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 By Margaret Toal    News

WOC will not abandon North school

The former Jones Elementary School on Fourteenth Street in Orange was sold by the WO-C school district. It served as a church and was then abandoned. The current WO-C... — Updated 4/30/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Crawfish, boats, and trains offer weekend fun

Finding a handy place to park is advised for the weekend as families may want to be traveling the county for activities. Crawfish will be celebrated in Mauriceville, drag boat... — Updated 4/30/2024

 By Tommy Mann Jr    News

Fun weekend on tap with boat races and music

It’s spring time in Orange County and that means it is time for some fun on the Sabine River. The Explore Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced the Rock the R... — Updated 4/30/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Industrial executives to visit LSCO opening Wednesday

The chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips along with a senior official from QatarEnergy will speak Wednesday, May 1, at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lamar State... — Updated 4/30/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Depot Day Saturday helps historic train station

Ten years ago, the century-old Southern Pacific Railroad station was long abandoned. Weeds grew a foot high and white paint was peeling off the sides of the brick. Then came former... — Updated 4/30/2024

 By Penny LeLeux    News

Changing Tides

Ronda and Wesley Dishon will once again open a restaurant on the water in Bridge City sometime this month. "I think we'll just open kind of secretly and people can come by word of m... — Updated 4/30/2024


Athletes of the Year at BCHS

The Bridge City Cardinal Athletic Booster Club held their annual Sports Banquet last night at the Orange County Expo Center. The attached image is of Male Athlete of the Year ~... — Updated 4/30/2024


City of Orange Recreation Center Youth Summer sports camp

The Orange Recreation Center is hosting the annual Youth Summer Sports Camp! Starting May 28th, camp will be held for five weeks from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Tuesdays through Fridays u... — Updated 4/30/2024


Jennifer Dickinson named director of Stark Museum of Art

The Stark Foundation is pleased to announce Jennifer Dickinson has been named executive director of Stark Art and History, which includes the Stark Museum of Art and the Eunice R.... — Updated 4/30/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Local business legend Harry Stephens gone at age 82

The Elvis and Marilyn sculptures are still standing in the storefront window on Tenth Street at Main in downtown Orange. Maybe if you look closely, they are shedding tears, too,... — Updated 4/29/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Former editor left imprint on Orange County

Glenda Dyer, an educated chemist who developed an affinity for the ink of newspapers, including nearly every paper in Orange County, died at her family farm in Tennessee, where she... — Updated 4/23/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Orange County sees big drop in monthly sales taxes

Sales taxes for the largest entities were down for the month of February, but Bridge City, Vidor, and Pinehurst had increases. Orange County, which has a 0.5 percent sales tax,... — Updated 4/23/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Early voting begins city, school elections

Most cities and school districts in Orange County were able to cancel their May 4 elections because of no contested races, but the races and issues on ballots are drawing out voters... — Updated 4/23/2024


Local school board members attend Advisory Council meeting

The Texas Association of School Boards had a Legislative Advisory Council meeting during the weekend with two representatives from Orange County attending. The group discussed the... — Updated 4/23/2024


Mayor Rutledge Seeks Re-election

My name is David Rutledge, and for the past 8 years it has been my privilege to serve as your Bridge City Mayor. My family moved to Bridge City in 1960, I attended school here and... — Updated 4/16/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Governor honors Orange County Disaster Rebuild

The OneStar Foundation, the official non-profit for the state, has announced that the Orange County Disaster Rebuild is one of the recipients of the Governor's Volunteer Awards. The... — Updated 4/16/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Orange County has historical ties to Texas Independence

Events in Texas 188 years ago moved quickly toward Texas becoming an independent nation, and what is now Orange County had a prominent role. One resident signed the Texas... — Updated 4/16/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Road trip for eclipse builds family bonds

A mother-daughter road trip to follow the sun and the solar eclipse turned into a discovery of longtime family history in Orange County. We are descendants of the Pevoto, Bland,... — Updated 4/16/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Food pantry needs help with stock

The Salvation Army of Orange County is once again looking for food donations to stock their pantry so local individuals and families can get help so they are not hungry. Board... — Updated 4/16/2024


OFHS UIL One-Act Play moves on

Orangefield High School's UIL entry in the One-Act Play competition last weekend won its latest round and is advancing to the regional competition at Blinn College on April 26. It... — Updated 4/16/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Trahan warns of debris in Sabine

Precinct 1 Commissioner Johnny Trahan warned boaters to be on the lookout for logs and other debris washing down the Sabine River after flooding last week in Newton and Jasper... — Updated 4/16/2024


Mauriceville Heritage Association Presents the 43rd Annual Pageant and 2024 Crawfish Bash

The Mauriceville Heritage Association proudly announces the successful hosting of the 43rd annual pageant, in conjunction with the highly anticipated 2024 Crawfish Bash, scheduled... — Updated 4/16/2024


$22K Grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Ensures Orange County ESD #2 / Bridge City Fire & Rescue is Better Prepared

Bridge City, TX – Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation announced the award of a $22,043.80 grant to Orange County ESD #2/Bridge City Fire & Rescue to ensure first responders h... — Updated 4/9/2024


CenterPoint Energy encourages safety awareness during National Safe Digging Month

Utility reminds everyone to contact 811 before digging – including gardening, building a fence or installing a mailbox – to keep our communities safe. CenterPoint Energy is col... — Updated 4/9/2024


Harbert announces run for Mayor of Bridge City

My name is Carl Harbert and I would like to announce that I am running for Mayor of Bridge City. I have lived in Bridge City for the last 39 years. My wife Theresa and I raised our... — Updated 4/9/2024


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