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 By Dave Rogers    News 

3rd Coast 10K Relay 'builds city'

The folks at 3rd Coast Movement are stepping out in a big way for Bridge City. The personal fitness training center is holding a Team 10K Relay fundraiser Saturday, beginning at 9 a... — Updated 6/21/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News 

East swing bridge repair saga continues

After three weeks of being closed to roadway traffic, the East Roundbunch swing bridge was being repaired and a new master control panel tested by technicians Tuesday afternoon.... — Updated 6/21/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News 

BCISD bears it as insurance costs soar

Gulf Coast homeowners are getting hammered this year when renewing their property and casualty insurance and the Bridge City school district is no different. Insurance carriers are... — Updated 6/21/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Phelan seeks 'immediate, concrete' school safety

Orange County's State Representative, Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan, proposed Monday that the state's highest elected officials should take "immediate, concrete action" to make... — Updated 6/14/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    Happenings

Orange's Recreation Center set to open in August

Anthony Dandridge, the City of Orange's recreation director, chats with a visitor at the nearly complete Recreation Center on West Orange Street at 13th Street. The $3.1 million... — Updated 6/14/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Drought threatens OC, burn ban

Joel Ardoin, Orange County's Emergency Management Coordinator, told County Commissioners Tuesday that the county had not been as dry as it is since before Hurricane Harvey hit in... — Updated 6/14/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Orange HOT funds spark visitor center

Orange City Council approved spending $500,000 of hotel occupancy tax funds to renovate the first floor of the old City Hall building on Green Avenue Tuesday morning. Also,... — Updated 6/14/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Physical, fiscal health on OC agenda

Orange County is getting healthy, both physically and fiscally. That was the message left by Tuesday's County Commissioners meeting and an employee health insurance workshop that... — Updated 6/7/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Pinehurst picks Pierce as Asevedo exits

It’s time for the Pinehurst City Council to renegotiate its deal with the people they pay to engrave the nameplates in front of the members’ seats in the council chambers. The... — Updated 6/7/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Mustang teacher, yearbook sponsor signs out

Often wished for, rarely realized, Meri Elen Jacobs, a member of the first class of students and first four-year graduating class at West Orange-Stark High School, spent 22 years... — Updated 6/7/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

School shooting puts focus on safeguards

The worst kind of tragedy – the senseless murder of 19 children and two adults – touched the world last week and hit home especially hard in Texas. The events involved in the... — Updated 6/1/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

County projects in works top $16 billion

When a possible $6 billion Chevron-Phillips Chemical ethylene plant was first introduced to Orange County headlines in January of 2019, everyone agreed it was a big deal. That... — Updated 6/1/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

City promotes Bilbo to Fire Chief

The City Council of Orange voted to promote John Bilbo to be its new Fire Chief Tuesday night. City Manager Mike Kunst called the Special Meeting to deliver his hand-picked... — Updated 5/31/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Orange set to name Bilbo Fire Chief

The City of Orange has scheduled a special meeting of City Council for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, at which it is expected to name longtime Fire Department employee John Bilbo the next... — Updated 5/31/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

County, OF chase $6B gas plants

Orange County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to establish a Reinvestment Zone south of Rose City that could lead to a $6 billion investment by Enterprise Products Co. The... — Updated 5/24/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Fire Chief search riles Council member

The first round of interviews for hiring a new Orange Fire Chief are over and City Manager Mike Kunst said Tuesday he’s doing “due diligence” before recommending his choice... — Updated 5/24/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Warehousing, logistics the future, OCEDC says

The Orange County Economic Development Corporation has its eye on a collaborative approach to logistics, distribution and warehousing that includes recruiting companies... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Homeowners get lift with elevation grants

In 2008, Hurricane Ike and a high tide combined to push 38 inches of storm surge up from the marsh and into Carl and Sherry LeBlanc's Bridge City home. In 2017, Hurricane Harvey... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Smith, Traylor steer locals to grants

When Melinda Smith takes care of business, Orange County gets better and better. And her business has been very, very good for her employers and clients recently. Smith, Executive... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Bashers eat 11 tons of crawfish

Getting the perfect degree of spicy in your crawfish is not a feat for the weak. Luckily, Bridge City Automotive had plenty of muscle stirring up its Cajun Hot brand at Saturday's... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Dan Harris received proclamation from City of Orange

Dan Harris, left, receives a proclamation presented by Orange Mayor Larry Spears, Jr., as the city council proclaimed Tuesday, May 10 "Dan Harris Day," to honor the Orange rancher... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

OC voters decide reps, bonds, charters

West Orange alderman Michael Shugart, Jr., is seeking his ninth straight election to his hometown's city council. This is the first time he's ever had an opponent. "Since 2006,... — Updated 5/7/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News
 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Airport, depot, crawfish offer Saturday escapes

You can fly in, ride the (miniature) rails or just back up your pickup and find plenty to do this week in Orange County. Fly-In and Drive In takes place at the Orange County... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Orange levee project leads national plan

The construction of a 25-mile levee system around Orange County is now slated to begin in 2024 and be completed by 2028. Local residents are getting an update on the planning in... — Updated 4/26/2022

 

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