Category Archives: Orange County News

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

David Self Ford becomes Sabine River Ford

Sabine River Ford logo

David Self Ford has announced it is changing its name to Sabine River Ford.This, along with the construction of our new state-of-the-art facility will  symbolize a new era for Ford in Orange County. Ross Smith, owner since 2011 is very

Benoit named Employee of the Month by BCCC

Rusty Benoit

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce has named Rusty Benoit, President of the Gulf Coast Cajun Chapter,  Employee of the Month.  Rusty was presented his award by Dave Derosier at the Aug. monthly networking coffee hosted by The Port of Orange. Rusty also

BC Historical Society to host annual festival

BC festival

The Bridge City Historical Society will host their annual Bridge City Heritage Festival Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Bridge City Community Center and surrounding grounds from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm. Featured at the festival will be live music, including

DPS reminds drivers to watch for kids returning to school

As the academic year begins, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding all drivers to watch out for children walking to and from school or waiting for school buses. Drivers must also follow all traffic laws related to

OCSO executes warrant, two arrested

Hanks, Roger Eugene (1)

Thursday, August 21, at approximately 10:20 p.m., deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, along with assistance from the Vidor Police Department, conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 4500 block of Caribou Road, in Orange. During the

BC student accepted into Oklahoma State veterinary program

sattler, amy web

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences welcomed the Class of 2018 with a White Coat Ceremony held recently at the Stillwater Community Center. Among the 82 member class was Amy Sattler of Bridge City. Sattler earned a BS

Lyle Lovett tickets going fast at Lutcher


  Singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett and his Large Band will make a stop at the Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts in Orange, Sept. 9, at 7:30 pm. Tickets will range from $30-$70, and are available now at

Senator Nichols tours Port

Sen. Nichols at Port of Beaumont 1

Today, State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) toured the Port of Beaumont and their facility in Orange. “The Port of Beaumont has played an important role in bringing global trade to Southeast Texas,” said Nichols. “As Chairman of the Senate Transportation

NWS monitoring tropics


The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is monitoring two areas of disturbed weather in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Both systems have the potential to reach the Caribbean over the next five days. One of them has a moderate chance

Achtwoo named BCCC business of the month

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that it has named Achtwoo Pool and Spa Professionals as Business of the Month for August. Larry & Elizabeth Tyson accepted the award from Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Elyse

Officer in Ferguson shooting has ties to SE Texas

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo. police officer involved in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, has ties to Southeast Texas. His father, and other family members live in Orange, and have been advised by legal council not to speak to

Five arrested on drug charges

Smith, Christopher John

Wednesday, Aug. 13, at about 10:30 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Narcotics Deputies conducted a search warrant at 1215 Hwy 12, in Vidor, stemming from an investigation of illegal drug activity. During the search warrant, Deputies found approximately 40 grams of

A Tale of Two Countries

Exchange students

Exchange students, Kasey Self, from Bridge City and Marta Benzo, from Italy, enjoy spending time together. Adventure came knocking and two teenage girls opened the door. There are over 5,400 miles between Texas and Italy, but that didn’t keep Kasey

First Baptist Church in BC extends warm welcome to all

Pic 4 FBC front view closer up (2)

 First Baptist Church in Bridge City, located at 200 W. Roundbunch Road, was founded in 1940 and is committed to community ministry and support. First Baptist Church in Bridge City originated when Bridge City was known as Prairie View. The

OPD takes robbery suspect into custody

devin strong

Thursday, Aug. 15, detectives with the Orange Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for 24 year old Devin R. Strong, of Orange. Later in the day on Thursday, Strong was apprehended. Strong was wanted for the robbery of a pizza

MCT CU welcomes Michael McGee

Mike McGee MCT CU

  MCT Credit Union welcomes Michael McGee as Vice President of the Commercial Lending Department. Michael is a graduate of Lamar University where he received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and a Bachelor Degree with a major in Finance.

Time to pre-order 4H pecans

It’s time to pre-orders for the famous Durham-Ellis pecans from Comanche Texas. One pound pecan pieces or halves are $9.50; three pound box $27; and five pound box is $45. There is also a variety of frosted or flavored pecans, flavored peanuts,

Work underway on Service Reliability Project through Entergy

For the next two months, Entergy Texas, Inc. customers in the McLewis area of Orange County can expect to see contract workers removing vegetation that could cause problems for their electric service. Work was scheduled to begin this week along

BC Knights offering smoked ribs for Labor day

The Bridge City Knights of Columbus — Sacred Heart Council #3406 — will be smoking St. Louis Style Spare Ribs with Cherry Wood for Labor day. If you haven’t reserved your order yet, you can do so via email at Advance orders