Splash Down in Bridge City

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The much anticipated Bridge City Splash Pad is open for fun after a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon. City Manager Jerry Jones said the splash pad is the culmination of a lot work at the city park. Jones added the attraction has been in the works for a few years and bond money this year ...

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Veterans Honored At LCI


Students, parents, and teachers got to honor the service of veterans during a program at the Little Cypress Intermediate School Monday. Salute to Our Veterans was held in the school’s cafetorium with about 50 veterans in attendance. Kelly Meadows with the school coordinated the program which is the fifth such tribute to veterans done by ...

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Scarecrow Winners Announced


Shangri La gardens on Saturday continued with the annual fall festival despite the rain. Winners of the 7th Annual Scarecrow Festival were also announced. Cottage Cuttings, a garden nursery, took the Director’s Award for Favorite Scarecrow by getting the most votes from visitors. The entry was “Flaming Headless Horseman.” The Orange Fire Department (above) took ...

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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


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


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


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


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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