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 By Margaret Toal    News 

Ideas from the past put to good use in today's Orange

The current Orange City Council is taking an idea from the past and making it new again. The new recreation center set to open this summer will have two basketball courts and activi... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
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Covid cases decline, but county has high death rate

As the temperatures rose this week, people across Orange County could bare their arms, their legs, and their faces. Covid 19 has almost disappeared. Orange County Emergency... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
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Levee System Construction flooded with new jobs

Construction of the flood protection system for Orange County will create 5,000 to 10,000 jobs with the project to include moving more than five million cubic feet of dirt, enough... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
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April Building permits issued

The two largest building projects receiving permits in Orange for April have had help from city Economic Development Corporation grants. A commercial fire sprinkler system valued at... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
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Sales Taxes up for April

People across Orange County are continuing to spend money, even with inflation, as sales taxes in February rose more than the inflation rate. The Texas Comptroller's Office has... — Updated 5/3/2022

 
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Levee Historical Survey

Almost all of the property with historic value that will be affected by the levee-seawall-pump station system are along, or near, the Sabine River in the city of Orange. The U.S.... — Updated 4/26/2022

 
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Heritage House sponsors third annual Cemetery Walk

Hundreds of vehicles travel along Border Street in Orange each day as workers go back and forth to chemical plant jobs. They pass the town's oldest community cemetery with... — Updated 4/25/2022

 
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Orange's pump station is only one in Orange County,

Orange's pump station is only one in county. Corps of Engineers plans seven When heavy rain is in the forecast or starting to come down, the city of Orange has the Sabine River... — Updated 4/19/2022

 
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Chief David Frenzel honored with plaza

Orange's Central Fire Station isn't facing Elm Avenue now. It's along Chief David Frenzel Plaza. The renaming of that section of the street was announced this past Friday during a... — Updated 4/12/2022

 
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State sets up way for school boards to approve library materials

Upcoming school board elections may have a new importance for parents and students in the future as the state begins to allow the boards to oversee all school library acquisitions.... — Updated 4/12/2022

 
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Orange issues new building permits

The city of Orange issued permits for new commercial construction valued at nearly a half million dollars. Added onto that are permits for six new residences that will total more... — Updated 4/5/2022

 
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Dan Harris Sr. to be inducted into Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame Saturday

Something so extraordinary is happening this week that the Harris family is closing Farmers Mercantile Friday and Saturday during spring planting time. The family wants to see Dan H... — Updated 4/5/2022

 
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U.S. Census shows Orange County follows national averages

Data being released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows Orange County follows most national averages including median household income and computer access. The county is ahead on the pe... — Updated 3/29/2022

 
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Local professional baseball star Andre Robertson honored by WOCCISD

The West Orange-Cove CISD school board Monday voted to honor local professional baseball legend Andre Robertson by naming the high school field for him. The school district... — Updated 3/29/2022

 
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Zach's drive-in "The Living End...You Dig?"

Don't blame YouTube and TikTok for foolish foods and dangerous stunts. Decades before the internet, teenagers in Orange butted their heads on 'Stop' signs and drank Cokes with dill... — Updated 3/22/2022

 
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New subdivisions paved by EDC Grants

Long-range planning and steady investments with economic development grants have helped the city of Orange to attract developers to build new subdivisions for single-family houses.... — Updated 3/22/2022

 
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Orange County sales tax increases lag behind inflation

Cities in Orange County, along with the county, are seeing mostly increases in sales tax revenues, but not always enough to keep up with the rate of inflation. The Texas... — Updated 3/15/2022

 
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Orange County team wins World's Bar-B-Que Championship

The Orange County team had practiced, consulted on a strategy, and was pumped to compete at NRG Park. The sweat, grease, smoke, and heat were rewarded. The Brew Crew Cookers has... — Updated 3/15/2022

 
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Odom estate sale has roots to the wealthy Lutcher family

A warehouse store in Beaumont this week will have an estate sale featuring hundreds of items from an mysterious Orange mansion and roots back to the wealthy Lutcher family. BAW... — Updated 3/8/2022

 
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Orange building permits show continued growth

The city of Orange is starting the new year with a continuation of new construction and remodeling. Building permits issued during the first month included an $8.6 million new... — Updated 3/1/2022

 
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Orange had major league baseball 100 years ago

One hundred years ago this month, people in Orange had a choice spot for Major League Baseball spring training. The St. Louis Cardinals were in town for their second time to... — Updated 3/1/2022

 
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Made in Orange, JFK Ferry bought by Big Apple celebs

People in the Big Apple aren't forgetting the importance of little Orange in their history. The iconic Staten Island Ferry John F. Kennedy was built in Orange at Levingston... — Updated 2/22/2022

 

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