New flood legislation will help Bridge City

kirk roccaforte

The city of Bridge City recently received some good news- some really good news. Mayor Kirk Roccaforte said federal legislation passed through amending the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 will give relief to residents of the city on

Creaux’s Nest

EASTER’S GONE, IT’S BACK TO THE COAL MINE What a great Easter Sunday. We had perfect weather for outdoor gatherings. Everyone I ran into Sunday was in a good frame of mind and thankful for the lovely day the Lord sent. Personally,

A Leap of Faith is what it takes: PCM & Uganda Children’s Choir

The Uganda Children’s Choir will preform at 6 p.m., Thursday at the Riverfront Pavilion in downtown Orange,. Everyone is welcome.  North Orange Baptist Church in partnership with the City of Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau proudly bring this choir from

Orange Council meeting moves along swimmingly

The Orange City Council is already getting ready for summer after they approved resolutions for a school and a swim team to use of the Orange Municipal Natatorium. Community Christian School will use the facility each Tuesday and Wednesday from

OC Veterans Service Officer fired from job

Gene Smithweb

Gene Smith, Veterans Service Officer for Orange County, was terminated from employment at the regular meeting of the Orange County Commissioners’ Court on Monday afternoon. Carl Thibodeaux, county judge, informed Smith the laws of the State of Texas do not

One killed, one injured in motorcycle accident

motorcycle crash

Easter turned tragic for an Orange family when the motorcycle a mother and daughter were riding crashed going into a curve on FM 1442 in Bridge City. Ramona Tolman, 44, was driving a three-wheel motorcycle when she left the roadway,

Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between April 17, 18, 19, 20, and the morning of April 21: Larceny from vehicle, 1600 16th St./Kroger Burglary, 1203 W. Cypress Ave. Burglary, 7112 IH-10/Flying J Theft, 1400

Man taken into custody after bomb scare in Kemah


Wal Mart shoppers in Kemah were placed on lock down inside the store Saturday, after police received reports of a suspicious man with a knife in the parking lot. The man was first spotted in a nearby Target parking lot, then

Death Investigation News Release

Thursday, a fugitive task force located and arrested the third suspect in the musder of Kevin Alton Moyer, 53, of Dallas. On a Crime Stoppers Tip, Cody Lewis, 27, of Beaumont was apprehended at approximately 7 p.m. in Pennington, Texas.

Lady Cardinals repeat as Southland Conference Champions

For three consecutive days the Lamar women’s golf team had to hold off charges from three different schools seeking to knock the Lady Cardinals off their perch, but in the end it was the Red and White that was flying

LCM bi-district softball schedule released

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s Coach Dena Adkins has announced the first round, Bi-District, softball play-offs. All games to be played at Pt. Arthur Memorial and are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Game one – Friday, April 25 – Crosby will be the

Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between April 16, and the morning of April 17: Warrant service, 1000 Park Traffic accident, 4201 FM 105 Burglary, 1100 16th St. Traffic accident, Bluebonnet and Camellia Warrant service,

St. Mary hosts Spring Festival

  St. Mary  Catholic School will hold its annual spring festival from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm, Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm.  The festival will be held at the school, located at

Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between April 15, and the morning of April 16: Traffic accident, 16th and Green Warrant service, 201 8th St. Larceny from yard/land, 2320 3rd St. Miscellaneous incidents, 2717 Enner

Full military burial long overdue for Texas veterans


The cremated remains of a dozen Texas veterans who never received a military funeral will be re-interred with full honors at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 28. A full escort will

Center of the Universe

By Caroline Brewton Growing up, I always wanted to be the kind of person who read the New Yorker. These days, I devour it. I’ve been reading it for a few years, in fact, but I resisted bragging about it. Until

Ziller’s Retirement Ceremony

Ziller, Jerry

Jerry Ziller, deputy chief of the Orange Fire Department, retired on April 11 after 30 years of service. A ceremony was held in his honor at the central fire station. Ziller will begin working for Open Industrial Partners in Orange.

Oak trees gets attention

Oak tree

 Magnificent Oak Deep in the Heart of Beautiful, Downtown Historical Orange, Texas lives a magnificent and stately century old live oak tree. It is clear that this Fourth Street specimen with its knurled roots and huge canopy has survived many

Google Glass Beta Testing in Orange County

Google Glass Beta testing by Les Daigle

Tuesday, Google Glass went on sale for one day only to anyone for $1,500, but Les Daigle, of Orange started Beta testing for Google two months ago. “I was on the list for two years,” he said.”It takes a long

Spinnerbaits shine in dirty water

Big redfish will readily inhale a spinnerbait. Any tackle geek knows they are the next great weapon in the angling arsenal, saltwater spinnerbaits have come to the coast and the redfish have a new enemy. They come in array of

BC may soon give drivers a hearty welcome to their city

An LED digital billboard being erected in Bridge City took another step in becoming a reality. The Bridge City City Council approved at the regular meeting Tuesday night an annual variance to Mark Dunn Advertising for the placement of a