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OCARC Fishing Tournament Still Going Strong in 28th Year

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For 28 years the OCARC in Orange has been sponsoring a fishing tournament as a fund raiser for its clients. In 1956 a group of parents joined together to form an association to provide an avenue for their children after they completed school. Originally OCARC was located at the Thomen Community Center. Land was donated ...

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100 Temp Included Small Storm

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Scattered thunderstorms brought a bit of rain and relief to the heat in Orange County Thursday afternoon, but not every neighborhood got rain. The National Weather Service station at the Orange County Airport recorded a temperature of 100 degrees at 2:35 p.m. Thursday. Wednesday’s recorded high at the airport was 98. The showers dropped the ...

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Orange P&Z Cancelled

The City of Orange Planning & Zoning Commission has cancelled the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 04, 2015 @ 5:30 PM, as there were no applications.     ...

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Orange Issues $4.9 Mill

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The City of Orange has issued $4.9 million in certificates of obligation bonds for maintenance on the water and sewer system. Financial advisor Jim Gilley told the City Council this week that the bonds sold Tuesday morning at a 2.95 percent interest rate to Sunco Capital. He said the city has a good AA bond ...

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Surprise!

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Despite the green leaves and no severe weather in the area, this large tree fell across 2212 Link St. Thursday morning. (photo by Mike Johnson) ...

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OCC Approves Annexation

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The Orange City Council Tuesday unanimously approved the requested annexation of the International Paper containerboard mill. The company asked for the annexation as part of negotiations with the city on a new industrial district contract. City Manager Dr. Shawn Oubre said the economic development agreement has the city waiving its 1.5 percent sales tax on ...

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City Supported Oubre’s PHD Pursuit

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Orange City Manager Dr. Shawn Oubre was interviewed recently in the Walden Alumni Magazine. This is the interview, as told to Liz Welch DEGREE EARNED: PhD in Public Policy and Administration MY BIGGEST SUPPORTER: I met my wife in high school and knew she was a keeper—she has always supported my desire to further my education. ...

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Highway 12 reduced speed

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  Beginning Monday, August 3, the speed limit on Texas Highway 12 between Mauriceville and Vidor will be reduced from 75 miles per hour to 65 miles per hour. Sarah Dupre with the Texas Department of Transportation says the reduction in speed on Highway 12 is the result of a study that was conducted using ...

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Orange County Sheriff’s Calls July 21-27

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Orange County Sheriff’s Calls July 21-27   Recovery of stolen vehicle, 12:13 a.m. July 21, 16900 block FM 1442 in Mauriceville. Burglary of a habitation, 8:33 a.m. July 21, 2000 block Killian Road in Little Cypress. Simple assault, 8:49 a.m. July 21, 16600 South Highway 62 in Orange. Injured dog, 11:41 a.m. July 21, 3000 ...

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Lakeview Flooding

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Three weeks ago several Orange County officials with representatives from the Texas Department of Emergency Management inspected the damage from flooding in northwest Orange County. At the time it appeared the damage to the public infrastructure was below the required amount to be eligible for federal relief from FEMA. Orange County Emergency Management Director Ryan ...

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