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 By Dave Rogers    News

With virus, hike in values worrisome

As if the citizens of Orange County need any more bad news, preliminary property values have risen about 2 percent since 2019. Property owners should have received those values... — Updated 5/19/2020


VFW Post 2775 and Auxiliary honor Veteran's graves

Thanks to VFW Post 2275 and its Auxiliary, the gravesites of 128 Orange County veterans at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens on Texas 87 will be newly cleaned and marked by American flags... — Updated 5/19/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Testing slows as OC reopening takes off

Are folks happy to get back into a gym? “We had a guy come in last night and kiss the floor,” Mark Bland, owner of Bodyworkz Gyms in Orange and Bridge City, said Tuesday... — Updated 5/19/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Pinehurst loses city leader to Vidor

Robbie Hood, city administrator and top employee for the City of Pinehurst since 2015, has resigned that job to become city manager for Vidor. Hood’s final day at Pinehurst is... — Updated 5/19/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News 

Nurse returns from Covid battlefront

Sierra Roberts ended her final day on the job the way she began her first. She was holding up a cell phone so a family could say their final goodbyes to a dying patient. Roberts, a... — Updated 5/14/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News 

Port board swears in 2 new members

John Montagne, Jr., left, and Walter Mullins III take their oath of service as Orange port commissioners from board attorney Scot Sheldon. The Orange County Navigation and Port... — Updated 5/14/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News 

Gunter named to take over as constable

  Orange County Commissioners voted to accept the resignation of Precinct 2 Constable Mark Jones, effective June 1, and named Jeremiah Gunter his replacement. Jones did not stand... — Updated 5/14/2020

 By Sherlock Breaux    News 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

Daylight comes and the three cats and birds have been fed. One cat is not only a cat; he's a Manx, the only Manx kitten that survived Hurricane Ike. All the others didn't make it.... — Updated 5/14/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News 

Governor's rules allow real-time graduations

In a year when tradition has taken a turn upside down, Orangefield schools are still trying to decide when they'll hold high school graduation. Truthfully, every school district... — Updated 5/14/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News 

Numbers point to virus letup in OC

Ding dong, the Covid's dead. One can hope. Orange County Judge John Gothia reported some big news Tuesday on the back of a similar announcement by Orange Mayor Larry Spears, Jr.... — Updated 5/14/2020


Cow Bayou offers outdoor getaway for nature lovers, boat enthusiasts

Since the coronavirus pandemic has forced social distancing many Orange County residents have been doing more projects around the house and spending more time in their gardens.... — Updated 5/14/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

LSCO loses tech director to coronavirus

Dennis Ferrell was retired when Chris Stewts recruited him to a new job as an instructor at Lamar State College Orange. “Everyone, when you start a new job, needs a mentor and eve... — Updated 5/14/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Mother's Day dining out faces virus setback

  Mother’s Day is normally one of the busiest days of the year for Robert’s Meat Market and Steakhouse, Orange’s biggest restaurant. But this year? Not so much. “I don’t... — Updated 5/7/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Thanks to Zoom, OC justice prevails

Jury trials have been postponed at least until June 1 in Orange Country. But that doesn't mean justice isn't getting done. "We're still conducting essential hearings," Courtney... — Updated 5/5/2020


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