Category Archives: Orange County News

Starlight COGIC to present family conference

The Starlight Church of God in Christ church family, at 2800 Bob Hall Rd. in Orange, would like to invite the public to the Family Conference Crusade. The theme of the conference is Let’s Stay Together, Sept. 18-20. Thursday,  Sept. 18

INVISTA donation to Salvation Army benefits boys, glirls club

INVISTA Salvation Army

INVISTA recently donated $5,000 to the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Orange. The donation assisted with purchasing additional supplies and equipment for the club’s summer and after-school programs. “INVISTA is pleased to support the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club

BC Little Caesars open for business

Little Caesars

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to welcome Little Caesars to Bridge City on Aug. 26. Little Caesars is owned by the Breaux family, lifelong Southeast Texans. The principal owner, Curtis D. Breaux, grew up in

Lower electric bills on the horizon

Customers in Entergy Texas’ service territory have good news coming their way. The fixed fuel factor which stays on bills for six months at a time is dropping, beginning with September billing cycles. A fuels-cost refund will take place over

David Self Ford becomes Sabine River Ford

Sabine River Ford logo

David Self Ford has announced it is changing its name to Sabine River Ford.This, along with the construction of our new state-of-the-art facility will  symbolize a new era for Ford in Orange County. Ross Smith, owner since 2011 is very

IFA announces High School Saltwater Championship

IFA logo

The Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) has joined with the Student Angler Federation (SAF) to develop the first ever High School Saltwater Championship. The inaugural event, which features a two-person team format for students in grades 9-12, will take place Sunday, Oct.

Benoit named Employee of the Month by BCCC

Rusty Benoit

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce has named Rusty Benoit, President of the Gulf Coast Cajun Chapter,  Employee of the Month.  Rusty was presented his award by Dave Derosier at the Aug. monthly networking coffee hosted by The Port of Orange. Rusty also

LCM’s yearbook gets honorable mention

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Journalism teacher, Lyndsey Fruge, was notified recently that LCM’s 2013 yearbook  received and “Honorable Mention “ in Balfour’s annual yearbook competition. The theme was “Growing Together.” Yearbooks published by Balfour for the 2013 school year were

LCM class of ’89 preparing for reunion

The LCM Class of 1989 is trying to locate classmates for their 25 year high school reunion to be held Oct. 17-18. If you have not received an email, or haven’t been in contact via Facebook, please contact Becky Hurn

OC retired teachers to meet

The first meeting of  Orange County Retired Teachers will be held on Monday, Sept. 8, at 11:00 am at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street in Orange. Mike Hoke and Brown Claybar, representing the Friends of the Orange Depot,  will speak

BC Historical Society to host annual festival

BC festival

The Bridge City Historical Society will host their annual Bridge City Heritage Festival Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Bridge City Community Center and surrounding grounds from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm. Featured at the festival will be live music, including

WO-C students return to classes

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  West Orange – Stark Elementary School Assistant Principal Courtney Charles, left, greets students Monday morning as they exit the bus. West Orange – Stark Middle School eighth grader Mckenzie Lewis waits in the gymnasium along with other classmates, prior

WOS LCM tickets on sale


Ticket sales for the away WOS vs. LCM varsity football game will be on sale in the WOS Athletic office the following days and times this week: Thursday, Aug. 28, from 9:00 am-noon; and 1:00-3:00 pm. Friday’s ticket sales will be from 9:00 am-noon only.

American Legion to hold fundraiser

American Legion, Post 49 will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Thursday, Sept. 4. The meals will include fried fish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and dessert. Plates are $8 each. Walk-ins are

St. Mary’s students science superstars


St. Mary Catholic School students had the honor of learning lessons from Dr. Hoke at the science superstars workshops. These students will be presenting with Dr. Hoke throughout the school year which will include why the experiments work and how

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