Category Archives: Local History
Here is the church; Here is the steeple. Open the door; See all the people. Except this church has a dome rather than a steeple. The city of Orange Historic Preservation Commission met Tuesday afternoon to discuss and ultimately approve
Local poet and longtime Orange resident Pearl Burgess was left “speechless” Tuesday afternoon as friends and relatives gathered at the courthouse to honor her and so she could receive two proclamations. Burgess was under the assumption she was at the
Living history re-enactors will turn out to observe the sesquicentennial of Battle of Sabine Pass.Dick Dowling Day Michael McGreevy is expecting “excellent troop strength” for Dick Dowling Days weekend, Sept. 7-8. Friends of Sabine Pass Battleground will present the event,
Like many young men of his generation, 17-year-old Clement Thibodeaux Jr. joined the military to fight in the Korean War and was killed in action. However, it would be more than 60 years later before his family would have the
Near the end of August in 1963, three residents from Orange climbed on a bus headed to Washington D.C. It wasn’t just any bus trip. It was a trip into history. They were participants in the civil rights March on
Oil was found in the Orange Oil Field at 8:05 p.m., Aug. 17, 1913. The Orange Oil Field Centennial Celebration will begin at 3 p.m., Aug. 17 with the opening of the Orangefield Cormier Museum. A dedication ceremony for the State
Harry Choates died 62 years ago, yet the memory of this fiddler still is as real as it was during his lifetime. Choates was born in Cow Island, La., in Vermillion Parish, the child of tenant farmers. In 1929 Choates
Orange still mourns the loss of a little girl who was taken from her home on July 4, 2002 and her lifeless body found four days later near the water’s edge in a remote part of Pleasure Island in Port
Caught in the crossfire of annexation a community conscious group of citizens in 1970 initiated a movement to incorporate the town of Bridge City. Forty-three years ago on July 7, marks the anniversary of their success. By the late 1960’s
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.