Category Archives: Orange County News

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

The Creaux's Nest

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

auto pedestrian

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

Orangefield ISD trustees still mulling security options

The Orangefield Junior High School building was vandalized on June 20, 2014. The Orangefield ISD board of trustees met Monday night to discuss options to make the campus more secure. The Orangefield Independent School District Board of Trustees are taking

Cow Bayou Swing Bridge construction right on schedule


The historic Cow Bayou Swing Bridge reconstruction is on time and on target. The project is scheduled to be completed by March 2015, according to TxDOT. Crews are currently working on the fender system and deck spans. RECORD PHOTO: Mark

Colburn – Cops helping kids tourney up next


Even thinking about fishing has been very difficult for me this week following the tragic Borel boating accident on the river last weekend. I know very few individuals that have any greater love for fishing and the outdoors and sharing

Detour set for neighborhood

Residents on Pine Bluff Road will not be stranded when culvert construction soon starts. The Orange County Commissioners’ Court approved authorizing County Judge Carl Thibodeaux to sign the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit for the construction of a temporary

Bisson family struggles to meet medical expenses

Steve Bisson and Deborah

 Steve Bisson, waiting for a liver transplant and spouse, Debrah. They sincerely appreciate the donations they have received. Steve Bisson is still on a waiting list for people who can’t wait. He is a native of Bridge City and is

Workforce Solutions announces reopening of new Orange location

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Workforce Solutions of Southeast Texas announces the reopening of the Orange Workforce Center at its new location, 2415 16th St., in the Putnam Plaza. The previous location was on Green Ave. “We are pleased to be able to have the

Junior Master Gardener teacher training being offered


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will be offering Junior Master Gardener teacher leader training for Orange county elementary school teachers. The one day training will be held Aug. 1, from 10:00  am to 3:00 pm, at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 11475 FM

St. Mary Catholic Church holds VBS

St. Mary Catholic Church hosted their annual vacation bible school which entailed many activities. The children enjoyed arts, crafts, and learning about faith, kindness and treating others with love and respect. Father Joseph Daleo was able to feel the lesson

Boat accident claims 10-year-old girl


The Orange County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call in reference to a boating accident that occurred on the Sabine River around 6:20 p.m., Saturday. The accident was near the end of West Bluff Road in the north Orange area

Texas Hot Flashers announce meeting

The Texas Hot Flashers of the Red Hat Society, will meet at the Sunset Grove Country Club, July 17, at 11:30 a.m., for their regular meeting. Birthday lady is Vickie Mazoch/Lady Vi. Members should bring a door prize to be exchanged with other