Keep Orange County Beautiful, together with local chambers of commerce, recently presented their Beautification Award to a new business on Texas Avenue, Chicken Express and Gary and Catey McCarty, owners/operators.   

The award was presented by J. David Derosier and Sandra Villadsen of KOCB, with chamber ambassadors on hand to add their congratulations.

As owners, the McCarty’s take extreme pride in the appearance and cleanliness of their Chicken Express stores. They want to be known as the hometown chicken place to each community they serve.

Chicken Express’ tenders are white breast meat, lightly-breaded served with gravy and a biscuit, and there is an assortment of side orders such mashed potatoes, baked biscuits, gravy, fried okra and corn nuggets. Other popular items are the livers and gizzards along with farm-raised catfish and hushpuppies.

The McCartys have another Chicken Express in Lumberton and are opening one in Port Neches in just a few weeks; with possibly one planned for the near future in the Greater Orange area.

The Bridge City Chicken Express received the award because of the tremendous amount and high quality of landscaping that the owners have invested in their property. Gary McCarty said, “It looks good now, but when it matures it will be a major showcase of what Texas Avenue can look like.  It looked so good we told our landscaper to copy it exactly for the new store in Port Neches.” 

Keep Orange County Beautiful presents Beautification Awards on a quarterly basis to residential and commercial properties in Orange County. Nominations from the public are encouraged and can be submitted directly online at