Captain James A. Parkhurst

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Captain James A. Parkhurst, 89, lifelong resident of Orange passed away at his home Thursday, March 17, 2016. A graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Randy Branch of Wesley United Methodist Church in Orange. A visitation will be Saturday ...

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Pinehurst Evacuation Order Lifted


Effective Friday, 3/18/2016 at 9:00 a.m. the mandatory evacuation order for the City of Pinehurst has been lifted.  Repeat. The mandatory evacuation order for the City of Pinehurst has been lifted.  Residents may return to their homes and businesses may resume normal operation.     ...

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Lottie Leona Gentry McLaughlin Dodson

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Lottie Leona Gentry McLaughlin Dodson, 95, of Orange, Texas, passed away on March 15, 2016, in Orange. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday March 26, 2016, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 11:00 a.m., Saturday ...

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Thursday Wrap-Up


Hogs and a dog were involved in the biggest stories Thursday in the parts of flooded Orange County. The Beaumont Police Department brought a K-9 to search a flooded wooded area for a man who escaped after being arrested. The man ran off into a section of flood woods west of Highway 87 near Bear ...

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Homeowner Protects With Machete


A burglar was critically injured Tuesday night by a resident who attacked him with a machete, according to Orange police. A police report said officers were called about 10 p.m. to a disturbance at a house on Lutcher Street, which in the subdivision by Sunset Park. The subdivision is on the west side of the ...

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Cards Golf Wins At Warren

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On Tuesday, March 15, Bridge City took 1st place in the Warren  Invitational at Wildwood, shooting a 339. Individual   scores include: S. Petroski, 82, B. Montagne, 82, J. Smith, 86, and C. Guilotte, 89.  Petroski defeated teammate B. Montagne and Hardin Jefferson’s No. 1 player in a 5 hole playoff to determine the 2nd place ...

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BC Library Celebrates


Bridge City celebrated an important anniversary for the city’s library Thursday, St. Patrick’s Day.  The Bridge City Library located off of West Roundbunch Road at 101 Parkside Place Drive is 25 years old.  Mayor Kirk Roccaforte is proud of the services provided by the Bridge City Library and its staff. Mary Montgomery is the head ...

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Roxie Louise Rascoe

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Roxie Louise Rascoe, 91, of Bridge City passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Gulf Health Center in Port Arthur. Roxie was born on August 26, 1924 in Limona, Florida to parents Zenobia (Ward) and James Rabb Hutchinson. She had lived in Bridge City since June of 1950 and was county clerk in Precinct ...

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Donald J. Ori

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Donald J. Ori, 72, of Montgomery, Texas and former resident of Orange, Texas, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born on May 7, 1943 in Highland Park, Illinois to Rose Marie (Pasquesi) and John Ori. After graduating from John Carrol University in Cleveland, Ohio, he proudly ...

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Nell Renew Williams

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Nell Renew Williams, age 78 of Orange, Texas, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Services will be at Vaughn Funeral Home in McRae, Georgia with burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Dorman Funeral Home is in-charge of local arrangements. Nell was born in Milan, Georgia ...

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