- April 3, 2015Chamber office closed for Good Friday
- April 9, 2015 8:00 AMBoard Meeting
- April 14, 2015 8:00 AMNetworking Coffee @ Serendipity Chicks
- April 20, 2015 11:30 AMRibbon Cutting All Points Pack & Ship
- April 23, 2015 8:00 AMAmbassador Meeting
Weather ForecastCurrently68°ClearTomorrow is forecast to be nearly the same temperature as today.Sunday 03/29 10%High 81° / Low 63°ClearMainly clear. Lows overnight in the low 60s.Monday 03/30 10%High 80° / Low 61°Partly CloudyIntervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 80F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.Tuesday 03/31 10%High 79° / Low 64°Partly CloudyPartly to mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 79F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.Wednesday 04/01 60%High 79° / Low 66°Chance of a ThunderstormPartly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 79F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.Thursday 04/02 30%High 83° / Low 69°Chance of a ThunderstormIsolated thunderstorms in the morning. Lots of sunshine late. High 83F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.Friday 04/03 40%High 84° / Low 65°Chance of a ThunderstormScattered thunderstorms. High 84F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.Saturday 04/04 20%High 70° / Low 56°OvercastCloudy skies. High near 70F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.Sunday 04/05 70%High 74° / Low 63°Chance of RainOvercast with rain showers at times. High 74F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.Monday 04/06 20%High 81° / Low 69°Partly CloudyIntervals of clouds and sunshine. High 81F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.Tuesday 04/07 20%High 82° / Low 70°Partly CloudyCloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 82F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Please join The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce in congratulating Renay Rogers, Achtwoo Pool & Spa Professionals bookkeeper, on receiving the Employee of the Month Award for March 2015. Renay was presented her award, sponsored by Sabine River Ford, by chamber ambassador and Achtwoo co-owner, Elizabeth Tyson at the March Networking Coffee hosted by Comtex Wireless located at 1815 Texas Ave, Bridge City. Renay also received gifts from the following businesses: Little Caesars Bridge City, Total Impressions Salon, Dupuis Tire, The Record Newspaper, Tiger Rock Martial Arts, Michele Michelle Salon & Spa, Dairy Queen, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Mary Kelone, LMT, NCBTMT, Five Point Credit Union, Serendipity Chicks and Jolie Moi.
Renay moved to this area from Deer Park, TX in 1996. She completed online accounting classes while caring for her infant son. Renay co-opened and was accountant for a Verizon store in Bridge City in 2002 until 2008. She then worked for a local contractor from 2008-2012, before going to work for Achtwoo. Renay has two sons attending Port Neches-Groves HS, ages 18 and 16. She married Scott Rogers, from Nederland, in 2013 and has three step children: two boys ages 17 and 13, one girl age 11. She had this to say about working for Achtwoo, “I love my job and all the people that I work with. I love being able to work for a company that is honest and values its reputation. I think we have a great team that will help us grow.”
President of Achtwoo, Larry Tyson, had this to say about Renay, “We would not be where we are without her hard work and diligence. I appreciate how she does her work tirelessly and never seems to mind when I say something like “I think we’re going to open another store”, even though it means more work for her. Without her we would not be where we are today. She is loyal, committed, organized, intelligent and efficient. She is irreplaceable.”
The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it has named Sabine River Ford as Business of the Month for March 2015. Ross Smith accepted the award from Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Kristen Williams at the March 10th Networking Coffee hosted by Comtex Wireless, 1815 Texas Ave., Bridge City. Sabine River Ford received gifts from Mary Kelone, LMT, Tiger Rock Martial Arts and Little Caesars Bridge City.
Sabine River Ford, formerly David Self Ford is proudly owned by Ross Smith. Located in Orange, TX on the corner of Green Ave and 16th St. they are proud to be one of the premier dealerships in the area. From the moment you walk into the showroom, you’ll know their commitment to customer service is second to none. They strive to make your experience with Sabine River Ford a great one – for the life of your vehicle. Whether you need to purchase, finance, or service a new or pre-owned Ford, they can help you out. Go by 1601 Green Ave., Orange, TX today, check them out online at sabineriverford.com or call 888-845-9701 for your no-obligation price quote.
The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Bridge City ISD Student of the Month for March is Jonah Watts. Jonah was presented his award by Chamber Ambassador and OhainWEB.com owner, Dave Derosier at the Chamber’s Monthly Networking Coffee on March 10th hosted by Comtex Wireless located at 1815 Texas Ave, Bridge City.
Jonah Watts is the son of Mark and Kayla Watts. Jonah is ranked 12 of 183 with a GPA of 4.33. Jonah’s awards and honors include:
- Honor Roll 2011-2015
- Honors and AP courses: Math, Science, English and Social Studies
- Dual Credit course: LEAP English
- Varsity Baseball 2011-2015
- All KOGT Baseball Team
- Varsity Baseball Bell Rivals Classic Tournament Team
- National Honor Society
Jonah’s clubs and organizations include: Varsity Baseball, Leadership Class, Student Council 2011-2015, Member of Ready, Set, Teach 2011-2012, and Ping Pong Club. Jonah volunteers at Bridge City Little League and numerous fundraising events with Student Council.
