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 By Dave Rogers    News

'Excited ... hopeful' describes 21-22 school start 

School bells rang Wednesday morning, signaling the start of the 2021-22 school year for about 10,000 students on the south and east ends of Orange County. The first day of school... — Updated 8/10/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Old ties help make Entergy connection

After 35 years of doing everything from climbing poles to dealing with government leaders on its behalf, Johnny Trahan has a long history with Entergy Texas. And a new connection wi... — Updated 8/10/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Pillsbury named the Texas General Aviation Airport Manager of The Year

Orange County Airport Manager Missy Pillsbury, center, was named the Texas General Aviation Airport Manager of The Year at last week’s Texas Aviation Conference last week in San... — Updated 8/10/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Waterfront views no match for floodwalls

If you live on the East Side of Orange and always wake up with the sun, you’d better start putting money aside for a reliable alarm clock. The Orange County Coastal Storm Risk... — Updated 8/3/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News

OC film "Alone + Together" heads to festivals

There is nothing like an impending 30th birthday to light a fire under some people. Such was the case for Jimmy Womack of Vidor. That and the fact that the pandemic gave him more... — Updated 8/3/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Salter says Abbott is "reckless" with OC

Orange County is among nine Texas counties with the worst COVID-19 hospitalization rates. After pointing that out to her social media followers, Orange City Council member Terrie... — Updated 8/3/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News

BC-OF Rotary to host Guys Game Night

The Bridge City-Orangefield Rotary Club took notice of how popular the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Purse Bingo events have been the last couple of years. Since the Rotary’s... — Updated 8/3/2021


Entergy Texas Plans New Generation Facility To Power Southeast Texas

As part of its plan to meet growing demand across Southeast Texas and modernize its generation fleet, Entergy Texas, Inc. has begun the process to seek approval to construct the... — Updated 7/30/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Judge eyes favorable Entergy announcement

Business looks to be booming in Orange County. Entergy Texas has chosen a site near the company’s Bridge City plant as the finalist for a new $1 billion power plant, County Judge... — Updated 7/27/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Sheriff welcomes new K-9 crime dogs

You could call Orange County Sheriff Deputies Brandon Mojica and Chris Arriola dog lovers. Their 3-year-old Belgian Malinois Shepherds definitely – to quote McGruff – take a... — Updated 7/27/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

 County vax rate among nation's lowest

 When it comes to COVID-19 vaccines, Orange County, Texas, has one of the lowest rates of vaccinated residents in one of the least vaccinated states in the nation. In the last... — Updated 7/27/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News

Orange County thespians to grace PALT's stage in "Grease"

Several members of the Orange County community will take the stage at Port Arthur Little Theater's (PALT) production of Grease which starts July 30 and runs for three weeks.... — Updated 7/27/2021

 By Larry Johnson    News

"Shhh" wins Best Soundtrack/Female Director awards in Nashville

Tuesday, at a red-carpet gala awards ceremony in Nashville, Tenn. the short film “Shhh” was awarded Best Female Director and Best Soundtrack in the shorts categories at the... — Updated 7/27/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News

Registration open for OCARC fishing tournament

It’s almost time for the 33rd OCARC fishing tournament. Registration is underway now. The tournament will kick off at Aug. 6 at 5 p.m., with weigh-in scheduled for 5 p.m. the... — Updated 7/20/2021

 By Staff Report    News

Speaker Phelan, LSCO President Johnson & TX State University system chancellor make announcement

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan, Orange’s state representative, Texas State University System Chancellor Brian McCall, and Lamar State College Orange President Thomas Johnson... — Updated 7/20/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Legislature cuts Lamar College tuition again

Lamar State College Orange, Lamar Institute of Technology and Lamar State College Port Arthur, known collectively as the Lamar State Colleges, will further reduce tuition this fall... — Updated 7/20/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News

Broadway returns to Lutcher Theater in 2021-2022 season

The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts 2021-2022 season ticket sales are ongoing. They announced spotlight packages of four or more shows are on sale now. “We’re very... — Updated 7/20/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Orange County sees first Delta variant

Although the number of COVID-19 infections in Orange County are a long way from their January peak, cases are once again on the rise in Orange County. This week's report of new case... — Updated 7/20/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News

OC Native excited about return to space

Sunday was an exciting day for space enthusiast and Orange County native Nathan Price. The 8 a.m. launch of Richard Branson in his Virgin Galactic Unity 22 spacecraft was another... — Updated 7/13/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

OC Commissioners target game rooms

In a public workshop allowing taxpayers to speak for or against the presence of game rooms in unincorporated areas of Orange County, the “nays” had it all to themselves Tuesday.... — Updated 7/13/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

LSCO partners with Optimus Steel on expansion

Lamar State College Orange partnered with the Orange County Economic Development Corporation in enticing Optimus Steel to expand in Orange County. Now the college in downtown... — Updated 7/13/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Guv tabs Lee, Faske for TSUS board

The Texas State University System, the one that includes Lamar State College Orange and the others in Beaumont and Orange, is getting an injection of Southeast Texas. Orange native... — Updated 7/13/2021

 By Penny LeLeux    News

Normalcy for children in foster care helps heal trauma

Swimming, attending camp, and participating in sports are something that many youngsters in the foster system miss. Many do not get the chance to experience these sorts of... — Updated 7/13/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

Downtown hungry for Food Truck Friday

The latest fundraising effort to help Orange County’s least fortunate has taken off like a bottle rocket on the Fourth of July. “We have had overwhelming response,” Michelle... — Updated 7/6/2021

 By Dave Rogers    News

County's road warriors seek car allowance 

As Orange County begins the road to its 2022 budget, a few of their road warriors would like to weigh in. County precinct commissioners and constables are letting it be known... — Updated 7/6/2021


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