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 By Margaret Toal    News 

Bridge City works on budget, tax rate

The Bridge City City Council Tuesday evening voted on a general operating budget of $10.06 million budget includes a 3 percent pay increase for employees. The budget is for the... — Updated 8/16/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News 

Texas Education Agency releases Orange County grades

All of Orange County's public school districts have earned a "B" grade from the Texas Education Agency this year. TEA released the grades on Monday. The grades from "A" to "F" are b... — Updated 8/16/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News 

BC Education Foundation sets fundraisers (to help teachers, students)

The Bridge City ISD Education Foundation has two fundraisers scheduled to help in the effort to raise money for special school projects. The non-profit community group is... — Updated 8/16/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News 

Football legend, hometown hero, Steve Worster remembered

Steve Worster was probably the biggest celebrity from Orange County. He died Saturday at the age of 73. Though his peak fame coming during his teens and early 20s, the news of his... — Updated 8/16/2022


LSCO graduates 100 at Summer Commencement

Orange, TX – Lamar State College Orange hosted its Summer 2022 Graduation this past Saturday, August 13, 2022. The graduation was held at the J. Michael and Bridget Shahan Events... — Updated 8/16/2022


TSUS Foundation Announced LSCO's Becky McAnelley 2022 Regents' Staff Excellence Award Winner

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas State University System (TSUS) Foundation today announced winners of the 2022 Regents’ Professor, Teacher, Staff Excellence, and Student Scholar Awards... — Updated 8/16/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

SRA paves way for new hospital

The new Gisela Houseman Medical Complex with hospital got another boost Tuesday when the Sabine River Authority of Texas gave $220,000 to Orange County to help pay for the... — Updated 8/9/2022

 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 Margaret Toal    News

Sheriff works to rid county of illegal game rooms

The Orange County Sheriff's Office recruited help from county code enforcement, a county emergency services district, and the Rose City marshal to shut down three gaming rooms last... — Updated 8/9/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

Naked truth revealed at Judge John Gothia roast

The naked truth was revealed Thursday night at the Bridge City Chamber's roast of County Judge John Gothia. However, it wasn't him that was naked, though the question is left: Was... — Updated 8/9/2022


LSCO laying the foundation for career growth in SETX with new CDL Facility

ORANGE, TX - Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) shared progress this week on the construction of a new Commercial Driver's License (CDL) training facility, made possible by a grant... — Updated 8/9/2022


Texas Comptroller's Office Selects LightBox to Develop Broadband Availability Map

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced his agency has selected data company LightBox to develop the state’s broadband availability map. The map will help... — Updated 8/9/2022


Mooney Boys Takes on Houston

Competitors from all over the World showed up for the Grappling Industries Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in Houston, TX this past weekend. Nine competitors from Mooney Boys Jiu... — Updated 8/9/2022


Milano's Italian Grill Named Bridge City Chamber Business of the Month

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce has announced that Milano's Italian Grill has been named Business of the Month for August. Bashkim and Kadie Makolli was presented the award,... — Updated 8/9/2022

 By Dan Perrine    News

OCARC holds another successful fishing tournament

The OCARC conducted its 34th fishing tournament this past weekend. It was another successful event for the association. There were 230 participants that entered the OCARC Fishing... — Updated 8/8/2022


Shoreline Restoration Work to Begin at  McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge  

SABINE PASS — The Texas General Land Office (GLO) and multiple partners are set to begin work on the restoration of approximately 17 miles of the McFaddin National Wildlife... — Updated 8/2/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

Countywide students head back to classes next week

At Bridge City High School, a time-consuming job on concrete in the hot August sun is a special right of passage. The seniors with cars get reserved parking spots and paint them in... — Updated 8/2/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

Child killers here get life in prison

The godmother of a 5-year-old girl will spend the rest of her life in prison after a jury in Orange County last week found her guilty of capital murder. The trial of Brenika Lott,... — Updated 8/2/2022


LSCO Awarded $530,000 True Grant to support Industry, workforce programs

ORANGE, TX – Lamar State College Orange received official word this week that the Texas Higher Educating Coordinating Board (THECB) has awarded the college a $530,000 Texas... — Updated 8/2/2022


LCMISD Notice of Non-Discrimination

Notice of Non-Discrimination Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food and Natural... — Updated 8/2/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

County fire districts will elect own boards in November

For the first time in local history residents in the four Orange County emergency services districts will vote for their own boards of directors. On Tuesday, Orange County... — Updated 7/26/2022

 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 Margaret Toal    News

Stark grads swap tales in trip back home

Last week, a gaggle of grads from the old Stark High School gathered in Orange to visit and swap tales. And yes, there was some horn tooting--on a vintage bugle from the legendary... — Updated 7/26/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

Babin, Weber oppose birth control rights

U.S. Representatives Brian Babin and Randy Weber, both Republicans, voted last week against protecting the right to birth control. Babin represents Texas District 36, which... — Updated 7/26/2022

 By Dan Perrine    News

Jerry Hood Resigns as Pinehurst City Administrator

The City of Pinehurst is looking for a new city administrator. Jerry Hood submitted his letter of resignation as the city administrator on July 12, and it was accepted by the... — Updated 7/22/2022


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