Category Archives: Orange County News

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

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

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

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.

SETRPC to host public meetings

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) will host a series of public meetings beginning Monday, Nov. 3, providing citizens in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties the opportunity to learn about and comment on the revised JOHRTS 2015-2018 TIP

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

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

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

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

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

One killed in roll-over crash

fatal crash

State troopers are investigating an accident that killed a man when his car overturned in Orange County. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 49-year-old James McCorvy, Jr. died Thursday night when his car overturned in the 3300 block

Rope for the Kids ribbon cutting

Rope for the Kids

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Rope for the Kids. The 1st Annual Rope for the Kids event is being held Oct. 18, benefiting Advocates for Children, Inc starting at 2:00 pm.  Saddles

Dry, mild weather forecast for week

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting a dry and mild period for the next seven days. Low temperatures will run in the mid 50s to lower 60s, and highs will drop from the mid 80s through this

General Election set for November

The days and hours for the November 4, 2014 General Election, Constitutional Amendment Election and Local Option Liquor Election were set at the regular meeting of the Orange County Commissioners’ Court on Monday afternoon. The court approved the amended order

City Council revamps HOT funds

The Orange City Council came up with new amounts for hotel/motel tax funds for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 after some tweaking at their regular meeting on Tuesday morning. Last month, allocated the following HOT funds to various organizations: Southeast Texas Arts