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Rollout of vaccine tough to swallow

Waldo's got nothing on Covid-19 vaccinations when it comes to being hard to find in Orange County. If you looked fast, the county was supposed to get 100 vaccines at each of four... — Updated 1/20/2021

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Ex-mayor's son seeks BC council

Expect a familiar name on the May 1 ballot for the City of Bridge City. Aaron Roccaforte, 38-year-old son of former BC mayor and longtime city council fixture Kurt Roccaforte, has... — Updated 1/20/2021

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Grant allows Drainage District bayou cleanup

The Orange County Drainage District has some good news for Orange homeowners along the Cow Bayou, Adams Bayou and Little Cypress Bayou. Don Carona, general manager of the Drainage D... — Updated 1/19/2021

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Orange County's man in Austin is state's too

Talk about a landslide. Dade Phelan, Orange County's man in the Statehouse, won support from every corner of the state and sailed into the 87th Texas Legislature Tuesday as the... — Updated 1/12/2021

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Called to quit, Babin blames Court

The Houston Chronicle’s Editorial Board has called for Orange’s representative in Congress, Rep. Brian Babin of Woodville, to resign for his part in last Wednesday’s deadly... — Updated 1/12/2021

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WO mayor McDonald leans toward retirement

After more than 25 years as mayor of West Orange, Roy McDonald said he is "99 and 9/10% sure" that he will not run for reelection in May. And a former Louisiana Justice of the... — Updated 1/12/2021

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Rep. Babin helps lead Electoral challenge

Brian Babin, Orange County's voice in the U.S. House of Representatives, said those who don't join him Wednesday in objecting to the Electoral College vote count will live to... — Updated 1/8/2021


Orange County posts vaccine priority list

Orange County has published a priority list for its citizens receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. The info sheet posted on the Orange County website ( under a red... — Updated 1/7/2021

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Vaccinations slowly reach OC citizens  

The state announced Monday that it would be getting another 325,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine, saying it already had received more than 793,000 doses. Orange County had received jus... — Updated 1/5/2021

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Judge Peveto picks up 163rd gavel

After winning what is believed to be the most expensive election race in Orange County in 20 years, Rex Peveto had to wait nine months before claiming his office. He wasn’t... — Updated 1/5/2021

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WWII vet hits 100, targets 101

Ray Fontenot has voted in 20 Presidential elections. "Every president from Roosevelt to Biden," he said Tuesday as the dishes were cleared from his 100th birthday party, a small fa... — Updated 1/5/2021

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President's signature pushes drainage study funds

While Congress and the White House go back and forth on whether to increase individual stimulus payments from $600 to $2,000, Texas Sen. John Cornyn is taking a well-timed victory... — Updated 12/29/2020

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Covid a physical, mental toll on schools

Mid-year retirements increased for teachers in the Little Cypress-Mauriceville school district and its superintendent says Covid-19 is to blame. "I think I have seven or eight that... — Updated 12/29/2020

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Tools store nears opening in West Orange

West Orange Mayor Roy McDonald says that while a big box store already exists to sell lumber or housewares, Harbor Freight Tools will be the place to buy the tools once it opens in... — Updated 12/29/2020

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Stimulus bill offers small business aid

Orange County small businesses could be eligible for a second round of federal Paycheck Protection Program loans if legislation passed by Congress Monday is OK’d by the White Hous... — Updated 12/22/2020

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New OC Sheriff dodges bullets, disasters

To say Sheriff Lane Mooney's first six months on the job have been full of surprises might be putting it mildly. There was: -- a day-long August SWAT standoff that included a... — Updated 12/22/2020

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Bars shutter, eateries roll back for Covid

The County Judge is asking for a way out, but said Tuesday afternoon that he has passed along the state’s order rolling back relaxed Covid-19 restrictions: Until further notice,... — Updated 12/22/2020

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FEMA OKs Laura payments

Nothing makes an Orange County Commissioner's day like a call from a constituent complaining about potholes. Clark Slacum wants to help – and says he can, thanks to FEMA. The... — Updated 12/15/2020

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Local Covid shots coming soon

Vaccinations for COVID-19 should be available to the general public in Orange County by the end of the year, officials say. That's little more than two weeks away, so the... — Updated 12/15/2020

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BC band ends big year at state

“Over the moon,” was the way Bridge City’s high school band director described the mood on the bus ride home from San Antonio Tuesday morning. “It was a great time. A... — Updated 12/15/2020

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County GOP chair accepts Biden's election

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's doing it. So is Russian President Vladimir Putin. And so does the Orange County Republican Party chairman. David Covey joined McConnell and... — Updated 12/15/2020

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Bassmaster Elite set for Orange April 8-11

The 2021 Bassmaster season will be here soon and Orange is scheduled to host its fourth Bassmaster Elite tournament the weekend of April 8-11. The tournament on the Sabine River is... — Updated 12/8/2020

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LSCO's Crockett: make learning relevant, fun

The new Dean of Academic Studies at Lamar State College Orange said there was never a doubt in her mind she would be a teacher someday. "I knew in the third grade I wanted to be a t... — Updated 12/8/2020

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Former OF school boss joins OCAD board

After nearly three decades for the Orangefield school district and nearly another decade working as troubleshooter for other school systems, Philip Welch has picked up work back in... — Updated 12/8/2020


Jail repairs keep OC inmates away

While all four branches of government – Congress, the Supreme Court and both incoming and outgoing Presidencies – should have plenty to do at year-end in Washington, Orange... — Updated 12/1/2020


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