Happenings

Special Rodeo Saturday

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The 2015 Special Angels Rodeo, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, November 14, will be moving to a new site. Due to recent rainfall in the area and with more predicted in the days leading up to the event, the Special Angels Rodeo board has decided to relocate from our home at the Orange County Sheriff’s ...

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Reverend Celebrates 25 Years

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First Baptist Church of Orange celebrated the 25th anniversary of their pastor, Rev. Barry Bradley yesterday. Celebration programs and a church-wide luncheon were held to commemorate the milestone. Mayor Jimmy Sims presented a Proclamation honoring Rev. Bradley who began his ministry at FBCO on November 1, 1990, moving from Muleshoe, Texas with his wife Jackie ...

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Business Gives Back to Community

2015 IP Grant Awards

International Paper Orange Containerboard Mill has awarded $23,000 in foundation grants to local community organizations. Grants were awarded by the IP Foundation in Memphis, Tenn. “We feel privileged to be able to assist our local non-profits and organizations in their efforts to serve this community,” said Anitra Collins, Orange Mill Manager. “We look forward to ...

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Barker Retires

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A three decade era ended Thursday at the Texas Travel Information Center in Orange.  Becky Barker had her final work day at the state run info center Thursday afternoon bringing to a close 29 years and 4 months of service to Texas and the traveling public. Barker started working at the center right out of ...

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Veterans Job Fair

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Southeast Texas to Host 4th Annual “Hiring Red White and You!” Veterans Job Fair Beaumont, TX  – The annual statewide Veterans Job Fair, “Hiring Red, White & You!” will be hosted by Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, at the Bob Bowers Civic Center, on Thursday, November 12, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 ...

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United Way Receives Check

5K Check Presentation 2015

Linn Cardner of the United Way Orange County accepts a check in the amount of $14,164.64 as a result of the 2nd Annual Granger 5K. Linn is surrounded by many of the awesome sponsors who helped make the event successful! A special thanks to major sponsors Granger Chevrolet. Sabine Federal Credit Union, Old Orange Café, ...

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Changing Bass to 12″ Minimum

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TPWD is now conducting a survey to gather angler input regarding lowering the 14 inch slot limit to 12 inches in the Sabine River and surrounding river systems on the Texas Coast. The new rule would not be for just high school or college fishing tournaments participants but for everyone.  The department did their own ...

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Symphony at Shangri La

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Wonderful weather helped bring an incredible crowd to see the Symphony of Southeast Texas perform at Shangri la Sunday afternoon.  It also gave people a chance to see the Scarecrow Festival which will be available for visitors all week. ...

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Lions Donate 638 pounds of Food

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Orange County Sheriff Lion Keith Merritt and 2015 carnival chairman Lion Rusty Honeycutt delivered 638 pounds of canned goods that were donated during the 76th annual Orange Lions Charity Carnival to Orange Christian Services. ...

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First Christian Celebrates 130 Years

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A colorful stained-glass window of Jesus with opened arms welcomes people to services at First Christian Church in Orange. But members of the church didn’t always have such artwork for worship. Back in 1885, when Orange was a small village and the church organized, members were baptized in the Sabine River. From that simple beginning, ...

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