Category Archives: Orange County News

St. Mary announces winners in Depot contest

St. Mary art winners

St. Mary Catholic School Students placed in the “Save the Orange Depot Art Contest.”  First place winners were Clay Darby and Colton Claybar, 1st grade; Madelyn Smith, 3rd grade; Chloe Pellerin, 4th grade; Mallory Huggins, 6th grade, and  Carter Claybar,

NWS calling for seasonable, dry conditions

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting seasonable and dry conditions through the weekend, with small rain chances in the Tuesday to Thursday time frame next week. Temperatures will be near normal. No rain is expected through Monday, and  small rain

OHS art winners work to be displayed at Depot

OHS art winners

The results of the Orange Train Depot Steam Engine Art Contest were announced recently in Orange. Orangefield High School had four winners in this contest. Taking first place in the 11th grade division was John Ingram. First place in the 10th

LCM teachers integral part of Mobile Mania


Little Cypress-Mauriceville teachers were once again an integral part of Region 5 Education Service Center’s Mobile Mania, a workshop to help teachers throughout southeast Texas learn to integrate technology in their classrooms. The sessions included topics such as global collaboration;

FBC BC holds annual fall festival

First Baptist Church in Bridge City will hold its annual Fall Festival Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. Come join the fun with games, food, and live music. For more information call 735-3581. The church is located at 200

BC Council extends BP agreement

The Bridge City City Council approved a six month extension to the interlocal agreement with the city of Orange in seeking BP Deepwater Horizon restoration funding. The interlocal agreement is in regard to a consulting agreement with Tim Richardson to

Voters take to the polls on BCISD bond

Early voting began Monday and continues through Oct. 31, followed by the election on November 4th. On the ballot is a $25 million bond election for the Bridge City School District. The proposed bond is a result of nearly two

Cross Country champs to be honored Friday

Bridge City ISD is proud to honor and recognize the 10-year anniversary of the school’s 2004 Boys Cross Country State Championship. Members of that team will be introduced and recognized at halftime of Friday night’s varsity football game against Huffman.

Proposed levee route discussed at commissioners’ court

A protective levee around Orange County took another step in becoming a reality at the regular meeting of the Orange County Commissioners’ Court on Monday afternoon.Commissioners approved County Judge Carl Thibodeaux to sign a right of entry agreement with the U.S. Army

Early voting off to a good start

Early voting

The first day of early voting for the November 2014 General Election seems to have gotten off to a respectable start. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4. Monday was the first day of early voting. Results from the Orange County

Breast cancer survivor breakfast

Sabine River Ford will host a breast cancer survivor’s breakfast Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 8:00 am, in the showroom. RSVP to Amie Comeaux at 883-3581 ext. 232. The dealership is located at 1601 Green Ave, Orange.  

GOACC seeking Citizen of the Year nominations

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominees for the 2014 Citizen of the Year. If you know someone who has served the greater Orange area community that would qualify as the 2014 Citizen of the Year award

Anything Goes sails into the Lutcher

Anything Goes

  The national tour of Anything Goes, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Orange, premiere Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3:00 pm at the Lutcher Theater. Tickets ranging from $45-$65 are on

Free flu clinic scheduled


Little Cypress-Mauriceville, in cooperation with Baptist Hospital-Orange, will host two flu vaccine clinics. A consent form must be signed to receive the vaccine, but it is free to anyone 18 years or older and is available on a first come,

Orange man arrested for possession of meth

Oathoudt, Jimmy Russell (1)

On Saturday, Oct. 18, around 2:20 a.m., an Orange County Sheriff’s patrol deputy on patrol in the area of Tulane Road and Avenue B in Orange, stopped a maroon 2007 Chrysler minivan for defective equipment. As the deputy made contact

LC schools designated Microsoft Innovative schools

lcmcisd logo

Both Little Cypress Elementary and Little Cypress Intermediate schools have been designated Microsoft Innovative Schools. According to Director of Technology, Kim Allen, “The Microsoft Innovative Schools Program helps district and school leaders embrace innovation and implement technology effectively to support

Honey Bears to host Bulls and Barrels

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Honey Bear Drill Team will hold their 9th Annual Bulls and Barrels Rodeo, Saturday, Oct. 25, at 6:00 p.m. at the Cowboy Church of Orange County Arena, 673 FM 1078, in Orange. The show is open to

Relay for Life captains to meet

The American Cancer Society will be hosting an Orange County Relay For Life team captain meeting Monday, Oct. 27, at 5:30 pm, inside the LSCO Wilson Building, room 101. Anyone interested in joining or learning more about our Relay For Life

Wait for Bisson is over

Steve Bisson and Deborah

Steve Bisson, the Bridge City man who has been waiting for a liver transplant, is currently in surgery at a Houston hospital receiving a new liver. Bisson, 55, has been on the waiting list for people who can’t wait for

Man identified in hit and run accident

A 56 year old man is dead following a hit and run crash involving a motorcycle and a car. Tommy Joe Reeves, of Orange, was killed when his motorcycle was struck from behind by a Nissan Xterra. Reeves was pronounced

Historical Society holds annual meeting

  The Orange County Historical Society will have their annual dinner meeting Nov. 4,  at 6:15, at Robert’s, 3720 W. Park Ave., Orange. The after dinner speaker will be Bruce Lockett, minister of First Pentecostal Church in Vidor, as well