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Orange County

November 26, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District will host a media briefing on December 1 to launch a series of scoping meetings in December to gather input concerning the Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
November 19, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution related to the Texas Department of Transportation’s authorization of the Rail Renovation Project Phase III, which includes Alabama Street. More
November 14, 2014 -- SoutheastTexas.com, the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, and the Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization will name its "40 Under 40" Professionals on Tuesday at Edison Plaza in Beaumont. More
November 13, 2014 -- Officials in the Netherland recently had occasion to begin the process of closing their storm barriers due to the threat of a large surge from a storm in the North Sea. More
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November 11, 2014 -- The American Institute of Architects Houston Urban Design Committee and the Houston-Galveston Area Council on Monday hosted a panel discussion and community dialogue on coastal resiliency. More
November 07, 2014 -- The AIA Houston Urban Design Committee and the Houston-Galveston Area Council will host a panel discussion on coastal resiliency on Monday at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. More
October 10, 2014 -- Harris County Judge Ed Emmett had scheduled a meeting of the six county Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District for Thursday afternoon in the Harris County Commissioners Courtroom, in order to hear a presentation to provide details about the GCCPRD Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
September 19, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on new art exhibits around the Gulf Coast region including the works of dozens of artists in Houston, historic pottery in Orange and a reading of the classic works of a famous Latin American author. More
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September 08, 2014 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Orange County Navigation and Port District on Monday voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement request from Temple-Inland, Inc., a business of International Paper, to facilitate a four-stage, $80 million, improvement project. More
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
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
January 03, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has published his comments on Houston Mayor Annise Parker's call for a new regional meeting to move forward on storm surge protection on the Texas Gulf Coast. More
December 30, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve an advance funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the Orange County Overpass Project. More
December 09, 2013 -- The Orange County Navigation and Port District Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve audited financial statements for Fiscal Year 2012/2013 presented by the firm of Edgar, Kiker & Cross, Certified Public Accountants. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday. More
October 24, 2013 -- Stark Cultural Venues has announced that author, naturalist, historian and performer Brian "Fox" Ellis will bring two performances to Orange, Texas in November. More
October 10, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Texas Department of Transportation in connection with $490,000 in grant funds the port is receiving for a rail renovation project. More
October 08, 2013 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas today announced the program for its upcoming "Exploration and Discovery" Lecture Series. More
October 04, 2013 -- The Stark Museum of Art and The W.H. Stark House in Orange, Texas will host an "Illustrated Family Day" on October 19. More
October 01, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman on Monday recognized former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips and asked the city or county of Orange, Texas to establish a permanent honor for Phillips. More
September 27, 2013 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will host its Fifth Annual Orchid Festival on October 5-12. More
September 13, 2013 -- Galveston photographer Robert Mihovil, who documented the damages caused by Hurricane Ike, reports that after five years Galveston Island is "looking pretty good". More
September 09, 2013 -- A delegation of public officials from Harris and Galveston counties visited New Orleans last week to tour the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System that was installed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers following Hurricane Katrina. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association will host a "Lunch and Learn" meeting featuring Captain David G. Marsh's presentation of "The Story of the Loss of M/V Derbyshire and 20 years of Investigations" on September 5. More
August 14, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve the port’s FY2014 Budget. More
August 14, 2013 -- The Port of Orange has approved a lease with Maritime License Training Company, which will provide United States Coast Guard approved training courses at the port's Border Street Complex. More
August 02, 2013 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas will host a book discussion of "In Search of Robinson Crusoe", by Tim Severin, on August 17. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a lease agreement with Port of Beaumont Petroleum Transload Terminal II, LLC for property and operations in the port’s Orange County Terminal. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has announced that the 14th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo is set for Thursday, October 24. More
June 28, 2013 -- Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP has announced that its Port Arthur and Orange facilities will donate $80,000 to the Lamar Institute of Technology. More
