Stephen Hemelt, Author at Orange Leader

Local

15,000 pounds of litter collected by Orange County volunteers

A volunteer army turned out last weekend for the Community Trash-Off in Orange County, with one organizer estimating there were 342 participants. For comparison sake, ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, February 29, 2024 12:06 am

Local

UPDATE — Proposed Orange dog and cat ordinance change designed to promote responsible ownership

City leaders are moving toward an ordinance amendment that would limit the number of dogs or cats that one residence could keep within Orange municipal ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, February 28, 2024 12:20 am

High School Sports

Orangefield runs into tough Hitchcock in playoff action Tuesday night

BAYTOWN — Orangefield’s magical 2023-24 basketball season came to an unfortunate end Tuesday night at the hands of defending state champion Hitchcock. The Bobcats suffered ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, February 28, 2024 12:18 am

High School Sports

Orangefield faces tough test in state powerhouse Hitchcock

ORANGEFIELD — Orangefield High School faces a major challenge in the third round of the basketball playoffs — No. 1 defending state champion Hitchcock. According ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, February 26, 2024 4:19 pm

Local

Nauti Water Racing brings jet ski fun back to Orange

Intense water competition is returning to Orange next month with three days of jet ski racing and two days of community celebration. Dubbed Spring Break ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:10 am

Local

Landmark Orange church getting multi-million dollar facelift for a future in education

College leaders want to preserve the 110-year-old First Baptist Church building on Green Avenue while also modernizing it so it can serve Orange for the ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 11:43 am

Local

“Big deal” construction opens up educational opportunities from Downtown Orange

This is a “big deal.” The phrase was repeated multiple times this week in Downtown Orange as construction, education and community leaders gathered to celebrate ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, February 8, 2024 12:18 am

Local

Topping Off Ceremony highlights growth, teamwork for Orange’s largest educational building

Roberto Barrera was happy to take the microphone Wednesday morning in Downtown Orange, not to tout his employer, Durotech, but to thank the entire team ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, February 7, 2024 11:38 am

Local

Go inside the record enrollment for Lamar State College Orange and how it can last

More functional and result-driven curriculum is part of the reason local educators are championing record attendance at Lamar State College Orange. The school’s unofficial (exact ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, February 1, 2024 12:20 am

Local

City of Orange approves, outlines demolitions of 32 structures

Nearly three-dozen structures are set for demolition within the City of Orange following a large-scale project approval secured last week. In all, the city is ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, January 30, 2024 12:10 am

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