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 By Margaret Toal    News 

Chevron Phillips donates to help local small businesses

The largesse of Chevron Phillips and the new Golden Triangle Polymers plant was on display again as the company donated $200,000 to Orange County Commissioners Court for a new... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News 

Sheriff's drone helps community with a variety of needs

A brush fire burns in a rural area away from roads and easy access. Is it in danger of going near houses? A tornado travels across the county on a late afternoon. Where did it go... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News 

Shangri La sets Community Fun Walk in April

Families will be able to have a special stroll through Shangri La Botanical Gardens and have a picnic breakfast as the nature center, along with the Salvation Army's Boys and Girls... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News 

Public invited to St. Joseph Altar on Sunday

For the past few weeks, women across Orange have been making cookies. They are careful about the spices in the jammy fig filling r or the citrus flavorings that have been handed... — Updated 3/14/2023


Golden Triangle Polymers Company makes $400,000 in donations to establish Local First program in Orange, Texas 

ORANGE, Texas - Golden Triangle Polymers Company LLC, a joint venture owned by Chevron Phillips Chemical and an indirect subsidiary of QatarEnergy, announced today $400,000 in... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News 

Subdivision residents find themselves having to pay for roads

The roads are so bad in the Battlin' Bear subdivision, that the residents are ready to pay $3,500 per lot to fix them. And their problem raises some issues that could face Orange... — Updated 3/14/2023


Art in the Park & Orange Riverfront Car show

The Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau is thrilled to announce the 21st annual Art in the Park and 4th annual Orange Riverfront Car Show will be returning in 2023! These... — Updated 3/13/2023


New plant is 'life-changing for us'

Orange County Judge John Gothia said he's lived in the county 55 years and the new ChevronPhillips Golden Triangle Polymers plant is the biggest thing he's seen here in all those... — Updated 3/7/2023


Golden Triangle Polymers company announces $1.3 Million Donation to LSCO at Plant Groundbreaking

ORANGE, TX – Golden Triangle Polymers Company presented a check to Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) in the amount of $1.3 million at a ceremonial groundbreaking event today in... — Updated 3/7/2023

 By Penny LeLeux    News

OC stars shined bright at UIL One Act Play competition

Orange County students showed up and showed out Saturday at the District 19 – 4A UIL One Act Play competition held at Lamar University. Seven schools competed, four of which were... — Updated 3/7/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Commissioners support cities to control heavy industrial traffic

Orange County Commissioners Court voted to support the cities of Orange and West Orange in getting special state legislation approved so the cities can enforce heavy commercial... — Updated 3/7/2023


Bridge City ISD breaks ground on CTE center

Officials with the Bridge City school district on Monday had a groundbreaking ceremony for the high school's new 40,654-square-foot Career and Technical Education (CTE) center. The... — Updated 3/7/2023


EPC Consortium of Mitsubishi Power, TIC and Sargent & Lundy to build Entergy Texas' new, cleaner, more reliable power station 

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – A consortium of Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc., Sargent & Lundy and The Industrial Company will provide Entergy Texas with engineering, procurement... — Updated 3/7/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

New chemical plant bringing construction boom to Greater Orange

New construction is in full swing around the Greater Orange area with much of it tied into the construction of the $8.5 billion ChevronPhillips chemical plant. However, HEB has not... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Orange had woman doctor a century ago

An immigrant woman who moved to Orange in 1901 became one of the most respected citizens in town and set an example as a medical doctor in a world dominated by White men. Dr. Karen... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By Staff Report    News

Bridge City ISD to hold groundbreaking for new CTE building

Bridge City, TX – Bridge City ISD will hold a ceremony to commemorate the groundbreaking of its new Career and Technical Education (CTE) building. What: Bridge City ISD - CTE... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By Staff Report    News

Darci Piel, Margaret Adams & Cody Nance

Three new individuals were recently elected to the CASA of the Sabine Neches Region Board of Directors – Darci Piel, Margaret Adams and Cody Nance "We are excited to welcome Mrs.... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Instincts lead OC deputy to arrest murder suspect Monday

An Orange County patrol deputy checking on an SUV pulled off the side of the road late Monday morning ended up arresting a man who is accused of stabbing a man to death a few hours... — Updated 2/28/2023


Entergy Texas announces a cleaner energy resource

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Entergy Texas customers will soon benefit from a new, cleaner energy resource located in Polk County, Texas. Longroad Energy, a US-based renewable energy... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Millionaire's famous stables drew attention to Orange

On a late summer evening in 1938, state dignitaries along with local officials gathered in a stable off the Old Spanish Trail outside of Orange. But this was no ordinary stable, It... — Updated 2/21/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Orange prepares for heavy construction traffic

The Orange City Council last week took steps to regulate the use of heavy commercial trucks traveling for the construction of the $8.5 billion ChevronPhillips Golden Triangle... — Updated 2/21/2023

 By Penny LeLeux    News

50 years of Service to BC and beyond

Wednesday, March 1, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Bill and Ellen Nickum and their staff will be marking 50 years as a State Farm Agency in Bridge City with an open house at 1930 Texas Ave.... — Updated 2/21/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

December sales taxes don't keep up with inflation

December Christmas season sales were mostly stagnant across Orange County as sales tax collections were down from the year before. The Texas Comptroller's Office has sent sales tax... — Updated 2/21/2023

 By Margaret Toal    News

Some cities, schools get to cancel May elections

Filing ended this past Friday for city council and school board elections in May. The cities of West Orange and Pinehurst, along with the Bridge City and Little Cypress-Mauriceville... — Updated 2/21/2023


Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site Reopens After Seawall Repairs

A Civil War battleground and memorial commemorating an attempted Union assault on Sabine Pass has reopened after repairs from Hurricane Harvey.  Sabine Pass Battleground State... — Updated 2/21/2023


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