Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Sept. 16, and the morning of Sept. 17: Warrant service, 205 Border St. (2) Warrant service, 1555 16th St. Larceny from vehicle, 1619 16th St. Traffic accident, 2300

Mockingbird calling


Once in a while a creature of the wild will interact with a human in a bizarre and special way. Bridge City resident, Gary Boudreaux, has recently experienced one of those unique happenings. Boudreaux moved to Bridge City about three

BCISD Superintendent answers questions regarding bond

BC Superintendent Mike King

Have questions about the Bridge City Independent School district’s bond election? Mike King, superintendent of schools, has some answers to your questions and possibly some questions you haven’t thought about. When is the election? Early Voting begins October 20 and

Two arrested after suspicious behavior

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A couple was arrested Tuesday morning in the Waffle House parking lot after police responded to a call about suspicious behavior. Officers responded to the 2300 block of Hwy. 62 at approximately 1:30 am, and met with the suspects who

Confederate Memorial near completion

confederate memorial

One year later, the Confederate Memorial of the Wind is nearly completed at the intersection of Interstate 10 and MLK Drive in Orange with the exception of erecting the flag poles, concrete benches and some landscaping. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

Southeast Texas water supplies runneth over

Fresh water is arguably one of the most important natural resources on the earth. Likewise, Southeast Texas has abundant supplies from more than adequate rainfall. Other parts of the state aren’t as fortunate, particularly with the needs of growing urban areas.

OCSO Weekly Reports

Officers from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls between Sept. 10 through Sept. 16: Sept. 10: Assault, 205 Border St./OC Correctional Facility, Orange Missing person, 1480 Freeway Blvd./Gateway Travel Plaza, Vidor Assault/family violence, 1255 Liberty St.,

GOACC announces Shop Orange County campaign

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Bridge City and Vidor Chambers of Commerce and launched a “Shop Orange County” campaign. This campaign is designed to educate our local citizens about the many advantages to keeping

Stuebings to be recognized for this year’s BC Heritage Festival

  David Ball For The Record The Bridge City Historical Society will host the 2014 Bridge City Heritage Festival from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, at the Bridge City Community Center and the surrounding grounds at

Mustang Insider

Meri Elen Jacobs For The Record The forecast of bad weather and rain didn’t stop the Mustangs from travelling to Jasper this past Friday night. It also didn’t stop the Mustang defense OR offense, who gave the Bulldogs a pretty

Commissioners reach compromise on janitorial contract

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David Ball For The Record Some janitors who work for Orange County escaped the job chopping block after a contract was reworked at the regular meeting of the commissioners court on Monday afternoon. A contract was made last week with

Teal season opens to mixed reviews

Opening weekend of early teal season can best be described as a classic case of “have or have not”. For many hunters it was one end of the spectrum or the other and no in between. Rarely will you see

Bass Federation inducted into Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame


 The Bass Federation (TBF), a grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization that got its start when the first federation club formed in 1968, has been named among the 2015 class of inductees enshrined into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of

Tractor Supply hosting pet appreciation week


Tractor Supply Co. in Orange will host family and pet activities Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of Pet Appreciation Week. Sept. 17 – 21, Pet Appreciation Week or P.A.W. is Tractor Supply’s annual event to celebrate pets and introduce families to the

Orange County Health/Restaurant Inspections

restaurant inspections

Orange County Health Inspector James Scales made the following inspections on area businesses from Sept. 1 through Sept. 15: Walmart #457, 1350 N. Main St. Vidor – Score – 100 On Your Way Too, 110 S. Main St., Vidor. Store

Texas DPS adds Wynn to most wanted list


The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Rodney Dewayne Wynn, 34, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his arrest. He has

East Texas University ranks among America’s best


For the 21st time, LeTourneau University shines on U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges.”   “Best Regional Universities in the Western Region” spans Texas to Alaska, and LETU marches 27th among all universities in that category, ranking above

Texas A&M receives funds to build artificial reef habitats

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced that Texas A&M University will receive over $198,000 in a cooperative agreement for the project “Use of Seawater Electrolysis to Build Artificial Reef Habitat: Comparison with Traditional Shell


Colburn art

Last Saturday was noticeably cooler than the previous Saturday, but outside of a fairly stiff north wind and scattered showers, it was a stretch in terming it a “sure enough” cold front.It did, however, move enough water to push some of

Texas Food Bank Network feeding Texas


The Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) announced today that it has adopted Feeding Texas as its new name. The change reflects a new energy and strategic direction from a trusted statewide nonprofit that has been fighting hunger in Texas since

Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Sept. 15, and the morning of Sept. 16: Possession of drug paraphernalia, 10th and Green Traffic accident, 3700 block 16th St. Assault/family violence, 312 Knox Ave. Traffic accident,