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With virus, hike in values worrisome

As if the citizens of Orange County need any more bad news, preliminary property values have risen about 2 percent since 2019. Property owners should have received those values... — Updated 5/19/2020

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Testing slows as OC reopening takes off

Are folks happy to get back into a gym? “We had a guy come in last night and kiss the floor,” Mark Bland, owner of Bodyworkz Gyms in Orange and Bridge City, said Tuesday... — Updated 5/19/2020

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Pinehurst loses city leader to Vidor

Robbie Hood, city administrator and top employee for the City of Pinehurst since 2015, has resigned that job to become city manager for Vidor. Hood’s final day at Pinehurst is... — Updated 5/19/2020

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Nurse returns from Covid battlefront

Sierra Roberts ended her final day on the job the way she began her first. She was holding up a cell phone so a family could say their final goodbyes to a dying patient. Roberts, a... — Updated 5/14/2020

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Port board swears in 2 new members

John Montagne, Jr., left, and Walter Mullins III take their oath of service as Orange port commissioners from board attorney Scot Sheldon. The Orange County Navigation and Port... — Updated 5/14/2020

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Gunter named to take over as constable

  Orange County Commissioners voted to accept the resignation of Precinct 2 Constable Mark Jones, effective June 1, and named Jeremiah Gunter his replacement. Jones did not stand... — Updated 5/14/2020

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Governor's rules allow real-time graduations

In a year when tradition has taken a turn upside down, Orangefield schools are still trying to decide when they'll hold high school graduation. Truthfully, every school district... — Updated 5/14/2020

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Numbers point to virus letup in OC

Ding dong, the Covid's dead. One can hope. Orange County Judge John Gothia reported some big news Tuesday on the back of a similar announcement by Orange Mayor Larry Spears, Jr.... — Updated 5/14/2020

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LSCO loses tech director to coronavirus

Dennis Ferrell was retired when Chris Stewts recruited him to a new job as an instructor at Lamar State College Orange. “Everyone, when you start a new job, needs a mentor and eve... — Updated 5/14/2020

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Mother's Day dining out faces virus setback

  Mother’s Day is normally one of the busiest days of the year for Robert’s Meat Market and Steakhouse, Orange’s biggest restaurant. But this year? Not so much. “I don’t... — Updated 5/7/2020

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Thanks to Zoom, OC justice prevails

Jury trials have been postponed at least until June 1 in Orange Country. But that doesn't mean justice isn't getting done. "We're still conducting essential hearings," Courtney... — Updated 5/5/2020


Hennigan, McKenna win Orange city council run-off

For The Record After scoring convincing wins over incumbents in the June 15 Orange City Council Run-off Elections, Caroline Mazzola Hennigan and Mary McKenna had different takes on... — Updated 6/18/2019


Hennigan, McKenna win Orange council run-off seats

Caroline Mazzola Hennigan and Mary McKenna scored convincing wins over incumbents in Saturday’s Orange City Council Run-off Elections. Hennigan won 71.6 percent of the votes cast... — Updated 6/16/2019


Chevron Phillips asks Orange for disannexation

Photo: A new owner could receive up to $200,000 in city reimbursement on a $1.3 million renovation of the newly renamed Downtown Orange Apartments across from the Orange Boat Ramp.... — Updated 5/28/2019


Thibodeaux returns as Orange County Judge

Orange County Commissioners voted 4-0 Wednesday to name longtime former County Judge Carl Thibodeaux to fill the job again, replacing Dean Crooks, who resigned March 13. Thibodeaux... — Updated 3/28/2019


LSCO’s 50th BD part of American history

Photo: Former Lamar State College Orange presidents Dr. Michael Shahan, left, and Dr. Joe Ben Welch join current president Dr. Thomas Johnson, right, before the start of the... — Updated 1/29/2019


County’s Drainage Hotline up and running

Photo: Orange County Commissioners' Court proclaimed September as National Suicide Prevention Month during Tuesday's meeting. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the Unite... — Updated 9/4/2018


Harvey help continues in new 'cane season

For The Record While still busy trying to help its citizens and seek federal reimbursement after Tropical Storm Harvey, Orange County is also urging folks to prepare for the 2018... — Updated 6/26/2018


Interim EM boss weathers OC storms

Cutline: Former firefighter Leon George has rolled with the punches since coming to work for the Orange County Emergency Management Department right before Hurricane Harvey. For... — Updated 3/14/2018


Students give Harvey rebuilding break

For The Record It’s spring break time and more than 100 college kids from Georgia and Ohio are partying down with Sheetrock. “We’ve been planning this trip for months,... — Updated 3/13/2018


Headed by WOS, football teams return to practice fields

PHOTO: West Orange-Stark football players take a conditioning run under the watchful eye of coach Cornel Thompson Wednesday as the team held a voluntary workout. While Josh Smalley was sending notice Tuesday his Orangefield... — Updated 9/7/2017


County, city dispel rumors of looting violence

PHOTO: City of Orange law enforcement officers are conducting residential well-being checks and leaving ribbons attached to their property. They merely mean that the property has... — Updated 9/6/2017


Florida responders, volunteers head home to prepare for Irma

You couldn’t hardly go anywhere in Orange County the past few days – when you could go anywhere in Orange County – without encountering a storm helper from Florida. More than 400 volunteers came from Florida to help with the... — Updated 9/6/2017


Mobile substation could power up western Orange County

Entergy Texas officials hope they have at least a temporary fix to most of Orange County’s electricity problems. Plans are for the company to install a mobile substation to... — Updated 9/5/2017


Schools review storm damage, consider date for return

West Orange-Cove ISD said its Middle School flooded as a result of last week’s Tropical Storm Harvey and that all its buildings received at least minor water damage. Orangefield... — Updated 9/5/2017


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