Happenings

Christmas Time Arrives In West Orange

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Christmas officially arrived in West Orange Monday night with the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree at the West Orange Community Center.  Alderman Carl Thibodeaux read the “Cajun Night Before Christmas” before Mayor Roy McDonald flipped the switch to light the tree.  The Calvary Baptist Carolers led by Pastor David Milner sang Christmas carols.  Other ...

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Maxine The Owl Passes Away

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Maxine the Barred Owl at Shangri La has died. She had been rescued at a young age after being entangled in a barbed wire fence, an accident that caused her to lose a wing. After being healed, she was adopted and became a popular attraction for thousands of school children for more than a decade ...

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OC Marriage Licenses Nov. 28-Dec. 2

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Marriage License: Issued By The Office of Brandy Robertson, Orange County Clerk For the Week of November 28, 2016 thru December 2, 2016 Ian R. Jenkins and Jocelyn N. Boatner Kevin J. Essien and Apryl L. Dean Katrina R. Kendrick and Alexandrea K. Archer James C. Sparkman and Lara E. Carpenter Grant M. Graffagnino and ...

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PPD Receives $6000 For Participation

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The Pinehurst Police Department received two checks Friday from the Texas Department of Transportation.  Each check of $3,000 was presented to the police in Pinehurst as grant funds for their participation in TxDOT’s Click-it Or Ticket Program.  Bridgett Hlavinka of TxDOT presented the checks to Lt. Keith Reneau who handled the grant requests for the ...

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Christmas In Orangefield Dec. 10

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Mitigation Plan Available For Review

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  Orange County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2016 Available For Review and Comment The goal of the Hazard Mitigation Plan update is to minimize or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards by identifying and implementing cost-effective mitigation actions.  Mitigation is defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as ...

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OCP Yuletide VI

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Orange Community Players will present Yuletide VI, A Country Christmas, on December 8, 9 and 10. Please join them at 7:00 pm for “Greets & Treats.” Performances will begin at 7:37pm. Tickets are $25 for the food, beverages and entertainment. Please call 409-882-9137 for reservations or order tickets online at www.orangecommunityplayers.com. Photo credit: Keri Foreman ...

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Hargrave Promoted

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Retired Orange police captain Cliff Hargrave has been named as the captain in charge of investigations at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Keith Merritt promoted Hargrave to the position which has been vacant since the death of Tom Ray. Hargrave started his career with the sheriff’s office nearly 30 years ago. He then worked ...

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Church News For Holidays

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Jesus’ Love Never Melts Advent VBS Presented by First United Methodist Church Be our guest for a morning of Advent activities for children in grades kindergarten through  4th grade.  Children will learn Christmas songs, make crafts, make snow, learn the story of the birth of Jesus, play games, and enjoy a snack. Date:                Saturday, December ...

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County Unveils New Nativity Scene

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A new nativity scene is now on display at the Orange County Courthouse.  The figures for the nativity scene arrived the week of Thanksgiving.  Supervisor Kurt Guidry and the county’s Maintenance Department erected it Wednesday morning with a manger they constructed themselves.  The new figures were approved by the Commissioners Court in early November at ...

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