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 By Margaret Toal    News 

Orange councilors in Facebook brouhaha

Four members of the Orange City Council have gotten into a Facebook disagreement that has their fans in a tizzy. One man even compared Councilor Paul Burch to Jesus in the way that... — Updated 5/21/2024

 
 By Margaret Toal    News 

Phelan-Covey runoff ends with Tuesday election

Tuesday, May 28, is the date of the runoff race for the Texas House District 21 that includes Orange County. The only registered voters who cannot cast a ballot in the runoff are th... — Updated 5/21/2024

 
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WOCCISD Board Meeting Witnesses Swearing-In of Trustee Roderick Robertson and Board Secretary LaTricia Stroud

During the WOCCISD Board Meeting held on Monday, Trustee Roderick Robertson and Board Secretary LaTricia Stroud officially took their oaths of office, renewing their positions... — Updated 5/21/2024

 
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Public offices close Monday for Memorial Day

All federal, state, and local offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. The local ones include Orange County Courthouse and other county offices. Also, city office... — Updated 5/21/2024

 
 By Margaret Toal    News 

Bridge City sees healthy sales tax collections

Most of the entities collecting sales taxes had big increases in March sales compared to last year, with Bridge City now having nearly 13 percent in sales taxes compared to last... — Updated 5/21/2024

 
 By Margaret Toal    News 

Historic May 1953 flood stopped by hundreds of volunteers

River flooding has become so common in Orange County that the "Great Flood of 1953" isn't so great now. But the rising Sabine on May 22, 1953, 71 years ago, brought thousands of... — Updated 5/21/2024

 
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CTX receives funding in FY24 Work Plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) allocated the first installment of federal funding toward the USACE Galveston District's (SWG) Coastal Texas Project (CTX). The U.S. Army... — Updated 5/21/2024

 
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8th Annual Michael Hoke Memorial Outdoor Awareness for Kids

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Orange County is holding The 8th Annual Michael Hoke Memorial Outdoor Awareness for Kids on June 4th, 2024 at Claiborne West Park in the... — Updated 5/21/2024

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

Early voting starts Monday for Phelan-Covey race

Fans of politics from across the country will be watching Southeast Texas next week as early voting begins in a Republican primary race that has even drawn an endorsement from... — Updated 5/14/2024

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

Orange got to claim famous 1910 champion

The high society and dog fanciers were shocked in 1910 as the East Coast terrier who had won Best of Show at the Westminster Dog Show three years running was beaten by a terrier... — Updated 5/14/2024

 
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Commissioner says levee system design continues

Work continues on the design for a levee-seawall system in Orange County, Commissioner Kirk Roccaforte said Tuesday after Commissioners Court approved a contract to allow... — Updated 5/14/2024

 

West Orange City Councilors take oaths

West Orange City Councilors Jay Odom (left), Lanie Brown and Mike Shugart have taken their oaths of office for new two-year terms. The incumbents drew no opponents for the May... — Updated 5/14/2024

 

Litton Scholarships awarded

Brooklyn Carpenter and Elizabeth Bunch are the Bridge City seniors awarded the 2024 H.N. Litton Memorial Scholarships. 'Moe' Litton was a longtime coach and trainer at the high... — Updated 5/14/2024

 

LSCO's Spring 2024 Commencement Breaks More Records

Lamar State College Orange hosted another record-breaking commencement on Friday, May 10 with 438 certificates and degrees awarded to 349 graduates. This represents an impressive... — Updated 5/14/2024

 

Free Diabetes Classes

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office is having a Free Do Well, Be Well With Diabetes Series at the Extension office in the Orange County Convention and Expo Center on FM 1442,... — Updated 5/14/2024

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

Vacant schools bring problems to cities

Orange's city planning director was relieved after an announcement from the West Orange-Cove school district. The district will "repurpose" the old North school on Cordrey Avenue... — Updated 5/7/2024

 
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Elderly miss meals as program reorganizes

Ninety-three-year-old Mavis Worsham was expecting her regular hot meal on a Monday in late April. Instead, she got an envelope with a questionnaire from the Orange Meals on Wheels.... — Updated 5/7/2024

 
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BC keeps mayor, WOC to get new school

Bridge City will still have David Rutledge as mayor and the West Orange-Cove school district will be getting a new early learning center school. Those are among the results of the... — Updated 5/7/2024

 

Stark Reading Contest Winners

The Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation is sponsored by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation as part of its continuing mission to enrich the community... — Updated 5/7/2024

 

BCHS new officers celebrate Teachers

New student executive officers for Bridge City High School found a way to celebrate National Teachers Appreciation Week by washing the vehicles of teachers at the... — Updated 5/7/2024

 

Shrek the Musical presented by CAFA

Friday and Saturday the Christian Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) presented "Shrek the Musical" at Grace Point at Eagle Heights Church in Orange. Last month they offered their... — Updated 5/7/2024

 

Nash given Golden Apple Award

Jake Nash has been honored with the Golden Apple Award for Orangefield High School after a vote by the students in the school. The Orangefield Student Council presented him with... — Updated 5/7/2024

 

Honoring Mother's Day When Mom Has Alzheimer's

Celebrating Mother’s Day, like other holidays, can be bittersweet and challenging when mom is living with Alzheimer’s. Mother’s Day, however, can remain a meaningful and enjoy... — Updated 5/7/2024

 

South East Texas Disaster Expo to Take Place at Orange County Convention and Expo Center

South East Texas Disaster Expo to Take Place at Orange County Convention and Expo Center The South East Texas Disaster Expo is set to take place on May 11, 2024 at the Orange County... — Updated 5/7/2024

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

Gothia talks about honor at Governor's Mansion

Orange County Judge John Gothia told Commissioners Court about a magical spring evening at the Governor's Mansion in Austin as a county-operated disaster rebuild group won an award... — Updated 4/30/2024

 

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