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 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 9/24/2021

 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

CLEAT's backing bolsters OC deputies

If you’re scoring at home on the secretive backroom meetings between Orange County and its sheriff deputies, well, chalk up one for the deputies. County Judge John Gothia said... — 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


OC sets public hearing on 2022 budget

NOTICE OF MEETING AND AGENDA OF THE COMMISSIONERS’ COURT OF ORANGE COUNTY, TEXAS, SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 Notice is hereby given that the Commissioners’ Court of Orange County,... — Updated 9/7/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Church of God serves Ida evacuees

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 By Dave Rogers    News

OC Sheriff deputies aid in Ida relief

Thankfully, Hurricane Ida didn't come Texas' way, but that didn't stop the Orange County Sheriff Office from pitching in to help. Sheriff Lane Mooney sent two teams to assist in... — Updated 9/7/2021


Legendary Texas Lawyer Walter Umphrey, Founder of Provost Umphrey, Dies at Age 85 

Legendary lawyer and philanthropist, Walter Umphrey, who led the Texas trial team that secured billions in a landmark settlement with Big Tobacco and who donated millions of dollar... — Updated 9/7/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News

Meet BC Chamber of Commerce's new director

Mandy Lyda is in her third week as the new director of Bridge City Chamber of Commerce. She's been busy learning all the procedures and gearing up for upcoming events, the first of... — Updated 9/7/2021


BCISD to host dynamic motivational speaker Damon West

Bridge City ISD will be hosting renowned motivational speaker Damon West in a free community event next Tuesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Bridge City Elem... — Updated 9/7/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Covid-19 fuels run on feed stores

Jo Harris says her family's Orange Mercantile store is having a run on horse, cattle and swine de-wormer. "Normally, I'll keep six or seven bottles on the shelf, and when I run out,... — Updated 8/31/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News

Allen Romero: A lifetime of 'gator hunting

Allen Romero has hunted alligators, "since I was born." His earliest memories of going on hunts with his father and grandfather were at the age of 4. "My daddy and my grandpa... — Updated 8/31/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Smalley passes life lessons to Bobcats

Josh Smalley’s 10th season as Orangefield’s head football coach and athletic director opened with a bang last week. His veteran Bobcats, coming off back-to-back postseason... — Updated 8/31/2021

 By Debby Schamber    News

Guilty of Capital Murder or not guilty by reason of insanity

Update: It took a jury about three hours Thursday to find Yovhanis Roque guilty of Capital Murder for the death of his 2 year old daughter Savannah. As a result, he will... — Updated 8/30/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Governments, schools scramble at COVID spike

As COVID-19 infected another 691 of its residents this week, Orange County signed up with Jefferson, Jasper and Newton counties to establish an infusion center in Beaumont to treat... — Updated 8/24/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

BC, LCM start anew on gridiron

Part of new Bridge City football coach Cody McGuire's promoting his new program to players involves championship aspirations, as depicted by a Michael Jordan six-ring photo and... — Updated 8/24/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Orange city hits budget goal, plus

Orange's City Council approved a proposed balanced 2022 budget of $25 million Tuesday night, and members expressed delight that the city, under City Manager Mike Kunst, had set... — Updated 8/17/2021


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