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New playground construction off to fast start

Cutline: Workers install pieces of the city's new playground at Lions Den Park Tuesday in Orange. Construction foreman Matt Wanner pauses Tuesday during the second week of assembly... — Updated 10/20/2020

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PH mayor election tops 6 city, school races

The City of Pinehurst has not held an election in three years, but that's ending in 2020. Dan Mohon, mayor of Orange three decades ago and mayor of Pinehurst for one year, has drawn... — Updated 10/20/2020

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Team Dallas supports friend, fight vs. ALS

Talk about a team effort. When Tony Dallas' friends found out he had ALS last year, more than 100 people quickly signed up to join him in The Woodlands for the 2019 "Walk to Defeat... — Updated 10/20/2020

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Record early turnout opens 2020 Election

The final number wasn't released to the public until Wednesday morning, but it confirmed what everyone was saying about the first day of early voting in Orange County -- that it... — Updated 10/14/2020

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FEMA: Laura, Delta debris don't mix

Here's a note for anyone in Orange County that had double damage from back-to-back Hurricanes Laura and Delta. If you have debris to bring to the edge of the road for pickup by the... — Updated 10/13/2020

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Hargrave settles into LSCO Security beat

Talk about hitting the ground running. Joey Hargrave took over as Safety and Security Coordinator at Lamar State College Orange in the middle of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, then... — Updated 10/13/2020

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OC Dem leaders don't fear Trump's watchers

President Donald Trump undoubtedly was suffering some effects of early-stage COVID-19 when he said it last Tuesday. And it has certainly gotten lost in the weekend hubbub caused by... — Updated 10/6/2020

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Trailblazing commissioner set for 97th birthday

Orange County's first and for-a-long-while only mother and daughter team of county commissioners have a date Sunday, Oct. 11. Former Precinct 2 Commissioner Marcelle Adams and her... — Updated 10/6/2020

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Bridge City thanks hurricane helpers

The Bridge City Hall council chambers were full again Tuesday night – at least as full as they could be with the seats spread far apart for social distancing. Not only did... — Updated 10/6/2020

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County takes first step to levee build 

County Judge John Gothia signed on the dotted line and declared it "a historic day for Orange County." His partner on Commissioners Court recalled the day he and Gothia traveled to... — Updated 9/29/2020

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Stock Show, Old Fashioned Fair Oct. 9-10

"Come support the kids" says the Orange County Livestock Show Association in announcing its Fall 2020 Project Show set for Oct. 9-10 at T2 Arena. Members of Orange County 4-H and FF... — Updated 9/29/2020

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Straight ticket knotty issue for election

This was supposed to be the election when Texas said goodbye to straight-ticket voting. After a flurry of court actions in the past few weeks, it seems too soon to say if it will... — Updated 9/29/2020

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BC man takes on COVID separations

A Bridge City man has had it with COVID-19 rules that keep family members away from hospital patients and those in a senior living facility. "Why the government felt people don't... — Updated 9/29/2020

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County's budget shows effects of repeat disasters

Cutlines: Michelle Borel, second from left, and Beverly Haggard of Linebarger, Goggan Blair, present a check for $2,000 to Orange County Disaster Rebuild's Ida Schossow and... — Updated 9/22/2020

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Lower tax rates can't stop bill hike

Only two of 11 top Orange County taxing entities went up on their tax rates for 2020. Unfortunately, the same won't be said for many tax bills. Because of a 3.7% rise in the values... — Updated 9/22/2020

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'Car guy' Granger adds brands, dealership

Al Granger says he's got cars in his blood and now he's got more than just Chevrolets in his inventory. Granger, owner of Granger Chevrolet at 2611 MacArthur Drive and Granger RV, r... — Updated 9/22/2020

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OC nears 2,000 mark for COVID-19

Depending on where you get your facts, Orange County has reached 1,941 total COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, to go with 33 or 39 deaths. Joel Ardoin, emergency management coordinator... — Updated 9/15/2020

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TxDOT's barrier fix doesn't calm Clary

Tommy Clary, the poster boy for Orange County pleas for flood control, was not impressed recently when the Texas Department of Transportation announced it would replace sections of... — Updated 9/15/2020

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Orange County's Barrow set for Nov. 3 election

The number of people applying to vote by mail in Orange County has increased, Elections Administrator Tina Barrow said earlier this week. But so have the number of people hired to c... — Updated 9/15/2020

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Judice's Cajun Café updates, rewards customers

Like businesses all over Orange County, Judice’s Cajun Café in Bridge City did not need Hurricane Laura blowing through on the heels of this year’s COVID-19 shutdown. But... — Updated 9/15/2020

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Pandemic tough, LSCO prepares new nurses

“Why not?” is the answer Cord Tucker gives when asked why he wanted to become a nurse. It’s representative of the Lamar State College Orange nursing students of 2020, a year... — Updated 9/8/2020

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Damages delay school restart to 9/14

Little Cypress-Mauriceville and West Orange-Cove announced Friday evening that their primary and secondary schools will not be able to hold class for at least another week because... — Updated 9/8/2020

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 Proposed 2021 county budget avoids rate hike

The citizens talked and County Judge John Gothia listened. The proposed budget he submitted during Tuesday afternoon's required public budget hearing was based, he said, on no... — Updated 9/8/2020


County closes POD food, water sites

Due to the lack of need a week after Hurricane Laura came ashore, all of the four Points of Distribution (PODS) sites in Orange County were shut down Thursday afternoon. Before... — Updated 9/4/2020

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President, Governor praise county's storm response

President, Governor praise county's storm response   Dave Rogers For The Record   Twice in three afternoons last week, Orange County Judge John Gothia spent parts of some of the... — Updated 9/4/2020


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