Mauriceville Christmas tree lighting set for Nov. 29

The Mauriceville Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. between Woodridge Land Company and Tuffy’s Eatery. Music, refreshments and something special for children will be available. Those attending are asked to bring canned food to donate to those in need.

Jimmy Troy Stanley Benefit to be held Dec. 3

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 803 28th Street, will hold a benefit for Jimmy Troy Stanley to help with funeral expenses on Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Raffle tickets for a 270 rifle with scope will be sold, the winner need not be present. Live music, a live auction, a 50/50 pot, links and chips will be available.

West Orange Chiefs to host annual Christmas Dance

The West Orange High Chiefs Annual Christmas Dance is set for Saturday, Dec. 10 at the American Legion on Green Ave. in Orange. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the dance will start at 8 p.m. The cost will be $10 per person and the dress is casual attire. This is a BYOB event with a cash bar for beer and setups. Those attending are welcome to bring snacks, as well. All former Chiefs and guests are invited to attend, and the dance is also open to the public. Music will be provided by Ken Marvell Band. For more information call Jimmy Guidry at 409-738-2294 or e-mail at

Sign-ups for Christmas baskets scheduled

Christmas Baskets will be given to indigent Bridge City and Orangefield residents who are 60 years and over whose income is below poverty. Sign–up will take place at the Ministerial Alliance building next to First Baptist Church of Bridge City on Dec. 5 and 7 between 9 a.m. – Noon.
Eligibility depends on proof of income.
You must present a utility bill to verify address and have an ID of all family members.
Donations are needed for this program to continue. Any business, church, individual, or organization may make a donation to the account of Bridge City Orangefield Ministerial Alliance Christmas Basket Fund at the Bridge City Bank.

City of West Orange closed Thursday, Friday

All non-emergency offices of the City of West Orange will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25 in observance of Thanksgiving. Per Waste Management representatives, trash will not be picked up in West Orange on Friday as usual, but WILL be picked up on Saturday instead.

OISD Board Meeting rescheduled

The monthly Orangefield school board meeting scheduled for Nov. 14 has been rescheduled for Nov. 28.
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

Light up Bridge City for the holidays

The Bridge City/Orangefield Rotary Club and the City of Bridge City are planning to “Light up Bridge City” for the upcoming Holidays. The plans are to attach “shooting Star” pole decorations along Texas Ave., along with eight foot “Angels” pole decor on the corners of Texas Ave. and Roundbunch. There will also be a dickens Christmas Vignette depicting skaters, a Christmas Tree on the corner of Texas Ave. and Roundbunch.
They are asking for donations from the area businesses as well as individuals in order to purchase the life size silhouettes for the corners vignette. Any amount of donation would be greatly appreciated.
Checks can be made to BC Rotary-Christmas Decor. An account has been set-up at Bridge City Bank for this purpose. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 191 Bridge City, 77611.
For further information contact: Lou Raburn at 409-735-2688 or 882-4142, or Lucy Fields at 697-1206 or 626-1974.

American Legion to 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.

Orange Community Band to meet every Thursday

The Orange Community Band rehearses every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, located at 4103 Meeks Drive in Orange. They are in need of players for the following sections; flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, and percussion, but ALL are welcome! The band performs Christmas, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day concerts. At least one traditional band concert is performed annually. Please visit us on Facebook at Orange Community Band.

MCT Credit Union to host Sounds of the Season

Students from area schools will be performing Christmas music at all MCT Credit Union branch locations. The public is invited to attend. The performance schedule is as follows: Bridge City Branch – 4837 Highway 87, Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m. – Bridge City Elementary and at 10:15 a.m. – Bridge City Middle School; Orange Branch – 5401 N. 16th Street, Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. – West Orange Stark.

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.

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: