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OC Sheriff's Office investigating death

On Saturday, September 16, 2023, around 5:21pm., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office was called to a local business, International Paper, in reference to the discovery of a body... — Updated 9/19/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

County sets tax rate for new budget year

Orange County Commissioners Court approved a lower property tax rate compared to last year, but because of an overall increase in property values, taxpayers may be paying an average... — Updated 9/12/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Sunday wildfire burns 417 acres, but no buildings lost

A Sunday afternoon wildfire that started in a wooded area off Gist Road quickly spread through the dry and dying leaves leading to homes being evacuated. No lives or buildings were... — Updated 9/12/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Hurricane Ike hit 15 years ago

Kirk Roccaforte was Bridge City mayor on September 13, 2008. He and his emergency team from the city were quartered with other county first responders and officials at Mauriceville... — Updated 9/12/2023


The W.H. Stark House invites you to be their guest on September 22

The W.H. Stark House invites the community to First Floor Friday on September 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to view the first floor of the historic... — Updated 9/12/2023


LSCO Celebrates Record of Unprecedented Graduation Numbers

Lamar State College Orange announced today that a record number of 763 degrees and certificates were awarded during the 2022-2023 academic year. This represents a 20% increase in... — Updated 9/12/2023


WOSISD threats result in juvenile being detained

On Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at about 8:20 P.M., the City of Orange Police Department Criminal Investigations Division was notified of a threat made via social media... — Updated 9/11/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

1940 Orange Tigers had new stadium but coach resigned

The 1940 high school football season here was supposed to be a great one with a fancy new stadium for Orange High, but it ended up a strange one. After two games, the coach was... — Updated 9/5/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

County hits record triple digits for 32 days this summer

Heat readings for the summer of 2023 have reached a record high, with the Orange County Airport gauges recording 32 days of 100 degrees or hotter for June through August. Two more 1... — Updated 9/5/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Captain Joey Jacobs plans run for Precinct 4 constable

Veteran law enforcement officer Joey Jacobs will be running in the March Republican primary for constable of Precinct 4, which covers the Vidor area. He has worked in law... — Updated 9/5/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

BC Police and Fire collect food to donate

Members of the Bridge City Police Department and the Bridge City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department worked together to collect more than 4,000 items to donate to the Southeast... — Updated 9/5/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Orange Recreation Center has fall schedule

The new Orange Recreation Center has set its September schedule that includes a youth 3-on-3 co-ed basketball tournament at the end of the month. The center on Orange Avenue at the... — Updated 9/5/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

More industrial growth, improvement may be coming

Orange County continues on the path for more industrial growth as two projects have been approved for possible tax abatements from the state and local entities. Orange County Commis... — Updated 8/29/2023


New Blessing Box in West Orange

West Orange now has its first Blessing Box for people in need to get food items. Businessman Al Granger and his Team Granger presented the Blessing Box Monday to West Orange First... — Updated 8/29/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

New Texas laws starting Friday

Texas has 774 new state laws starting on September 1 that will affect different aspects from criminal laws to regulations for businesses that get state licensing. The Texas Legislat... — Updated 8/29/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

City of Orange sees whopping jump in sales

Orange County plus the cities of Orange, West Orange, and Vidor are showing increases in sales tax collections for the month of June, according to information from the Texas Comptro... — Updated 8/29/2023


Stage 2: Moderate Water Shortage Conditions

The City of Orange has initiated Stage 2 of the Drought Contingency Plan. Stage 2 water restrictions are MANDATORY, and expand the voluntary Stage 1 restrictions to include other... — Updated 8/29/2023


Lamar State College Orange Names 25 to Summer 2023 Dean's & President's List

ORANGE, TX – Lamar State College Orange is proud to announce 25 students named to the Dean’s and President’s List for the Summer 2023 semester. Congratulations on all your... — Updated 8/29/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Little Cypress wildfire stopped before subdivision

Orange County came close Sunday for adding a wildfire to its growing list of recent disaster history. Forty acres of dense woods burned for hours Sunday afternoon in the Little... — Updated 8/22/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Kazmar leaves sportswriting legacy

Joe Kazmar was born and raised in New York state and became a successful businessman in Orange. But though he made his mark in the car business, he will be long remembered for his s... — Updated 8/22/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Orangefield board calls for school bond election

Orangefield school district voters in November will decide on a $43 million bond issue for more classrooms at all three campuses, a new high school library and cafeteria, plus... — Updated 8/22/2023


BCHS shows off new Cosmetology lab in CTE building

Bridge City High School had a public opening Monday afternoon to show off the cosmetology labs in the school's new CTE building. The $14.7 million Career and Technology Education... — Updated 8/22/2023


West Orange-Cove CISD Unveils Innovative Mobile Classroom, Revolutionizing Learning On the Go

WOCCISD is proud to announce the launch of its innovative and fully equipped mobile learning lab, a solution funded by the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) grant.... — Updated 8/22/2023


Texas A&M Forest Service opens emergency grant applications for wildfire disaster declaration

Emergency grant applications are now open for volunteer fire departments included in Governor Abbott's wildfire disaster declaration. “Volunteer firefighters are our first line... — Updated 8/22/2023


Stage 1 Mild Water Shortage Condition

City of Orange water customers are requested to voluntarily limit the irrigation of landscaped areas to Sundays and Thursdays for customers with a street address ending in an even... — Updated 8/18/2023


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