BC Holds Chamber Banquet Monday


The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce held it’s 58th Annual Chamber Banquet, also known as the “Taste of the Bayou.”   The Chamber recognized three entities as “Business of the Year.”  The City of Bridge City, Bridge City ISD and Orangefield ISD were honored for what they do for the community and the efforts put forth ...

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William H. “Bill” Manuel


William H. “Bill” Manuel, Sr., 79, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 22, 2018, in Port Arthur, Texas.   Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 26, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor John Fortenberry, of Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville, Texas. Burial will follow the ...

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Sheriffs Office Warns Of Scam


The Orange County Sheriff’s Office wants to prevent citizens from being victims of an apparent scam that has recently occurred.    Sheriff Keith Merritt said several citizens have called in the past hour reporting they received a call from someone stating they were a deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and were asked to ...

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Two Burglaries Need Your Assistance (video)


  Burglary committed at Leifeste Dental in Orange.  Please call Orange Police if you can help 883-1095.   – Burglary at Smart Wireless in Orange. Please call 409-883-1095 if you can identify car or suspect. ...

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Newton Co. Sheriffs Report


by Newton Co. Sheriff Billy Rowles Hope everyone had a great week.  We were very busy around here.  Let’s see what’s been going on. You can’t believe how many calls we received about broken pipes.   Several days of freezing weather took it’s toll on water pipes.  We do not need anymore freezing weather here in Newton ...

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Bears Third; Freshman Sets Record


The LCM boys finished third at the Hardin Jefferson Tournament at Beaumont Country Club with a team score of 338. Kelly was first with a 288 and Nederland was second with a 330. Jack Burke led the Bears with a freshmen school record of 70.  He finished second behind Tyler Gonzales’s 69. Blade Broussard shot 82, Jack ...

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Madelyn Grace “Gracie” Griffin


Madelyn Grace “Gracie” Griffin, 14, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 21, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 25, 2018, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Sinclair Oubre. Burial will follow the service at Parish Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from ...

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Orangefield ISD Receives Donation


Max Blake and Ron Smith with Solvay Polymers in Orange presented a check to Orangefield ISD for Hurricane Harvey relief of approximately $8,500.00.  With this gracious donation the school district will be able to replace flood damaged classroom and other necessary items.  Orangefield ISD Superintendent Stephen Patterson said that they, “greatly appreciates this thoughtful donation.” ...

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Two In Hospital After Accident


An 85-year-old woman and a 36-year-old man were seriously injured Saturday afternoon in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 62 at FM 1078. Orange police reported Pauline Ledoux Ray of West Orange was taken by Acadian Ambulance to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. She was driving a Ford Focus. Brandon Malachi Morgan of Orange was taken ...

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Weekend Reports Include Gluteal Cleft


Orange police found grass in the crack of a man who had been taken to jail for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Police reported the man had seven small baggies of marijuana weighing a total of 1.3 ounces in his “gluteal cleft.” A patrol officer reported going to check on a crowd gathered at ...

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