Welcome home celebration

Bridge City Little League is planning a

Homecoming Celebration for the Jr. Softball All Stars that just returned

home from the World Series. The celebration will begin at 2 p.m.,

Sunday at the Community Center at 105 Parkside in Bridge City.

public is invited to join the celebration honoring these girls for

achieving 3rd place in the Jr. Softball World Series held in Kirkland,

Wash. The young ballplayers have gone further than any local team to


VFW, Ladies Auxiliary to host V-J Day.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 & The Ladies Auxiliary will host a slide show entitled V-J Day. The video consists of events leading up to the surrender of Japan and signing of the peace treaty. The public is invited to attend on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 6:15 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North.

BCISD to sponsor anti-bullying presentation Monday, Aug. 29

Bridge City ISD is sponsoring “Bullying, Cyber Bullying and Youth Depression.” A presentation for adults by John Halligan, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bridge City Elementary School.

BC Project Graduation fund raiser set for Aug. 27

The Bridge City Project Graduation will host Link BBQ fund raisers on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at Game Day Car Wash and Cardinal Snow Cone. For more information, please call 409-920-0257.

Hunters Education Safety Class set for Sept. 23

Texas Parks and Wildlife will host a Hunter Education safety class on Friday, Sept. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will finish on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those interested must attend both sessions. Certification is required for those 17 years and older and were born on or before Sept. 2, 1971 to hunt in Texas. Children nine years of age and older can become certified. To register, call Danny Odom at 409-883-8118.
This is not just for hunters, anyone with firearms can benefit from this class.

Farmers’ Market held Wed. and Sat.

The Orange County Farmers’ Market has opened for the season and expanded to include Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m., in addition to the usual 6:30-10 a.m. on Saturdays. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown.
The following items are now available: Yellow squash, black-eyed peas, okra, a variety of jams and jellies, canned vegetables, fresh eggs, local honey, baked goods, granola, and blueberry lemonade.
The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.

Cardinal Athletic Booster Club offering ‘parking pass’

The Cardinal Athletic Booster Club is offering a “Parking Pass” for all Home Football Games for $20. The pass will reserve you a space in the parking lot in front of the Athletic Field House. Please contact Cil Dixon Athletic Directors Secretary at 350 Bower Drive or 409-735-1641 if you would like to purchase one.

BC High School Alumni Association to meet Aug. 25

The Bridge City High School Alumni Association will host a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the BC High School Library.
Plans for Homecoming 2011 will be discussed. This year target alumni include the classes of 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and all former drill team members and their support groups.
For more information, questions orconcerns e-mail Ella Stuebing at bchs_alumni@yahoo.com.

Bridge City Heritage Festival set for Oct. 1

The Historical Museum of Bridge City is hosting the Bridge City Heritage Festival on Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Bridge City Community Center grounds. There will be live musical entertainment, carnival rides, antique cars, crafts and exhibits, a silent auction, bingo, children’s games and much more. For those interested in a craft/exhibit or food booth space, please contact Paige Williams at 409-738-3743, Tracey Broussard at 409-344-2341, Lisa Beuhler at 409-988-9999 or by email at info@bridgecityhistory.com to receive a vendor packet.

American Legion to honor those who serve our country

The American Legion Post 49 family invites the community to join in a program honoring our hometown heroes serving in the Armed Forces and their families.
On August 25 at 6 p.m. the celebration will begin with the Blue Star Salute at the American Legion Post 49 hall, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange.
There will be cake and drinks for our guests.
All are welcome to help show the respect due these true defenders of our freedom.

Heritage House receives new shipment of ‘Picturing Orange’

Heritage House Museum is proud to announce; A new shipment of the History Book, Picturing Orange has been received and is ready for sale to the public. This very interesting and pictorial history of Orange County is the hard work of Dr. Howard C. Williams of Orange. Buy your copy at The Heritage House Museum office, 905 W. Division in Orange, Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The price is $38 including tax.
Those wishing to have a copy mailed to you or to someone else, please send the information with an extra $10 for shipping and handling and we’ll be happy to mail it.

Boilermakers, members and ex-members of Local 587, to meet Sept. 10

Anyone who has ever been a member of Local 587, is invited to a luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m., at the Sheetmetal Hall located at 8397 Old Hwy 90, Orange, Texas. All members, past and present, are encouraged to attend the luncheon and visiting with old friends.

American Legion to host pool tournament

The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-330-4847.

Rape and Suicide Crisis Center to offer support group meetings

The Rape and Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas will be hosting a support group for female survivors of sexual assault the first and third Wednesday of every month, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Foundation of Southeast Texas building, located at 700 North St. in downtown Beaumont.
To RSVP or for further information, please contact the Crisis Center at 409-832-6530.

Families Sought to Host High School Exchange Students

SHARE! is looking for HOST PARENTS to host international exchange students for the 2011/2012 fall semester or school year. The students speak English, are covered by medical insurance and have spending money for their personal experiences. Host families provide a bed, meals, as well as friendship, understanding, and a genuine desire to share the American way of life.
SHARE! families are diverse! Traditional two-parent families (with or without children), single parents or adults, and retired couples are wonderful host families. High school aged boys and girls from over 20 countries will be arriving late August to attend local high schools while living with their host family. Persons interested in hosting or obtaining more information can contact Yvette Coffman at 800-941-3738 or visit www.sharesouthwest.org.

BCISD to administer Credit by Examination

Bridge City ISD, in accordance with Chapter 74.24 TAC, will administer the Texas Tech University Credit by Examination Tests. Testing dates will be December 6, 7 and 8, 2011 and June 5, 6 and 7 2012. Students in grades first through fifth will be allowed to take each of the five tests (Math, Science, Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies) at the elementary level without prior instruction. The student must score at least 90 on each of the five four tests to be considered eligible for grade level acceleration. Students in grades sixth through 12 will be permitted to take an examination to earn credit for an academic course for which they have had no prior instruction. Students must score at least 90 on the test to receive course credit. Additional information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting Gina Mannino at: gina.mannino@bridgecityisd.net.

American Legion to host brisket lunch

On Thursday, September 1, the American Legion Post 49 located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange will host a lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lunch will include brisket, links, potato salad, baked beans, bread, and dessert for $7.00 each. Walk-ins are welcome and deliveries are also available. Please call 409-886-9861 after noon on Wednesday, August 31, and before 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 1, for deliveries, or to place an order.
All proceeds go back into the American Legion Post 49, which is a non-profit veteran organization.