. The tournament will kick off at Aug. 6 at 5 p.m., with weigh-in scheduled for 5 p.m. the... — Updated 7/20/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Broadway returns to Lutcher Theater in 2021-2022 season

The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts 2021-2022 season ticket sales are ongoing. They announced spotlight packages of four or more shows are on sale now. “We’re very... — Updated 7/20/2021

 
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OC Native excited about return to space

Sunday was an exciting day for space enthusiast and Orange County native Nathan Price. The 8 a.m. launch of Richard Branson in his Virgin Galactic Unity 22 spacecraft was another... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Normalcy for children in foster care helps heal trauma

Swimming, attending camp, and participating in sports are something that many youngsters in the foster system miss. Many do not get the chance to experience these sorts of... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

"Varmint Hunt" in the new children's building at Cowboy Church of Orange County

The pandemic may have cancelled last year's vacation bible school, but it is almost time for the "Varmint Hunt" at Cowboy Church of Orange County. This year's curriculum focuses on... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Becoming YouTube famous

When John Frederick filmed his first "skit" for Vid Chronicles, a YouTube channel, no one knew it was going to make the progress it has. Frederick, a Mauriceville actor, was in the... — Updated 7/6/2021

 

Stilley on the Red Carpet

Craig Stilley, of Orangefield, being interviewed at the VIP premiere party Saturday, at the Jefferson Theater, for his sizzle reel of "Against the Ropes." Stilley will shop the... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Preserving Cajun Culture

A previous "Down Life's Highway" column in 'The Record' newspapers struck a chord with Sandra Cash. It resonated with her so deeply, that she kept a copy of that column for over a... — Updated 6/1/2021

 

Crawfish Bash returns to Mauriceville this weekend.

Angelica Wilkins (l) and Glenn Hicks (r) enjoying crawfish at media night for the Mauriceville Crawfish Bash. The Bash is scheduled for April 30-May 1. RECORD PHOTO:Penny... — Updated 4/27/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Against the Ropes: life script to screen

Craig Stilley, of Orangefield, strives to bring his true-life story, focused on boxing, to a network or streaming service. A teaser reel for "Against the Ropes" was shot a couple... — Updated 4/13/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Fresh faces at BC Chamber of Commerce-

Kelli Lewis, director of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce shows off the face lift to the BCCC/BC Museum building. Joe Broussard of Alamo Glass installs new windows in the... — Updated 4/13/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

BC cheer team ranks top 10 at State UIL meet

Michelle Prouse has been involved with coaching cheerleaders at Bridge City High School for 25 years. Her girls have gone to many competitions through the years and a plethora of... — Updated 1/28/2021

 
 By Penny LeLeux    News

Mardi Gras' new sister Orange's first "Yardi Gras" is Feb. 1-16

When Beth Wheeler saw pictures on Instagram of "house floats" in New Orleans, La., she realized it would be a great COVID friendly alternative in Orange, in place of the cancelled p... — Updated 1/26/2021

 

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