Farmers’ Market held Wed. and Sat.

The Orange County Farmers’ Market has opened for the season and expanded to include Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m., in addition to the usual 6:30-10 a.m. on Saturdays. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown.
The following items are now available: Peaches, pears, watermelon, peas, okra, eggplant, banana peppers, a variety of jams, jellies, and canned vegetables, fresh eggs, local honey, baked goods, granola, blueberry lemonade, and Gulf shrimp.
The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.

OC Retired Senior Citizens to meet Aug. 8

The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will have their meeting on Aug. 8 at the Salvation Army Building on MLK. The meeting will start at 9:30. Please be on time as they will have guests speakers. The noon meal will be catered. Each member is to bring door prizes. Also, soap for Orange Christian Services. If more information is needed, call 409-883-6161.

BC Project Safe Graduation 2010 meeting set for Aug. 8

Bridge City High School Project Safe Graduation 2012 is off to a great start! We are excited about our 2012 seniors and we are ready to begin working on giving them the best Project Graduation. We need the help of the parents and seniors and we cordially invite you to our next meeting at the Bridge City High School Library. The meeting is Monday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. Remember to bring 12-packs of Coke products for future events. For more information or any questions, please email

American Legion in need of garage sale donations

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 needs your donations for a fundraiser garage sale on August 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Legion Post at 108 Green Ave.

BC Band Boosters meeting set for Aug. 9, car wash/link sale set for Aug. 13

Bridge City Band Boosters will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school band hall. On Saturday, Aug. 13 there will be a car wash and link sale in the parking lot at ProMiles from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All band students and parents are encouraged to participate.

American Legion to host luncheon Aug. 4

On Thursday, Aug. 4, the American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Ave., Orange will host a lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lunch will include smoked chicken quarter, dirty rice, coleslaw, green beans, bread and dessert for $7 per plate. Walk-ins welcome and delivery is also available. Please call 409-886-9861 after noon on Wednesday, Aug 3 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 for delivery.
All proceeds go back into the American Legion Post 49, which is a non-profit Veteran organization.

Bridge City Heritage Festival set for Oct. 1

The Historical Museum of Bridge City is hosting the Bridge City Heritage Festival on Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Bridge City Community Center grounds. There will be live musical entertainment, carnival rides, antique cars, crafts and exhibits, a silent auction, bingo, children’s games and much more. For those interested in a craft/exhibit or food booth space, please contact Paige Williams at 409-738-3743, Tracey Broussard at 409-344-2341, Lisa Beuhler at 409-988-9999 or by email at to receive a vendor packet.

American Legion to honor those who serve our country

The American Legion Post 49 family invites the community to join in a program honoring our hometown heroes serving in the Armed Forces and their families.
On August 25 at 6 p.m. the celebration will begin with the Blue Star Salute at the American Legion Post 49 hall, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange.
There will be cake and drinks for our guests.
All are welcome to help show the respect due these true defenders of our freedom.

BCISD to administer Credit by Examination

Bridge City ISD, in accordance with Chapter 74.24 TAC, will administer the Texas Tech University Credit by Examination Tests. Testing dates will be December 6, 7 and 8, 2011 and June 5, 6 and 7 2012. Students in grades first through fifth will be allowed to take each of the five tests (Math, Science, Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies) at the elementary level without prior instruction. The student must score at least 90 on each of the five four tests to be considered eligible for grade level acceleration. Students in grades sixth through 12 will be permitted to take an examination to earn credit for an academic course for which they have had no prior instruction. Students must score at least 90 on the test to receive course credit. Additional information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting Gina Mannino at:

American Legion to host fund-raising garage sale

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 49 will be having a fundraiser garage sale on August 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The American Legion Post 108 Green Ave. in Oranget.
For more information Contact Donna 409-828-1488 or Dianne 409-313-0990.

American Legion of host pool tournament

The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-330-4847.

Rape and Suicide Crisis Center to offer support group meetings

The Rape and Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas will be hosting a support group for female survivors of sexual assault the first and third Wednesday of every month, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Foundation of Southeast Texas building, located at 700 North St. in downtown Beaumont.
To RSVP or for further information, please contact the Crisis Center at 409-832-6530.

Bridge City HS Class of 1991 to hold 20 year reunion

The 1991 graduating class of Bridge City High will hold their 20 year class reunion on the weekend of Aug. 12-13. There will be a private party at Madison’s in Beaumont at 8 p.m. on Aug. 12. A family skating party will be held at Spinnin’ Wheels in Orange at 11 a.m. on Aug. 13. The reunion will end with a party at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange at 7 p.m. on Aug. 13. Early bird ticket prices are $40 for individuals and $75 for couples by June 15. Please go to their web site at for all details. For more information, e-mail Malinda Boudreaux, and Christy Dobranski at

Families Sought to Host High School Exchange Students

SHARE! is looking for HOST PARENTS to host international exchange students for the 2011/2012 fall semester or school year. The students speak English, are covered by medical insurance and have spending money for their personal experiences. Host families provide a bed, meals, as well as friendship, understanding, and a genuine desire to share the American way of life.
SHARE! families are diverse! Traditional two-parent families (with or without children), single parents or adults, and retired couples are wonderful host families. High school aged boys and girls from over 20 countries will be arriving late August to attend local high schools while living with their host family. Persons interested in hosting or obtaining more information can contact Yvette Coffman at 800-941-3738 or visit

Ad sales open for football program

Submission for ads in the Bridge City Cardinal 2011 football programs are being accepted through Friday, Aug. 12.
Student ad costs: 1/4 page $65; 1/2 page $110; full page $185. Business ad costs: 1/4 page $75, 1/2 page $125, full page $200.
Call Debbie Gregg for more information at 409-735-3390