Expect weekend showers, thunderstorms

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting showers and thunderstorms to start Saturday afternoon, and continue through the overnight hours before tapering off Sunday morning. Rain totals are expected to be one to two inches, with locally four inches possible. There is

Mauriceville prepares to light community Christmas tree

Tree lighting

Mauriceville will hold its annual tree lighting ceremonies Dec. 2, at 6:00 pm at the intersection of Hwy. 62 and Hwy. 87. The tree is located next to Woodridge Land office just north of the intersection. Cookies and hot cocoa

Families in crisis empowered through local support

Family Services Check

From grief, stress, parenting challenges, marital difficulties, substance abuse and much more, Southeast Texas families face countless struggles every day.  Unfortunately, many affected families lack the support and resources to cope and repair their broken lives. In an effort to

Meadows named BCCC employee of the month

BCCC EOM November

Please join The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce in congratulating Caleb Meadows of Granger Chevrolet on receiving the employee of the month award for November.   Caleb was presented his award, sponsored by Sabine River Ford, by Elyse Thibodeaux at the

Thompson presented All American game jersey

Thompson Jersey

West Orange Stark’s Deionte Thompson was presented his All-American game jersey Wednesday, Nov. 20, for his participation in the Under Armour All-American game in January. The game will be played Jan. 2 in St. Petersburg, Florida. This presentation was sponsored by American

OES students enjoy Thanksgiving feast

OES Thanksgiving

In celebration of Thanksgiving, the Kindergarten classes at Orangefield Elementary held their annual Thanksgiving feast.The children spent the week preparing for this event. They all created and decorated headbands, vests and necklaces. Some classes even made tom-toms. Students helped prepare

Exxpress Mart presents OISD with check

ExpressMart OISD

James Buchanan, General Manager of Exxpress Mart, presented Orangefield Elementary Principal Zach Quinn with a $500 check. Tri-Con partners with Exxon/Mobil to support local schools through an Educational Alliance Grant for math and science.  

WOCCISD releases honor rolls

The WOCCISD second 6 weeks honor roll has been released. The students added to the honor roll are: Grade 9 Superintendent’s Honor Roll James Celestin, Isom Colbert, Paul Ivory, Abigail Luna, Majesty Papilion, Tynasia Pierre-August and Kaleb Ramsey. Principal’s Honor

Bridge City Chamber to host annual Christmas parade


The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is lighting up Bridge City this holiday season with their 6th annual Christmas Light Parade. The parade begins Saturday, Dec. 6, at 6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on Roundbunch Rd., ending at Bridge City

WO-S football tickets go on sale

Due to the Thanksgiving break and by advancing into the regional round, tickets will only be on sale in the WOS Athletic office on Monday, Nov. 24, from 9:00 am – 12:00 and 1:00 – 3:00 pm.  

Nancy’s Kitchen

turkey casserole

We had family over for Thanksgiving but instead of turkey, we had a spiral ham. There is several ways to use leftover ham such as ham sandwiches, dry beans cooked with ham, ham casseroles, etc. There are plenty of ways

Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Nov. 20, and the morning of Nov. 21: Larceny from vehicle, 2424 16th St. Theft, 4030 Sikes Rd. Possession of narcotic equipment, 2900 IH-10 Ordinance violation, 11th and

OCSO Weekly Reports

Officers from the Orange Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls between Nov. 12 and Nov. 18: Nov. 12: Aggravated assault with deadly weapon, Woodcock, Orange Animal bite, 6558 Chevron, Vidor Fraud, 13334 Hwy. 62, Orange Burglary of building, 9125

CCA Texas extends support of sportfish research center


Coastal Conservation Association Texas deepened its commitment to marine resource science with a $250,000 grant to the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation (CSSC) that will fund ongoing research into many of the key scientific issues facing the ecosystems that

Local program brings holiday cheer to seniors


This season, many area seniors who are alone or impoverished will receive some holiday cheer thanks to the Be a Santa to a Senior® program. Sponsored by the local Home Instead Senior Care® office, the program brings together area nonprofits, retailers, numerous volunteers

St. Mary students will be guests of honor

St M art winners

St. Mary Catholic School is pleased to announce two students that will be guests of honor at the “Event of the Season”.  Mallory Huggins, 6th grade and 3rd grader Madelyn Smith will have their art work displayed on “The Boarding

Lutcher kicks off holidays with Kathy Mattea

Kathy Mattea

The Lutcher Theater kicks off the holiday season with Grammy Award winner Kathy Mattea presenting Songs and the Season Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 PM. Tickets ranging from  $30-$45 are available now at www.lutcher.org or by calling the Lutcher Theater Box Office at 409-886-5535. With close to

NWS forecasting warmer temps, severe storms

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting a warming trend through the weekend, with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. However, there will also be high rain chances, starting Saturday afternoon, and continuing Saturday evening before tapering off early Sunday morning.

Drunk driving prevention program coming to WOS HS

sean speaks

WhenSeanSpeaks, a powerful, real life story about the consequences of riding with a drunk driver, will be presented at West Orange-Stark High School Friday, Nov. 21, at 9:00 a.m. Students at West Orange-Stark High School will learn about safety behind

Robert’s Steakhouse named GOACC business of quarter

Roberts Steakhouse

Robert’s Meat Market and Steakhouse was recognized recently as the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Quarter. The restaurant was established in 1979 when they opened their first business on Simmons Drive. With a lot of hard

Mauriceville ES holds best dressed turkey contest

MES turkey contest

Mauriceville Elementary Student Council held a “Best Dressed Turkey” contest. One student from each grade level and one staff member were chosen from the many entries. These include kindergarten, Jaxon Watts; first grade, Luke Levens; second grade, Nevon Terry; third