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Locomotive stranded in downtown Orange

Downtown Orange has had some added downtown attraction the past few weeks. Two locomotives, tank cars and a caboose have been parked on the railroad tracks on Front Avenue, between... — Updated 8/11/2020

 
 By Dave Rogers    News 

Lower rates don't equal lower taxes

Orange Mayor Larry Spears Jr., a man of limitless positivity whose glass is always overflowing, reacted with great joy Tuesday morning when Cheryl Zeto, city finance director,... — Updated 8/11/2020

 
 By Dave Rogers    News 

Covid-19 death count jumps in OC

Deaths in Orange County from Covid-19 infections have increased from 5 to 21 in the past month. “Several of those people have been sick for awhile,” County Judge John Gothia... — Updated 8/11/2020

 

Jonie Trahan Named July Employee of the Month by BC Chamber of Commerce

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is announced that Jonie Trahan at Brent Walters Allstate in Bridge City, has been named July Employee of the Month. Jonie was presented her... — Updated 8/6/2020

 

NISOD Excellence Awards honor Lamar State College Port Arthur faculty

Three faculty members from Lamar State College Port Arthur were recently honored with selection as recipients of the annual NISOD Excellence Awards. Honorees for 2020 include Englis... — Updated 8/6/2020

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Covid, values hike trigger tax concern

Property tax values on Orange County homes were up 4% on average as of Jan. 1, 2020 and if the tax rates set by local governments in August and September only stay the same as they... — Updated 8/6/2020

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

TxDOT draws fire from Orange leaders

TxDOT draws fire from Orange leaders   Dave Rogers For The Record   The Texas Department of Transportation has come under fire from both city and county officials in recent... — Updated 8/6/2020

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Gothia givers fuel judge's future runs

John Gothia was not one of two politicians running for office in Orange County this year to raise more than $30,000. But he got close. And the man who won the County Judge election... — Updated 8/6/2020

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Orange County COVID-19 cases

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases skyrocket in Orange County, the mysterious respiratory disease is affecting those under 30 years of age at a higher rate. It remains to be... — Updated 8/6/2020

 

BC schools first to return to class  

The Bridge City Cardinals are set to be Orange County's canaries in the coal mine as they head back to their classrooms Monday. The school district's Aug. 3 return to the classroom... — Updated 7/28/2020

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Pinehurst admin calls out firefighters, chief

Liar, liar, pants on fire. At least it wasn't a house. After Chief Shon Branham and seven other members of the Pinehurst Volunteer Fire Department resigned in a show for the TV... — Updated 7/28/2020

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Door-knocking starts for 2020 Census

Cutline: Dr. Delena King, the Census Bureau's senior partnership specialist for Southeast Texas,  is calling upon Orange County residents to return their questionnaires to create... — Updated 7/28/2020

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Total C-19 cases double in 2 weeks

More than 1,000 people were tested for COVID-19 during three days of testing offered in Orange County last week. Might the number of positive tests from Orange County also top 1,000... — Updated 7/21/2020

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

New office almost real for Beauchamp

Almost paradise. Who could ask for more? Probably Orange County Precinct 2 Commissioner Theresa Beauchamp. But she seems too busy being tickled pink by the fact that her... — Updated 7/21/2020

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Doctor cuts insurance waste with new model 

Tired of paying big insurance premiums only to sit in a crowded waiting room to see a doctor for less than 10 minutes once or twice a year? Dr. Amy Townsend says she has a better... — Updated 7/21/2020

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Duo brings Indian motorcycles to Orange

For more than 50 years, his family business has been busy improving the looks of local properties. But Mark Frey of Orange is joining with Ed Van Huis, the owner and founder of... — Updated 7/21/2020

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Lewis' death stirs Bellfield's civil rights recall

The memories are great in quantity and quality for 92-year-old Essie Bellfield and last weekend's death of civil rights legend John Lewis carried her back to "Bloody Sunday." "They... — Updated 7/21/2020

 
 By Staff Report    News

Pinnacle Christian Preschool set to open this fall

Pinnacle Christian Preschool and Mother's Day Out opens this fall in Bridge City. The preschool provides faith-based education in a play-based learning environment. Directors for... — Updated 7/21/2020

 
 By Staff Report    News

Orangefield Independent School District Has 2 New Administrators

The Orangefield Independent School District would like to introduce two new administrators to the Bobcat family. Kevin Sensat – Junior High Assistant Principal Mr. Sensat comes... — Updated 7/16/2020

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

OC Covid cases increase by 3,966%

Another week, another couple hundred positive COVID-19 tests in Orange County. Joel Ardoin, the county’s emergency management coordinator, reported Tuesday to county commissioners... — Updated 7/15/2020

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

City cuts check for Lions Den playground

Orange City Council voted Tuesday to spend $489,000 for the purchase and installation of a new playground at Lions Den Park. The old wooden playground, a community project built in... — Updated 7/14/2020

 

Lutcher Theater Announces Project EnterMISSION for the 2020-21 Season

“The curtains may be closed for the longest intermission EVER, but we're not taking a break!" -Leah Stark, Marketing Manager (Orange, Tx) The current mission of the Lutcher... — Updated 7/14/2020

 
 By Dave Rogers    News

Servant leader Campbell retires at LSCO 

Butch Campbell didn't work at Orange's two-year college from the day it began operation. But he got there as soon as he could. The Orange native got to what is now known as Lamar... — Updated 7/14/2020

 
 By Mark Dunn    News

Named for it's bridges Bridge City turns 50

Fifty years ago this week citizens of the growing community known for decades as Bridge City voted to officially become a municipality. The election to incorporate was won by a... — Updated 7/7/2020

 
 By Mark Dunn    News

BC turns 50

Caught in the crossfire of annexation, a community-conscious group of citizens in 1970 initiated a movement to incorporate the town of Bridge City. July 7 marks the... — Updated 7/7/2020

 

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