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Orange using $1 million grant to tackle sewer upgrades

“When you get a million dollars, that is great news for the City of Orange.” That was how Public Works Director Adam Jack responded recently ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, June 1, 2023 12:20 am


West Orange-Cove CISD unveils event center with a celebration

WEST ORANGE — Dr. Rickie Harris remembers coming to West Orange-Cove CISD in late March nearly a decade ago. The first difficult decision he made ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, May 30, 2023 9:50 am


Orange City Council makes demolition vote on Sabine Park Apartments

Uninhabitable living conditions and the refusal of property owners to bring Sabine Park Apartments up to standard is leading to the planned demolition of the ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, May 25, 2023 12:30 am


Orange Police investigating fatal stabbing; plan to turn case over to district attorney

Orange Police Department investigators do not plan on making an immediate arrest following a fatal stabbing this week in the city. Lieutenant Stephen Ward of ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, May 20, 2023 12:40 am


99-year-old Orange WWII veteran going strong

J.D. Dixon celebrated his 99th birthday this month and has no plans to slow down. When stopping by the Orange Leader offices this week, he ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, May 20, 2023 12:36 am


STEPHEN HEMELT — Orange County small business owners, champions celebrated for major impacts

Big business investment, construction in all directions and the promise of jobs to come. Take a drive through Orange County these days — which means ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, May 12, 2023 7:11 am


Flood-stalled vehicles, airborne trampoline. Weather Service shares Orange storm reports

Stacey Densom rattled off the reports like it was holiday shopping list. There were tin roofs blown off. Reports of street flooding, with vehicles that ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, May 9, 2023 11:52 am


Judge John Gothia outlines severe weather damage, county response

Orange County Judge John Gothia said severe weather struck Downtown Orange in the form of a fast-moving and high-wind weather cell that caused a full ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, May 9, 2023 10:15 am


Racing boat driver remembered after tragic death Sunday at Port Neches RiverFest

PORT NECHES — On Sunday afternoon boat racer Bobby Briggs and two of his crewmembers went to Piggin’ Out Pork and placed their orders of ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, May 8, 2023 2:02 pm

Bridge City

Morgan Louvier eyes major vault at state meet for Bridge City High

BRIDGE CITY — Morgan Louvier talks to herself when it matters most. “I’m constantly telling myself it is easy, I’m getting over it and I can do ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, May 4, 2023 12:04 am

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