Category Archives: Orange County News

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

OC emergency officials have plans for infectious diseases


The Ebola outbreak has arrived from the other side of the world to the Lone Star State. Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the deadly disease in the USA, died at a Dallas hospital on October 8, according to

Scarecrow Festival officially open

Scarecrow ribbon

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off the Scarecrow Festival at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. Each year, Shangri La hosts the largest Scarecrow Festival in Texas, with dozens of  hand-crafted

Early voting locations in Bridge City announced


Early voting in Bridge City will take place from Oct. 20 – Oct. 25; and Oct. 27 – Oct. 31, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, at the BC Public Works Building. The PW building is located at 220 Nitsche

OFD battles apartment fire

Ridgemont Fire

At approximately 2:30 am, members of the Orange Fire Department were called to the 3300 block of Ridgemont for an apartment fire.  The first arriving engine crew arrived on scene within four minutes to find one section of a two story

Ringhardt back in Texas custody

Ringhardt, Melissa Ann

Melissa Ringhardt, the woman who left a handgun accessible to the five year old boy she was babysitting, was transported from the Pope County Sheriff’s Detention Center in Arkansas over the weekend, and arrived at the Orange County Jail Sunday,

Wind advisory in effect, severe storms predicted

severe weather

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory in effect until 6:00 pm today.  Winds will be 25 MPH and gusty. Precautionary and preparedness actions should be taken. A wind advisory means that sustained winds of 20-34 MPH are

NWS expecting warm conditions, thunderstorms


The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting warm conditions to last through the weekend, with small chances for showers and thunderstorms each afternoon. On Monday a strong cold front will approach the region, producing numerous showers and thunderstorms, some

BC soldier flies airborn refueling missions


Capt. Jacob Coronado, left, and Capt. Jonathan D. Craus, right, look down the runway ready to take flight Oct. 1 during Forager Fury III on Andersen Air Force Base. The crew is readying to conduct an aerial refueling mission which

City of WO gearing up for Holiday in the Park

The City of West Orange is happy to report that plans are well underway for the 2014 “Holiday in the Park” festival, which will be held this year on Saturday, November 1st, in the park next door to City Hall,

Early voting matters straightened out at commissioners’ court

Some early voting dates, times and locations were ironed out at the regular meeting of the Orange County Commissioners’ Court on Monday afternoon. Tina Barrow, elections administrator, presented to the court changing the main early voting location for the upcoming

UPDATE – Cow Bayou Bridge re-opens after spill

UPDATE: As of approximately 8:15, both lanes of the Cow Bayou Bridge has reopened to traffic.  DPS is assisting BCPD with traffic at Cow Bayou bridge. There was not a wreck; a barrel of hydrochloric acid fell off of a

Hibbitt Sports comes to Orange

Hibbit Sports

A new sporting goods store in Orange hopes to be a winner for their customers. Hibbett Sports opened a 6,000 square foot store a week ago in the Orangehurst Shopping Center in Pinehurst. Manager Dewain Conway said the store will