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 By Dave Rogers    News

Orange set to name Bilbo Fire Chief

The City of Orange has scheduled a special meeting of City Council for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, at which it is expected to name longtime Fire Department employee John Bilbo the next... — Updated 5/28/2022


Hurricanes may be stronger, more frequent this year, NOAA says

Hurricane season along the Atlantic Ocean is expected to be more active than usual this year, with a higher probability that major storms will make landfall in Texas and other... — Updated 5/27/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News 

County, OF chase $6B gas plants

Orange County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to establish a Reinvestment Zone south of Rose City that could lead to a $6 billion investment by Enterprise Products Co. The... — Updated 5/24/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News 

Fire Chief search riles Council member

The first round of interviews for hiring a new Orange Fire Chief are over and City Manager Mike Kunst said Tuesday he’s doing “due diligence” before recommending his choice... — Updated 5/24/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

Bridge City leads county in sales tax revenue

Bridge City was the only major taxing entity in the county to see an increase in sales tax payments from March compared to March of 2021. The Texas Comptroller's Office last week... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

Little known architect left mark in Orange

Thomas A. Howell may be the most influential man in Orange that people haven't heard about. No streets are named after him. He hasn't been featured in local history books. However,... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Warehousing, logistics the future, OCEDC says

The Orange County Economic Development Corporation has its eye on a collaborative approach to logistics, distribution and warehousing that includes recruiting companies... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Homeowners get lift with elevation grants

In 2008, Hurricane Ike and a high tide combined to push 38 inches of storm surge up from the marsh and into Carl and Sherry LeBlanc's Bridge City home. In 2017, Hurricane Harvey... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Staff Report    News


Lamar State College Orange hosted its Spring 2022 Graduation this past Friday, May 13, 2022. The graduation was held at the Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for Performing Arts.... — Updated 5/17/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Smith, Traylor steer locals to grants

When Melinda Smith takes care of business, Orange County gets better and better. And her business has been very, very good for her employers and clients recently. Smith, Executive... — Updated 5/10/2022

 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

 By Dave Rogers    News

Bashers eat 11 tons of crawfish

Getting the perfect degree of spicy in your crawfish is not a feat for the weak. Luckily, Bridge City Automotive had plenty of muscle stirring up its Cajun Hot brand at Saturday's... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Staff Report    News

Both Bridge City school bonds pass

Bridge City school taxpayers agreed by about a two-thirds majority to pass two bond propositions totaling $72.4 million in an election that ended Saturday. The propositions would... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Dan Harris received proclamation from City of Orange

Dan Harris, left, receives a proclamation presented by Orange Mayor Larry Spears, Jr., as the city council proclaimed Tuesday, May 10 "Dan Harris Day," to honor the Orange rancher... — Updated 5/10/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

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

 By Staff Report    News

Shugart, Odom, Brown win WO seats

Mike Shugart won his ninth straight election to the West Orange City Council Saturday while Jay Odom and Lanie Brown were first-time winners. Frances Droddy-Lopez, a former council... — Updated 5/9/2022

 By Staff Report    News

Incumbents win in Bridge City, Orange

Incumbent members of Bridge City's school board and city council won their bids for reelections in results announced after the close of voting Saturday. Current Place 2 councilman M... — Updated 5/8/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

OC voters decide reps, bonds, charters

West Orange alderman Michael Shugart, Jr., is seeking his ninth straight election to his hometown's city council. This is the first time he's ever had an opponent. "Since 2006,... — Updated 5/7/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Linda Platt-Bryant running for 4th term at WOCCISD

It is a privilege to announce my candidacy to run for a fourth term on the West Orange-Cove CISD School Board and continue my commitment to our students, faculty, staff, and... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By Margaret Toal    News

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

 By Margaret Toal    News

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

 By Staff Report    News

BC Chamber fills Expo Center for Purse Bingo

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce raised more than $20,000 with its fund-raising Purse Bingo Night at the Orange County Expo Center Thursday night April 28. A capacity crowd of... — Updated 5/3/2022

 By Dave Rogers    News

Airport, depot, crawfish offer Saturday escapes

You can fly in, ride the (miniature) rails or just back up your pickup and find plenty to do this week in Orange County. Fly-In and Drive In takes place at the Orange County... — Updated 5/3/2022


LSCO awards Scholarships at Second Annual Career and Technical Education Signing Day

Lamar State College Orange held its second annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Signing Day last night, awarding twenty-six students technical scholarships sponsored by... — Updated 5/2/2022


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