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 By Margaret Toal    News 

WO-C seeking $72 million for new pre-school,

The West Orange-Cove school district will have a $72 million bond issue on the May 4 election for city councils, school boards, and special districts. However, the only contested... — Updated 2/21/2024

 By Debby Schamber    News 

Justice Finally Served

After nearly 50 years, justice was finally served for the family of Orange Police Officer Danny Gray who was killed in the line of duty.  Billy Wayne Dowden died in prison on Febru... — Updated 2/20/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News 

Beaumont film-music fest has lots of Orange

The Boomtown Film and Music Festival Friday and Saturday, February 23-24, in Beaumont may be on the west banks of the Neches River, but it has a strong showing from Orange County.... — Updated 2/20/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News 

LSCO increases local education, training opportunities

If you've got it, flaunt it. And Dr. Tom Johnson, president of Lamar State College, loves to flaunt the campus and programs the school offers. "The thing that I'm most excited... — Updated 2/20/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News 

Republicans turn out for early voting

The first day of early voting for party primary elections drew 938 people to the polls, with 877 votes in the Republican primary and 61 in the Democratic primary. The only local rac... — Updated 2/20/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

LSCO ready to transform historic church for future

Lamar State College Orange and the Stark Foundation are assuring local residents preserve the past while preparing for the future. On Tuesday, under a clear crystal blue sky, the lo... — Updated 2/13/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Sheriff candidates face off as early voting nears

Three challengers to incumbent Sheriff Jimmy Lane Mooney said they want to improve relationships between the Orange County Sheriff's Office and other agencies. Mooney said he stands... — Updated 2/13/2024


Thieves take antique doors from Evergreen Mausoleums

Thieves at historic Evergreen Cemetery in Orange have stolen glass and bronze doors off three mausoleums of people related to the 19th Century timber baron Henry Jacob Lutcher, who... — Updated 2/13/2024


Community Players present musical review fundraiser

Love is in the Air for the Orange Community Players this Friday and Saturday as the group holds a musical review fundraiser at the Orange Train Depot. The group of amateur theater... — Updated 2/13/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Public invited to Hamfest at Expo Center

Amateur radio operators in the region will be gathering Saturday, February 24, at the Orange County Expo Center and the public is invited to attend to learn more about the radio... — Updated 2/13/2024


OFHS UIL Academic Team travel to Tomball

Members of the OHS UIL Academic Team competed at the Tomball High School Invitational. This was a large meet with some contests having as many as 100 contestants and most with over... — Updated 2/13/2024


Little Women: The Broadway Musical comes to the Lutcher Theater

Lutcher Theater is pleased to announce the much-anticipated arrival of "Little Women: The Broadway Musical" on Thursday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. Based on Louisa May Alcott's... — Updated 2/13/2024


Trump enters local political fray with endorsement

Updated correction: Originally the writer made an error in reporting endorsements. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Commissioner Sid Miller have endorsed David Covey for... — Updated 2/9/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Precinct 2 candidates talk experience, serving public

The three Republican candidates for Precinct 2 constable touted their long experience in law enforcement as reasons voters should elect them in the March 4 primary races. The... — Updated 2/6/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Commissioners pay tribute to local Workforce

Orange County Commissioners Court has declared February as Southeast Texas Workforce Month and the county's economic development director said there's reason to celebrate. Megan... — Updated 2/6/2024


Prevent the spread of oak wilt in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – While winter is the ideal time to prune trees, pruning after recent droughts and freezes may cause more damage than good this year. “Pruning always adds... — Updated 2/6/2024


Orange County Recognizes "Salute to Southeast Texas Workforce Month"

Orange County Judge and Commissioner’s signed a proclamation today acknowledging “Salute to Southeast Texas Workforce Month” to be recognized February 1 ,2024 – March 7,... — Updated 2/6/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Harmon recalls local Mardi Gras beginning

More than 20 years ago, Betty Harmon began putting into motion an idea from the late Carolyn Hogan for Orange to have a Mardi Gras celebration. "I never thought it would grow to... — Updated 1/30/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Republican forums let voters meet local candidates

Orange County voters will get a chance Thursday to meet and hear the three candidates running for Precinct 2 constable. Then next week, the the four Republican candidates will be fe... — Updated 1/30/2024


Gonzales new Texas Region 5 Director of Special Education

The Bridge City school district held a going-away reception to honor the district's director of special education, Corrin Gonzales. She has been chosen to be the new Texas Region 5... — Updated 1/30/2024

 By Penny LeLeux    News

Citizen, Business and Ambassador of the Year honored at BCCC banquet

Bridge City Community Center was busting at the seams Monday night with a capacity crowd at the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. It was the biggest crowd they've... — Updated 1/30/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Gisela, Rutledge celebrate new hospital

Philanthropist Gisela Houseman and Dr. Marty Rutledge took the center of attention Tuesday afternoon as the helped cut the ribbon for Orange's first hospital in seven years. The... — Updated 1/30/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Mardi Gras on the Sabine is three-day event

Mardi Gras on the Sabine has become more than one parade. Now, there's free live music, food trucks, kids games, a munchkin parade, of course the grand parade. Starting with a free... — Updated 1/30/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

West Orange actress to return home for festival

Dolores Cantu got a job at the old Strand movie theater in the 1960s when she was 14 years old. At the time, she could only dream she would one day be on the big screen. She ended... — Updated 1/23/2024

 By Margaret Toal    News

Commissioners approve new Hwy. 62 RV park

Orange County Commissioners Court Tuesday approved the plans for another RV park on Texas Highway 62 south of Interstate 10. The approval for Shadee RV near Dempsey Drive is the... — Updated 1/23/2024


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