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Jail repairs keep OC inmates away

While all four branches of government – Congress, the Supreme Court and both incoming and outgoing Presidencies – should have plenty to do at year-end in Washington, Orange... — Updated 12/1/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News 

Pandemic no foil for community's giving

On Tuesday, the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce became the latest local organization postponing, canceling or seriously tweaking its end-of-the-year plans because of the... — Updated 12/1/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News 

Orange County's Blue Santa rides again

The Orange County Sheriff's Office has been putting on the event for decades to make sure the county's underprivileged children don't go without Christmas gifts. Deputy John... — Updated 12/1/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Permenter replaces retiring PH mayor, Mohon

T.W. Permenter says it won't be the same without seeing Dan Mohon out and about. Pinehurst City Council reluctantly accepted Mohon's resignation as mayor Tuesday night and voted to... — Updated 11/24/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Davis jumped from Triangle to the stars

Entertainer Tex Ritter got a park in downtown Nederland. Football coach Bum Phillips got a statue. And Nederland native Walter "Buddy Davis" probably had the best record of them... — Updated 11/24/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

County plans for COVID vaccine arrival

Orange County officials are making preparation for the arrival of vaccine kits for the COVID-19 virus, County Judge John Gothia said after Tuesday's Commissioners' Court meeting.... — Updated 11/24/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

New OC abatement policy aims local

Orange County approved a new property tax abatement policy that should make local workers and suppliers smile. Under the policy, a company that is granted a tax abatement by the... — Updated 11/24/2020


Pinehurst considers Mohon's resignation, replacement

Pinehurst City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to consider and possibly accept the resignation of Mayor Dan Mohon. Mohon, 80, a Pinehurst alderman for 11... — Updated 11/20/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

County eyes abatement for steel mill

Orange County is casting its net after another big industrial expansion. Commissioners Court members voted 4-0 last week to create a 490-acre reinvestment zone near the east bank... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

BCISD superintendent Lintzen sets 2021 retirement

Bridge City's school district is on the hunt for new leadership after this week's announcement by Superintendent Todd Lintzen that he plans to retire at the end of the current... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Season of Giving blesses Ministerial Alliance

In its third decade of operation, few Orange County social service operations have been as appreciated as the Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance. But 2020 has tested... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

TPC lawsuits begin in Orange courtroom

The nearly year-ago explosion at the TPC Group's chemical plant in Port Neches that blew out windows, front doors, brought ceilings tumbling down in hundreds of homes and ruined... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

LSCO growth begins with drive-thru's demolition

The green bow tie may have tipped off onlookers that this wasn't your normal heavy machine operator about to tear into the roof over the deserted bank drive-thru teller structurer... — Updated 11/18/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

COVID tracking troubles yield confusing counting

According to the count released Nov. 9 by the Orange County Emergency Management Office, the death toll in the county from this year's COVID-19 pandemic is 42 residents. According t... — Updated 11/10/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Veterans Day salutes American heroes

Veterans Day salutes American heroes   Since the occasion first began as "Armistice Day" in 1919 to acknowledge the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918, Veterans Day, so renamed... — Updated 11/10/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

City approves college's 'brighter future' plans

If Lamar State College Orange's footprint gets any bigger, it'll give Sasquatch a run for its money. Tuesday morning, the two-year school and skills trainer in downtown Orange... — Updated 11/10/2020

 By Staff Report    News

Not Retiring, But Moving On: Orange Pastor Announces Retirement After 30 Years Of Service

After 30 years as the leader of First Baptist Church Orange, Barry Bradley is retiring as pastor. Under Bradley's tenure, the church has grown exponentially, introduced new... — Updated 11/10/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

BC drills deep to meet city's demands

It's water, water everywhere if you live in Bridge City, the city of bridges, and the city of Bridge City is busy making sure its citizens have plenty coming out of their faucets fo... — Updated 11/10/2020

 By Staff Report    News

City of Bridge City cuts ribbon on new drive through teller machine

The City of Bridge City cut the ribbon on the new drive through teller machine located in front of City Hall at 260 Rachal Avenue in Bridge City. The drive through payment method... — Updated 11/10/2020

 By Staff Report    News

City of Bridge City gets funding from Sabine River Authority

Bridge City Mayor David Rutledge accepts a $10,000 check from Travis Williams assistant manager of operations for Sabine River Authority of Texas. The funds are part of a community... — Updated 11/10/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Red rules in record OC turnout

Blue, Schmoo. Not in this county. At least not in 2020. Or any time soon. It was another clean sweep for the Republican Red team headed by President Donald Trump, who won 81% of Ora... — Updated 11/4/2020


Orange County Final results

 — Updated 11/4/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Evacuees return, cleanup continues after derailment

While confirming Tuesday that the last of the displaced Mauriceville residents have been allowed to go home, County Judge John Gothia admitted he learned about Orange County's lates... — Updated 11/4/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Stout of body, mind and heart, Stout's 99

As someone who survived the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Bridge City's Cedric Stout isn't too concerned by the coronavirus. Stout, who will celebrate his 99th birthday Saturday,... — Updated 11/3/2020


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