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 By Dave Rogers    News 

County's budget shows effects of repeat disasters

Cutlines: Michelle Borel, second from left, and Beverly Haggard of Linebarger, Goggan Blair, present a check for $2,000 to Orange County Disaster Rebuild's Ida Schossow and... — Updated 9/22/2020

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Lower tax rates can't stop bill hike

Only two of 11 top Orange County taxing entities went up on their tax rates for 2020. Unfortunately, the same won't be said for many tax bills. Because of a 3.7% rise in the values... — Updated 9/22/2020

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'Car guy' Granger adds brands, dealership

Al Granger says he's got cars in his blood and now he's got more than just Chevrolets in his inventory. Granger, owner of Granger Chevrolet at 2611 MacArthur Drive and Granger RV, r... — Updated 9/22/2020

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OC nears 2,000 mark for COVID-19

Depending on where you get your facts, Orange County has reached 1,941 total COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, to go with 33 or 39 deaths. Joel Ardoin, emergency management coordinator... — Updated 9/15/2020

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TxDOT's barrier fix doesn't calm Clary

Tommy Clary, the poster boy for Orange County pleas for flood control, was not impressed recently when the Texas Department of Transportation announced it would replace sections of... — Updated 9/15/2020

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Orange County's Barrow set for Nov. 3 election

The number of people applying to vote by mail in Orange County has increased, Elections Administrator Tina Barrow said earlier this week. But so have the number of people hired to c... — Updated 9/15/2020

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Judice's Cajun Café updates, rewards customers

Like businesses all over Orange County, Judice’s Cajun Café in Bridge City did not need Hurricane Laura blowing through on the heels of this year’s COVID-19 shutdown. But... — Updated 9/15/2020

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Pandemic tough, LSCO prepares new nurses

“Why not?” is the answer Cord Tucker gives when asked why he wanted to become a nurse. It’s representative of the Lamar State College Orange nursing students of 2020, a year... — Updated 9/8/2020

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Damages delay school restart to 9/14

Little Cypress-Mauriceville and West Orange-Cove announced Friday evening that their primary and secondary schools will not be able to hold class for at least another week because... — Updated 9/8/2020

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 Proposed 2021 county budget avoids rate hike

The citizens talked and County Judge John Gothia listened. The proposed budget he submitted during Tuesday afternoon's required public budget hearing was based, he said, on no... — Updated 9/8/2020


County closes POD food, water sites

Due to the lack of need a week after Hurricane Laura came ashore, all of the four Points of Distribution (PODS) sites in Orange County were shut down Thursday afternoon. Before... — Updated 9/4/2020


Orange County starts hurricane recovery -- again

Hurricane Laura destroyed seven Orange County homes, left 70 with major damage and 1,317 more with minor and light damage, according to the first damage assessments from the... — Updated 9/4/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

President, Governor praise county's storm response

President, Governor praise county's storm response   Dave Rogers For The Record   Twice in three afternoons last week, Orange County Judge John Gothia spent parts of some of the... — Updated 9/4/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Generator scares keep fire department busy 

City of Orange Fire Chief David Frenzel told this week's emergency city council meeting his department has had "an immense amount of calls reported to carbon monoxide" because of... — Updated 9/4/2020

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Presidential aircraft provides tip-off on Trump's trip

The Record Newspapers correctly predicted President Donald’s Trump to visit Orange Saturday, but blew it on the Ospreys. Photos from the Orange County Airport of two U.S. Marine... — Updated 9/2/2020

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Local Dem chairman fires Trump zinger

Orange Mayor Larry Spears Jr. wasn't the only elected official in the county that didn't get a visit with President Donald Trump Saturday afternoon. Orange County Democratic Party... — Updated 9/2/2020


Damage assessment brings President to Orange

With Reporting from Mark Dunn President Donald Trump made a quick 90-minute stop in Orange County Saturday afternoon at the end of a tour of Hurricane Laura storm damage in... — Updated 8/29/2020


Sheriff: 'We dodged a bullet' from Laura

Orange County Sheriff Lane Mooney did not mince words. "We dodged a bullet on this one," he said as dawn broke over Southeast Texas Thursday morning a few hours after Hurricane... — Updated 8/29/2020


Storms shutter county schools: Monday a.m. update

All Orange County public primary and secondary schools announced Sunday they are closing for this week of Aug. 24-28 because of two tropical weather systems that could come ashore... — Updated 8/29/2020


Orange County orders Tuesday morning evacuation

Orange County and city officials aren’t getting caught by surprise this time. Orange County joined Jefferson County Monday evening in calling for a mandatory Tuesday evacuation... — Updated 8/29/2020


Trump visit could follow state VIPs

President Donald Trump said he plans to visit Texas this weekend on a trip to survey damage from Hurricane Laura and he could make a stop in Orange. If so, it will come on the... — Updated 8/29/2020


Laura wrecks courthouse marble, again

After four years of dithering over a repair and just more than a year after it finally got fixed, the Orange County Courthouse has lost its marble again. It's time to check the... — Updated 8/28/2020


Pinehurst's topless strip

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Citizens hit the road ahead of hurricane

Cars, truck and vans from Orange County hit the road Tuesday morning in response to a mandatory evacuation order to flee the expected path of Hurricane Laura. Traffic was steady... — Updated 8/28/2020


Orange County issues voluntary evacuation instruction

County Judge John Gothia has issued a Disaster Declaration for Orange County and joined cities in calling for a voluntary evacuation for Orange County residents in response to the p... — Updated 8/25/2020


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