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 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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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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Levee open houses set April 26, 28, 30

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Orange County Drainage District is hosting three public open houses next week to share information about the $2.4 billion Orange County Coastal... — Updated 4/26/2022

 
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OC values rise, but not like some

The good news for Orange County taxpayers is likely not arriving in the Notices of Appraised Values mailed out Tuesday, April 26. "We are seeing average increases in overall values... — Updated 4/26/2022

 
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Tragedy, trailer teach motorcycle awareness

Look twice, save a life. That's the message of May, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and it got off to an early start last Saturday at Cowboy Harley-Davidson in Beaumont. The deal... — Updated 4/25/2022

 
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Cities of Orange, Pinehurst Voters' Guide

A total of seven candidates are seeking three seats on the Orange and Pinehurst City Councils in the May 7 election. In Pinehurst, two current City Council members are running for... — Updated 4/21/2022

 
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WO, WOC Voters' Guide

The voting process for West Orange voters could take a little longer this year, with four people running for three at-large slots on the City of West Orange city council and six... — Updated 4/19/2022

 
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Bridge City Voters' Guide

Four elected offices in Bridge City will be decided in the May 7 election, early voting for which starts Monday, April 25. The school board race between incumbent Rebecca Rutledge... — Updated 4/19/2022

 
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BC voters tackle school bond issues

"If not now, when?" is a question proponents of Bridge City's two-proposition school bond election have been asking a lot in presentations to the public the last couple of months.... — Updated 4/19/2022

 
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Candidates weigh in for May 7 vote

Local city and school board elections in Orange County take place May 7. Early voting begins April 25 at four locations. Besides school bond elections for the Bridge City schools,... — Updated 4/13/2022

 
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County checks on FEMA checks

The purse strings are getting tight in Orange County as everyone runs to the mailbox to see if the FEMA check has arrived. Want the good news? Joel Ardoin, the county's emergency... — Updated 4/12/2022

 
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Corps, OC host levee open houses

A series of public open houses are set for three dates in late April to inform the public of the progress of the Orange County Project of the Sabine to Galveston Coastal Storm Risk... — Updated 4/12/2022

 
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May 7 election busiest in Bridge City

Thursday, April 7 is the final day to register to vote in the May 7 local and Texas constitutional amendment election. A dozen city council, school board and county district board s... — Updated 4/5/2022

 
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Local leaders wary of fuel hikes

Rising gas prices have hit every household at the pump in 2022. Increased transportation costs have jacked up the prices of almost everything we buy, from groceries to building supp... — Updated 4/5/2022

 
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Orange set to boost housing supply

A Louisiana residential developer wants to add 119 single-family homes in north Orange and the city was expected to move the project along at a Tuesday evening meeting. J Breaux... — Updated 4/5/2022

 
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County's first airplane hangar gets repair

A beaten-down piece of Orange County history is getting a reboot. The Brown Family Hangar at Orange County Airport is undergoing a restoration, thanks to a well-planned insurance... — Updated 4/1/2022

 
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Historic carnival blends fun, fuels giving

When John Martin volunteered to work his first Lions Club Charity Carnival in 1966, he was assigned to head up a group running a new ride dubbed "The Comet." It was quickly renamed... — Updated 3/29/2022

 
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Altar honors St. Joseph, people of Ukraine

A tradition dating back to the Middle Ages in Christianity has a legacy of its own in Orange. However, last weekend at St. Mary's Catholic Church, a group of women and men gave the... — Updated 3/23/2022

 
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Lions get set for 81st Charity Carnival

Members of the Orange Lions Club young and old, with help from neighboring Lions and Orange County Jail trusties, created a beehive of activity at Lions Den Park the last couple of... — Updated 3/22/2022

 
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First ESD elections reset for November

Like volunteer firemen extinguishing a structure fire, the state of Texas doused the first-ever Orange County Emergency Services Districts directors' election. It was set to be... — Updated 3/22/2022

 
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BC Early Voting location changes

The Early Voting location for the May 7 city and school board elections in the southern end of Orange County will be the Bridge City ISD Administration Building, 1031 W. Roundbunch... — Updated 3/22/2022

 
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Districts confront bus driver shortage

Don Reese said he retired as Bridge City's transportation director a couple of years ago because, "I got tired of trying to keep bus drivers." Then the retiree took a part-time job... — Updated 3/15/2022

 

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