June 24, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve Change Order No. 3 to the Orange County Access Roadway Project construction contract with APAC Texas, Inc. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners today tentatively scheduled a budget workshop for 11 a.m. on August 12, prior to the board’s regular August meeting. More
June 04, 2013 -- The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation today announced that it has acquired property in downtown Orange, Texas for the creation of The Center for Stark Cultural Venues. More
May 28, 2013 -- The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation in Orange, Texas today announced that Katrina Nelson Thomas has been named director of Stark Art and History Venues. More
May 23, 2013 -- The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will host its Eco-Rangers summer camps in June, July and August. More
May 19, 2013 -- The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will host a Memorial Day ceremony on May 27. More
May 11, 2013 -- The Beaumont and Orange County American Red Cross Chapters will honor Sheila and Walter Umphrey at its 25th Annual Hurricane Party: Cocktails and Camo on Thursday, May 23. More
April 26, 2013 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas will host a "Slow Art Day" on Saturday. More
April 15, 2013 -- The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation will host the county-wide finals of the Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation on April 21 at Lutcher Theater in Orange, Texas. More
April 08, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to select Edgar, Kiker & Cross as the outside auditor for the port for FY2012-2013. More
April 08, 2013 -- Lamar State College-Orange and the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 2013 Annual Career Fair on Thursday at the college's Student Center. More
April 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed James Scott of Beaumont to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to amend a lease agreement with Port of Beaumont Petroleum Transload Terminal, LLC for the expansion of its property at the port’s Orange County Terminal. More
March 19, 2013 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will host an Easter Sunrise Service on March 31. More
March 18, 2013 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange will present "Wild Beauty: The New Mexico Setting" through June 8. More
March 08, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Special Projects Editor Jennifer Olin reviewed options for those "headed to nearby beaches or enjoying a stay-cation this Spring Break". More
February 22, 2013 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas will offer youth art classes through its Art Quest program in March. More
February 11, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $547,955 bid to Widgeon Construction of Orange for the Alabama Street Terminal Dock Repair Phase II Project. More
February 08, 2013 -- The W.H. Stark House in Orange, Texas will host a Victorian Valentine's Day exhibit February 12-16. More
February 07, 2013 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas will host a free family day on February 16. More
February 04, 2013 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will host performances by Saving Our American Raptors, Inc. on February 12 at the center's Discovery Theater. More
January 14, 2013 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners today, following an executive session, voted unanimously to direct Port Director and CEO Gene Bouillion to move forward with establishing a Foreign Trade Zone for Signal International. More
December 17, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $569,760 contract to Trans-Global Solutions for the Orange County Rail Yard Automation Project. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to accept the audit report from Edgar, Kiker & Cross for the port’s FY2012 financial statements. More
December 01, 2012 -- The Orangefield Cormier Museum in Orange County will present the 2nd annual "Christmas in Orangefield" on December 8 on the grounds of the Orangefield High School. More
November 28, 2012 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange will host a number of events throughout December. More
November 15, 2012 -- The W.H. Stark House in Orange will present the Thanksgiving Dining Room exhibit through November 29. More
November 13, 2012 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve $15,000 to provide matching funds to a Homeland Security Port Security Grant for the purchase of a passenger van by the Port Arthur International Seafarers Center. More
November 09, 2012 -- A wide range of activities, from festivals to art exhibits are available around the Texas Gulf Coast region this weekend. More
November 02, 2012 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas will open its mini-exhibit, "On the Wing: Birds in Books of Hours", on Tuesday. More
October 25, 2012 -- A wide range of artistic activities and exhibits are available on the Texas Gulf Coast this weekend. More
October 25, 2012 -- Shangri La Botanical Garden and Nature Center in Orange will host its Scarecrow Festival through November 10. More
October 23, 2012 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange will host the presentation Life of a National Geographic Photographer by Sam Abell on Saturday. More
October 17, 2012 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is hosting its new "Breakfast on the Bayou" program, which includes a trip to educational outposts along Adams Bayou, on October 27, November 3 and November 10. More
October 17, 2012 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to negotiate with Tegrity Homes for the H-GAC Round 2 Disaster Recovery Housing Program. (Correct) Tegrity Homes and AHRG Corporation were recommended to the board in ranked order. More
October 16, 2012 -- The W.H. Stark House in Orange will host the 4th Annual Open Car Show on October 27 at the Lutcher Theater parking lot. More
