Category Archives: Orange County News

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

Hwy. 62 to add right turn lane

In an ongoing effort to improve safety and relieve congestion, the Texas Transportation Commission has approved $140,492.90 to install a right turn lane on SH62 in Orange County. APAC-Texas, Inc. was awarded the project that will add a turn lane at

Maintenance approved for Rainbow Bridge

rainbow bridge

At the July 31 Texas Transportation Commission meeting, the Commission approved more than $26 million for maintenance to be performed on the Rainbow Bridge between Port Arthur and Bridge City. Saffo Contractors, Inc. was awarded the project. “This type of maintenance

Interstate accident causes chain reaction

  At approximately 9:40 am, there was a three vehicle crash on IH-10 in Orange County between mile markers 863 and 864. The crash involved a truck tractor semi-trailer, a passenger vehicle and an Armored vehicle. According to the investigating Trooper,

Two trucks collide on Interstate

traffic accident

IH-10 E, in Orange County has been reopened this morning following an accident between two trucks. According to Troopers, a Freightliner box truck was following an INternational truck and trailer on the outside lane of the interstate when the Freightliner

Orange County Health/Restaurant Inspections

Orange County Health Inspector James Scales made the following inspections on area businesses from July 16 through July 31: Tracy Seafood and Wing, 715 Texas Ave. Suite 1, Bridge City, pre-opening inspection – no score New Begininz Academy, 3807 Meeks

NWS expecting showers, thunderstorms

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms this evening and overnight, beginning in east Texas and central Louisiana, and moving south to the I-10 corridor. High chances for showers and thunderstorms will be in

BC homeowner sues pipeline company

There is no question the petrochemical industry helped build Southeast Texas. But on the flip side of that, residents sometimes don’t know what kind of substances are in the air we breathe or what lies just under our feet.Take for

LSC-O and DuPont SRW partner for workforce skills development

  Lamar State College – Orange has partnered with DuPont De Nemours and Co. Inc. to provide custom training for over 500 new and incumbent employees at the Sabine River Works location in Orange. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded