Category Archives: Orange County News

NWS says more rain in forecast

weather update

The National Weather Service is expecting another foggy night, followed by more rain, mainly Tuesday night into Wednesday, as a cold front approaches the region. Temperatures will be quite a bit above normal, with lows in the 50s to lower

Football down under

TYrey Chandler

New Zeland native George O’Scanlon became such a fan of American football that he decided to start games in his new home, Australia. In 1989 he founded the International Sports Specalists, Inc. His purpose was to bring American Sports to

Pinehurst store robbed second time


For the second time is as many days, the Kwick Stop #2, located at 1427 Strickland Drive in Pinehurst was robbed. Saturday, Feb. 29, at 8:30 p.m., a white male entered the convenience store. He approached the counter and placed

Artist donates work to BC Library

BC Library

Blanche Geus Machtelinckx is shown donating one of her many art prints to K’Lynn Ess, library assistant. Mrs. Machtelinckx donated 13 prints in her Southern Memories print collection to the Bridge City Public Library to be used for donations for

Pets of the Week

pet of the week

Each week The Record Newspapers features a pet, or pets of the week for adoption through local shelters and rescue organizations. This week’s pets are again rescues from Pups in Peril. Outlaw is a goofy, happy go lucky pup. He

Neches FCU breaks ground for BC branch

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The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Neches Federal Credit Union in Bridge City Friday, Feb. 27. The new 3,380 square-foot building, located at 410 Texas Ave. will feature the latest financial products and services

‘Friends Helping Friends’ administers “Power to Care” funds

Power to Care

Orange County’s elderly and disabled in need of assistance with energy bills have a new friend who can help.             Friends Helping Friends, a nonprofit organization that has helped Orange County residents for nearly 30 years, has picked up the

Family walking cross country makes stop at CCS

Cobb Family

The Cobb family is a family of five from Houston that is halfway through their 4,000 mile journey to walk from Disneyland in Anaheim, California, to Disney World in Orlando, Florida in honor of their late daughter, Julia, and to

Murder suspect on the run

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UPDATE – According to Bobby Smith with the Texas Rangers, Joshua Latham was apprehended  in Beauregard Parish in Lousiana by Texas Rangers, with the help of local law enforcement. Latham was found in a wooded area behind a residence and

SETRPC holds series of meetings regarding public transit

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission’s (SETRPC) Transportation and Environmental Division is gathering public comment on general activities related to public transit planning. These activities are related to strategies for increasing the availability and efficiency of public transportation services for

Dubose named GOACC school district EOM


Ryan Dubose was named School District Employee of the Month by the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Dubose is the Assistant Principal at Little Cypress Mauriceville High School. He enjoys his job and is always going the extra

Jolie Moi cuts ribbon

Jolie Moi Ribbon Cutting

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to welcome Jolie Moi to its membership Feb. 10. Jolie Moi clothing boutique is locally owned and operated by Denise Simoneaux Sams. Located inside Michele Michelle Salon and Spa,1990 Texas Ave.,

Buses will be offered for fishing tournament

Minnie Hightower

Bus use for the Bassmater Elite Series Tournament was nailed down at the meeting of the Orange County Commissioners Court on February 23.Commissioners voted unanimously to approve using three county buses during the tournament to be held on March 19-22. The

“Two Steps One Sticker” Program

Beginning March 1 vehicles will no longer be issued an inspection sticker.The registration sticker will serve as proof of both registration and inspection.For most motorists the thing to remember is that when you come in to renew your registration your vehicle has

Jason Bickham sentenced to 10 years for child porn

jason bickham

A 32-year-old Orange man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Jason Ryan Bickham pleaded guilty on Sep. 17, 2014 to possession of

Body found in submerged vehicle in Lake Sabine

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It appears a Lake Charles man lost his life Sunday morning on Bailey Road in Bridge City. Officials identified the man who died after his vehicle entered into the mouth of Lake Sabine on February 22, as 49-year-old Charles Huffman, according to

Rio de Sabinas, Orange’s River

Sabine River

Early Spanish explorers first named the river Rio de Sabinas because of the great number of bald cypress trees they encountered. “Sabinas” is the Spanish word for cypress. Some of the earliest inhabitants were the Caddo tribe on the upper

One woman looks into the future

Deborah Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell of Orange said she stays involved in the community and politics for one particular reason- she cares about the future.“I want to be involved for the future. I’m involved in local politics, no state politics because local politics

WO opposes Senate bill that would challenge city’s authority

Legislation in the Texas Senate may have a direct impact on the status of West Orange and other cities as municipalities. The West Orange City Council, consequently, passed a resolution opposing Senate Bill 343 and any other legislation which would

Trailer stolen from church parking lot

On Feb. 18, a theft of an enclosed trailer occurred at Turning Point Church, 3600 North Main St. in Vidor. The incident was captured on surveillance cameras. Around 11:34 p.m., a dark colored truck entered the parking lot of the church with

No ice expected in next round of precipitation

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles will have the freezing rain advisory expire at 10:00 am for east Texas and central Louisiana. Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing in that region this morning and any icy spots on elevated roads