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 By Dave Rogers    News

Shangri-La shrugs off wind, ice storms

The Big Freeze that swept across most of Texas on Valentine's Day weekend took a toll on Orange County gardens big and small. Shangri-La Botanical Gardens, Orange's world-class... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Pastor seeks BCISD seat, bullying solution

Rev. Paul Zoch said he wants to take bullying out of Bridge City schools. "A lot of parents are pulling their kids into home schooling because of bullying issues," he said recently... — Updated 3/16/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Open access puts shots in arms

The Orange County Convention and Expo Center set a record Monday when it played host to 650 COVID-19 vaccinations. Then it broke the record Tuesday. "I can't say yet exactly how man... — Updated 3/9/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Bassmasters announces April return to Sabine

Governor Greg Abbott's rescinding of mandates regarding the wearing of masks and reduced crowds has had an immediate effect on Orange County. The Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River,... — Updated 3/9/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

KC Fish Fry adjust to COVID-19

If the year-long coronavirus pandemic has taught people anything, it's to think creatively. So, after the Bridge City Knights of Columbus had to cancel their annual Lenten Friday Fi... — Updated 3/9/2021

 By Staff Report    News

Judge Gothia removes all restrictions for COVID Vaccination

Orange County Judge John Gothia has removed all restrictions in the Covid 19 Vaccination Portal for Orange County Residents attempting to schedule themselves for the Covid-19... — Updated 3/8/2021

 By Gerry Dickert    News

Lamar State College Port Arthur statement on COVID-19 practices on campus

On March 2, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Executive Order GA 34 that removes the face covering mandate and capacity restrictions for businesses and other establishments... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

LSCO's Johnson says 'Things are good'

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan visits with Dr. Tom Johnson, Lamar State College Orange president, during Johnson's visit to the Capitol in Austin, where he reported last week on th... — Updated 3/2/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Collins brings trained eyes to BCISD

Patty Collins is running for a second term on the Bridge City school board but hardly considers herself a politician. She's just continuing a career of service to education: Her... — Updated 3/2/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Tubbleville, cheers, tears top Chamber awards

Cheers mingled with tears at last week's scaled-down Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards luncheon that was topped by Michelle Tubbleville being named Citizen of... — Updated 3/2/2021

 By Staff Report    News

School Closures, Delays and Remote Learning due to upcoming weather conditions

Little Cypress-Mauriceville Little Cypress-Mauriceville schools will again be closed on Friday, February 19, to give maintenance staff time to repair damage caused by the freeze in... — Updated 2/23/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Orange paves way for medical center

Orange City Council Tuesday took two more steps the city hopes will pave the way for a new medical center and hospital beds for the area. A public hearing was held regarding the... — Updated 2/23/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

County thaws out from deep freezes

Not long after lunchtime Monday, Orange City Councilman Brad Childs was called to comment on the damage done by back-to-back freezing storms last week. But the owner of Childs Ace... — Updated 2/23/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Gauthier seeks new ways to give back

As a lifer here, she definitely knows her way around town. But in her three terms as a City Council member in Bridge City, Terri Gauthier is reaching out to help her hometown by... — Updated 2/23/2021

 By Staff Report    News

Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy at OC Commissioners

Officials from Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy Partners pose with Orange County Commissioners Court members Tuesday after saying thanks to the county for tax abatements in 2014 and... — Updated 2/23/2021


Texas' COVID-19 vaccinations rebound after winter storm

Austin retiree Doug Zabel was relieved to get the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in January and eager for the second round of his two-dose regimen last week. Then the winter storm... — Updated 2/23/2021

 By Staff Report    News

Bridges open

The Veterans Memorial Bridge, on Hwy 87 has reopened as of 11 am, the Rainbow Bridge opened earlier today.... — Updated 2/18/2021

 By Staff Report    News

The Record Newspapers not delivering during Winter Storm Uri

Due to the Winter Storm that hit Orange County, South East Texas and other surrounding counties in Texas this week the decision was made not to publish this week's County Record and Penny Record Newspapers. The lack of... — Updated 2/18/2021

 By Staff Report    News

School Closures, Delays and Remote Learning due to upcoming weather conditions

Bridge City ISD Due to inclement weather & possible hazardous road conditions, Bridge City ISD schools will be closed Monday, February 15th, 2021. Bridge City ISD buses will... — Updated 2/18/2021


Entergy to begin periodic outages

Entergy Texas has started periodic power outages for its customers across southeast Texas. The company is taking this action as directed by our reliability coordinator, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, as a last... — Updated 2/17/2021


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 — Updated 2/17/2021


DPS and TXdot close bridges

At approximately 4am, the Rainbow Bridge and the Veterans Memorial Bridge were deemed unsafe for travel due to ice accumulation.  Many roads and bridges in our area have been closed due to ice.  Motorists are urged to stay off... — Updated 2/15/2021

 By Staff Report    News

WOCCISD announces remote/virtual learning due to weather

Out of an abundance of caution, in preparation for the inclement weather forecasted for our area next week, West Orange-Cove CISD will shift to remote/virtual learning for Monday... — Updated 2/12/2021

 By Staff Report    News

Bridge City ISD announce closure and delay

Due to inclement weather & possible hazardous road conditions, Bridge City ISD schools will be closed Monday, February 15th, 2021. Bridge City ISD buses will run on a two hour... — Updated 2/12/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Bridge City opens gov't offices a bit

"Saying we're going to loosen up as much as we can," Bridge City Mayor David Rutledge announced Tuesday that city buildings have adjusted their coronavirus restrictions. "As mayor,... — Updated 2/9/2021


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