October 09, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Martin Broussard and Ray Callas, both of Beaumont, to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
October 08, 2012 -- All six county judges appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to the Gulf Coast Protection and Recovery District gathered at the Galveston County Commissioners Court Workshop Room this morning for the first meeting of the group in two years. More
September 20, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded an $8.75 million contract to Manson Construction for various maintenance dredging projects. More
September 17, 2012 -- The International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance on the East and Gulf Coast were scheduled to resume negotiations today as the September 30 expiration of the coast-wide master contract approaches. More
September 17, 2012 -- Six of the country’s leading maritime labor organizations, American Radio Association, Inlandboatmen’s Union, International Longshoremen’s Association, International Longshore & Warehouse Union, Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, and International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, have announced the establishment of a broad alliance to protect the interests of their members. More
August 22, 2012 -- The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange has announced the programs for its Fall 2012 Saturday Adventure Series, which runs from September 15 through November 10. More
August 20, 2012 -- Bay Area Houston Magazine Publisher Rick Clapp hosted a Launch Party on August 16 for his new quarterly publication, Bay Area Best Practices, "the number one health and medical resource guide" in the region. More
August 16, 2012 -- A large crowd turned out for the rededication of the Truman G. Blocker Burn Unit at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Wednesday. More
August 14, 2012 -- The Board of Commissioners for the Orange County Navigation and Port District on Monday voted unanimously to approve the FY2013 Operating and Capital Budget for the port and a tax rate to support the budget. More
August 06, 2012 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas will present forensic artist Lois Gibson for a presentation on "The Art of Catching Criminals" on August 23 at Lutcher Theater. More
July 02, 2012 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission is seeking input on the development of a needs assessment in coordination with receiving Community Development Block Grant Supplemental Disaster Recovery Funds, including $190,104,113 for housing assistance. More
June 28, 2012 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange will hold Artists Family Day on July 14. More
June 06, 2012 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will launch its Summer Wild Wednesdays series of educational programs on June 13. More
May 30, 2012 -- The Stark Museum of Art, The W.H. Stark House and Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, all in Orange, will participate in Blue Star Museums through Labor Day. More
May 27, 2012 -- The ninth annual tribute to Orange County veterans will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 27 at the Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza, 3810 M.L. King Drive in Orange. More
May 21, 2012 -- Newly elected Port of Orange Commissioner Barbara Winfree and re-elected Commissioner James A. “Jimmy” Smith were administered Oaths of Office at Monday's meeting of the Orange County Navigation & Port District. More
May 09, 2012 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange has received a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality award. More
May 05, 2012 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange will celebrate International Museum Day on May 18. More
April 20, 2012 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange will host a showing of A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon in Louisiana on April 28. More
April 03, 2012 -- Stark Museum of Art in Orange will host a Root Beer Reception and Gallery Spotlight on Charles Marion Russell on April 12. More
April 02, 2012 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will host an Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday. More
March 31, 2012 -- The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange has been awarded the Texas Environmental Excellence Award by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. More
March 20, 2012 -- The Stark Museum of Art has been named the Outstanding Arts and Humanities Organization for 2011 by the Southeast Texas Arts Council. More
March 09, 2012 -- Three Stark Foundation programs will participate in the 10th Annual Art in the Park Festival on March 24 at Stark Park in downtown Orange. More
February 21, 2012 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas on Monday announced its upcoming programs for the Saturday Adventure Series. More
February 10, 2012 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center has announced that the 17th Annual Community Trash-Off has been rescheduled to February 18. More
February 09, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District and the Texas General Land Office will host public workshops to gather ideas on hurricane and tropical storm damage reduction, flood risk management and ecosystem restoration in Orange, Jefferson, Chambers, Galveston, Harris and Brazoria counties. More
February 06, 2012 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will host showings of the Saving Our American Raptors, Inc. bird program on February 21 at the center's Discovery Theater in Orange, Texas. More
February 01, 2012 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will host the "Third Thursdays" series of public programs from February through April. More
January 27, 2012 -- Guidry News Service has learned that State Farm Insurance has notified agents on the Texas Gulf Coast that about 11,000 homeowners’ insurance policies will not be renewed. More
