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Texas Comptroller and State Sen Support Repeal of Sales Tax on Feminine Products

From the Office of Glenn Hegar (AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced this month that he has joined with state Sen. Joan Huffman, Senate Committee on Finance... — Updated 8/30/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

June sales taxes mixed across county, up in Bridge City

Sales tax incomes were mixed in June for the Orange County entities getting the tax, according to figures from the Texas Comptroller's Office. The revenues from June were sent to... — Updated 8/30/2022


Summer 2022 Beautification Award delivered in Orange

When you see the beautiful flowers growing at #3731 Bowling Lane in Orange, you will know that Louis Ardoin enjoys working in his yard and seeing his plants grow. The raised beds... — Updated 8/30/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

County tax rate goes down slightly for next year

Orange County Commissioners Court Tuesday approved a new property tax rate with a small decrease in the rate. However, tax payments may go up for many people because of an increase... — Updated 8/23/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

BC school taxes go up for new construction

Property owners in Bridge City will be paying more in school taxes this coming year, but the increase is nothing unexpected. Voters in May approved a $72 million bond election to... — Updated 8/23/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

Museum turns Historic Ghost Walk into festival

Once a year, Orange's history comes alive as local high school drama students dress up and tell true stories from the past. The Heritage House Museum in downtown holds the Historic... — Updated 8/23/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

Stark Museum of Art hosts Family Day Saturday

The Stark Museum of Art will have a free family day event with activities and crafts on Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum is in downtown Orange at 712 Green... — Updated 8/23/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

County proposes stop signs in Victory Gardens, Little Cypress

After a citizen complaint about speeding in the Victory Gardens neighborhood outside Bridge City, the Orange County Commissioners Court is proposing to install a four-way stop... — Updated 8/23/2022


Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives from Waco, Houston and El Paso Captured

AUSTIN – Three of Texas' 10 Most Wanted offenders are back in custody following their recent arrests. Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Rodney Hunter, of Waco, was arrested August... — Updated 8/23/2022


DPS reminds drivers to use extra caution in and around school zones

AUSTIN – The new school year has arrived, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds drivers to use extra caution in and around school zones and neighborhoods. This... — Updated 8/23/2022


2 SETX women killed in head on crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety is releasing the names of two drivers killed in a head-on collision in Orange County Monday night. The head-on wreck happened near Tulane Road... — Updated 8/23/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

Bridge City works on budget, tax rate

The Bridge City City Council Tuesday evening voted on a general operating budget of $10.06 million budget includes a 3 percent pay increase for employees. The budget is for the... — Updated 8/16/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

Texas Education Agency releases Orange County grades

All of Orange County's public school districts have earned a "B" grade from the Texas Education Agency this year. TEA released the grades on Monday. The grades from "A" to "F" are b... — Updated 8/16/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

BC Education Foundation sets fundraisers (to help teachers, students)

The Bridge City ISD Education Foundation has two fundraisers scheduled to help in the effort to raise money for special school projects. The non-profit community group is... — Updated 8/16/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

Football legend, hometown hero, Steve Worster remembered

Steve Worster was probably the biggest celebrity from Orange County. He died Saturday at the age of 73. Though his peak fame coming during his teens and early 20s, the news of his... — Updated 8/16/2022


LSCO graduates 100 at Summer Commencement

Orange, TX – Lamar State College Orange hosted its Summer 2022 Graduation this past Saturday, August 13, 2022. The graduation was held at the J. Michael and Bridget Shahan Events... — Updated 8/16/2022


TSUS Foundation Announced LSCO's Becky McAnelley 2022 Regents' Staff Excellence Award Winner

AUSTIN, TX – The Texas State University System (TSUS) Foundation today announced winners of the 2022 Regents’ Professor, Teacher, Staff Excellence, and Student Scholar Awards... — Updated 8/16/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

SRA paves way for new hospital

The new Gisela Houseman Medical Complex with hospital got another boost Tuesday when the Sabine River Authority of Texas gave $220,000 to Orange County to help pay for the... — Updated 8/9/2022

 By Penny LeLeux    News

OCP to host a country music dinner show at the Orange train depot

Yee haw! Orange Community Players, Inc. (OCP) is hosting a country music show Saturday, Aug. 20, at Orange Train Depot, 1210 W. Green Ave, Orange to raise funds to continue the... — Updated 8/9/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

Sheriff works to rid county of illegal game rooms

The Orange County Sheriff's Office recruited help from county code enforcement, a county emergency services district, and the Rose City marshal to shut down three gaming rooms last... — Updated 8/9/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

Naked truth revealed at Judge John Gothia roast

The naked truth was revealed Thursday night at the Bridge City Chamber's roast of County Judge John Gothia. However, it wasn't him that was naked, though the question is left: Was... — Updated 8/9/2022


LSCO laying the foundation for career growth in SETX with new CDL Facility

ORANGE, TX - Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) shared progress this week on the construction of a new Commercial Driver's License (CDL) training facility, made possible by a grant... — Updated 8/9/2022


Mooney Boys Takes on Houston

Competitors from all over the World showed up for the Grappling Industries Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in Houston, TX this past weekend. Nine competitors from Mooney Boys Jiu... — Updated 8/9/2022


Milano's Italian Grill Named Bridge City Chamber Business of the Month

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce has announced that Milano's Italian Grill has been named Business of the Month for August. Bashkim and Kadie Makolli was presented the award,... — Updated 8/9/2022

 By Dan Perrine    News

OCARC holds another successful fishing tournament

The OCARC conducted its 34th fishing tournament this past weekend. It was another successful event for the association. There were 230 participants that entered the OCARC Fishing... — Updated 8/8/2022


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