Category Archives: Local Schools

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

Remembering a longtime BCISD superintendent

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Glenn Pearson, longtime Bridge City ISD employee, died Sunday in Hemphill. Joe Chenella worked with Pearson from 1963 to 1990. “He was a great friend, a great boss, a great mentor and a great crew leader,” Chenella said. “He did a lot

Bridge City uses team concept to take control of district race

BC VS. Hamp fan Baseball

 Bridge City Baseball at its best At the beginning of this season, unlike in years past, the Bridge City Cardinals were not considered the team to beat in 21-3A due to the departure of several key factors from last years

Bridge City Strutters win regional awards

Strutters Regional Competition

The Strutters attended the American Dance Galveston Island regional competition recently. The officers earned runner-up overall in small team category. They received a Judges Awards in novelty and modern as well as Outstanding Precision, Outstanding Presentation and Outstanding Choreography. They also won Gussie

Orangefield Junior High traveled to BC for the Cardinal Relays Thursday night

Orangefield Junior High traveled to Bridge City for the Cardinal Relays Thursday night and came away with 3rd place in both grades. The field events were cancelled due to the weather earlier this week, but the 7th grade came away with 67

BC Athletic department undergoes changes

There have been recent big changes made in the Bridge City Independent School District Athletic Department. According to Mike King, BCISD superintendent, Coach Cris Stump will be the head coach of the football program for grades 7th through 12th. In

BC Powerlifting State Meet highlights Jacey Walker and Emily Warren

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 From left to right is Junior, Jacey Walker and Sophomore, Emily Warren       Jacey Walker and Emily Warren represented Bridge City Powerlifting Team on Saturday at the THSWPA State Meet in Corpus Christi.  The did an outstanding job.  Sophomore, Emily

BCHS Mardi Gras celebration

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High school and middle school students from six school districts throughout Southeast Texas were treated to a Mardi Gras celebration unlike any other. On Friday, Bridge City High School was the site of the first ever Mardi Gras party for

LCI students letters to Santa serve special purpose

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Teachers at Little Cypress Intermediate School found a way to put student letters to Santa to work for a good cause. There are special mailboxes in the Macy’s stores to mail the letters and for every letter to Santa that

St. Mary “Good Samaritans”

St. Mary Good Samaritans

St. Mary Catholic School is honored to share the “Good Samaritan” award winners for this week.  St. Mary staff nominates students they witness displaying acts of kindness, helping others and showing respect at school. The principal, Donna Darby chose winners

Schools get ready for the first day of school on Aug. 26

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Schedule changes, packing lunches, and the end of summer is what is in store for students and parents as the start of school quickly approaches on August 26. For some local schools, the summer break was a chance to make

BCHS’ Jones named TASSP’s Assistant Principal of the Year

Bridge City High School Principal Richard Briggs (left) congratulates BCHS Assistant Principal Keith Jones for receiving the TASSP Region 5 Assistant Principal of the Year award.

The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals recently held its annual summer conference in Austin with administrators from across the entire state in attendance.  The event began with the Texas Heroes Awards Dinner held at the Hilton in downtown Austin.

LCMCISD moves forward after winning the bond election

Greg Perry

Now that the Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD $56 million bond issue was approved by voters, school officials will now work on the next steps to fulfilling their plans of safer and more efficient campuses. Committees from each campus will meet with

Stark Reading Contest county winners announced

2013 Stark Reading Contest County Final Winners: Alexis Morris, Amahri Finister, Triston Stringer and Jace Robertson.

The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation congratulates the winners of the 2013 County Finals of the 109th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation. Students from each of the five Orange County high schools who advanced in

Ribbon cutting held for St. Mary’s 79th annual Spring Festival

Ribbon Cuting held for St Mary's spring festival web

Friday morning Mr. Brian McCorvy, St. Mary Catholic School Board President, cut the ribbon for the school’s 79th annual Spring Festival. The festival will be at 10 a.m. Saturday and close at 5 p.m. Sunday on the school grounds. Mrs.

Community Christian School track results

This year Community Christian School JH Track and Field brought home 36 ribbons. Great job everyone. Below is a list of the events JH placed in and what place they received. Ribbons will be given at the JH awards ceremony.

BCCC announces Students of the Month

    Tyran Como was chosen as the Orangefield Student of the Month while Bridge City had two students chosen for the month of April, Danelle Sanders and Colin Smith. Both Sanders and Smith received the prestigious Mirabeau Scholarship from

BC’s students to collect canned food April 27

BC’s students to collect canned food April 27 web

Bridge City High School juniors Bailey McBee, Trinity King and Brooke Bertles attended the Youth Leadership of Southeast Texas Conference in February where they were challenged to implement a community service project. These young ladies decided to sponsor “The Great

Kiss the Pig!

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The staff of Bridge City Elementary recently had an extraordinary way of raising money for the American Cancer Society which involved a pig and ruby red lips. Jars were set out in the school for a week with the contestants

GOACC names LCM’s Thompson student of the month

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The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce honored Tara Thompson as the Student of the Month for February. Tara is a senior at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School where she is on Student Council and a Bear Buddies Mentor. Her teachers

BBB’s LAWS OF LIFE Student Finalists Announced

The Better Business Bureau that serves all of Southeast Texas proudly announces students recently chosen as finalists in the BBB’s LAWS OF LIFE Essay Program.  Over 2,000 6th, 7th and 8th grade students throughout southeast Texas submitted essays for the