Category Archives: Orange County News

Starlight COGIC presents men’s conference

The Starlight Church of God in Christ Men’s Department presents “Iron  Sharpens Iron”. Men Perfecting Men Conference will be held August 8-10 at the church, 2800 Bob Hall Rd., Orange. The Special Guest will be the Rev. Gerald Feltus, Pastor of House

Boil water notice issued for Mauriceville residents

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Residents of Mauriceville, from Zavala Rd. to Stallion Rd., were issued a boil water advisory due to a water main break. It is advised residents boil water before consumption. When the notice is lifted, water system officials will notify residents

Historical Society to host program on H.J. Lutcher Stark

The Orange County Historical Society will host a program on “Buckaroos, Birds, and Blankets”: H.J. Lutcher Stark as art collector, given by Sarah Boehme. The program will be Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 pm at the meeting room of the

CLEAT waives dues for members called to National Guard duty


Police officers who are members of the National Guard and called to active duty along the Texas-Mexico border will not have to pay their dues to the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas for the duration of their deployment. “As

The Bridge City High School Alumni group will meet Thursday, July 31, at 5:30 pm at the Bridge City High School library. 

Texas A&M AgriLife offers bee class

Dr. Roy Stanford, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources will be offering a hands-on year long course, beginning at 6:00 pm on Aug. 7 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, located at 11475 FM 1442 Orange.  The class

Date set for annual Red Cross golf tournament

The American Red Cross will hold their 7th annual golf tournament, Aug. 9, at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Sign in time will be from 7:00 – 8:00 am. Teams of four will be $325, and that includes eight mulligans.

Law enforcement seeks help locating fugitive Darius Jenkins

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrant division is asking the public’s assistance in locating a wanted fugitive and serial criminal:  Name: Darius Treyvon Jenkins Age: 22 years of age Height: 5’10 Weight: 165 lbs. Tattoos: Right Wrist: “Gabrielle” Left

Pinehurst Doctor’s Office raid by PD and DEA

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As a result of an ongoing investigation by the Pinehurst Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), a search warrant was executed at the office of Dr. Philip Cantu located at 220 Strickland Drive in Pinehurst. Pinehurst Police Chief

Man shot in leg near Bridge City

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According to a report from Clint Hodgkinson, chief deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, they received a call of a shooting in the 3100 block of Timberlake St. near the Bridge City area of Orange County around 3:40 p.m.,

Trooper struck by vehicle while working accident

A DPS trooper was injured Wednesday evening while working an accident on IH-10 near FM 1136. The trooper, Kim Ousman, was working an accident when another vehicle struck her patrol car. The patrol car then struck Ousman. She was conscious

BC students attend workshop

BCHS Yearbook Editors 2014_2015

Bridge City High School yearbook students Bree Newsom, Editor and Gabriel Alvarez , Assistant Editor, traveled to Texas A & M University in College Station to attend the Balfour Communications Workshop July 18 through July 21.  The 2014 High School Communications

St. Mary attends TASC Summer Workshop


The officers of St. Mary Catholic Student Council and NJHS attended the Texas Association of Student Councils Summer Leadership Workshop Training in Sherman, at Austin College. The officers attended meetings and training to bring back to share with the students

Skin cancer facts you should know for summer


Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer occurring in the United States. It is also the most rapidly increasing cancer. For the past 30 years, skin cancers have been increasing by about three percent each year.

From the Creaux’s Nest – When rain is too much for crop

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Much needed rains came but in some cases, rain is not that good for the crops. Also, timing is everything. Saturday morning I finally found a chance to break away from pressing chores, doctors visits, etc., to visit my friends,

Lawsuit moves forward after 2011 inmate death; family seeking temporary injunction

Attorneys representing the family members of Robert Montano have filed a lawsuit  alleging Orange County employees consciously chose not to ensure that Robert Montano, who is a known mental health patient, received basic human needs, medical and mental health care,

City of Orange seeking to collect tax money

The city of Orange passed two resolutions at their regular meeting Tuesday night in an attempt retain sales tax and Hotel Occupancy Tax monies. The first passed awarded a consultant services agreement to MuniServices, LLC for a sales tax compliance

National Dance Day event this Saturday at Riverfront Pavilion

It’s time. Grab your dancing shoes, your cooler with drinks and snacks and head down to Riverfront Pavilion Saturday evening. July 26 is the date this year for National Dance Day and Orange County is going to dance 7-9 p.m.

Precinct 2 voters to decide to stay wet or dry


Donna Alford, assistant election administrator for Orange Co., looks at a blank petition form such as was used for the wet/dry election on alcohol sales in Precinct 2 for the November General Election. The petitions have been completed and turned

VFW Ladies Auxilliary to hold garage/craft sale

The Ladies Auxiliary to Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 will have an indoor garage and craft sale, Oct. 4,  from 7:00 am - 2 pm at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North (5303 N 16th St).  Tables are now

BC woman killed in auto-pedestrian accident

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A Bridge City woman was struck and killed early Wednesday morning as she was walking on E. Roundbunch Rd. near Douglas St. Judge Derry Dunn identified the woman as 35 year old Natalie Chaisson. Dunn said the BCPD received a