Stephen Hemelt, Author at Orange Leader


Boxing champ “Shock” Foster returns to Orange for fun run

World boxing champ O’Shaquie “Shock” Foster is coming back to Orange in a big way. The WBC title holder is planning a Community Run with ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, May 17, 2024 10:13 am


Mayor, councilman sworn in for City of Orange

The City of Orange celebrated a small change in leadership Tuesday evening, as one newly elected councilman took his seat on the dais, while another ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, May 15, 2024 12:40 pm


Mayor praises new signs effort; asks for more direct Orange engagement

During the most recent City of Orange City Council meeting, Mayor Larry Spears Jr. heaped some praise on Director of Planning Kelvin Knauf and his ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, May 4, 2024 12:04 am


Golden Triangle Polymers delivers on $1.325 million investment in training future Orange workforce

Steven Prusak has seen examples across the globe where a homegrown and educated workforce provides an honest day’s work filled with passion that extends well ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, May 1, 2024 4:59 pm

High School Sports

Go inside with Community Christian School’s first ever Texas track title

The Community Christian School track team competed in many public school meets this season. In fact, the student athletes had a meet almost every week ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, April 27, 2024 12:20 am


City of Orange institutes strict massage parlor guidelines with new ordinance

For massage parlors in the City of Orange, there is now an ordinance where there was none before. Orange City Council members unanimously approved the ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, April 25, 2024 12:20 am


Weekend of May 4 packs punch for Orange. Plenty of community events planned.

The hard work is near complete. The only thing left is the fun. The weekend of May 4 promises to be a special one in ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, April 24, 2024 12:14 am


Orange business champion Ida Schossow prepares to award 2024 recipient

Ida Schossow of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is going to help present awards at the 2024 Annual Small Business Awards Banquet in ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, April 17, 2024 12:20 am


Heavy rain Wednesday morning north of Orange could still impact region

The City of Orange and Orange County, as a whole, may have been spared the worst of the bad weather that struck Southeast Texas before ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, April 10, 2024 10:51 am


VISION for EDUCATION — Lamar State College Orange honors lasting legacy of Dr. Joe Ben Welch

Wendi Sands describes her father as a dreamer. He was someone who saw a bowling alley in Downtown Orange and had visions of a grand ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, April 5, 2024 12:20 am

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