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 By Dave Rogers    News

Orange missionaries serve God on 'The Rez'

The retirement LaVern and Ricky Sterling had planned for didn’t happen. God had a better plan. For the past 16 years, the North Orange couple has spent about half of every year li... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Pinehurst salutes Zerko with honorary street

The Pinehurst City Council voted to rename the 3500 block of Peacock Street to Zerko Lane, in honor of native son John Zerko, who is retiring from public service. City... — Updated 6/9/2020


Bridge City area on the grow with new businesses, expansions

The Bridge City is on the grow as new businesses open and expansions are seen throughout the area. One example of that progress is seen above with the construction of what will... — Updated 6/9/2020


Creative thinking boosts LSCO despite Covid

Making the best of a bad situation, educators have been busy since the onset of the coronavirus to think outside the box. It's paying off at Lamar State College Orange, which on... — Updated 6/9/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

OC Sheriff Merritt steps down early

Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt resigned Tuesday afternoon, effective June 30. Merritt, an Orange County lawman for more than 40 years, did not run for re-election in 2020. Wh... — Updated 6/9/2020

 By Stump Weatherford    News

Orange Lions Club holds officer installation

Kacey Burnitt was installed as President of the Orange Lions Club at their clubs annual officer installation Monday. President Chris Kovatch presented Burnitt the gavel. Kovatch... — Updated 6/9/2020


Orange mayor calls for love, unity for citizens.

Orange mayor calls for love, unity for citizens.   Larry Spears, Jr., mayor of the city of Orange, issued the following statement to citizens Wednesday relating to last week's... — Updated 6/5/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

LSCO sets record for summer enrollment

Lamar State College Orange President Dr. Thomas Johnson announced Wednesday that the two-year college in downtown Orange has set a new summer enrollment record with 1,019 students.... — Updated 6/5/2020


Construction continues on East Roundbunch Swing Bridge

Construction continues on the East Roundbunch Swing Bridge in Bridge City. On Monday afternoon a diver steps from a barge dropping down in to the brackish waters of Cow Bayou as... — Updated 6/4/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

All eyes on Gulf for Hurricane Season

Cutline: Joel Ardoin was promoted to the position of Orange County Emergency Management Coordinator in 2018.   If anybody in Orange County can be forgiven for constantly watching... — Updated 6/4/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

OC Dem leader backs mail-in voting

Republicans have resisted and attacked calls to expand the use of voting by mail for people who say they fear crowds because of the coronavirus pandemic. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick... — Updated 6/4/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Graduations begin for distanced school seniors

Graduation season for high school seniors in east Orange County commences Friday night. That's when socially distanced graduates of West Orange-Stark High School walk across a stage... — Updated 6/4/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Drainage District works to clean county's clogs

The coronavirus and the disease it carries, Covid-19, haven’t slowed down efforts to improve drainage in Orange County. “Drainage is way better than it was a few years ago and t... — Updated 6/4/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

After four Sheriffs, Chief Deputy retires

Orange County's Sheriff's Office loses 43 years of law enforcement experience in this week's retirement of Chief Deputy John Tarver. But as Tarver exited one door, the county added... — Updated 5/28/2020

 By Dave Rogers    News

Covid, flood control grants hit OC accounts

Money. Money. Money. Orange County Auditor Pennee Schmitt had a lot of it to talk about at Tuesday’s bi-weekly meeting of the County Commissioners’ Court. First, she introduced... — Updated 5/28/2020

 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 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


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