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 By Dave Rogers    News 

BC gets jump on sports upgrades

A new set of memories are in store for Bridge City students and sports fans. The school district has ripped up the 70-year-old playing field at Larry Ward Stadium, as well as the... — Updated 12/7/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News 

County, Sheriff, deputies agree on CBA

Orange County Commissioners did something Tuesday their predecessors had whiffed on for over a decade. County Commissioners Johnny Trahan, Theresa Beauchamp, Robert Viator and Kirk... — Updated 12/7/2021

 By Debby Schamber    News 

Manslaughter case goes to jury for Orange woman accused of killing sanitation worker

Jury selection and trial testimony began Monday in the manslaughter case of Valyn Rose Faulk, 21, of Orange, in the 128th District Court with Judge Courtney Arkeen. Faulk is... — Updated 12/7/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News 

Unique gift shop offers Alaska coffee products, candles and more

Did you know there is a coffee that comes from Alaska? Did you know the darker the roast, the less the caffeine? Did you know this Alaskan coffee is available in Orange? You can... — Updated 12/7/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News 

LSCO buys Procell Brothers lot, memories

The latest real estate acquisition at Lamar State College Orange speaks to how fast things are moving in growing the downtown campus and its offerings. "All we ever wanted to know... — Updated 12/7/2021


OFHS students earn certification

Congrats to these students as part of Mrs. Bellard's BIM 2 class for passing the MOS PowerPoint Certification Exam. Back row: Bryce Blacksher, Kaitlyn Jenknis, Ethan Smith Front... — Updated 12/7/2021


Road Closure for Tuesday, 12/09 in West Orange

Western Avenue, between Foreman Road and Newton Street, will be closed to through-traffic on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to allow work to be done on the Union Pacific RR crossing. Residents are... — Updated 12/7/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Cloeren donates $500K for LSCO program

Lamar State College Orange just keeps making it rain. The school announced this week it has landed a $500,000 donation from Orange’s Cloeren Inc. to build a mechatronics program.... — Updated 11/30/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News

BC adds Christmas Market to Holiday Festivities

The city of Bridge City is sponsoring their first Christmas in the Park, 5-9 p.m., Friday, on the grounds of the Bridge City Community Center. Terri Gauthier is one of the... — Updated 11/30/2021


Nichols files for re-election

AUSTIN, TX - Last week, State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) filed for re-election for Texas Senate District 3. The newly redrawn district covers much of the existing district including the majority of East Texas. Major... — Updated 11/30/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

OC leaders thankful for no 2021 disasters

Orange County Commissioners, led by Judge John Gothia, made it clear what they're thankful for this Thanksgiving. "The county is happy for getting through 2021 without any... — Updated 11/23/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Road to progress filled with work

Hard as it is to believe, the rumbling up and down 16th Street and the deforestation of MacArthur Drive bodes well for the city of Orange. Add to it the tractors and large pipes... — Updated 11/23/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

District Clerk plans retirement, endorses Reed

In nearly 34 years working in the District Clerk's Office – 23 of them in the boss' chair – Vickie Edgerly has seen a lot change. "When I came to work here, there were no... — Updated 11/17/2021


Chandler running for Orange County Commissioner, Pct. 2

Pastor Matt Chandler was born in Orange, Texas and has been a life-long, Orange County resident.  He's married to Brittney Chandler and they have two girls, Blakely and Everly,... — Updated 11/16/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

2022: Gothia's leftovers, 5 Pct. 2 hopefuls

With just under four months left before the March 1 Republican Primary, it's doubtful that any Orange County candidate will raise more money than County Judge John Gothia already... — Updated 11/16/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

WOC's Harris eyes online HS classes

West Orange-Cove schools Superintendent Dr. Rickie Harris has offered a unique approach to deal locally with what he says is a nationwide shortage of teachers. He told his board mem... — Updated 11/16/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Candidates step forward for Pct. 2 seat

The 2022 Orange County Election is off and running. Theresa Beauchamp announced Tuesday she will not run for reelection as County Commissioner for Precinct 2. Chris Sowell of... — Updated 11/9/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Veterans Day: Arrington cooks up legacy

J.B. Arrington only chews on the end of his cigar these days, but the 96-year-old McLewis native is still smoking. He's up all night smoking briskets for JB's Barbecue, the... — Updated 11/9/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Fishing guide "will be missed"

Dickie Colburn "could tell a joke like nobody else," Frank Beauchamp said the other day. Beauchamp, who was Colburn's lifelong friend, could never get enough of his friend's... — Updated 11/9/2021


Hare Announces Bid for County Commissioner Precinct 2

Shawn Hare, a fifth-generation Orange County resident, has announced that he intends to run for County Commissioner Precinct 2 in the 2022 elections. "As commissioner, I will... — Updated 11/9/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Cleanup continues from OC tornadoes

Michelle Burch said had just enough warning of the tornado bearing down on her tied-down double-wide mobile home to make it into her bedroom closet. "We could hear it from about a... — Updated 11/2/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

BC's Stout celebrates 100th birthday

What's the secret to living to be 100 years old? Bridge City's Cedric Stout, who turns 100 on Sunday, Nov. 7, is like a cat with many lives. "I've done died so many times," he said... — Updated 11/2/2021


World War II Veteran, Pearl Harbor survivor Cedric Stout, to celebrate 100yrs

World War II veteran Cedric Stout was honored at Tuesday night's Bridge City Council meeting with a proclamation honoring his 100th birthday, a key to the city and a reception... — Updated 11/2/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

New hotels, homes seek Orange OK

Orange could be getting nearly 200 new hotel rooms and up to 150 new homes. Those were among the items on the agenda for Tuesday night's Planning and Zoning Commission to consider.... — Updated 11/2/2021


LSCO Announces Nearly $840,000 in Grants from TX Higher Education Coordinating Board

ORANGE, TX – Lamar State College Orange announced that the college has received nearly $840,000 in grant awards from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) in... — Updated 11/2/2021


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