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Counties combine push for more vaccines

Orange County has joined a five-county Southeast Texas group in an effort to get more COVID-19 vaccines into the arms of its citizens. John Gothia, Orange County judge, said the goa... — Updated 1/25/2021

 

Orange County posts vaccine priority list

Orange County has published a priority list for its citizens receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. The info sheet posted on the Orange County website (co.orange.tx.us) under a red... — Updated 1/7/2021

 

Jail repairs keep OC inmates away

While all four branches of government – Congress, the Supreme Court and both incoming and outgoing Presidencies – should have plenty to do at year-end in Washington, Orange... — Updated 12/1/2020

 

Pinehurst considers Mohon's resignation, replacement

Pinehurst City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to consider and possibly accept the resignation of Mayor Dan Mohon. Mohon, 80, a Pinehurst alderman for 11... — Updated 11/20/2020

 

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 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

 

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