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May 9 Election

  – The Orange City Council will have an extra position up for election on May 9. District 2 Councilmember Tommy Ferguson filed to run for mayor Friday morning. City Secretary Rhonda Haskins said that triggered his resignation from District 2; however he will serve until a successor is chosen. The Orange City Council has ...

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Winter Burn A Possibility

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  The recent warm spell in Southeast Texas is going to change Thursday. Predictions are for sub-freezing temperatures Thursday night into Friday. Horticulturist Joseph Johnson with the Shangri La Botanical Gardens says the biggest concern for plants will be winter burn. Johnson adds that a common occurrence here when there is a deep freeze in ...

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Pinehurst Positions

  Positions on the May 9 ballot for the Pinehurst municipal election were determined Wednesday. T. W. Permenter was the only candidate present and was allowed to draw for his position on the ballot. Permenter drew the number two. Incumbents Dan Barclay and then Dan Mohon were drawn by a neutral bystander with City Secretary ...

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Restaurant Reports

  Crawfish can be tasty but dead crawfish all over a restaurant will hurt the business’s health inspection. County Health Inspector James Scales visited 12 food-related businesses during the latter part of February and the lowest score, 73, went to Kajun Seafood and Wing II on Park Avenue. Scales cited the dead crawfish and said ...

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Local Wins Educator Award

Darin Landry, 1994 Graduate of West Orange-Stark School, was named as Administrator of the Year by the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media.  Landry is the principal at Lakeside High in Hot Springs. On March 30, 2015 his award will be given before 1000 guess at the Hot Springs Civic Center. ...

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Monday Crime

Two people robbed the Foodmart store on FM1130 across the street from Beagle Rd. in Little Cypress Monday. Both had masks and guns when they robbed the clerk just after 9pm. A woman working the night shift at the Flying J truck stop had a large amount of cash stolen from her car. Orange police ...

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WOC picks Harris

An assistant principal for the Cedar Hill ISD in Dallas County is the lone finalist for superintendent in the West Orange-Cove school district. The WO-C board voted 4-3 to make Rickie Harris the lone finalist. After 21 days Harris (pictured with his wife Shalawn) will officially become the new superintendent. Harris has been an educator ...

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Community Cleans Orange

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  Members of the Gate City Masonic Lodge and their families took on cleaning up Simmons Drive Saturday morning. They were among hundreds of community volunteers Saturday picking up trash and garbage for the 20th Annual clean-up sponsored by Shangri La. This year the group concentrated on the Sabine River instead of Adams Bayou. Boaters ...

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Store Robbed Again

For the second time is as many days, the Kwick Stop #2, located at 1427 Strickland Drive in Pinehurst was robbed. On Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8:30 p.m., a white male entered the convenience store. He approached the counter and placed several items down as if to pay for them. He then demanded cash from ...

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Entergy Helps Elderly

Orange County’s elderly and disabled in need of assistance with energy bills have a new friend who can help. Friends Helping Friends, a nonprofit organization that has helped Orange County residents for nearly 30 years, has picked up the administrative reins of Entergy Texas, Inc.’s equally long-running program, The Power to Care. The Power to ...

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