Category Archives: Orange County News

LCM CISD school bus involved in minor accident

school bus

A school bus from the Little Cypress Mauriceville CISD was involved in an accident on Meeks Dr. near Greenway 2 this afternoon. According to Sherry Combs, Community Relations Coordinator, none of the seven children on the bus or the bus

St. Mary teacher sentenced for improper relationship

Teacher sentenced

A former teacher at St. Mary Catholic School in Orange was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he plead guilty on charges that he had an inappropriate relationship with a student. John Phillip Fuller, 28, plead guilty in Judge

MCT gathers gifts for those in need

Buckner Giving

MCT Credit Union conducted the “Giving Tree” project this holiday season. Credit Union members and employees provided 90 gifts for deserving children residing at Buckner and area foster homes. They will all receive their gifts on Christmas morning. The credit

Woman killed in fatal crash

fatal crash

Thursday, Dec. 18, at 3:40, officers with the Orange Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Simmons Drive and North St., in reference to a major traffic accident. Upon arrival, officers located a 1999 Ford  4 door, passenger car,

Armend men rob LC convenience store

armed robbery

Thursday, Dec. 18, at 10:48 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call from the store clerk at the LCM Food Mart, 8270 N. Hwy. 87 in Little Cypress. The store clerk reported that the store had just

Mustangs State Bound


The WOS Mustangs received a community wide send off today as they boarded their buses and headed North toward AT&T Stadium. The Mustangs meet the Gilmer Buckeyes Saturday at noon and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest.

Forecast cool and dry for weekend, warm for Christmas


The National Weather Service is expecting showers and thunderstorms to increase in coverage along the coast, and move inland overnight across southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana. During the day on Friday, the activity will be centered more on east Texas and

St. Mary supports Mustangs

St. Mary Catholic School shows their support for the West Orange Mustangs as they head to state.

St. Mary Catholic School shows their support for the West Orange Mustangs as they head to state.

BCCC presents annual Taste of the Bayou banquet

Gulf Coast Playboys Band (1)

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will present the 2015 Taste of the Bayou Annual Banquet, Monday, Jan. 12, at 6:00 p.m. at Bridge City Elementary School cafeteria and gymnasium and is open to the public. Entertainment will be provided by

BCCC welcomes Angie’s Cardinal Cleaning

Angies Cleaning

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to welcome Angie’s Cardinal Cleaning Service to its membership Dec. 16. Angie’s Cardinal Cleaning Service is locally owned and operated by Angie Coats. They offer commercial and residential cleaning. Bonded and BBB

Beaumont man sentenced for drug trafficking

A 36-year-old Beaumont, man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Jonathan Van Johnson pleaded guilty on Mar. 18, to possession with intent to

WOS MS raises pennies for leukemia, lymphoma

WOS penny fundraiser

West Orange – Stark Middle School recently raised over $1000 in a penny drive for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. First period classes competed against one another. Students in Cornelius’ Cooper first period class raised

Orange Rotary Christmas food drive successful

Orange Rotary food drive

Thousands of children and adults in Southeast Texas are hungry and in desperate need of food. During this time, it takes the community pulling together to help feed the hungry. Orange Rotary Club collected over 150 pounds of food this

Phi Theta Kappa of LSC-O inducts new members for fall 2014

PTK induction

Dec. 1, LSC-O’s Alpha Nu Gamma Chapter held an induction ceremony welcoming 31 high-achieving students, having GPA’s of 3.5 or better, as members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Established by Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa

Purple Santa fundraiser successful


Mauriceville Elementary Student Council held their annual Purple Santa Fundraiser. Through donations from MVE students, they purchased gifts for needy children in the Mauriceville area. According to student council sponsor, Mary Kay Berndt, “We would like to thank everyone that

WOCCISD to dismiss classes early

West Orange – Cove CISD students and staff will be released early Thursday, Dec. 18. Additionally, Friday, Dec. 19 will be a student, teacher, staff holiday. On Thursday, campuses will observe standard early release schedules: • North Early Learning Center and West Orange

WO-S student places twice in photography contest

WOS art student

West Orange – Stark High School sophomore Katie Ramirez has placed in the Association of Texas Photography Instructors (ATPI) Fall Contest. Ramirez won third place honors in the Student Life category. She also earned Honorable Mention honors in the Thematic

BCISD notice to file for trustee election

Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the Bridge City ISD School Board Trustee Regular Election ballot may be filed at the Bridge City ISD Administration Building, 1031 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City, during the following time:

Faith UMC presents “Mary did you know?”

Faith United Methodist Church will  present the musical drama Mary did you Know? at 10:50 am, Dec. 21 at the church, 8608 MLK Jr. Dr.  Later the same day, beginning at 4:00 pm and continuing through 5:30, there will be

Wood’s home recognized by KOCB committee

KOCB award

The home of Deana and Harry Wood at the corner of 5th St. and Orange Ave. was selected by the Keep Orange County Beautiful Committee to receive the Quarterly Residential Beautification Award.   The home, previously owned by Mrs. Nelda Stark,

Wood’s Home Recognized by KOCB committee

  The home of Deana and Harry Wood, at the corner of 5th St. and Orange Ave. was selected by the Keep Orange County Beautiful Committee to receive the Quarterly Residential Beautification Award.   The home, previously owned by Mrs.