Stephen Hemelt, Author at Orange Leader

Local

Weather Service outlines potential for wind gusts, large hail and tornadoes next week

According to the National Weather Service, a storm system early next week will bring the potential for severe weather. All modes of severe weather will ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, December 8, 2022 11:30 am

Local

Citation issued, investigation continues following local woman’s passing in fatal wreck

Authorities said the fatal crash investigation that followed a local woman’s death is continuing; however, a citation has been issued. Orange resident Gay Ferguson was ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, December 7, 2022 12:20 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Orange native Sophie Braud following her dreams in professional theater

Sophie Braud was finishing her senior year at Little-Cypress Mauriceville High when her longtime dance teacher, Lorna Badon, passed away. At the time, Braud was ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, December 2, 2022 10:40 pm

Local

SEE THE VIDEO — Plans for $37M Lamar State College Orange construction brighten Downtown

An architectural video provides a sneak peek into the future of Downtown Orange. The two-and-a-half minute rendering will soon become a reality after the Texas ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, December 1, 2022 12:30 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Major plant news creates opportunity for Orange County growth

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company bought more than 2,000 acres of land between its Orange facility and Texas 87 in 2019 after announcing Orange as a ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Sunday, November 20, 2022 12:12 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Orange Living Magazine highlights best of our neighbors, friends

What might pass as a fleeting mention to some could be the spark for a journalist to find a more in-depth story. That was the ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Sunday, November 13, 2022 12:12 am

Local

Orange 13-year-old partners with First State Bank of Texas to properly retire flags

It takes Chase Peacock approximately two weeks to put the boxes together. The 13-year-old Little Cypress Junior High student said there is a similar but ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, November 11, 2022 2:00 am

Local

“Devoted,” friendly” used to describe Orange woman killed in traffic crash

Gay Ferguson joined the City of Nederland in 2010 as City Clerk. The next 12 years included a lot of on-the-job training as the Orange ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, November 8, 2022 12:10 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Coat and Jacket Drive is great way to help in Orange County

With colder weather approaching in the coming months, those in Orange County with the opportunity are asked to contribute to an ongoing Coat and Jacket ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Sunday, November 6, 2022 12:30 am

Local

THURSDAY MORNING UPDATE: Severe weather expected for Southeast Texas

As of Thursday morning, there remains a risk of severe weather expected this week due to cold frontal passage, according to the National Weather Service. ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, November 3, 2022 8:57 am

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