January 11, 2012 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will hold its 40th Annual Dinner Meeting on January 18 at the MCM Elegante'. More
January 04, 2012 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will sponsor the Annual Community Trash-Off on February 4 at Orange Lions Park. More
December 29, 2011 -- Galveston Historical Foundation is seeking support for the restoration of ELISSA, the Tall Ship for Texas, that is berthed at Galveston’s Pier 21. More
December 28, 2011 -- The Stark Museum of Art and Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas have been named the joint recipient of the 2011 Award for Excellence in Programming from the Mountain-Plains Museum Association Education Committee. More
December 23, 2011 -- The ODC (The Outpatient Diagnostic Center), a new imaging facility serving the Golden Triangle, has announced that William McLendon, M.D., is joining the team as associate medical director. More
December 08, 2011 -- The W.H. Stark House in Orange will host a Holiday Open House on December 13 and 15. More
December 01, 2011 -- The Stark Foundation in Orange, Texas will host a number of holiday events throughout the month of December. More
November 01, 2011 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange will host free recycling for area residents on November 15. More
October 27, 2011 -- The W.H. Stark House will present "The Quiet Man: William Henry Stark", on November 14 at the Lutcher Theater in Orange. More
October 25, 2011 -- The Astronomical Society of Southeast Texas will hold a Star Party on November 3 at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. More
October 24, 2011 -- The Triangle AIDS Network will hold the 'A Toast to Elizabeth Taylor' Paint the Town Red event on November 3 at the Beaumont Country Club. More
September 28, 2011 -- A Texas Watershed Steward workshop addressing water quality issues related to Adams and Cow bayous watershed will be held on October 24 at the Shangri La Nature Center in Orange, Texas. More
September 28, 2011 -- The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday determined that the failure of the vessel Eagle Otome's first pilot to correct for sheering motions was the probable cause of the collision of the ship with the cargo vessel Gulf Arrow and the Dixie Vengeance tow boat in January. More
September 26, 2011 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas will host a free round-table discussion of the book The Orchid Thief on October 4. More
September 21, 2011 -- The Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation will host Smiles on Wheels on Saturday at Bridge City Middle School. More
September 18, 2011 -- Jim Guidry has posted a commentary applauding last week's Technical Workshop and Symposium for the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District hosted by Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership which brought together engineers, environmentalists and elected officials from throughout the Gulf Coast Region to discuss storm surge protection. More
September 18, 2011 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange will host the annual Orchid Festival in October. More
September 16, 2011 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a Technical Workshop and Symposium for the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District at South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center on Thursday. More
September 12, 2011 -- The W.H. Stark House and the Stark Museum of Art will participate in Smithsonian Museum Day on September 24. More
September 12, 2011 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will host a series of activities on September 24-30 in observance of Take a Child Outside Week. More
September 05, 2011 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center's Beat The Heat Lecture programs will feature "Designing with Native Plants" on September 15. More
September 01, 2011 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange will launch its Saturday Adventure Series on September 17. More
July 14, 2011 -- Les Guédry d'Asteur, the family association of all descendents of Claude Guédry and Marguerite Petitpas from Old Acadia, will hold its next meeting in Galliano, Louisana on Saturday, August 6. More
June 19, 2011 -- Gulf Coast Protection and Recovery District, the six-county group formed by Governor Rick Perry to consider options for storm surge protection on the Upper Texas Gulf Coast, hosted a meeting with a delegation from the Netherlands, a country that has pioneered technology to protect against tidal surges. More
May 02, 2011 -- Southeast Texas descendents of Claude Guédry and Marguerite Petipas, who immigrated from France to Nova Scotia in the 17th Century, gathered in Beaumont on Saturday for a presentation on Grand Réveil Acadien ( the Great Acadian Awakening), which will be held in Louisiana in October. More
April 29, 2011 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a small business contract to Sol Engineering Service LLC in the amount of $143,531.60 for a transportation analysis of the Lake Sabine Study Area, Texas Hurricane Evacuation Study Program. More
April 25, 2011 -- Marty Guidry has issued a public invitation to all Guidrys in Southeast Texas to attend a meeting of Les Guédry d'Asteur (the Guedry, Guidry, Gaidry, Jeddry, Geddry, Labine, LaBean Acadian family association) in Beaumont, Texas on Saturday, April 30. More
April 21, 2011 -- The University of Houston’s Hurricane Business Recovery Center reports that accounting consultant Christine King has just received her certification as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. More
April 18, 2011 -- Residents of southern Louisiana, who are preparing for Grand Réveil Acadien 2011, the great Acadian Awakening, in October, are hosting an event in Southeast Texas to attract participants. More
April 16, 2011 -- Bishop Curtis Guillory of the Diocese of Beaumont and Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will host the 20th Breakfast with the Bishop on Saturday, May 7. More
