Category Archives: Orange County News

Orange County man guilty of child pornography violations

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A 32-year-old Orange, man has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Jason Ryan Bickham pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on Sep. 17, before U.S. Magistrate

Mockingbird calling


Once in a while a creature of the wild will interact with a human in a bizarre and special way. Bridge City resident, Gary Boudreaux, has recently experienced one of those unique happenings. Boudreaux moved to Bridge City about three

Confederate Memorial near completion

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One year later, the Confederate Memorial of the Wind is nearly completed at the intersection of Interstate 10 and MLK Drive in Orange with the exception of erecting the flag poles, concrete benches and some landscaping. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

Commissioners reach compromise on janitorial contract

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David Ball For The Record Some janitors who work for Orange County escaped the job chopping block after a contract was reworked at the regular meeting of the commissioners court on Monday afternoon. A contract was made last week with

Tractor Supply hosting pet appreciation week


Tractor Supply Co. in Orange will host family and pet activities Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of Pet Appreciation Week. Sept. 17 – 21, Pet Appreciation Week or P.A.W. is Tractor Supply’s annual event to celebrate pets and introduce families to the

Orange County Health/Restaurant Inspections

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Orange County Health Inspector James Scales made the following inspections on area businesses from Sept. 1 through Sept. 15: Walmart #457, 1350 N. Main St. Vidor – Score – 100 On Your Way Too, 110 S. Main St., Vidor. Store

Newcomb Pottery exhibit comes to Stark Museum

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  Newcomb Pottery is considered one of the most significant collections of American art pottery of the 20th century, with each piece critically acclaimed and highly coveted. The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service has partnered with Newcomb Art Gallery at

NWS updates tropic forecast


The National Hurricane Center has lowered the chances of the system in the eastern Gulf of Mexico to develop into a tropical cyclone to 10 % over the next few days. This system is expected to move rapidly westward and

Personnel matters dominate commisioner’s court

Personnel matters dominated the discussions at the regular meeting of the Orange County Commissioners’ Court on Monday afternoon.County Judge Carl Thibodeaux announced salaries of elected officials must be determined and posted in the newspaper by Sept. 12 by statute. Furthermore, salaries cannot be increased

M.B. North Class of ’65 to meet

Class of 1965

M.B. North High School class of 1965 will meet at 10:00 a.m., Saturday Sept. 13, at McDonald’s 1710 16th St. For more information please contact Walter Lazenby or Peggy Lazenby at 746-2139.

BC Heritage Festival extends vendor deadlines


The Bridge City Historical Society has extended the deadline to turn in vendor applications for the Heritage Festival.  The new deadline is Sept. 15. Applications are now available at the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce office.  Please email, call 735-5671,

Rare books on display at Stark Museum

Stark exhibit

The Stark Museum of Art will exhibit three rare books, showing the work of women who avidly studied flowers and other plants, and excelled in flower painting and plant illustration. The artists, Elizabeth Blackwell, Henriette Antoinette Vincent, and Mary Vaux

Nine arrested in BC meth bust

meth bust

Nine people were arrested in Bridge City, and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Police served a search warrant Monday at a home at 160 Roberts and Kelsey Ln., and arrested Chad Hancock, 22, Angela Romero, 46, Michael Barulich,

IH-10 construction closes lanes

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The eastbound, inside lane of IH-10 from 35th Street to Forest Drive in Orange will be closed from 9:00 p.m. tonight to 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation. According to press releases, the 

Loal student named to A&M Dean’s list

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Texas A&M University has named its honor students for the summer semester, recognizing them for outstanding academic performance. The Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes students taking at least 12 semester hours during the fall semester who have maintained a 3.75 or higher

NWS predicting rainy weekend

rainy weekend

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting increasing shower and thunderstorm activity through this weekend, before a decreasing trend early next week. Temperatures will be near normal, with lows in the 70s and highs in the 90s.  In

Red Cross urges citizens to be prepared for disasters


Disasters can strike at any time, and  the American Red Cross Orange County Chapter encourages everyone to take the first step during National Preparedness Month and join America’s PrepareAthon, creating a disaster plan for their household that can help keep people safe

David Montagne promoted to GM of SRA

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The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that David Montagne has been promoted to succeed the retiring SRA General Manager Jerry Clark. As Executive Vice President and General Manager, David Montagne is responsible

INVISTA donation to Salvation Army benefits boys, glirls club

INVISTA Salvation Army

INVISTA recently donated $5,000 to the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Orange. The donation assisted with purchasing additional supplies and equipment for the club’s summer and after-school programs. “INVISTA is pleased to support the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club

BC Little Caesars open for business

Little Caesars

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to welcome Little Caesars to Bridge City on Aug. 26. Little Caesars is owned by the Breaux family, lifelong Southeast Texans. The principal owner, Curtis D. Breaux, grew up in

Lower electric bills on the horizon

Customers in Entergy Texas’ service territory have good news coming their way. The fixed fuel factor which stays on bills for six months at a time is dropping, beginning with September billing cycles. A fuels-cost refund will take place over