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OCSO Marine Division providing assistance at Bassmaster Elite Tourney

The Bassmaster Elite Tour is back in Orange for the fourth time and began Thursday morning and will run through Sunday afternoon. The Orange County Sheriff's Office Marine Division... — Updated 4/8/2021

 
 By Dave Rogers    News 

Storm levee planning gets official feedback

Folks at the Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers likes to call themselves “Champions of the Texas Coast.” Who are way more important than Guardians of the... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
 By Dave Rogers    News 

Bassmasters Elite returns 'like it used to be'

The Dovetail Games Bassmaster Elite at Sabine River fishing tournament is something Eric Perez has been looking forward to. "This is the first time we've had an event where things... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
 By Dave Rogers    News 

Giving back gives Navy Park Easter fun

Navy Park was a beehive of Easter finery Sunday, awash in bright colors, packed with children and their parents, and overflowing with smiles. Among those enjoying themselves were... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
 By Dave Rogers    News 

14 New homes coming up in Bridge City

Homebuilders were busy framing and roofing in the new Silver Bridge addition off Ferry Road in Bridge City on Friday, April 3. Fourteen homes ranging in price from $260,000 to... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
 By Dave Rogers    News 

Harbert seeks third term on BC council

Carl Harbert started his Good Friday with one of the many good deeds he has provided his hometown since he retired as a plant manager. He helped his 93-year-old next-door neighbor... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

BC makes new superintendent official

Bridge City Independent School District officially hired a new superintendent Tuesday, March 30, and Mike Kelly can't wait to move into the new job. Kelly, a native of Houston who... — Updated 4/1/2021

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Texas lawmakers eye Ike Dike taxes

Bills under consideration in both houses of the Texas Legislature this year would create a taxing district to pay for upkeep on the “Ike Dike.” The five-county Gulf Coast Protec... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Easter 2021 gets 'back to normal' for area churches

The masks have come off – some have in some places – and there will be no Easter services in parking lots in Orange County this year. But expect a big celebration outside First... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Cole out to continue aiding BC schools  

Everyone's heard of substitute teachers. Bridge City's Judy Cole used to be substitute lunch lady. She found out there's no substitute for being around eager learners. That's why sh... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Minus FEMA checks, cash flow bugs OC 

Orange County Commissioners signed off on paying $3.6 million of weekly bills Tuesday, most of it thanks to Hurricane Laura. The $2.7 million that went to AshBritt Environmental... — Updated 3/23/2021

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Thomas seeks new life for old neighborhood

Bishop Charles Thomas, son of longtime Orange pastor Earl B. Thomas, is running for Mayor of Orange against incumbent Larry Spears, Jr. "Ministry is my heart," said the leader of... — Updated 3/23/2021

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Negotiations move forward on hospital deal

Orange City Council moved a hospital and medical complex for Orange County closer to reality at its Tuesday evening meeting. The vote was unanimous to approve a 10-year schedule of... — Updated 3/23/2021

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Quick reacting Chamber set for B.A.S.S.

After weather and pandemic setbacks, it's a miracle that B.A.S.S., the owners of the Bassmasters Elite fishing tournaments, are set to bring their $1 million event to the Orange... — Updated 3/23/2021

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Newsman's dream job marks 50th anniversary

It's been 50 years to the day – St. Patrick's Day, 1971 -- since Roy Dunn went into the newspapering business with the first edition of the Opportunity Valley News. It was a free... — Updated 3/16/2021

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

LeBouef settles in as PH Police Chief

Jimmy LeBouef's first week as Pinehurst Chief of Police was a bit of a shock to the veteran lawman's system. "Right now I'm trying to get my feet back on the ground. I've been out... — Updated 3/16/2021

 
 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

 

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