Orange Chief Killed In 1935 Crime Spree


Americans during the Great Depression in the 1930s were enthralled by the stories of gangsters. By 1935, the most famous ones, Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson and John Dillinger were dead. Clyde Dawson, 21, and B.L. Thompson, 23, weren’t infamous gangsters, but they went on a crime spree that included a ...

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BC Sports Banquet


The Bridge City Cardinal Athletic Booster Club will host it’s annual Sports Banquet on Monday May 1, 2017. The event will be held at the BCHS Cafeteria from 5:30-9 p.m. Senior Scholarships will be awarded the night of the banquet.  For meal tickets or more information contact the Athletic Department at 735-1641. ...

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County Hoping For Money For 2016 Floods


Federal funds are available to help with recovery from last year’s flooding of the Sabine River, but getting Orange County’s share of that money will take some detailed procedures.  The Commissioners Court held a workshop Monday to hear from two groups that specialize in getting grant monies and administrating them for government entities. Commissioner Barry ...

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Barbara A. (Dehart) Mahaffey


Barbara A. (Dehart) Mahaffey, 70, of Orange, Texas, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont, in Beaumont, Texas.  On Thursday, August 1, 1946, in Jacksonville, Texas, Barbara was born to Inez Ray and Russell J. Dehart.  She was a happy and positive woman, who always had a smile on her ...

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Weekend Police Reports


A handful of burglaries, including one at a business, have been reported to Orange police during the past days. The business was the Star Stop at 1101 Green Avenue. The burglary was reported about 9 Thursday morning. Police said someone broke in and stole money. On Friday at 7:30 a.m., a resident in the 200 ...

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Guess Who


GUESS WHO? Send your guess here and label it “Guess Who”     Previous Guess Who Winner: Betty Morgan   Guess Who: Cappy Ricks   Past Winners: Winner: Tony Hill  Guess Who: Tony Hill Winner: Darlean Sterling  Guess Who: Daniel “Corky” Champine Winner: Becky Snell  Guess Who: Gary Marks Winner : Marty Delano   Guess Who: Paul Cady ...

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Softball Playoffs Set



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Zelma Lois (Conway) Sherman


Zelma Lois (Conway) Sherman, 95, of Orange, Texas, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Orange, Texas.  Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, Aril 26, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 PM, at Dorman Funeral Home.  A private family gathering and graveside service, officiated by David Abshire, Chaplain of New Century Hospice, will ...

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Ella Duhon Ronsonette


Ella Duhon Ronsonette, of Bridge City, passed away on April 24, 2017, in Port Arthur.   A mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 AM, Friday, April 28, 2017, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Steve Leger. Entombment will follow at Oak Bluff Cemetery in Port Neches.   Visitation ...

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Alexander, Cloud Win Stark Contest


The finals of the 113th Stark Contest in Reading & Declamation took place Sunday at the Lutcher Theatre. Connor Alexander of LCM finished first in Declamation with Jimmy Carter’s “A Crisis in Confidence.”   Brandon Curl of Bridge City was second. In Interpretive Reading, Bree Cloud of Bridge City won with her reading of “I stand here ironing” ...

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