Category Archives: Orange County News

LCJH groundbreaking kicks off construction

LCJH groundbreaking

Another project funded by the 2013 Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bond Election broke ground on construction today. At Little Cypress Junior High, several community members were on hand for the ceremony, as well as school officials, board members, Bond Committee members and

WO-S schedules homecoming parade


The West Orange – Stark High School Homecoming parade will be held Monday, Oct. 6. The parade, sponsored by the WO-S Key Club, starts at 6:00 pm at the track located near Calvary Baptist Church on Western Ave., and will

Vidor police investigation auto/pedestrian fatality

auto pedestrian

A fatal hit and run auto/pedestrian accident is being investigated by Vidor police this morning. Vidor police chief, Dave Shows told local news sources that Carlton Lee Newman, 46, of Ore City, near Longview, died in the collision Tuesday morning.

Orange man recognized by A&M Engineering

Tony Lewis of Lanxess Corp in Orange, has been recognized as a Certified Safety & Health Official (CSHO) by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), a component agency of the Texas A&M University System. In July of 1994, the

OES students parade hats

Hat parade

Kindergarteners at Orangefield Elementary School concluded the week with the annual “Hat Parade”.  Students were asked to design and/or wear a hat to school because “H” was the letter of the week.  

OES receives library grant

Library Grant

Sunshine Copeland received a $2,500 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The money will be used to purchase e-books and audiobooks for Orangefield Elementary School.  

BCVFD holds Fire Prevention Week activities

Bridge City Fire & Rescue will be hosting an open house on Oct. 9, from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm. This event is open to the public. There will be a mock motor vehicle accident scene, smoke trailer, and many other exhibits for

Relay for Life team seeking team captains

The American Cancer Society will be hosting their 2014-2015 Orange County Relay For Life Team Captain Kick-Off event Oct. 6, starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Bridge City Community Center. Anyone interested in joining or learning more about our Relay For

OC Livestock Show, auction coming to Mauriceville

OC Livestock

The Orange County Livestock Show Association will host a livestock show and auction, Oct. 10-11 at the Barn on the Mauriceville Fairgrounds, located at Cohenour Rd. and Hwy. 62. The students participating are involved in either FFA within their schools,

American Legion to hold fund raiser

The American Legion Post 49 will hold a plate lunch fund raiser from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, Thursday, Oct. 9. The meals will consist of smoked chicken quarters, link, potato salad, beans, bread and dessert, and are $8 each.

St. Mary names raffle winner

football raffle

St. Mary Catholic School is proud to announce Jessie Pham of Groves as the winner for the football fundraiser raffle ticket sale. This prize included two Dallas Cowboy vs Houston Texans tickets, two nights at the Dallas Hilton Gardens, and

BYOT session scheduled at LCM CISD

Peggy Hale, Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD’s Instructional Technology Specialist, will hold a “Bring Your Own Technology” (BYOT) session for parents and students on October 2, at 8:00  a.m. in the LCM High School technology lab. The BYOT project allows LCM students in Grades 3 through

LU Theatre presents madcap comedy ‘Anton in Show Business’


Jane Martin’s “Anton in Show Business” is a fast-paced, satirical look into the world of theatre as three women pursue their dream of performing a play by Anton Chekhov in Texas. Produced by the Department of Theatre & Dance at Lamar University,

Traffic stop sends two to jail

On Thursday, Sept. 25, at about 7:10 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Narcotics Deputies were patrolling the area of Lakeview Rd. near the intersection of Neches Road in the Lakeview area of Orange County, when they observed a brown Chevy truck

St. Mary principal all taped up

Darby Duct tape

St. Mary Catholic School Principal accepted a duct tape challenge if students reached a goal of sold raffle tickets. The students reached the goal, won the challenge and as you can see the principal, Donna Darby followed through with the

OPD searching for escaped prisoner

Joshua Harper

OPD apprehends escaped prisoner UPDATE - Friday, Sept. 26, at about  10:24 am, Joshua Melvin Harper was taken into custody. Acting on a tip, Officers went to a residence in the 400 block of Cypress, where Harper had been staying. He was

NWS weather update


The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting rain chances to increase this weekend, especially in south central Louisiana. Rain totals will be between 0.25-0.75 inch in that region. Southeast Texas and southwest and central Louisiana will only carry

Cowboy Church OC celebrates anniversary

Cowboy Church logo

The Cowboy Church of Orange County will hold a rodeo event in conjunction with their 7th anniversary celebration Oct. 11-12. Registration opens Monday Oct. 8 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm; Call 745-1471. Saturday events start at 8:00 pm, and

St. Mary students gather at the pole

St. Mary SYATP

St. Mary Catholic School recently participated in See You at the Pole. See You at the Pole (SYATP) is an annual gathering of Christian students of all ages at a flagpole in front of their local school for prayer, scripture-reading and

Big Thicket National Preserve will issue trapping permits


Superintendent Douglas Neighbor announced today that Big Thicket National Preserve will be issuing 21 trapping permits for the 2014-15 State of Texas trapping season, which starts Dec. 1, and runs through Jan. 31, 2015. Limited permits will be available for

Thayer Dance Academy holds ribbon cutting


The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Thayer Dance Academy. The studio carries a long tradition of excellence with graduates continuing their dance careers as professional dancers in companies across the United States. Rose