Category Archives: Orange County News

St. Mary student council hosts conference

St. Mary SC

St. Mary Student Council hosted the Texas Association of Student Councils Middle Level Conference in San Marcos. The state team consisted of Shelby Smith, Megan Do, Elizabeth Johns, Adrian Willingham, Amber Lester, Krystal Lester, Elizabeth Doan, Thomas Nguyen, Nicholas Wilson,

Dancing Pros:Live! added to Lutcher lineup

dancing pros

As this season of Dancing With the Stars comes to a close, fans in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana can look forward to their “dancing fix” with the recently added Dancing Pros:Live!, presented by the Lutcher Theater, March 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Tickets

TXDOT named hometown beautification hero

planting trees

Less than half a century ago what is now the heart of Orange and what is still referred to by many as “the Circle” was a beautiful Forest with towering Pines and majestic Bur and White Oaks.  Children from 28th

City of WO lights Christmas tree


The City of West Orange will hold their annual Christmas tree lighting celebration Monday, Dec. 1, at 6:00 pm., at the gazebo adjacent to City Hall, 2700 Western Ave. Those in attendance will enjoy holiday activities including the tree lighting,

Istre named WOS employee of the month

WOS emp month

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Jeanie Istre as the School District Employee of the Month for November.  Jeannie Istre is West Orange – Stark High School’s Literacy Coach. Primarily, she assists in the support of teachers. Additionally,

Vindel named WOS student of the month


Javiery Vindel was announced as the student of the month by the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Vindel is described as a hard working student and a strong lady who has overcome and persevered through so much. She

BC Elementary students celebrate Thanksgiving

BCES Thanksgiving

Third graders at Bridge City Elementary School are prepared for Thanksgiving lunch, with feathered hats boasting their Native American names. The students names ranged from Swift Fox to Gentle Bear.  

McDonald Memorial to hold community Thanksgiving meal

McDonald Memorial Baptist Church, located at the corner of South & Broad St. in West Orange invite you to join us for a  free community-wide Thanksgiving meal, Thursday, Nov. 27 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please call 883-3974 to make

Merle Norman holds ribbon cutting

Merle Norman

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held by the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce for Merle Norman. Laurah Rodgers has owned the cosmetic business for five years. Merle Norman specializes in makeup artistry and facial services, keeping Orange beautiful for over

Pre-orders now open for LU license plates

Lamar plates

Orders can now be placed for Lamar University license plates, campus officials announced. The specialty plates, which feature the LU star logo, will be available through“The official Lamar University license plates are now available,” said Kate Downing, special assistant

DPS urges Texans to practice safe holiday driving habits

Texas DPS

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to drive responsibly and take extra precautions to help keep roadways safe during the heavily travelled Thanksgiving holiday weekend. “Unique challenges – including increased traffic, possible winter weather and impaired

Nancy’s Kitchen

Pineapple Salad

One of my favorite things is coconut “anything.”  I realize there is some that do not like coconut but if you do this KEEPER would be so pretty on a Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter dinner table. I prepared it for

City of Orange holiday schedule

holiday trash

All non-essential City of Orange offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 and 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. Garbage regularly picked up on Thursday, will be picked up on Friday. Friday pickup will be Saturday. Regular City business will resume Monday, Dec. 1.

OCRT meeting scheduled

Orange County Retired Teachers will meet Monday, Dec. 8, at 10:30 am at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th St., Orange. R. A. Hidalgo, President of District 5, Texas Retired Teachers Association, will speak about retired teachers’ health care

Expect weekend showers, thunderstorms

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting showers and thunderstorms to start Saturday afternoon, and continue through the overnight hours before tapering off Sunday morning. Rain totals are expected to be one to two inches, with locally four inches possible. There is

Mauriceville prepares to light community Christmas tree

Mville tree lighting

Mauriceville will hold its annual tree lighting ceremonies Dec. 2, at 6:00 pm at the intersection of Hwy. 62 and Hwy. 87. The tree is located next to Woodridge Land office just north of the intersection. Cookies and hot cocoa

Meadows named BCCC employee of the month

BCCC EOM November

Please join The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce in congratulating Caleb Meadows of Granger Chevrolet on receiving the employee of the month award for November.   Caleb was presented his award, sponsored by Sabine River Ford, by Elyse Thibodeaux at the

Thompson presented All American game jersey

Thompson Jersey

West Orange Stark’s Deionte Thompson was presented his All-American game jersey Wednesday, Nov. 20, for his participation in the Under Armour All-American game in January. The game will be played Jan. 2 in St. Petersburg, Florida. This presentation was sponsored by American

OES students enjoy Thanksgiving feast

OES Thanksgiving

In celebration of Thanksgiving, the Kindergarten classes at Orangefield Elementary held their annual Thanksgiving feast.The children spent the week preparing for this event. They all created and decorated headbands, vests and necklaces. Some classes even made tom-toms. Students helped prepare

Exxpress Mart presents OISD with check

ExpressMart OISD

James Buchanan, General Manager of Exxpress Mart, presented Orangefield Elementary Principal Zach Quinn with a $500 check. Tri-Con partners with Exxon/Mobil to support local schools through an Educational Alliance Grant for math and science.  

WOCCISD releases honor rolls

The WOCCISD second 6 weeks honor roll has been released. The students added to the honor roll are: Grade 9 Superintendent’s Honor Roll James Celestin, Isom Colbert, Paul Ivory, Abigail Luna, Majesty Papilion, Tynasia Pierre-August and Kaleb Ramsey. Principal’s Honor