Category Archives: Orange County News

DPS reminds drivers to watch for kids returning to school

As the academic year begins, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding all drivers to watch out for children walking to and from school or waiting for school buses. Drivers must also follow all traffic laws related to

OCP presents Sweeney Todd

Tickets are on sale now for the OCP production of Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The show will be presented Sept. 4, 5, 6, 11, and 13, with curtain time at 7:37 pm. Matinee Sundays are

LCM recognizes scholars, past president


At the August School Board meeting, several 2014 graduates were mentioned for the extraordinary achievement of being named AP Scholars by The College Board. These students have demonstrated college-level achievement in their Advanced Placement courses and exams. Because of the

OCSO executes warrant, two arrested

Hanks, Roger Eugene (1)

Thursday, August 21, at approximately 10:20 p.m., deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, along with assistance from the Vidor Police Department, conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 4500 block of Caribou Road, in Orange. During the

LSC-PA confers 122 degrees, certificates at Summer Commencement


Lamar State College-Port Arthur awarded 59 two-year associate degrees and 63 certificates of completion at its Summer Commencement Ceremony held Friday, Aug. 15 at the Parker Center in Port Arthur. Carl A. Parker, a member of the Texas Legislature for

BC student accepted into Oklahoma State veterinary program

sattler, amy web

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences welcomed the Class of 2018 with a White Coat Ceremony held recently at the Stillwater Community Center. Among the 82 member class was Amy Sattler of Bridge City. Sattler earned a BS

St. Mary School continues education in summer


St. Mary Catholic School continues educations during the summer to enhance their academic skills. Summer time for St. Mary 8th graders consisted of working on a science project which involved researching a scientist and writing a research paper about the scientist’s

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

Sen. Nichols at Port of Beaumont 1

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

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

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

AgriLife Extension holding vegetable seed saving class

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is holding a vegetable seed saving class Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 6:00 PM. Participants will learn the reasons why to save seeds, what seeds you can save, and how to store the seeds. This will

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

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

First Baptist Church in BC extends warm welcome to all

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 First Baptist Church in Bridge City, located at 200 W. Roundbunch Road, was founded in 1940 and is committed to community ministry and support. First Baptist Church in Bridge City originated when Bridge City was known as Prairie View. The

OPD takes robbery suspect into custody

devin strong

Thursday, Aug. 15, detectives with the Orange Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for 24 year old Devin R. Strong, of Orange. Later in the day on Thursday, Strong was apprehended. Strong was wanted for the robbery of a pizza