NHC, NWS watching area of disturbed weather


The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is monitoring a cluster of showers and thunderstorms east of the Windward Islands. This system is slowly becoming better organized and could become a tropical cyclone in the next day or two. NHC

Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Aug. 19, and the morning of Aug. 20: Warrant service, 16 Circle C Stolen vehicle, 2216 Coronado Pl. Public intoxication, 16 Circle C Warrant service, 201 8th St.

Lyle Lovett tickets going fast at Lutcher


  Singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett and his Large Band will make a stop at the Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts in Orange, Sept. 9, at 7:30 pm. Tickets will range from $30-$70, and are available now at

AMSET to hold annual gala


The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) invites Southeast Texans to shine like a precious jewel at its 27th anniversary gala, The Crystal Ball: A Night of Sparkling Entertainment, at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 5. This dazzling affair will be overflowing with cocktails,

Senator Nichols tours Port

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Today, State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) toured the Port of Beaumont and their facility in Orange. “The Port of Beaumont has played an important role in bringing global trade to Southeast Texas,” said Nichols. “As Chairman of the Senate Transportation

NWS monitoring tropics


The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is monitoring two areas of disturbed weather in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Both systems have the potential to reach the Caribbean over the next five days. One of them has a moderate chance

Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Arrested

Ezekial Harris

Ezekiel O’Neal Harris, 28, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested on Aug. 13 in Ennis. Harris was wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. Since his capture was the

Mauriceville ES teacher to serve with TCTA


Melissa Davis, a teacher at Mauriceville Elementary in Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD, will serve in a new leadership position as she heads back to school for 2014-15. On Aug. 1, she began a one-year term as a district director for the

Local students graduate with honors from LU

LU Grad

Lamar University graduated 23 students with honors during summer commencement ceremonies Aug. 16 in the Montagne Center.  Local students included in commencement are listed below. Graduating magna cum laude (with high honors), with GPAs of 3.65 to 3.79, was Jason C. Wall,

Achtwoo named BCCC business of the month

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that it has named Achtwoo Pool and Spa Professionals as Business of the Month for August. Larry & Elizabeth Tyson accepted the award from Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Elyse

Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Aug. 18, and the morning of Aug. 19: Damaged property, 1513 Church St. Burglary, 519 Lutcher Public service, 201 8th St. Larceny from vehicle, 117 Amaryllis St. Resisting/interfering

Officer in Ferguson shooting has ties to SE Texas

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo. police officer involved in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, has ties to Southeast Texas. His father, and other family members live in Orange, and have been advised by legal council not to speak to

First Baptist BC to hold student, teacher blessings


  Sunday, Aug. 24, at 5:30 P.M., First Baptist Church of Bridge City will have a special service for area teachers and students. There will be music, a short devotional, and a time of prayer for protection and blessings on

LU defense records big plays in scrimmage

Lamar Cardinal Athletics

The start of Lamar’s football scrimmage Saturday night started the way most fans would have expected with the No. 1 offense dominating. Lamar’s first team-offense scored on two of its first three possessions, and the first big highlight came on the fourth

Ebola Impacts TX-based Mercy Ships


 Collateral hardship from the Ebola epidemic now includes a delay for Mercy Ships, which operates the world’s largest civilian hospital ship in ports on the West Coast of Africa. Already with one cancelled deployment to Guinea, where Ebola first broke

Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Aug. 15, 16, 17, and the morning of Aug. 18: Warrant service, 16th St. and IH-10 Death, 5700 block Mickler Dr. Traffic accident, 3738 N. 16th St. Warrant

LU welcomes students with week of activities

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The Lamar University Division of Student Engagement has planned a full week of back-to-school activities for new and returning students. Week of Welcome will commence on Friday, Aug. 22, with residence hall move-in, brunch, free hot links and snacks, and a pool

Orange County Health/Restaurant Inspections

Orange County Health Inspector James Scales made the following inspections on area businesses from Aug. 1 through Aug. 15: Kids and Company, 4034 W. Park Ave., Orange, Score – 100 Bridge City Pizza, 2198 Texas Ave., Bridge City, Score- 100

Five arrested on drug charges

Smith, Christopher John

Wednesday, Aug. 13, at about 10:30 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Narcotics Deputies conducted a search warrant at 1215 Hwy 12, in Vidor, stemming from an investigation of illegal drug activity. During the search warrant, Deputies found approximately 40 grams of

Alamo’s Long Barrack getting facelift


A roof replacement project at the oldest building at The Alamo will begin soon. The Long Barrack, located just northwest of the Alamo sanctuary, and the only building on the complex which hosts a museum, will be closed starting Monday,

A Tale of Two Countries

Exchange students

Exchange students, Kasey Self, from Bridge City and Marta Benzo, from Italy, enjoy spending time together. Adventure came knocking and two teenage girls opened the door. There are over 5,400 miles between Texas and Italy, but that didn’t keep Kasey