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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 10/13/2020


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


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


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


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

 — Updated 8/28/2020


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


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


60 county residents test positive for covid-19

The number of new cases of covid-19 in Orange County continue to rocket up the charts with Wednesday afternoon's numbers released by health officials showing a record increase of... — Updated 7/3/2020


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


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


Hennigan, McKenna win Orange council run-off seats

Caroline Mazzola Hennigan and Mary McKenna scored convincing wins over incumbents in Saturday’s Orange City Council Run-off Elections. Hennigan won 71.6 percent of the votes cast... — Updated 6/16/2019


Headed by WOS, football teams return to practice fields

PHOTO: West Orange-Stark football players take a conditioning run under the watchful eye of coach Cornel Thompson Wednesday as the team held a voluntary workout. While Josh Smalley was sending notice Tuesday his Orangefield... — Updated 9/7/2017


County, city dispel rumors of looting violence

PHOTO: City of Orange law enforcement officers are conducting residential well-being checks and leaving ribbons attached to their property. They merely mean that the property has... — Updated 9/6/2017


Florida responders, volunteers head home to prepare for Irma

You couldn’t hardly go anywhere in Orange County the past few days – when you could go anywhere in Orange County – without encountering a storm helper from Florida. More than 400 volunteers came from Florida to help with the... — Updated 9/6/2017


Mobile substation could power up western Orange County

Entergy Texas officials hope they have at least a temporary fix to most of Orange County’s electricity problems. Plans are for the company to install a mobile substation to... — Updated 9/5/2017


Schools review storm damage, consider date for return

West Orange-Cove ISD said its Middle School flooded as a result of last week’s Tropical Storm Harvey and that all its buildings received at least minor water damage. Orangefield... — Updated 9/5/2017


Numbers improve for County's weary flooding victims

“Normal” may take a good while. But the numbers are definitely trending in a positive direction for storm-punched Orange County. Sunday evening Entergy reported that there were... — Updated 9/4/2017


News improves on Sabine River, Toledo Bend spillway releases

(Looking east on Green Avenue at 4th Street Saturday. Photo courtesy Don Carona) At noon Saturday, Sept. 2, the Sabine River had crested at Deweyville and Toledo Bend Reservoir had... — Updated 9/2/2017


Rising water keeps Orange, Vidor residents steaming in the dark

Entergy reported 26,000 Orange County customers without power – and air-conditioning -- at midday Saturday – nearly four days after Tropical Storm Harvey inundated Southeast... — Updated 9/2/2017


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