St. Mary Students Place In Contest


Mrs. JoAnn Sparacino is the middle school Language Arts teacher at St. Mary Catholic School.    Her fifth through eighth grade students entered the Catholic Daughters of Americas Essay and Poetry Contest sponsored by Court St. Cecilia #1396.  The students had outstanding entries according to Mrs. Susan Bayliss, the Educational Director in charge of the contest.  ...

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BC To Install Water Filters


Bridge City has finally received the go ahead from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to install filters in the city’s water wells.  The city has been waiting months to get approval from the TCEQ for installing the filters which is hoped will greatly eliminate the brown water in Bridge City.  City Manager Jerry ...

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Tie Vote On Certificate Pay


The Commissioners Court, the sheriff, and several deputies discussed for about an hour Tuesday continuing certificate pay for the employees of the Sheriff’ Office.  Certificate pay was previously part of the collective bargaining agreement between the county and the Sheriff’s Office Employees Union for three years and has been paid voluntarily by the county since ...

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Tuesday Scores


Jack Dallas struck out 12 as the WOS Mustangs shutout the LCM Bears 6-0 in a game heard on KOGT.  Ryan Ragsdale had two hits, two walks and two RBI’s.  BB Tezeno had two hits and 4 stolen bases.  WOS scored one in the first, four in the second, and one more in the fourth.  ...

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OC Restaurant Inspections


County Health Inspector James Scales gave poor grades to four food businesses during the first part of March. Three had scores in the 70’s and the Vidor Jack in the Box was the lowest with a 68. Scales noted, though, he went back to the Jack in the Box three hours later and the next ...

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Brush Fire In Orangefield


Several agencies responded to a brush fire that got out of control around noon on Tuesday. The fire started behind Claire Dr. near FM 1442.  The south wind carried it away from homes but there were reports of a couple of poles that caught fire.  There was also a building near a high line area ...

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Kyle Lumpkin


Kyle Lumpkin, 63, was promoted to Heaven on March 11, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Kyle was born on September 21, 1953 to Bob and Joyce Lumpkin. He is preceded in death by his father, Bob Byron Lumpkin. He is survived by his mother, Joyce Sanders Lumpkin, formerly of Orange, Tx, now residing ...

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Burned Baby Under Investigation


A 7-month-old baby from Orange suffered second-degree burns Sunday night and police are investigating the cause. Detective Captain Robert Enmon said St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont contacted police after the mother brought the baby there. He said the burns are not life-threatening. The burns appeared on the lower part of the baby’s body. He would ...

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Collecting For Kids



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Delores Wynona Flippen


Delores Wynona Flippen, age 80 of Orange, Texas, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in Beaumont, Texas. Services will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at St. Francis Catholic Church with Father Sinclair officiating. Entombment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation will be ...

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