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

2012 Southeast Texas Livestock Extravaganza

The 2012 Southeast Texas Livestock Extravaganza will be held on Jan. 7 -8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Winnie Stowell Park in Winnie, Texas. The Livestock Extravaganza is open to all 4-H and FFA Members. Clinic discussions will cover selection, feeding, weight management, culling and livestock judging. Buckles given for high point individuals, along with door prizes. Cost is $15 per person with lunch being provided by Samson. Please RSVP by Jan. 3. For questions and additional information contact the Extension Office at 409-882-7010. Sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service Jefferson, Hardin, Liberty, Orange and Chamber Counties.

OC Master Gardeners to meet Jan. 12

The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners will be held on Thursda, Jan. 12 at the Salvation Army building on the corner of MLK and Strickland in Orange. There will be a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. and the business meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. At the end of the meeting door prizes will be drawn. Any one interested in gardening is welcome to attend.

Meet and Greet the Master Gardeners on Jan. 21

The Orange County Master Gardener’s will have a meet and greet at their new greenhouse facility on FM 1442 at Jewel Cormier Park on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. The community is invited to visit with the Master Gardeners, see their new greenhouses and learn what a Master Gardener is. If plants, gardening and horticulture fascinate you, we would love for you to come check us out. We are located in Orangefield between St. Helen Catholic Church and the railroad tracks south off IH10 Exit 869 and north off FM 105 from Bridge City.

Chuck Young Alumni Classic scheduled for Feb. 11

The Bridge City Baseball Program will host the Chuck Young Alumni Classic along with an Alumni Homerun Derby on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at Cardinal Field. The Home Run Derby will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will cost $20 to enter. The game will be held a noon. Game shirts will cost $10. Any former Cardinal baseball players interested in participating in either event please contact Chris Moore at All former Bridge City Baseball coaches are welcome to come out and see their former players. For more information visit the BC baseball website at

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: