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 By Dave Rogers    News

Dems' recovery funds hit Orange County

Joe Biden’s American Recovery Plan Act, passed by Congress without a single Republican vote, just showered ruby red Orange County with the first of two $8.1 million payments. The... — Updated 6/8/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Lions Carnival set to return June 16

Good times are set to resume in Orange. The Lion’s Club 80th Charity Carnival will take place over three weekends at Lions Den Park this year, beginning Wednesday, June 16.... — Updated 6/8/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Spokeswoman to miss school's 'joyful noise'

One of Orange County’s top news sources is going off the air. Sherry Combs is retiring from the Little Cypress-Mauriceville school district Friday, ending a 42-year career that... — Updated 6/8/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Vet's respect flies high for flags

You’re a grand old flag, You’re a high-flying flag, Monday, June 14, marks the 104th observance of Flag Day in the United States, a holiday officially established in 1916 by... — Updated 6/8/2021


TxDOT talks lights for MacArthur Drive

A proposal to bring streetlights to a dark and deadly stretch of road is on the agendas for neighboring Orange County cities. The Texas Department of Transportation will make a... — Updated 6/4/2021

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LSCO honors music legend Gatemouth Brown

The new gateway to Lamar State College Orange is going to be known as the “Gatemouth” … as in Gatemouth Plaza. The two-year school in downtown Orange announced that it plans... — Updated 6/1/2021

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Cities expect squeeze on 2022 budgets

Expect city tax rates to decrease this year but don't look for tax bills to decline. Based on May's skyrocketing proposed tax values, county and city governments and school... — Updated 6/1/2021

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Ex-lawmaker at home on the ranch

Wayne Peveto grew up on the family farm in Orange County's McLewis community. He and his four brothers helped their sharecropper dad, Horace, and mother Lola raise a rice crop and... — Updated 6/1/2021

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WO lands $3.8M grant from GLO

The City of West Orange landed $3.8 million to improve drainage and Mayor Randy Branch was happy to get it. “We applied for this grant and they finally finalized it,” said Branc... — Updated 5/25/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Record sales receipts signal disaster recovery

Two of the five worst rainfall events in U.S. history, back-to-back hurricanes, a record ice storm and a year-long COVID shutdown should have sent the Orange County economy... — Updated 5/25/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Vets group honors comrades in arms

Charlie Dubois of Little Cypress said it was the 2012 funeral for his father-in-law, Earl Bilbo, that moved him to put his U.S. Army uniform back on and assist at funerals. John Hal... — Updated 5/25/2021

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OC declares 'imminent' flood threat disaster

County Judge John Gothia issued a Declaration of Disaster for Orange County at 5 p.m. Friday, citing the 'imminent threat' created by an impending tropical storm system expected to... — Updated 5/25/2021

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Biz owners applaud Abbott's benefits cut

 Orange County business small owners are counting the days until June 26. That’s when the $300-a-week Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation is set to run out in Texas after... — Updated 5/18/2021

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LSCO issues first EC, honorary degrees

Dr. Thomas Johnson, President at Lamar State College Orange, never misses a chance to express how important the role of a two-year college can be. And at the school's Spring 2021 Co... — Updated 5/18/2021

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County officials urge voluntary evacuations

Orange County officials joined Newton County Judge Ken Weeks in calling Tuesday afternoon for voluntary evacuations because of heavy rains expected to add to already flooded areas.... — Updated 5/18/2021

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Lady Card alum earns SLC honors

Bridge City alum Kassidy Wilbur was named Southland Conference Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year after leading Stephen F. Austin’s softball team to the conference title.... — Updated 5/11/2021

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Rising tax values vex payers, payees

So you've always wanted to live in a $200,000 home. Or a half-million dollar home. This could be your lucky year. You'd love to sell it for top dollar when it's time. But, meanwhile... — Updated 5/11/2021

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County taps HOT fund for fishing tourney 

Orange is set to host a couple hundred college bass fishing teams July 8-10 in the Texas B.A.S.S. Nation Sabine River fishing tournament. County Commissioners approved a $15,000... — Updated 5/11/2021

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Designing students brighten schoolmates' days

Students in Bridge City High School’s floral design classes stay busy year-round. “We do all the flowers for school,” instructor Debbie Gregg said. “Any time there’s a... — Updated 5/11/2021


Orange council's Pullen files for recount

Two-term Orange City Council member Patrick Pullen will get a recount of results of the May 1 election. It will be conducted beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, with results expected by noo... — Updated 5/7/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Commissioners support Coast Protection District

Orange County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a resolution supporting a bill in the Texas Legislature that is expected to make the long-discussed “Ike Dike... — Updated 5/4/2021

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Zoch, A-Roc defeat BC incumbents

Two-term Orange City Councilman Patrick A. Pullen said Tuesday afternoon he hadn't decided if he would seek a recount after losing his seat by seven votes Saturday. Final election... — Updated 5/4/2021


OF's Humplik, Ragsdale top SETCA All-Stars

Two-way selection Emma Humplik is among four softball teammates and their coach from Orangefield leading the way among Orange County picks to the All-Star games set for June 16-18.... — Updated 5/4/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Delay on FEMA funds worries OC leaders

Summertime, and the county's wallet is thin. It's getting to be an annual refrain in Orange County thanks to an onslaught of weather and health disasters that keep draining the... — Updated 5/4/2021


Zoch, A-Roc defeat BC incumbents

Randy Branch will be Mayor of West Orange after capturing 68.7% of the vote against Jim Whittington in the Spring 2021 election that ended Saturday evening. Misty Songe and Ronnie... — Updated 5/4/2021


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