Happenings

Animals Not Forgotten After Harvey

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Three days after Harvey flooded Orange County with 50 inches or more of rain, Cowboy Church set up to provide help not only for people, but also for livestock and pets. Thursday, the Texas A&M Agriculture program packed up and left the church’s barn after serving the needs of local horses, cows and other livestock. ...

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Lions Carnival Postponed

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The Orange Lions Club Carnival, normally scheduled in October, has been postponed because of Harvey. Tentatively the club is trying for a date in Spring 2018. ...

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Harvey Related Construction Permits

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Contractors performing any construction for any hurricane related damages will need a CONTRACTOR’S PERMIT through Orange County Environmental Health and Code Compliance.  This is for any construction in the unincorporated areas of Orange County and the cities of Pine Forest and Rose City.   To obtain a contractor’s permit, the contractor should contact Orange County ...

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OC Extends Deadline For HOT Funds

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 Orange County, Texas (September 12, 2017)—The Orange County Economic Development Corporation has extended the deadline to apply for a portion of the County’s Hotel/Motel Tax funds until October 6, 2017. There are a number of restrictions by state law as to how the funds can be utilized. Funds must be used in a manner that ...

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Salvation Army Looking For Volunteers

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The Salvation Army deployed eleven canteens (mobile kitchens) within the Golden Triangle region to serve those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The Salvation Army in Orange is located at 1950 MLK Jr Drive and is providing our residents with hot, nutritious meals and supplies needed to continue their recovery efforts. Yesterday the Salvation Army provided residents ...

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Harvey Cancels Boat Race

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Orange Tunnel Boat Races scheduled for Sept. 15-17 have been cancelled. ...

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How You Can Help With Hurricane Harvey

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Shelter locations   The American Red Cross continues to manage urgent response preparations for Hurricane Harvey. For a list of open shelters, please see: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter  This information will evolve throughout the day so you may wish to check back as you are able.   How You Can Help   Volunteer: The Red Cross is greatly ...

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Magazine Recognizes Stark Museum

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Hundreds of art museums celebrate the American West (including more than a few east of the Mississippi). But True West magazine says that the Stark Museum of Art of Orange, TX is among the best.   The Stark Museum was named the #4 Western art museum in the country. The recognition is part of the ...

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FFB Breaks Ground on New Bank

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The Board of Directors of First Financial Bank, N.A., today announced the construction of a new Southeast Texas Regional Banking Center at the corner of Park and North 16th Street. Construction of the new banking center is expected to be complete in the fall of 2018, at which time the City of Orange will occupy ...

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Trinity Welcomes The Chandlers

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The members of Trinity Baptist Church of Orange are pleased to introduce to the community their new pastor, Ryan Chandler. C. Ryan Chandler grew up in small Rio Grande Valley and South Texas towns. (Port Isabel, Falfurrias, Poteet, Pearsall, Hondo, Lytle, etc.) His family owned and operated a cattle ranch for several years. His parents ...

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