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 By Dave Rogers    News 

County redraws precinct lines for 2022

  Donors ear-marking their funds for the March 2022 Republican Primary election in Orange County might want to double check their precinct lines first. The release earlier this... — Updated 10/19/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News 

Immunization Clinic opens on Strickland Drive

A new immunization clinic near Baptist Hospital Orange at 1502 Strickland Drive is opening later this week, county officials say. The clinic will be open daily, from 8 a.m. to 5... — Updated 10/19/2021


Columbanus Motor Sports opens new location

It's official. Columbanus Motor Sports cut the ribbon on their dealership at 3500 IH-10 West in Orange on Friday. The grand opening and ribbon cutting was followed by a blessing of... — Updated 10/19/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News 

Amendments vote covers nursing homes, churches

Texans have a chance to have their say on a couple of emotional issues for many that were created by government intervention to fight the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The eight... — Updated 10/19/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

BCISD super unveils plans for growth

The first-year Bridge City schools superintendent looks into the future and sees more and more young people. To make sure the schools have room for them, Dr. Mike Kelly is... — Updated 10/12/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

City: EDC grants to directors OK

For at least the third time this year, a business owned by a City Hall insider has been awarded a high-dollar Economic Development incentive by the City of Orange. Everyone... — Updated 10/12/2021

 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 Dave Rogers    News

Congressional redistricting could change representation

Orange County will get a new representative in Congress, barring a huge shift in a redistricting plan put forth by a committee of Texas lawmakers. Under the plan, which still must... — Updated 10/5/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Surprising Bears set to battle in 10-4A-I

Little Cypress-Mauriceville's football team is sitting pretty as it enters District 10-4A Division I play this week. After slogging past Jasper 13-0 last week, Coach Eric Peevey... — Updated 10/5/2021

 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 Dave Rogers    News

Arbitration divides sides in CBA talks

A second open meeting to hammer out a new work contract between Orange County's leaders and their sheriff's deputies is expected soon. Dustin Bock, president of the Orange County... — Updated 9/28/2021

 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 Dave Rogers    News

BC Cards study elders' title trek

New Bridge City Football Coach Cody McGuire didn't waste much time waking up the echoes in his football program. In fact, he's waking up the heroes of the Cardinals' Glory Days and... — Updated 9/28/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Babin calls for Biden impeachment

Republican U.S. Representative Brian Babin, the Woodville dentist who represents Orange County in Congress, signed on to help lead an effort to impeach President Joe Biden. Passage... — Updated 9/28/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Orangetober brings Pumpkins, Gumbo Cook-Off

Orangetober Festival is coming to Orange’s Riverside Pavilion Oct. 1-2. Highlights include an insane number of pumpkins -- more than 11,000 – trucked in from the Panhandle and... — Updated 9/28/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

BCISD Elementary & Intermediate School UIL academic award winners

Bridge City ISD recognized students from Bridge City Intermediate and Bridge City Elementary schools who won local UIL academics awards at their Tuesday night meeting. Categories... — Updated 9/21/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Education Foundation opens with pancakes

Come for the pancakes. Make a commitment for the kids. The Bridge City ISD Education Foundation is hosting an Alumni Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 in... — Updated 9/21/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

OC leaders, deputies hold CBA talk

Orange County will hold open deliberations for a new bargaining agreement between the county, its Sheriff, Lane Mooney, and the Sheriff's Office deputies' association at 1 p.m.... — Updated 9/21/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Columbanus Motors onto Orange scene

Big boys' toys in two-, three- and four-wheel models and power equipment to get the job done once you get where you're going. It's all under one very big roof at the new Columbanus... — Updated 9/14/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

OC homeowners face $200 tax hike

Orange County taxpayers receiving their 2021 property tax bills next month will like that this year's tax rates are staying the same or even being reduced. They'd hate to think how... — Updated 9/14/2021

 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


Gothia: Deputies wanted 'informal' contract talks

Orange County Judge John Gothia disagreed Thursday with allegations that he and Commissioner Johnny Trahan were at fault for holding private bargaining sessions aimed at a new... — Updated 9/10/2021

 By Staff Report    News

LSCO hires former Deweyville Superintendent Dr. Keith Jones

Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) is thrilled to welcome Keith Jones, Ed.D., to the Gator Family as the new Associate Dean of Technical Studies. Kristin Walker, Dean of Health, Work... — Updated 9/10/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

COVID-19 takes aim at schools

School boards and message boards have all seen an overload of angst over COVID-19, cases of which are skyrocketing among school-aged youngsters. While four parents opposed to... — Updated 9/7/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

After 13 years, Ike's lessons still pay off

Kirk Roccaforte, longtime Bridge City mayor, recalls his first look at his hometown after Hurricane Ike made landfall on Sept. 13, 2008. The mayor and other key city personnel... — Updated 9/7/2021


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