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LSCO fishing team ranks No. 1 in nation

Lamar State College Orange's first-year fishing team is No. 1 in the national Bass Pro Shops 2020-21 national rankings issued this week. The rankings are based on points awarded... — Updated 8/29/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

OC hearing: Citizens like projects, not timing

Cutline: Dana Roberts of McLewis was one of eight residents to speak against a proposed tax rate hike for Orange County Tuesday afternoon. County Commissioners will finalize the rat... — Updated 8/24/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Lower rates don't equal lower taxes

Orange Mayor Larry Spears Jr., a man of limitless positivity whose glass is always overflowing, reacted with great joy Tuesday morning when Cheryl Zeto, city finance director,... — Updated 8/11/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Covid-19 death count jumps in OC

Deaths in Orange County from Covid-19 infections have increased from 5 to 21 in the past month. “Several of those people have been sick for awhile,” County Judge John Gothia... — Updated 8/11/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Covid, values hike trigger tax concern

Property tax values on Orange County homes were up 4% on average as of Jan. 1, 2020 and if the tax rates set by local governments in August and September only stay the same as they... — Updated 8/6/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

TxDOT draws fire from Orange leaders

TxDOT draws fire from Orange leaders   Dave Rogers For The Record   The Texas Department of Transportation has come under fire from both city and county officials in recent... — Updated 8/6/2020

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Gothia givers fuel judge's future runs

John Gothia was not one of two politicians running for office in Orange County this year to raise more than $30,000. But he got close. And the man who won the County Judge election... — Updated 8/6/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Orange County COVID-19 cases

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases skyrocket in Orange County, the mysterious respiratory disease is affecting those under 30 years of age at a higher rate. It remains to be... — Updated 8/6/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Pinehurst admin calls out firefighters, chief

Liar, liar, pants on fire. At least it wasn't a house. After Chief Shon Branham and seven other members of the Pinehurst Volunteer Fire Department resigned in a show for the TV... — Updated 7/28/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Door-knocking starts for 2020 Census

Cutline: Dr. Delena King, the Census Bureau's senior partnership specialist for Southeast Texas,  is calling upon Orange County residents to return their questionnaires to create... — Updated 7/28/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Total C-19 cases double in 2 weeks

More than 1,000 people were tested for COVID-19 during three days of testing offered in Orange County last week. Might the number of positive tests from Orange County also top 1,000... — Updated 7/21/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

New office almost real for Beauchamp

Almost paradise. Who could ask for more? Probably Orange County Precinct 2 Commissioner Theresa Beauchamp. But she seems too busy being tickled pink by the fact that her... — Updated 7/21/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Doctor cuts insurance waste with new model 

Tired of paying big insurance premiums only to sit in a crowded waiting room to see a doctor for less than 10 minutes once or twice a year? Dr. Amy Townsend says she has a better... — Updated 7/21/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Duo brings Indian motorcycles to Orange

For more than 50 years, his family business has been busy improving the looks of local properties. But Mark Frey of Orange is joining with Ed Van Huis, the owner and founder of... — Updated 7/21/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Lewis' death stirs Bellfield's civil rights recall

The memories are great in quantity and quality for 92-year-old Essie Bellfield and last weekend's death of civil rights legend John Lewis carried her back to "Bloody Sunday." "They... — Updated 7/21/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

OC Covid cases increase by 3,966%

Another week, another couple hundred positive COVID-19 tests in Orange County. Joel Ardoin, the county’s emergency management coordinator, reported Tuesday to county commissioners... — Updated 7/15/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

City cuts check for Lions Den playground

Orange City Council voted Tuesday to spend $489,000 for the purchase and installation of a new playground at Lions Den Park. The old wooden playground, a community project built in... — Updated 7/14/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Servant leader Campbell retires at LSCO 

Butch Campbell didn't work at Orange's two-year college from the day it began operation. But he got there as soon as he could. The Orange native got to what is now known as Lamar... — Updated 7/14/2020


Testing offered as OC Covid-19 skyrockets

Active cases of COVID-19 in Orange County have jumped from 3 to 317 since June 3, according to statistics posted on the Orange County Emergency Management Facebook page Thursday... — Updated 7/9/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Mayor Rutledge strong on BC's future, past

David Rutledge wasn't born in Bridge City. But the fifth-year mayor got here as fast as he could. "My family moved here from Orange in 1960, when I was 7 years old," he recalled in... — Updated 7/7/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Schools get re-opening guidance – for now

"Virtual" online instruction and on-campus "face-to-face" learning will be the ways to go for the state's public primary and secondary schools – all while looking to avoid using "... — Updated 7/7/2020


Record Covid-19 spike continues in OC

More than 100 new test-confirmed cases of the Covid-19 respiratory virus have been reported in Orange County in the last week, according to a Wednesday, July 1 report. That means... — Updated 7/3/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Cleanups to 'Make Bailey's Great Again'

  Cutline: Joe Henry and Linsey Williamson of Bridge City look over a pile of litter and trash alongside Bailey Road Tuesday afternoon. The pair is leading trash-off efforts set fo... — Updated 7/2/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Orange County Judge confirms he has COVID-19

In the middle of the worst spike yet in local coronavirus cases, Orange County Judge John Gothia has tested positive for COVID-19, he told the County Record and Penny Record... — Updated 6/30/2020


Orange County Judge confirms he has COVID-19

In the midst of the worst spike yet in local coronavirus cases, Orange County Judge John Gothia has tested positive for COVID-19, he told the County Record and Penny Record newspape... — Updated 6/30/2020


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