Happenings

Dr Williams Remembered

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Friends and family remembered Dr. Howard Williams Wednesday, the 90th anniversary of his birth. The longtime Orange physician and local historian died in January. The group gathered at Ochiltree Park on the Sabine River and tossed flowers into the water near a wall of historical markers. ...

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Kiwanis Donates $550 To CASA

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Local foster children had some summer fun recently thanks to a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Orange, Texas. The group donated $550 to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for the summer celebration that included waterslides, a bounce house, and food. Kiwanians were also on hand to help cook hot dogs and links and serve ...

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BC Class of 75

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The Bridge City Class of 1975 enjoyed their 40 year class reunion last weekend.   ...

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Stark Reunion

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Lutcher Stark High School, class of 1950, will celebrate their 65th reunion on Oct. 10, at Robert’s Steakhouse in Orange.  They will have a room reserved (at no charge – be sure to tell them thank you) for us to visit and eat. Visitation will be from 4:00-5:00.  Meals will be ordered from the menu.  ...

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Winfree Turns 100

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A century ago, scattered farming families in central Orange County’s Winfree Community had a difficult time getting to church on Sundays. Horses, wagons and buggies were the main transportation. What is now Old Orange Baptist Church was nine miles away across dirt roads that often turned to mud. Sometimes water pooled in foot-deep holes. A ...

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Depot Receives Check

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The Friends of the Orange Depot received a grant yesterday in the amount of $10,000 from the Texas Historical Foundation. Pictured on left Mitch Wright from Austin and Merle Tanner, directors of THF, members of FOOD board, Judge Jerry Pennington and Mayor Jimmy Sims.     ...

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Quebodeaux Honored

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The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce congratulates Heather Quebodeaux of Sabine Federal Credit Union, on receiving the Employee of the Month Award for August 2015.  Heather was presented her award, sponsored by Sabine River Ford, by chamber ambassador Wanda McGraw at the August Networking Coffee hosted by Sabine Federal Credit Union.  Heather received gifts from ...

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Houseman Scholarship Created At LSCO

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Gisela Houseman, distinguished business woman and philanthropist, donated $50,000 to Lamar State College-Orange for the Tony Houseman Memorial Scholarship. Dr. Mike Shahan, Lamar State College – Orange president stated, “This is a big occasion for Lamar State College – Orange. Gisela and Tony have supported LSC-O for a long, long time. The Houseman scholarship fund ...

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Piney Woods Winery Owner Dies

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The muscadine vines at Piney Woods Winery are heavy with fruit waiting to be picked. But this year the harvest has been canceled. Winery founder Alfred Flies passed away Friday at the age of 92. Flies (pronounced flees) established the winery 30 years ago after operating an interior design business in Orange for almost 25 ...

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AAUW Gives Check

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The Orange Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently awarded a $1000 grant to the Head Start Program at North Early Learning Center to buy books for the students to keep. The AAUW program is called “A Book of Their Own,” and is intended to help young students develop a love of ...

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