Bobby Dean Tuter


Bobby Dean Tuter, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 7:11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Hospital with his family and friends by his side.  Bobby was born on December 10, 1937 in Springfield Missouri to his loving parents, Bob and Gladys (Bodenhamer) Tuter.  In 1948 he relocated with his family to Orange, ...

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Yolanda Diaz de Leon


Yolanda Diaz de Leon, age 94 of Orange, Texas passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018, in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 23, 2018  at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Joseph P. Daleo officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9:00 ...

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Fruges King and Queen of Mardi Gras


Jeff and Sherri Fruge were crowned King and Queen at the 15th Annual Orange Mardi Gras Ball held Saturday night at the VFW on Hwy. 87.  The Fruge’s are from the Creole Krewe and were presented as the King and Queen of New Orleans’ Tricentennial Celebration.  The Royal Court included the Royal Captain Gary Stelly ...

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MUD Customers Still Under A Boil Water Notice


The boil water notice for North Orange Water Customers has been lifted. But MUD residents are still under a boil water notice. Sunday night the district said, “As of Sunday night, January 21 the Mauriceville Utility District is still under the boil water notice at this time due to the low water pressure event. As ...

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Alexandre Barras


Alexandre Barras, 90, died January 21 at his home after a brief illness.  He was a longtime resident of Bridge City and was at his home surrounded by loving family when heaven called. Alex was a retiree of Texaco since the 1980’s and remained quite active in church, community and family activities until very recently.  ...

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Police Arrest Murder Suspect


Police have arrested two people in connection with the death of a man in Round Rock on New Year’s Eve. According to KXAN, police said they used a SWAT team to serve a warrant for murder and take Richard Acosta, 23, into custody. He is accused of murdering Joshua Armstrong, who graduated from Little Cypress-Mauriceville ...

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Beverly Sweezy


Beverly Sweezy, 82 of Orange, Texas, passed at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Ninth and Elm Church of Christ with Brother James Berry officiating. Interment will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. Visitation will be ...

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Jimmie Earl Sherwin


Jimmie Earl Sherwin, 74, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Mauriceville with Reverend Kevin Brown officiating. Cremation is under the direction of Dorman Funeral ...

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Wilbur Officer of the Year


Ashleigh Wilbur of Bridge City was named the Officer of the Year for the Fountain Inn Police Department.  She’s receiving her plaque from Chief Keith Morton. Fountain Inn, South Carolina is a town of 9000 located just southwest of Charlotte and employs 24 officers. Wilbur graduated from BC in 2012 and went on to play ...

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Softball Practice Underway


The LCM Lady Bears along with all softball teams in the state of Texas, began practice Friday for the 2018 season.  And it should be an exciting season with 20 All-District players from Orange County returning to the diamonds.  Bridge City and LCM both made it to the fourth round of the playoffs in 2017 ...

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