Category Archives: Local History
Recently, across the county, police were taking time to reflect on their fellow brethren who have lost their lives in the line of duty. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and
Stevenson’s crime spree began in the early morning hours on Jan. 28, 2002. He shot and killed his girlfriend, Mirian McElroy, 51, of Orange. Stevenson then set fire to the trailer house he shared with her at 2700 Barbara Street.
The Knights of Columbus, Orange Council, No. 1680 has faithfully served St. Mary’s Parish and the community since 1913 and will celebrate their 100th anniversary on April 14. The celebration will be begin following the 10 a.m. mass at St.
Director’s Favorite is a new exhibit at The W.H. Stark House in Orange, Texas, showcasing retiring Managing Director Patsy Herrington’s favorite decorative art objects from The W.H. Stark House collections. Items are currently on display in the adjacent Carriage House
“I will continue doing Orange County history until the day I am history,” said Dr. Howard C. Williams when he was honored by the Orange County Commissioners Court declaring Monday “Dr. Howard C. Williams Day.” Williams was honored for serving
The Cow Bayou Swing Bridge in Bridge City will be recognized by the Orange County Historical Commission on Saturday. The unveiling of the historical marker on Texas-87 is scheduled for 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.
It has been nearly 22 years since Christopher Stonecipher was last seen alive. According to reports, he told his mother he was going to the store to cash some checks on Aug. 8, 1990 and never returned. He was last
At 9 a.m., July 21, local music legend Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown will have a historical marker at his gravesite in Hollywood Cemetery dedicated by the Orange County Historical Commission. Following is a short history of Gatemouth researched and written by
Nearing the 42 anniversary of the city of Bridge City on July 7, Mayor Kirk Roccaforte reflects on the 29 years he has been involved in local government. Roccaforte, Bridge City’s seventh and longest serving mayor, in a fourth term,
There’s been a lot of controversy over the Cow Bayou Swing Bridge for the past few years, but she has withstood every storm. Construction on the bridge began shortly after the Rainbow Bridge was completed in 1938. The Cow Bayou Bridge