Orange Chapter of DAR to Meet
The William Diamond Chapter of The Daughters of The American Revolution of Orange will have their monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at 4464 Memorial Drive in Orange. The program for the meeting will be “Christmas Memories”. Any woman eighteen years of age or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of The American Revolution is eligible for membership. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member is encouraged to attend. If more information is needed, the Chapter Regent may be contacted 409-735-5253.

Christmas singers to perform at Bridge City Bank
Bridge City Bank will host students from area schools that will be performing Christmas music for the public to enjoy. The performance schedule is: Bridge City Middle School, Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m.; Hatton/Sims Elementary School, Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.; Bridge City Intermediate School, Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 12:20 p.m.; and Bridge City High School Cardinal School, Friday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.

Yuletide at OCP
The Orange Community Players presents, YULETIDE: A wonderful evening of Christmas and Broadway, mixed with winter wit and wassail (and other assorted goodies), Dec. 16-17. Refreshments at 7 p.m., Curtain at 7:37 p.m. This fundraiser/musical revue features local talent from all over the Golden Triangle, and is directed by Brook Doss. For reservations, call 882-9137.

Red Hot Flashers to meet Dec. 14
The Red Hot Flashers will meet Dec. 14, Wednesday, at the Brown Center at 11:30 a.m. for their annual Christmas party. Each lady is asked to bring a wrapped Christmas ornament for exchange. Birthday ladies are: Lady Chiann, Shirley Wolfford: Lady Sis, Allie Rush, and Lady Kitty, Bette Jones. For information, please call 409-886-1609.

MCT Credit Union to host Sounds of the Season
Students from area schools will be performing Christmas music at all MCT Credit Union branch locations. The public is invited to attend. The performance schedule is as follows: Bridge City Branch – 4837 Highway 87, Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m. – Bridge City Elementary and at 10:15 a.m. – Bridge City Middle School; Orange Branch – 5401 N. 16th Street, Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. – West Orange Stark.

Barbecue fundraiser set for 4-H
The 4-H horse committee will host a barbecue fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17 at Tractor Supply located in Orange on Interstate 10.
Links will be available for $2 or with chips and a soda for $3. Boudin costs $3 or $4 for a combo; while a chuck beef sandwich is $3.50 or $4.50 for a combo. To substitute water for soda on combos, add 50 cents.

Light up Bridge City for the holidays
The Bridge City/Orangefield Rotary Club and the City of Bridge City are planning to “Light up Bridge City” for the upcoming Holidays. The plans are to attach “shooting Star” pole decorations along Texas Ave., along with eight foot “Angels” pole decor on the corners of Texas Ave. and Roundbunch. There will also be a dickens Christmas Vignette depicting skaters, a Christmas Tree on the corner of Texas Ave. and Roundbunch.
They are asking for donations from the area businesses as well as individuals in order to purchase the life size silhouettes for the corners vignette. Any amount of donation would be greatly appreciated.
Checks can be made to BC Rotary-Christmas Decor. An account has been set-up at Bridge City Bank for this purpose. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 191 Bridge City, 77611.
For further information contact: Lou Raburn at 409-735-2688 or 882-4142, or Lucy Fields at 697-1206 or 626-1974.

Catholic Daughters to host New Year’s Eve dance
New Year’s Eve Dance sponsored by the Catholic Daughters will be held at the Bridge City Community Center from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. A wide range of music, accompanied by lights and video will be provided by ‘Promotion DJ.’ This is a BYOB event; but, set-ups, snacks, midnight champagne and favors are included in the cost: $25 per person for advance reservation, $30 per person at the door. For information or reservation call 409-988-5523 or email

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.

Orange Community Band to meet every Thursday
The Orange Community Band rehearses every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, located at 4103 Meeks Drive in Orange. They are in need of players for the following sections; flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, and percussion, but ALL are welcome! The band performs Christmas, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day concerts. At least one traditional band concert is performed annually. Please visit us on Facebook at Orange Community Band.

BCCC now accepting Business, Citizen of Year applications
Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Please submit all nominations in writing to Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 150 W. Roundbunch Rd, Bridge City, Tx. 77611. Deadline to submit nominations will be Feb. 8, 2012.

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.

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 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: