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McDonald honored at Lunch Bunch Luncheon

Mayor Roy McDonald was honored at the Wednesday's Lunch Bunch at Robert's Steakhouse. *More pictures and information to follow... — Updated 4/15/2021

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Record, 'celebrities' honor retiring WO mayor

Justice took a lunch break in Orange Wednesday to honor the longtime leadership of retiring West Orange Mayor Roy McDonald. No fewer than eight Orange County judges, three county... — Updated 4/15/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News 

McDonald: Veteran leader named Person of Year

Roy McDonald was elected Mayor of West Orange 10 years before the Houston Astros played in their first World Series. Or, to put it in Orange County terms, since being elected mayor... — Updated 4/14/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News 

City awards Recreation Center contract

Orange City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to award a $2.9 million contract to N&T Construction to build the City of Orange Recreation Center. The structure will be built in the... — Updated 4/13/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News 

Orange comes alive with weekend events

Downtown Orange and the west bank of the Sabine River were jumping over the weekend, filled with folks out to enjoy great weather and fun wherever one looked. "Great weekend!... — Updated 4/13/2021

 By Staff Report    News 

OCSO Marine Division providing assistance at Bassmaster Elite Tourney

The Bassmaster Elite Tour is back in Orange for the fourth time and began Thursday morning and will run through Sunday afternoon. The Orange County Sheriff's Office Marine Division... — Updated 4/13/2021

 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 Dave Rogers    News 

Early voting opens for May 1 election

Early voting for spring 2021 city and schools elections begins Tuesday, April 19 and two Orange County cities could wind up with new mayors. Orange Mayor Larry Spears, Jr., is... — 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


John Nickum seeks BC City Council seat

I am John P. Nickum and seeking election for the position of Bridge City, City Council, Place 3 in the May 1st election with early voting beginning April 19th – 27th. I was... — Updated 4/13/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Storm levee planning gets official feedback

Folks at the Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers likes to call themselves “Champions of the Texas Coast.” Who are way more important than Guardians of the... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Bassmasters Elite returns 'like it used to be'

The Dovetail Games Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River fishing tournament is something Eric Perez has been looking forward to. "This is the first time we've had an event where things... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Giving back gives Navy Park Easter fun

Navy Park was a beehive of Easter finery Sunday, awash in bright colors, packed with children and their parents, and overflowing with smiles. Among those enjoying themselves were... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

14 New homes coming up in Bridge City

Homebuilders were busy framing and roofing in the new Silver Bridge addition off Ferry Road in Bridge City on Friday, April 3. Fourteen homes ranging in price from $260,000 to... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Harbert seeks third term on BC council

Carl Harbert started his Good Friday with one of the many good deeds he has provided his hometown since he retired as a plant manager. He helped his 93-year-old next-door neighbor... — Updated 4/6/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

BC makes new superintendent official

Bridge City Independent School District officially hired a new superintendent Tuesday, March 30, and Mike Kelly can't wait to move into the new job. Kelly, a native of Houston who... — Updated 4/1/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Texas lawmakers eye Ike Dike taxes

Bills under consideration in both houses of the Texas Legislature this year would create a taxing district to pay for upkeep on the “Ike Dike.” The five-county Gulf Coast Protec... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Easter 2021 gets 'back to normal' for area churches

The masks have come off – some have in some places – and there will be no Easter services in parking lots in Orange County this year. But expect a big celebration outside First... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Cole out to continue aiding BC schools  

Everyone's heard of substitute teachers. Bridge City's Judy Cole used to be substitute lunch lady. She found out there's no substitute for being around eager learners. That's why sh... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Minus FEMA checks, cash flow bugs OC 

Orange County Commissioners signed off on paying $3.6 million of weekly bills Tuesday, most of it thanks to Hurricane Laura. The $2.7 million that went to AshBritt Environmental... — Updated 3/23/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Thomas seeks new life for old neighborhood

Bishop Charles Thomas, son of longtime Orange pastor Earl B. Thomas, is running for Mayor of Orange against incumbent Larry Spears, Jr. "Ministry is my heart," said the leader of... — Updated 3/23/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Negotiations move forward on hospital deal

Orange City Council moved a hospital and medical complex for Orange County closer to reality at its Tuesday evening meeting. The vote was unanimous to approve a 10-year schedule of... — Updated 3/23/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Quick reacting Chamber set for B.A.S.S.

After weather and pandemic setbacks, it's a miracle that B.A.S.S., the owners of the Bassmasters Elite fishing tournaments, are set to bring their $1 million event to the Orange... — Updated 3/23/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Newsman's dream job marks 50th anniversary

It's been 50 years to the day – St. Patrick's Day, 1971 -- since Roy Dunn went into the newspapering business with the first edition of the Opportunity Valley News. It was a free... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

LeBouef settles in as PH Police Chief

Jimmy LeBouef's first week as Pinehurst Chief of Police was a bit of a shock to the veteran lawman's system. "Right now I'm trying to get my feet back on the ground. I've been out... — Updated 3/16/2021


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