ORANGEFIELD — January is “School Board Appreciation Month” and the Orangefield Independent School District is recognizing these elected leaders. The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) calls the board of trustees and the superintendent a “Team of Eight.” Together, they face critical challenges in their roles as advocates, and they continue to stand strong and guard against anything that takes away from children and undermines the public schools. Pictured, on front row from left, are Dr. Ronald Risinger, Superintendent Dr. Stephen Patterson, Jesse Fremont and Brad Frye. Back row from left are Wanda Woods, Donovan Weldon, Jack Smith and Van “Bo” Henley.
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Local doctor arrested for assault, under investigation by DEA
A local doctor was arrested for a felony assault charge on Wednesday, while the DEA and local law enforcement pursue an investigation into alleged prescription drug abuse.
Two arrested on narcotics and weapons charges
A man and a woman were arrested Wednesday afternoon for narcotics possession and firearms violations.
Newly formed Historic Orange Preservation Empowerment to help homeowners
Historic Orange Preservation Empowerment (HOPE) has been formed to “support, facilitate, and improve the economic, cultural, aesthetic, historic, social, and environmental setting, well-being, and quality of life in Orange and Orange County, Texas.”
Kiwanis Club gets schooled on LSC-O’s EMS program
Rickey Land believes there’s no reason why every person shouldn’t know CPR.
Orange joins National Dance Day with event Saturday
Put on your dancing shoes and head to downtown this weekend for the biggest dance event in the country.
Man sentenced to 35 years for sexual assault
A man from Orange has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for sexual assault of a child.
Food for thought
Dan Maher, Executive Director of the Southeast Texas Food Bank, was the guest speaker at Monday’s Vidor Rotary Club meeting. He spoke about the food bank's many programs.
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OFD battle two fires within two hours
In an unusual turn of events, the Orange Fire Department responded to two structure fires on Sunday.
Cell phone use, dead roaches, flies lead to health score demerits
Eggs rolls at unsafe temperatures , dead roaches and feces found on top of a cooler and moldy produce were found at General Wok #6, 1803 16th Street in Orange, during a recent routine health and code compliance inspection resulting in a health score of 78 out of a possible 100.
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