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 By Dave Rogers    News

Sabine hosts last-chance college tourney

College anglers seeking a final spot in August’s Carhartt Bassmaster National College Championship will weigh their catches in Orange Friday and Saturday. Texas B.A.S.S.... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Geis retires as LSCO technology director

Lamar State College Orange is getting new leadership for its Process Technology/Instrumentation Program as Cheryl January replaces a retiring Earl Geis as director. Geis, who has... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News

"Varmint Hunt" in the new children's building at Cowboy Church of Orange County

The pandemic may have cancelled last year's vacation bible school, but it is almost time for the "Varmint Hunt" at Cowboy Church of Orange County. This year's curriculum focuses on... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

As BC turns 51, mayor wins TML prize

A member of Bridge City's first city council in 1970, former mailman David Hock commemorated Bridge City's 51st anniversary as an incorporated city with a visit Tuesday afternoon.... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News

Becoming YouTube famous

When John Frederick filmed his first "skit" for Vid Chronicles, a YouTube channel, no one knew it was going to make the progress it has. Frederick, a Mauriceville actor, was in the... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Bergeron to serve BCPD as acting chief

Robert Bergeron, Bridge City’s Assistant Chief of Police, will run the department until a new Chief is named, City Manager Jerry Jones said. Paul Davis, Police Chief for his... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

BC re-zoning vote riles up neighbors

Zoning changes that would allow two Bridge City landowners to build 12 housing units on four vacant lots currently zoned for single families moved ahead Monday night. After... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Mooney restocks SO with seizure funds

The Orange County Sheriff's Office has spent almost $2 million in asset forfeiture funds in the past year to better equip its 150 employees. Since Sheriff Lane Mooney took over fr... — Updated 6/29/2021


Fire safety as summer kicks off

With summer officially here and COVID-19 restrictions loosening around the country, many people will look to grilling, cookouts, and other outdoor gatherings, including fireworks displays, to enjoy the warm weather. As the Fourth o... — Updated 6/29/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

O'Rourke: Dems should let voices ring

Former U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke wants Texans to fight Republican voter suppression acts by taking to the phones. O’Rourke, who appeared in front of a crowd of 300 outside... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

FEMA finalizing new floodplain map

Cutline: A panel of the new Orange County floodplain map shows the area of Pinehurst and West Orange. (Courtesy FEMA)   FEMA finalizing new floodplain map   Dave Rogers For The Re... — Updated 6/22/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Lions Carnival ready to hit stride

It was kinda like getting back on the bike. There were a hitch or two observed in the first week of the first non-delayed Lions Club Charity Carnival in a handful of years but that... — Updated 6/22/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Orange County sales tax receipts still rising

County Treasurer Christy Khoury banked $516,000 in sales tax receipts for the county from the month of April. That ½ of a cent sales and use tax rebate from the state of Texas is... — Updated 6/22/2021


Lunch Bunch honors new OC mayors

New mayors Misty Songe of Vidor and Randy Branch of West Orange were guests of honor at the Wednesday Lunch Bunch meeting held June 16. Orange County Judge John Gothia and Orange... — Updated 6/22/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Kimbrough backs BCPD's 2020 investigations

Orange County District Attorney John Kimbrough said Tuesday that Bridge City's Police Department "did a fantastic job" investigating twin fatalities that occurred minutes and miles... — Updated 6/18/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Mayor: BC residents need to STAN up

With Hurricane Season here again, Bridge City Mayor David Rutledge has been leading the push for citizens to sign up with STAN. That’s the Southeast Texas Alerting Network and it... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

GLO funds open Orange senior apartments

Orange is getting a new 80-unit senior apartment community near the intersection of Highway 62 and Interstate 10. A celebration was held Wednesday, June 16, to christen the... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

TxDOT's MacArthur lights plan brightens cities

City council members at both Pinehurst and West Orange have liked what they’ve seen from proposals to place streetlights on MacArthur Drive. “It was a real brief presentation,... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

West Orange officials take oaths

West Orange officials reappointed to their jobs by new Mayor Randy Branch repeated their Oaths of Office at Tuesday night's meeting. From left, they are Assistant Fire Chief Simmie... — Updated 6/15/2021


How to win the fight against stickers

Adam Russell Texas A&M AgriLife Whether you call them stickers or sandburs, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert can help you win the war against these prickly little pain... — Updated 6/15/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Dems' recovery funds hit Orange County

Joe Biden’s American Recovery Plan Act, passed by Congress without a single Republican vote, just showered ruby red Orange County with the first of two $8.1 million payments. The... — Updated 6/8/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Lions Carnival set to return June 16

Good times are set to resume in Orange. The Lion’s Club 80th Charity Carnival will take place over three weekends at Lions Den Park this year, beginning Wednesday, June 16.... — Updated 6/8/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Spokeswoman to miss school's 'joyful noise'

One of Orange County’s top news sources is going off the air. Sherry Combs is retiring from the Little Cypress-Mauriceville school district Friday, ending a 42-year career that... — Updated 6/8/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Vet's respect flies high for flags

You’re a grand old flag, You’re a high-flying flag, Monday, June 14, marks the 104th observance of Flag Day in the United States, a holiday officially established in 1916 by... — Updated 6/8/2021


TxDOT talks lights for MacArthur Drive

A proposal to bring streetlights to a dark and deadly stretch of road is on the agendas for neighboring Orange County cities. The Texas Department of Transportation will make a... — Updated 6/4/2021


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