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Orange County

August 11, 2014 -- The Orange County Navigation and Port District Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $2,777,500 budget for the fiscal year that begins on October 1, 2014 and ends on September 30, 2015; an increase over the $2,652,000 budget for this fiscal year. More
August 09, 2014 -- The Texas Chapter of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association met in Galveston on Friday. More
August 06, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Monday announced that the Texas Transportation Commission has approved more than $26 million for maintenance on the Rainbow Bridge between Port Arthur and Bridge City. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Texas Legislature's Joint Interim Committee on Coastal Barrier Systems on Monday held a public hearing at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 01, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor and State Representative Joe Deshotel, who are co-chairs of the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System, will host a public hearing at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 4 at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
July 15, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award a $28,947 contract to MMR Construction, Inc. for electrical upgrades to Warehouse No. 6. More
July 10, 2014 -- Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday filed a resolution directing the House Sergeant-At-Arms to arrest former IRS official Lois Lerner on charges of Contempt of Congress. More
July 07, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has posted a warning against a scam known as "credit muling," where scammers are taking advantage of cash strapped victims by fooling them into purchasing new wireless contracts. More
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July 01, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas has posted a warning to consumers that door-to-door alarm company salespersons are using false information and high-pressure tactics to influence unsuspecting homeowners to enter into contractual agreements regarding home security systems. More
June 23, 2014 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will host a series of public meetings, beginning today, to receive public comments regarding its Metropolitan Transportation Plan. More
June 17, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to pay the port’s annual dues for the American Association of Port Authorities. More
June 09, 2014 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will provide free screenings and vital healthcare information to medically underserved men throughout the month of June in Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange in recognition of National Men's Health Month. More
May 28, 2014 -- Dr. Brian Babin, a former mayor of Woodville, on Tuesday won the Republican Party Runoff election for the 36th Congressional District of Texas; and will face Democrat Michael Cole in November. More
May 22, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday held a ceremony to administer an oath of office to newly re-elected commissioners Jerry Hughes, Sr., Keith Wallace and John Young, Jr. More
May 21, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to award a bank depository services contract to First Financial Bank. More
May 17, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Political Protocol Committee hosted a forum featuring the candidates in the Republican Party Primary Runoff Election for Congressional District 36, Dr. Brian Babin and Ben Streusand. More
April 22, 2014 -- George Scott has published a Tax Coverage Guide for Harris County residents. More
April 18, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights some family friendly activities for the Easter weekend around the Gulf Coast region including beach volleyball, releasing butterflies and beautiful music week. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Port or Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution establishing environmental fine parity for damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill based on the Exxon Valdez oil spill incident in 1989. More
March 10, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to authorize staff to negotiate regarding the renewal of property, liability and auto insurance coverage through the Texas Municipal League. More
February 17, 2014 -- Jefferson Energy Companies recently received its first unit train of crude oil at its newly constructed Jefferson Transload Railport facility at the Port of Beaumont. More
February 11, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the City of Orange for the BP Recovery Fund. More
February 07, 2014 -- A coalition of Latino activists joined more than a hundred other Americans today at a public hearing to support putting the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from new power plants. More
February 07, 2014 -- A federal judge today approved a consent decree requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to review and, if necessary, update the standards controlling hazardous air pollution from oil refineries in 32 states, including Texas. More
February 07, 2014 -- Eleven of the 12 candidates for the 36th Congressional District participated in a Meet the Candidates Forum sponsored by Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership’s Political Protocol Committee and the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday. More
February 07, 2014 -- Arts and culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights the wide variety of activities available this weekend around the Gulf Coast region, including a home show, a Native American art exhibit, and a showcase of international spiritual music. More
February 06, 2014 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas will open its newest exhibit, "Navajo Weaving: Tradition & Trade" on Saturday. More
January 14, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to order an election on May 10 to elect three positions on the board. More
January 11, 2014 -- Dave Norman, a candidate for the 36th Congressional District, has protested the prohibition of all firearms at Beaumont's Parkdale Mall. More
January 10, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed George W. Brown, III, Bradley "Brad" Rutledge and James Scott to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
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