Category Archives: Orange County News

Commissioners revert to prior employee travel policy

The Orange County Commissioners Court has reversed course on the employee travel policy at their regular meeting on Jan. 26. County Judge Brint Carlton said the police was adopted by the court two years ago requiring approval from the commissioners court

Shipyard trades in purple for red


Last week, Coach Dwayne DuBois returned home to become head football coach of the Bridge City Cardinals. There’s another homecoming this week as Harry Murdock announced his intent to return to Bridge City, bringing his shipyard with him.Sterling Shipyard of

Star remembers where he came from


Orange native Earl Thomas III will be playing in his second consecutive Super Bowl. His family, likewise, is making it possible for 400 fellow residents to watch him play. The Thomas family is paying for a Super Bowl watch party

Baptist Hospital still open – for now


For those who are curious if Baptist Hospital Orange will be closing, Mary Poole, Baptist system spokeswoman, said, “At this time there is no decision to close Baptist Hospital Orange.” She said the hospital has been “evaluating services like any

KOCB taking nominations for Beautification Awards

KOCB Nominations

Keep Orange County Beautiful is pleased to announce that nominations for its Beautification Awards is now open to the public and nomination forms are available on-line at their website, Once each calendar quarter, a Beautification Award is presented to a

Pinehurst officer injured in pursuit

Pinehurst pursuit

Tuesday, Jan. 27, at approximately 1:14 a.m., Officer Leonard Roff of the Pinehurst Police Department observed a suspicious vehicle in the 1900 block of Strickland Drive. The driver of the vehicle committed a traffic offense by making an illegal left turn in front

Earl Thomas to host Super Bowl party

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Earl Thomas is sponsoring a free Super Bowl Party at Lamar State College – Orange Student Center (407 Green Avenue), Sunday, Feb. 1, beginning at 4:00pm. There will be door prizes and food provided. This event will have a limit of 400 people.  

Traffic stop leads to arrest

traffic arrest

Sunday, Jan. 25,  at 9:39 a.m., Pinehurst Officer K. Norton observed a mobile home being moved from the trailer park in the 3800 block of Pheasant Drive in Pinehurst. The trailer company listed a Lumberton address. A traffic stop was conducted

Property taxes coming due


Property taxes are normally due on Jan. 31, but because this year the last day to pay falls on the weekend, the law considers payments timely if paid in the office or postmarked on the next regular business day. The

BC’s Roccaforte to take office at annual SETRPC meeting


The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) recently hosted its 43rd Annual Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at 6:30 pm.  The Annual Meeting was held at the City of Beaumont Event Centre, 700 Crockett Street, Beaumont. The SETRPC is a voluntary

OF Water Supply helps Victory Gardens with water and sewer

Several months ago, Orangefield Water Supply Corporation (OWSC) sponsored a field survey for interest in expanding our Water and Sewer service in the Victory Gardens Subdivision. The positive interest indicated at that time, encouraged OWSC to do an Engineering study

Weather service calling for rain, possible flooding


The National Weather Service is expecting rain to continue through this evening, before tapering off from west to east. A few lingering patches of rain will occur Friday morning before ending by Friday evening. Rain totals will be one to two inches, with locally

Entergy warns about national utility phone scam


Scammers continue to target Entergy customers in Texas and surrounding states. The con artist calls and tells the customer their electric bill payment is past due, and that service will be disconnected within the hour if payment isn’t made. The

County employees request travel expenses at commissioners court

There were several agenda items regarding employee travel at the regular meeting of the Orange County Commissioners Court on January 20. Mary Johnson, county auditor, requested her assistant county auditor to fly to Lubbock to attend educational training at the

Orange Rotary presents benefit concert


The Orange Rotary Club is honored to present An Evening of Classical Music with Francesco Attesti and Matteo Galli. Francesco Attesti is an Italian pianist of international acclaim. The epitome of Francesco’s collaborative work to date is his performance with

MLK Day march returns to Orange

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Elaena Fanese Swanton, a West Orange-Stark High School graduate, said she and her children marched in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day “A Step Towards Unity” march on January 19 because she believes equality should not be a dream

Depot restoration begins

Stained glass

The first physical steps toward restoration of the Southern Pacific Depot in Orange were taken when the measurement team from Architectural Alliance, Incorporated opened the door on the east side of the depot and went inside to take measurements. The

Pets of the Week

weekly pet

Each week The Record Newspapers features a pet, or pets of the week for adoption through local shelters and rescue organizations. This week’s pets are again rescues from Pups in Peril. Nick is a medium sized shepherd mix, handsome brindle

Orange County Health/Restaurant Inspections

restaurant inspections

Orange County Health Inspector James Scales made the following inspections on area businesses from Jan. 1 through Jan. 15: Papa John’s Pizza, 2305 MacArthur Dr., Orange – Storage racks above sinks are rusted and need to be repaired/replaced. Score –

Little Caesars named BCCC Business of the Month

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The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it has named Little Caesars Bridge City as Business of the Month for January. Owner Curtis Breaux accepted the award from Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Dave Derosier  at the

Weather service expecting warming trend


The National Weather Service is expecting one more cool day before a warming trend this weekend. Highs will be in the 60s this weekend into early next week. No rain is expected through early next week. The next significant rain event will