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Judge eyes favorable Entergy announcement

Business looks to be booming in Orange County. Entergy Texas has chosen a site near the company’s Bridge City plant as the finalist for a new $1 billion power plant, County Judge... — Updated 7/27/2021

 
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Sheriff welcomes new K-9 crime dogs

You could call Orange County Sheriff Deputies Brandon Mojica and Chris Arriola dog lovers. Their 3-year-old Belgian Malinois Shepherds definitely – to quote McGruff – take a... — Updated 7/27/2021

 
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 County vax rate among nation's lowest

 When it comes to COVID-19 vaccines, Orange County, Texas, has one of the lowest rates of vaccinated residents in one of the least vaccinated states in the nation. In the last... — Updated 7/27/2021

 
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Legislature cuts Lamar College tuition again

Lamar State College Orange, Lamar Institute of Technology and Lamar State College Port Arthur, known collectively as the Lamar State Colleges, will further reduce tuition this fall... — Updated 7/20/2021

 
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Orange County sees first Delta variant

Although the number of COVID-19 infections in Orange County are a long way from their January peak, cases are once again on the rise in Orange County. This week's report of new case... — Updated 7/20/2021

 
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OC Commissioners target game rooms

In a public workshop allowing taxpayers to speak for or against the presence of game rooms in unincorporated areas of Orange County, the “nays” had it all to themselves Tuesday.... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
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LSCO partners with Optimus Steel on expansion

Lamar State College Orange partnered with the Orange County Economic Development Corporation in enticing Optimus Steel to expand in Orange County. Now the college in downtown... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
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Guv tabs Lee, Faske for TSUS board

The Texas State University System, the one that includes Lamar State College Orange and the others in Beaumont and Orange, is getting an injection of Southeast Texas. Orange native... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
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Sabine hosts last-chance college tourney

College anglers seeking a final spot in August’s Carhartt Bassmaster National College Championship will weigh their catches in Orange Friday and Saturday. Texas B.A.S.S.... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
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Downtown hungry for Food Truck Friday

The latest fundraising effort to help Orange County’s least fortunate has taken off like a bottle rocket on the Fourth of July. “We have had overwhelming response,” Michelle... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
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County's road warriors seek car allowance 

As Orange County begins the road to its 2022 budget, a few of their road warriors would like to weigh in. County precinct commissioners and constables are letting it be known... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
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Geis retires as LSCO technology director

Lamar State College Orange is getting new leadership for its Process Technology/Instrumentation Program as Cheryl January replaces a retiring Earl Geis as director. Geis, who has... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
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As BC turns 51, mayor wins TML prize

A member of Bridge City's first city council in 1970, former mailman David Hock commemorated Bridge City's 51st anniversary as an incorporated city with a visit Tuesday afternoon.... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
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Bergeron to serve BCPD as acting chief

Robert Bergeron, Bridge City’s Assistant Chief of Police, will run the department until a new Chief is named, City Manager Jerry Jones said. Paul Davis, Police Chief for his... — Updated 6/29/2021

 
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BC re-zoning vote riles up neighbors

Zoning changes that would allow two Bridge City landowners to build 12 housing units on four vacant lots currently zoned for single families moved ahead Monday night. After... — Updated 6/29/2021

 
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Mooney restocks SO with seizure funds

The Orange County Sheriff's Office has spent almost $2 million in asset forfeiture funds in the past year to better equip its 150 employees. Since Sheriff Lane Mooney took over fr... — Updated 6/29/2021

 
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O'Rourke: Dems should let voices ring

Former U.S. Congressman Beto O’Rourke wants Texans to fight Republican voter suppression acts by taking to the phones. O’Rourke, who appeared in front of a crowd of 300 outside... — Updated 6/23/2021

 
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FEMA finalizing new floodplain map

Cutline: A panel of the new Orange County floodplain map shows the area of Pinehurst and West Orange. (Courtesy FEMA)   FEMA finalizing new floodplain map   Dave Rogers For The Re... — Updated 6/22/2021

 
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Lions Carnival ready to hit stride

It was kinda like getting back on the bike. There were a hitch or two observed in the first week of the first non-delayed Lions Club Charity Carnival in a handful of years but that... — Updated 6/22/2021

 
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Orange County sales tax receipts still rising

County Treasurer Christy Khoury banked $516,000 in sales tax receipts for the county from the month of April. That ½ of a cent sales and use tax rebate from the state of Texas is... — Updated 6/22/2021

 
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Kimbrough backs BCPD's 2020 investigations

Orange County District Attorney John Kimbrough said Tuesday that Bridge City's Police Department "did a fantastic job" investigating twin fatalities that occurred minutes and miles... — Updated 6/18/2021

 
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Mayor: BC residents need to STAN up

With Hurricane Season here again, Bridge City Mayor David Rutledge has been leading the push for citizens to sign up with STAN. That’s the Southeast Texas Alerting Network and it... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
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GLO funds open Orange senior apartments

Orange is getting a new 80-unit senior apartment community near the intersection of Highway 62 and Interstate 10. A celebration was held Wednesday, June 16, to christen the... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
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TxDOT's MacArthur lights plan brightens cities

City council members at both Pinehurst and West Orange have liked what they’ve seen from proposals to place streetlights on MacArthur Drive. “It was a real brief presentation,... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
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West Orange officials take oaths

West Orange officials reappointed to their jobs by new Mayor Randy Branch repeated their Oaths of Office at Tuesday night's meeting. From left, they are Assistant Fire Chief Simmie... — Updated 6/15/2021

 

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