Faye Parish, Secondary Math Teacher, said, “It is a great pleasure to announce that the student of the month for the math department is Jonah Watts. Jonah is an exceptional young man. He has been on the honor roll every semester he has been in high school and is a very active member of the National Honor Society. He is also a member of and very active in Student Council. Jonah is a returning starter on our varsity baseball team. He was on the KOGT baseball team selections last year and was just recently picked on the Bell Rivals All-Tournament Team. Jonah’s intelligence is obvious on the field as he consistently not only fields the ball but makes the correct decision on where to send the ball, something very important for a second baseman. Jonah is one of the hardest working students I have seen in 40 plus years of teaching G/T math classes. Jonah doesn’t just want to “make” the grade, he wants to understand how and why a problem works. He diligently works until the calculus unfolds for him. Jonah is a fine young man of good morals, consistently polite and eager to help. Jonah is an excellent example of what a well-rounded high school student should be.”
Chad Landry, Head Baseball Coach, said, “I have had the privilege of having Jonah as a part of our baseball program for the last 4 years. It has been fun to watch Jonah grow from a quiet kid to the confident leader he is today. Jonah has great focus, vision, and drive. He is a determined student athlete that others look up to. I am extremely fortunate to have Jonah be a leader on and off the field. As a coach, he is exactly what you want in a player. Congratulations to him from all of Bridge City Baseball!”
Cheryl Royal, Director of Student Activities, said, “I have had the pleasure of teaching Jonah in Leadership 101 his senior year at BCHS. He proves himself to be an outstanding of National Honor Society, as well as BCHS’ Student Council. He is active in service projects and plays a vital role in implementing meetings and activities. Jonah Watts not only stands out academically, but he is also a standout in athletics. He has played baseball all four years and has been a standout on the field. He is a real team leader and is the epitome of good sportsmanship. He has maintained excellence on and off the field. Jonah is a true leader in every sense of the word.”
When asked about his future plans, Jonah said, “Although I am currently undecided about the college I will attend, I plan to pursue a degree in biochemistry or neuroscience.”
Jonah received gift certificates and gifts from: The Classy Peacock, Walmart, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts, Central Office Supply, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Michele Michelle Salon and Spa, Little Caesars Bridge City, Comtex Wireless, Five Point Credit Union, and Jolie Moi.
The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Orangefield High School Student of the Month for March is Matthew Kress. Matthew was presented hisaward by Chamber Ambassador Wanda McGraw of Sabine Federal Credit Union at the Monthly Networking Coffee on March 10th hosted by Comtex Wireless located at 1815 Texas Ave, Bridge City.
Matthew Kress, is the son of Matt and Charlene Kress. He is ranked number 6 out of 138 with a 3.95 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Matthew’s awards and honors include:
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- National Honor Society
- Academic Challenge Team
- Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf grades 9-12
Matthew’s awards and honors include: Team Captain for football and basketball, KOGT Football Player of the Week Oct. 10, 2014; Willie Ray Smith Award nominee; 1st Team Academic All-State, All-District, Orange Leader, and KOGT football senior year; 2nd Team Academic All-State and co-MVP of the 24-4A Basketball senior year; Evadale Basketball Tournament MVP senior year; National Society of High School Scholars; Member of Who’s Who Among National Honor Students; and Scholastic All-District athlete his junior year.
Matthew’s community service: St. Helen’s Catholic Church and CYM Youth Group; Altar Server for 9 years; Volunteer in local soup kitchen; and Teen ACTS member.
Kimberly Spears, Family and Consumer Science teacher, said, “Matthew is a great student. He is well-rounded and excels at both athletics and academics. In addition, he is very kind to his classmates and respectful to teachers.”
Jennifer Rumsey, English Department chair, said, “I enjoyed teaching Matthew Kress in my AP English 3 class. Matthew is very intelligent and hard working. He’s able to balance being a varsity athlete with academic achievement. Matthew will be very successful.”
Fred Cascio, Honors senior English teacher, said, “Matthew Kress is a unique and welcome presence in my college English class. He is a hard worker, and his products are always noteworthy and interesting to hear and read. I look forward to his individual perspective in our literary discussions.”
Matthew will attend Texas A&M University and plans to get a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. After several internships, he hopes to return to the Golden Triangle to work at one of the plants.
Matthew received gift certificates and gifts from: The Classy Peacock, Walmart, Wellspring Credit Union, Tiger Rock Martial Arts, Central Office Supply, Sabine Federal Credit Union, Michele Michelle Salon and Spa, Little Caesars Bridge City, Comtex Wireless, Five Point Credit Union, Jolie Moi, and Five Point Credit Union.