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Dr. Kelly receives scholarship to Thompson Executive Leadership Institute

AUSTIN – The Thompson Executive Leadership Institute (TELI) in Austin, Texas has announced that Mike Kelly, Superintendent at Bridge City ISD, is the recipient of an academic scho... — Updated 9/22/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News 

County approves new stop signs in subdivisions

Drivers traveling in the Waterwood subdivision outside of Bridge City will need to pay attention to the intersections soon. Orange County will be installing stop signs at five of... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News 

Sheriff's drug team finds pounds of pot in plastic totes

The Orange County Sheriff's Drug Interdiction Unit on Interstate 10 scored again by stopping an Italian vehicle that deputies said had 99 pounds of pot in plastic totes and... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
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Bridge City ISD Education Foundation give grants

Members of the Bridge City ISD Education Foundation last week surprised teachers in the district with grant money to help with special projects not covered by the district's... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News 

Garbage rates for West Orange go up October 1

People in the city of West Orange will have a small monthly increase in their garbage collection fees passed on the the city's contractor. The fees are going up for home and... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News 

City of Orange going up on water bills in October

Residents in the city of Orange will see higher bills when they open their monthly water-sewer-garbage statements starting in October. The city will have a 3 percent increase in... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News 

Orangefield ISD has no contested board races in November

The Orangefield school district's November school board election was able to be canceled because all three positions scheduled for election have candidates running unopposed.... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News 

Vidor, Pinehurst go down in sales tax collections

Sales taxes remained strong across Orange County during July, but some entities were not collecting enough to keep up with the increase in consumer prices. The cities of Pinehurst... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
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Cheniere donates $70,000 to LSCPA

Amy Miller and Chad Dearien with Cheniere recently presented a check for $70,000 to Lamar State College Port Arthur to develop and support a new apprenticeship program for process... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
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Orangetober Festival

The City of Orange Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the 2nd annual Orangetober Festival. This event will be held October 7-9 at the Riverside Pavilion, located at... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
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LSCO's Director of PR, Emily Mellen selected as SETX 40 under 40

ORANGE, TX – Lamar State College Orange announced that its Director of Public Relations and Development, Emily Mellen, has been selected by the Southeast Texas Young... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
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Entergy and Summer high bills 

A one-time $150 bill credit will be available for qualifying customers starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27.  All Entergy Texas customers can apply online through United Way of... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
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DPS Reminds Drivers to Put Safety First During Child Passenger Safety Week

AUSTIN – Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 18-24, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers to make sure your young passengers are secured properly... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

County Courthouse gets wheelchair lift after closing ramps

The 1937 Orange County Courthouse now has a wheelchair lift at the backdoor, County Maintenance Director Kurt Guidry told Commissioners Court Tuesday during a regular meeting. Guidr... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

Work continues on Interstate 10

The Texas Department of Transportation has completed the construction of sidewalks along MacArthur Drive and has installed two overhanging caution lights for pedestrian crossings. T... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

Early influential pro football player came from Orange County

One of Orange's little-known football players has gained more fame in recent years as "Ox" Emerson is being credited for creating the wishbone formation and being one of pro... — Updated 9/13/2022

 

LSCO, SFA renew commitment for college credits

ORANGE, TX – Lamar State College Orange President Dr. Tom Johnson and Stephen F. Austin State University Interim President Dr. Steve Westbrook met today at LSCO’s campus to... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

Special Angels Rodeo sets fish fry fundraiser

The Orange County Special Angels Rodeo is having its annual Fish Fry fundraiser Thursday, September 22, at 6 p.m. at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center on FM 1442. Single... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

Waffle House, sanitation company have big projects in Orange

Commercial and residential construction projects in the city of Orange during August stayed strong with building permits including a $350,000 remodeling project at the Waffle House... — Updated 9/6/2022

 

Grants available to Texas landowners for prescribed burning

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting applications for grants to help eligible Texas property owners with the cost of prescribed burning on their land.... — Updated 9/6/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

United Way will collect food to feed hungry Orange County families

Air conditioners churned all summer to keep people cool, at least until their electric bills arrived. Gasoline prices soared during the summer. And grocery stores weekly raised... — Updated 9/6/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

Vidor girl killed while driving all-terrain vehicle

A 12-year-old Vidor girl was killed Sunday night in an accident in which she was driving an off-road side-by-side utility vehicle. Three passengers on the vehicle were injured.... — Updated 9/6/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

Big Bass anglers return to the Sabine in 2023

The professionals are returning to Orange to show us their big basses. The Bassmaster Elite schedule for 2023 has the anglers returning to the Orange Boat Ramp June 1-4 to fish the... — Updated 9/6/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

New stop signs coming in Victory Gardens, Little Cypress

Orange County Commissioners Court Tuesday approved three new stop signs, one in Victory Gardens and two in Little Cypress, and started the process to get more stop signs. Also, the... — Updated 8/30/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

Watkins pleads guilty to manslaughter

Jerrod Lee Watkins, 25, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of intoxication manslaughter in connection with the June 2020 deaths of two people in separate crashes. He agreed to... — Updated 8/30/2022

 

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