Residents Taking Precaution


The Orange County Road and Bridge Department is making sand and bags available at three of its maintenance barns for citizens who want to fill their own sandbags.  Citizens do need to bring their own shovels to the Precinct 1 barn on Highway 87 North, the Precinct 3 barn on West Roundbunch Road, and the ...

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Co. Commissioners Meet Tuesday


  The Commissioners Court approved Tuesday Janelle Dischler, the director of the Transportation Department, to proceed with the purchase of a new Ford Transit 350 bus for her department.  The bus will replace another bus that was totaled in a wreck back in December.  The county will pay only $11,450 of the total cost of ...

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Cindy Weakens Slightly


As of 10 am, Tropical Storm Cindy has weakened slightly, down to sustained winds of 50 mph. Landfall projections still show a Texas-Louisiana state line location, sometime after midnight tonight, as a weak tropical storm.   We are still expecting 3 to 5 inches of rain, with the possibility of 10 inches if a slow ...

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Deweyville Trying To Fill Positions

Deweyville HS

Deweyville Independent School District is seeking individuals for a full-time maintenance position and bus drivers.  Applicants for maintenance position should have CDL or be willing to obtain one.  Applications can be obtained on the district website at  For additional information contact Betty Foster at 409-746-2731 extension 2222 or email  ...

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Regina Daniels


Regina Daniels, 75, of Orange, Texas, passed away on June 19, 2017, in Beaumont, Texas.   Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a Christian Wake service at 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.   Born in Kansas City, Kansas, on December 5, 1941, she was ...

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TS Cindy Postponements and Closures


Here are several announcements about closures or postponements due to Tropical Storm Cindy.  Check back periodically for changes and additions. – – As Tropical Storm Cindy takes aim at the Texas coast, the Texas Department of Public Safety is temporarily closing the driver license office in Orange County at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday.  The office is located ...

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Ham Radio Operators Show Off for Orange Residents 


                                                                Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 24-25, 2017     Thousands of Ham Radio operators will be showing off their emergency capabilities this weekend.  Over the past year, the news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications in emergencies including the California wildfires, Oregon and Michigan storms, tornadoes and other ...

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Cindy, Third Tropical Storm of 2017


Satellite imagery, aircraft data, and surface observations indicate that the low pressure system in the central Gulf of Mexico has acquired a well-defined center, and is now Tropical Storm Cindy, the third tropical storm of 2017. At 1 PM, the center of Tropical Storm Cindy was centered near latitude 25.9 North, longitude 90.5 West. Cindy ...

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Trop. Storm Warning Includes Orange County


The path of the storm has seen a slight move to the west, putting Orange County under a Tropical Storm Warning along with the Louisiana Gulf Coast.  The Tropical Cyclone 3 is expected to be named Tropical Storm Cindy this afternoon.   ...

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Ronnie Knott


Ronnie Knott, 58, of Port Arthur, passed away on June 15, 2017, in Port Arthur.   A memorial service will be held 7:00 PM Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.   Visitation will precede the service, starting at 6:00 PM.   Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on February 18, 1959, he ...

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