ORANGE — The City of Orange Fire Department held a “pinning” ceremony Wednesday at Central Fire Station for two new fire captains. Captain Shane Chapman and Captain Chad Hall were honored today for their recent success in a promotional examination. Two captains positions became available when Captain Eric Ridley and Captain Kathy Staudt retired earlier this year. The promotion process included a basic tenure qualification, written exam, street and hydrant test, and bonus points for tenure. Captain Chapman’s final score was the highest score recorded and Captain Hall is the youngest person to be promoted in the history of the department. Fire Chief David Frenzel and Captain Chapman’s current supervisor, Battalion Chief Lee Anne Brown, pinned the gold collar bugles on while his father pinned his new gold badge on him. Chief Frenzel and Battalion Chief Joe Mires pinned Captain Hall’s collar bugles while Captain Steve Allison pinned his badge.
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Bridge City Christmas parade postponed until Dec. 14
The threat of inclement weather this weekend has forced organizers to postpone a much anticipated yearly event.
WO Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration
A Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, an annual event for the city of West Orange, is 6 p.m. Monday at the West Orange Community Center, 2700 Western Ave., West Orange.
Broken floor tiles, a cooler door in need of repairs and rusted storage shelves lead to Waffle House #523, 4212 27th Street, Orange, received a 90 out of a possible 100 during a recent health inspection.
Sabine Federal Credit Union donates to Julie Rogers “Gift of Life”
Representatives of Sabine Federal Credit Union in Orange present a check for $1,000 to the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” on Thursday afternoon.
OJHS students inducted into National Junior Honor Society
The following Orangefield Junior High students were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society in October:
West Orange Police Beat (Oct. 13 - Oct. 19, 2013)
The West Orange Police Department responded to the following calls from Oct. 13 - Oct. 19, 2013.
INVISTA present check to Orange Lions Club
Chris Kovatch, at left, vice president and carnival chairperson of the Orange Lions Club, accepts a $2,000 donation from George Russell, Quality Lab Manager, on behalf of INVISTA earlier this week.
Tribute to Lady Liberty
Mrs. Jackson’s fifth grade class at Community Christian School did a first class job on its admission for the Shangri La Scarecrow contest.
Vidor Rotary Club Students of the Month
Vidor Rotary Club was proud to host six outstanding young men and women as Students of the Month at their weekly meeting on Monday.
Miss Nelson Has A Field Day
The Vidor Public Library held Itty Bitty Story Time on Oct. 17 where director Colette Turner read “Miss Nelson Has A Field Day” by Harry Allard to the audience.
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