Category Archives: Orange County News

New flood legislation will help Bridge City

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The city of Bridge City recently received some good news- some really good news. Mayor Kirk Roccaforte said federal legislation passed through amending the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 will give relief to residents of the city on

One killed, one injured in motorcycle accident

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Easter turned tragic for an Orange family when the motorcycle a mother and daughter were riding crashed going into a curve on FM 1442 in Bridge City. Ramona Tolman, 44, was driving a three-wheel motorcycle when she left the roadway,

BCVFD fighting house fire

Bridge City Fire & Rescue is on the scene of a house fire at the intersection of Hwy. 87 and Hwy. 62. No other details are available at this time. The Record Live will update as more details become available. 

District 21-3A Track Results are in

Below are the Top 4 placements from the District 21-3A track events held at West Orange-Stark  High School  Girls results 400 Meter Relay 1: West Orange-Stark;49.28 2: Hardin-Jefferson;49.29 3: Silsbee;50.30 4: Buna;51.55  800 Meter run 1: DeLord,Becca,Hamshire-Fannett;2:26.14 2: Worthy,Morgan,Orangefield;2:27.83 3: Fezia,Mercedes,West

Possibility of severe weather predicted

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting dry weather and near normal temperatures through at least Saturday. A cold front will move across the region on Monday, producing scattered showers and thunderstorms, some of which have a small

You don’t want to crawfish out of this festival

Springtime in Texas means milder temperatures, beautiful wild flowers, Easter, going outdoors, and maybe most importantly, the beginning of crawfish season! The folks in Mauriceville have been knowing how to celebrate the season for more than three decades now and

Candidates readying for May 10 election

Now that the March primaries are over the next election event on the calendar is fast approaching. Cities, school boards, county offices and special districts are gearing up for their election on Saturday, May 10. The following information is for

OC Convention & Expo Center approved for new rental rates

It seems the Orange County Convention & Expo Center is trying to get more bang for their bucks with new rental rates. The Orange County Commissioners’ Court approved the requested rate change, made by Sabrina Gray, event coordinator for the

NWS says SE Texas could see severe weather

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting a very small chance (5%) for strong to severe storms Thursday night into early Friday morning across our region. The highest chances will occur the further north you go, so east Texas and central Louisiana

BCCC 4th annual event may have been best yet

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held its 4th annual Mystery Dinner Theater Friday and Saturday at the Bridge City Community Center. “A Dangerous Night on a Desert Isle” may be their best effort yet. It certainly was their most elaborate stage setting, complete with

Orange Lions to sponsor charity golf event

The Orange Lions Club will host the 20th Annual Charity four-man Golf Scramble, benefiting The Lions Eye Bank of Texas (cornea transplant for sight). Tee off will be Saturday, May 3, at 8:00 am, at the Sunset Grove Country Club

OC Jail receives certificate of compliance

On March 13, the Texas Commission on Jail Standards conducted their annual inspection of the Orange County Correctional Facility. The Jail facility received a Certificate of Compliance and, according to the Inspector, the facility has demonstrated that it is in

Lions honor Backer

At a recent Monday night meeting, the Orange Lions Club presented Lion member, and past president John Backer, with the Jack Wiech (founder of the Texas Lions Camp) Award. Backer also received his 15 yr Monarch pin for his service to the

Acadian selected Company of the Year

The Southwest Chapter of the ESOP Association, a regional organization of companies in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico in which employees are owners through Employee Stock Ownership Plans, selected Acadian Companies for the third time as its Company

NWS predicts possible severe weather

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting a line of showers and thunderstorms to develop or move into southeast Texas between 6:00 – 8:00 pm this evening. The line of storms is expected to move across southwest, central, and south

Three injured in early morning crash

At approximately 6:30 am, there was a two vehicle crash on Interstate 10 at the 858 mile marker in Orange County. The driver of a Chevrolet SUV was traveling eastbound in the westbound traffic lane. Once the driver realized she was

Church Fire in Orange contained

Church fire No.2

The city of Orange Fire Department responded to a fire at 11:11 p.m. on Monday, March 24 at the First Baptist Church on the corner of 5th Street and Green Ave. The fire was reported by a resident driving by

Fire damages historical church

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The City of Orange Fire Department responded to the report of a fire at the First Baptist Church on the corner of 5th Street and Green Ave. at 11:11 PM, Monday, March 24. The fire was reported by an alert citizen

NWS predicting more below normal temps

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting a dry and pleasant Friday, with lows in the upper 40′s to lower 50′s and highs in the 70′s. However, this weekend looks to turn wet again, with the threat for showers

Hargrave new addition to OCSO Support Division

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Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt is shown welcoming Lt. Joey Hargrave to the Support Division of the OCSO. Hargrave, who retired from the Bridge City Police Department, has over 30 years in law enforcement.  

Orange County Health/Restaurant Inspections

Orange County Health Inspector James Scales made the following inspections on area businesses from March 12 through March 18: Homemade Donuts, 6377 FM 1442, Orangefield – Sausage and boudain found out of proper temperature; using same pan liners multiple times,