April 16, 2011 -- The 2011 Heavenly Hearts Summer Kings and Queens Charity Pageant will be held July 9th at the Bridge City Community Center in Bridge City. More
February 24, 2011 -- The DuPont Sabine River Works Women's Network sponsored a clothing drive in support of Friends Helping Friends. More
February 20, 2011 -- Jim Guidry reports on Grand Réveil Acadien, the Great Acadian Awakening, a one week gathering of Acadians from around the world that will be held in Louisiana in October; and includes an account of a Guidry cousin who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto. More
February 06, 2011 -- Brian Sattler of Bridge City has been elected the 2011 president of the Press Club of Southeast Texas. More
January 20, 2011 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission on Wednesday recognized Gisela Houseman, a community activist from Orange, with the Don Kelly Award. More
January 18, 2011 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will hold its 39th Annual Dinner meeting on Wednesday at the MCM Elegante' in Beaumont. More
September 07, 2010 -- The Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. today unanimously selected Dannenbaum Engineering as general engineering consultant to the corporation which is studying the feasibility of a storm surge protection system such as the proposed Ike Dike. More
July 07, 2010 -- Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski has published an announcement that “all 32 miles of Galveston’s beaches are clean, safe, open and awaiting summer tourists”. More
June 02, 2010 -- Former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels, who is president of the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc., told county judges and surrogates from six coastal counties that there were nine responses to requests for proposals for a general engineering consultant to the corporation. More
May 27, 2010 -- Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Brazoria County Judge Joe King, as well as port officials from Galveston, Houston and Freeport, representatives of the United States Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, and emergency management and health department officials from Galveston County will hold a news conference at the Galveston County Courthouse next Tuesday. More
May 27, 2010 -- Walter A. Niemand, outgoing President and CEO, West Gulf Maritime Association will be honored at a reception in Houston on Thursday, June 3. More
May 19, 2010 -- The Unified Command Joint Information Center posted a Tuesday evening update on the oil spill response. More
May 17, 2010 -- The seventh annual tribute to Orange County Veterans will be held on Sunday, May 30 at the Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza in Orange. More
May 17, 2010 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today sought to calm concerns about the oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon spill and potential effects on the Texas coast. More
May 02, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has closed commercial and recreational fishing in the oil-affected portion of the Gulf of Mexico. More
April 28, 2010 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand reopening of the Honeywell Specialty Additives facility in Orange, Texas. More
April 21, 2010 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc., the six county coalition that was formed to consider options for storm surge protection along the upper Texas Gulf Coast, held its first meeting on Tuesday in the Galveston County Commissioners Courtroom. More
March 16, 2010 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is soliciting comment on revisions to department transportation planning and programming rules that will be posted in the Texas Register on March 19. More
February 10, 2010 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry issued a statement on the passing of former Texas State Representative Charlie Wilson. More
January 26, 2010 -- The Jefferson and Orange County Pilot Commission has announced that it will be convening a committee to perform an Incident Review of the collission between the M.V. Eagle Otome and the M.V. Dixie Venence in Port Arthur on Saturday. Notice
January 26, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas has revoked the BBB Accreditation of two businesses. More
January 18, 2010 -- The University of Houston Hurricane Business Recovery Center will host a series of free workshops on how to qualify for a business loan. More
January 15, 2010 -- Former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels, who is chair of Governor Rick Perry’s Hurricane Ike Recovery and Coordination effort, said that he is not discouraged by Harris County Commissioners Court’s delay in approval of a resolution to support a feasibility study of storm surge protection projects, such as the proposed Ike Dike. More
August 10, 2009 -- The Orange County Economic Development Corporation recently announced the hiring of firms to start the process of a levee project for the county. More
May 26, 2009 -- The Annual Houston/Galveston National Weather Service Hurricane Preparedness Meeting will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Saturday. More
May 22, 2009 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange will be open in observance of Memorial Day on Monday with a special ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m. More
May 15, 2009 -- The sixth annual tribute to Orange County veterans will be May 24 at the Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza in Orange. More
November 12, 2008 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will host free prostrate screenings in Orange on November 15 and Beaumont on November 22. More
May 23, 2008 -- The fifth-annual tribute to the veterans of Orange County will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25 at the Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza on the grounds of Orange First Church of the Nazarene, 3810 M.L. King Drive in Orange. More


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