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 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


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

 By Penny LeLeux    News

Holt: a lifetime of community service

Carroll Holt wasn't born in Orange. His family moved to the city right after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. Holt was 6 years old. "My daddy worked the shipyards,"... — Updated 8/17/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News

First Baptist Church BC hosts Outdoor Banquet Sunday

Sunday, First Baptist Church Bridge City will host a free Outdoorsman Banquet in the Family Life Center 5-7 p.m. open to the public. "It's a little something we're trying to do to... — Updated 8/17/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Train enthusiasts go 'nuts' over Big Boy

George Bohn has been a train ‘nut’ for more than 60 years, and says it’s an inherited trait, having picked it up from his dad, who began collecting model train sets in the... — Updated 8/17/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

'Excited ... hopeful' describes 21-22 school start 

School bells rang Wednesday morning, signaling the start of the 2021-22 school year for about 10,000 students on the south and east ends of Orange County. The first day of school... — Updated 8/10/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Old ties help make Entergy connection

After 35 years of doing everything from climbing poles to dealing with government leaders on its behalf, Johnny Trahan has a long history with Entergy Texas. And a new connection wi... — Updated 8/10/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Pillsbury named the Texas General Aviation Airport Manager of The Year

Orange County Airport Manager Missy Pillsbury, center, was named the Texas General Aviation Airport Manager of The Year at last week’s Texas Aviation Conference last week in San... — Updated 8/10/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News

It's back to school for Windee Jenkins

Monday was 'Meet the Teacher' day at Orangefield with first day of class for students on Wednesday. Windee Jenkins, a paraprofessional at Orangefield ISD for 16 years has worked on... — Updated 8/10/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Waterfront views no match for floodwalls

If you live on the East Side of Orange and always wake up with the sun, you’d better start putting money aside for a reliable alarm clock. The Orange County Coastal Storm Risk... — Updated 8/3/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News

OC film "Alone + Together" heads to festivals

There is nothing like an impending 30th birthday to light a fire under some people. Such was the case for Jimmy Womack of Vidor. That and the fact that the pandemic gave him more... — Updated 8/3/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Salter says Abbott is "reckless" with OC

Orange County is among nine Texas counties with the worst COVID-19 hospitalization rates. After pointing that out to her social media followers, Orange City Council member Terrie... — Updated 8/3/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News

BC-OF Rotary to host Guys Game Night

The Bridge City-Orangefield Rotary Club took notice of how popular the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Purse Bingo events have been the last couple of years. Since the Rotary’s... — Updated 8/3/2021


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