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WOCCISD receives $1 Million donation from G&G Enterprises

G&G Enterprises Construction Corp. Makes a Generous $1 Million Donation to West Orange-Cove CISD and Exclusive Naming Rights Agreement West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent... — Updated 5/26/2023


The waiting list for Tenant-Based Rental Assistance will open June 23, 2023.

Legacy CDC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, will begin accepting applications for the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)... — Updated 5/26/2023

 By Dan Perrine    News 

Second Annual 500 For Life Held in Orange

The second annual "500 For Life" motorcycle rally was held Saturday, May 20, for local motorcycle enthusiasts. Over fifty motorcyclists rode together from Beaumont to Orange to... — Updated 5/23/2023


SRA Donates Floating Dock to City of Orange

The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) recently completed construction and installation of a 100-ft floating dock and pier structure to compliment the City of Orange's pavilion a... — Updated 5/23/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News 

New plant has already spent $53 million here

The new Golden Triangle Polymers plant has already spent nearly $53 million in Orange County and has spent $17.6 million on local companies for contracted work. Officials from... — Updated 5/23/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News 

Names of war dead live in community

Memorial Day is set aside as a special day of tribute to the men and women who have lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military. But in Orange County, remembrances of those... — Updated 5/23/2023


Odile's Fine Flooring and Design Named Bridge City Chamber Business of the Month

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that Odile's Fine Flooring and Design has been named Business of the Month for May 2023. They were presented an award... — Updated 5/23/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News 

Corps of Engineers will discuss OC levee project online Thursday

Orange County residents will be able to get the latest update on the 26.3 mile levee system plan during a virtual meeting Thursday with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The corps'... — Updated 5/23/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News 

Famous priest marks anniversary in Orange this weekend

Father Jim Sichko, a Roman Catholic priest who has traveled the world as a missionary of mercy for Pope Francis, will return to his hometown this weekend to celebrate his 25th anniv... — Updated 5/23/2023


Chad Dallas named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

Right-handed pitcher Chad Dallas of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, was named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week. The... — Updated 5/23/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Sales taxes are up in county, cities of Orange, Vidor

Sales tax returns for March showed increases for Orange County and the cities of Orange, West Orange, and Vidor. However, payments to Bridge City and Pinehurst were down compared... — Updated 5/16/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

New plant bringing barge traffic on Cow Bayou

Highway traffic won't be the only thing affected by the construction of the new $8.5 billion Golden Triangle Polymers plant. Barges will be hauling huge modular pieces for the... — Updated 5/16/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

BCHS students earn certified nursing certification

All nine of Bridge City High School's students in the certified nursing assistants program passed their certification tests recently. The students also toured the Lamar University... — Updated 5/16/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Orange sponsors youth sports camp

Now that the city of Orange has a recreation center, the city is sponsoring a youth sports camp for the first five weeks of the summer. The camp will be for students ages 7 through... — Updated 5/16/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

State Senate, including Nichols, wants to stop county's new voting centers

Orange County used a federal grant to buy equipment and worked months to get central vote centers, where all county registered voters may cast a ballot, no matter where they live.... — Updated 5/16/2023


BCE's Cardinals of Character for MP6

BCE's Cardinals of Character for MP6 are as follows... — Updated 5/16/2023


Lamar sees largest Spring Graduation ever

Lamar State College Orange announced Friday that it had its largest graduating class ever for a Spring Semester. The College graduated 240 students and conferred 345 degrees and... — Updated 5/16/2023

 By Dan Perrine    News

500 For Life to promote Motorcycle Safety

May is National Motorcycle Awareness Month. Local motorcyclists from Orange and Jefferson Counties will be staging a rally this month to help drive home how important motorcycle saf... — Updated 5/16/2023


BCISD Hannah Landry chosen for fellowship program

Hannah Landry, Bridge City High School teacher, has been selected to join the 2023-2024 Texas Education Agency Teacher Leadership Fellowship. This is a prestigious two-year... — Updated 5/16/2023


Chevron Phillips Chemical facilities prepare for 2023 hurricane season

In observation of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) continues hurricane planning at all facilities and among employees. “Although major fore... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Orange County represented in Boomtown Film Festival this weekend

Port Arthur and Beaumont are state certified as "film friendly" by Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Film Commission, but Orange County is being represented big in the annual... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Tropical storm-force winds cause big damage

A strong thunderstorm bringing tropical storm-force winds, blinding rain, and hailstones up to an inch raced across Orange County Monday afternoon causing widespread outages... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Monday storm brings damage, school closings

Schools in West Orange-Cove and Orangefield, along with classes for LSCO, were canceled Tuesday because of widespread damage after a severe thunderstorm with small hail ripped... — Updated 5/9/2023


BCISD holds groundbreaking for BC Middle School

A strong thunderstorm with heavy rains did not stop the celebration Monday afternoon for the groundbreaking ceremony at for the new Bridge City Middle School. The event was moved... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Champagne wins BC council race as Burch wins again in Orange

Bryant Champagne won the open seat for the Bridge City City Council during the May 6 election beating Kenneth Prosperie 225 votes to 173 for the Place 3 spot. Once again, strong... — Updated 5/9/2023


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