Category Archives: Orange County News

Evy’s Cajun Kitchen

rotisserie chicken

Every once in a while, I run across a recipe that I want to cook right away. I love to change recipes up and make them my own creation. I found this rotisserie recipe by accident when I was looking

St. Mary honors good Samaritans

St. Mary Samaritan

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 and within the community. The principal,

Stark Museum hosts Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

Stark pottery

Enjoy a wonderful day with the whole family to see the Stark Museum of Art new exhibition, Women, Art, & Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise. Take the time to visit and see masterpieces of the American West. Visit this Saturday for free

BCCC accepting citizen, business of the year nominations

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year. Nominations can be dropped off or mailed to the Chamber at 150 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City, TX., 77611, in a

TxDOT wants public’s opinion on proposed bridge rehabilitation

Bayou Bridge

TxDOT will host an open house style public meeting Sept. 23 at the Orange County Expo Building to gain public opinion on the proposed rehabilitation of the E. Roundbunch Swing Bridge over Cow Bayou, just north of Lakeshore Farm Road in Orange

Gavin Bruney accuses opponent of filing in wrong district

Gavin Bruney

Gavin Bruney, the Democratic candidate for State Representative District 21, said at The Orange County Democratic Gala that his Republican opponent, Dade Phelan, filed his paperwork to run while he wasn’t residing in the district. Bruney added that state law

Mockingbird Calling

Mockingbird Perching

Gary Boudreaux was amazed when a Mockingbird, chirping wildly in his backyard, let him approach and then perched on his finger.   Once in a while a creature of the wild will interact with a human in a bizarre and

BCHS schedules homecoming festivities


Bridge City High School will have homecoming festivities Friday, Sept. 19. The following events are planned for BCHS homecoming celebration: 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm  Friday:      *Reception honoring the classes of 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994, 2014 and all Classic

Orange County man guilty of child pornography violations

jason bickham

A 32-year-old Orange, man has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Jason Ryan Bickham pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on Sep. 17, before U.S. Magistrate

WO-C to hold substitute orientation


West Orange – Cove CISD will hold a Substitute Orientation on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the West Orange – Stark High School senior cafeteria. The orientation session is for new and current teacher, paraprofessional, food

Mockingbird calling


Once in a while a creature of the wild will interact with a human in a bizarre and special way. Bridge City resident, Gary Boudreaux, has recently experienced one of those unique happenings. Boudreaux moved to Bridge City about three

BCISD Superintendent answers questions regarding bond

BC Superintendent Mike King

Have questions about the Bridge City Independent School district’s bond election? Mike King, superintendent of schools, has some answers to your questions and possibly some questions you haven’t thought about. When is the election? Early Voting begins October 20 and

Confederate Memorial near completion

confederate memorial

One year later, the Confederate Memorial of the Wind is nearly completed at the intersection of Interstate 10 and MLK Drive in Orange with the exception of erecting the flag poles, concrete benches and some landscaping. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

Southeast Texas water supplies runneth over

Fresh water is arguably one of the most important natural resources on the earth. Likewise, Southeast Texas has abundant supplies from more than adequate rainfall. Other parts of the state aren’t as fortunate, particularly with the needs of growing urban areas.

GOACC announces Shop Orange County campaign

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Bridge City and Vidor Chambers of Commerce and launched a “Shop Orange County” campaign. This campaign is designed to educate our local citizens about the many advantages to keeping

Stuebings to be recognized for this year’s BC Heritage Festival

  David Ball For The Record The Bridge City Historical Society will host the 2014 Bridge City Heritage Festival from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, at the Bridge City Community Center and the surrounding grounds at

Commissioners reach compromise on janitorial contract

commish crt

David Ball For The Record Some janitors who work for Orange County escaped the job chopping block after a contract was reworked at the regular meeting of the commissioners court on Monday afternoon. A contract was made last week with

Tractor Supply hosting pet appreciation week


Tractor Supply Co. in Orange will host family and pet activities Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of Pet Appreciation Week. Sept. 17 – 21, Pet Appreciation Week or P.A.W. is Tractor Supply’s annual event to celebrate pets and introduce families to the

Orange County Health/Restaurant Inspections

restaurant inspections

Orange County Health Inspector James Scales made the following inspections on area businesses from Sept. 1 through Sept. 15: Walmart #457, 1350 N. Main St. Vidor – Score – 100 On Your Way Too, 110 S. Main St., Vidor. Store

Orange Police Beat

Officers from the Orange Police Department responded to the following calls between Sept. 15, and the morning of Sept. 16: Possession of drug paraphernalia, 10th and Green Traffic accident, 3700 block 16th St. Assault/family violence, 312 Knox Ave. Traffic accident,

Holidays sparkle in Orange

Stark Christmas

People of all ages are invited to enjoy the magic of millions of twinkling lights and dazzling holiday displays at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, view significant art exhibitions at the Stark Museum of Art, and tour The