Category Archives: Orange County News

High voter turnout for BCISD bond proposal

Voters have been turning out in higher than normal turnout at the polls to mark their ballot on the proposed $25 million bond election for the Bridge City Independent School District. Early voting began continues through Oct. 31, followed by

Parolee busted on new drug charges

Marcus Robinson

Wednesday, Oct. 29, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Orange Police Department, conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 3100 block of Oakmont, in Orange. Detectives located 19 pounds of marijuana, two

Evy’s Cajun Kitchen

peanut butter cheese ball

This item is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas office parties. I have taken this to family gatherings and parties many times. Not only is it easy to make, but it can be made ahead of time and frozen or refrigerated.

BCMS announces fundraiser for Gina Cessac

Bridge City Middle School is hosting a fundraiser to benefit Gina Cessac on Nov. 7, at BCMS Cafeteria. Coach Cessac was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and the BCMS family is asking you to join us in supporting their beloved teacher.

Texas Rangers hand over case to Grand Jury

On July 11, the Texas Rangers initiated an investigation into the shooting death of Joseph Kevin Greer of Vidor at the request of Police Chief Dave Shows. Because the shooting death involved two Vidor police officers, the Texas Rangers were

Public invited to candidate forum

Democratic Candidate for Texas Attorney General is the first Statewide Candidate to accept the invitation to attend a candidate forum for all candidates running for office on the November 4th General Election Ballot. Also scheduled to appear are Mike Cole

Book drive to benefit BC/OF Ministerial Alliance

Tiger Rock Martial Arts Bridge City Honors’ Team is holding a book drive for disadvantaged children. All books are due by Tuesday, Nov. 4, and can be dropped off at Tiger Rock Martial Arts, 1955 Miller Dr., Bridge City. All

Chance that Thibodeaux may stay on temporarily as judge

There’s a possibility that current Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux may stay in office a little longer than he anticipated. Major Brint Carlton, Republican nominee for Orange County judge and assistant district attorney is currently stationed in Italy to assist

Early voting enters second week

The second week of Early Voting for the 2014 General Election on Nov. 4 remained steady according to  data from the Orange County Elections Administration office.Overall, there are 6,564 votes cast in the county. As of Monday, Oct. 27, there was a

Candidates to participate in forum

Democratic Candidate for Texas Attorney General is the first Statewide Candidate to accept the invitation to attend a candidate forum for all candidates running for office on the November 4th General Election Ballot. Also scheduled to appear are Mike Cole

Texas ranks 10th best on business taxes


Texas has the 10th best tax climate in the U.S. according to the latest edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, released this morning by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. The Lone Star State’s rank remains unchanged since last October. The Index,

WOS first six weeks honor roll

West Orange-Stark Elementary has released their first six weeks honor roll: First Grade: Superintendent’s Honor Roll Jaden Arthur, Nataly Blackwell, Jackson Carter, Camron Cook, Geramicah Davis, John Depwe, Shara Doucet, Gracie Ducharme, Kaylee Ellis, Jasmine Fairley, Lauren Fitzsimmons, Ezekiel Getuya,

American Legion holds flag retirement ceremony

The American Legion, Lloyd Grubbs Auxiliary Unit 49 invites the public to their flag retirement, and POW-MIA ceremonies, at 5:30, Nov. 11, at the post home. If you have never attended a flag retirement, you are urged to attend, and

American Legion to hold fish fry

The American Legion, Post 49 will hold a fried fish plate lunch fund raiser from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Thursday, Nov. 6. Cost will be $8. The meal consists of fish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and

BC-OF Ministerial Alliance accepting food donations

Jeepers4JESUS and The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce are partnering with the Bridge City / Orangefield Ministerial Alliance for a ThanksGIVING food drive. Items needed are: canned yams, cornbread mix, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, cake mix, cake frosting, evaporated milk,

Professional Dental Center named BCCC Business of Month

Professional Dental Center

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it has named Professional Dental Center as Business of the Month for October.  Dr. David Olson, accepted the award from Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Elyse Thibodeaux on Oct.

Lutcher welcomes Sister Act

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Direct from Broadway, Sister Act, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming to Orange. Called “In a word, divine!” by the Associated Press, Sister Act opens at the Lutcher Theater on Nov. 8, for two performances at 2:00 and

BCHS first six weeks honor roll released

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Bridge City released their honor rolls for the first six weeks grading period. The Principal’s honor roll includes the top 10% of each class with the highest grade point average for the first six weeks  of the 2014-2015 school year:

St. Mary staff “pinks out”

St. Mary pink

St. Mary Catholic School Staff displays their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing their “Pink Out” attire.  St. Mary Catholic School is beginning there Red Ribbon Week Activities of Drug Awareness with Pink Out Day. Students and staff

Good Samaritan winners announced

St. Mary good sam

St. Mary Catholic School is honored to share the “Good Samaritan” award winners for this week.  St. Mary staff nominates students they witness displaying acts of kindness, helping others and showing respect at school and within the community.  The principal,

CCS names teacher of the month

CCS Sharon Monk

Community Christian School’s September Teacher of the Month is 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Sharon Monk.  When asked about her teaching career, she said: “My career started in 1973 as a Jr. High English teacher at Devers ISD. I have taught, or