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The Orange Recreation Center Opens for Business

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The Orange Recreation Center held its grand opening on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. The Recreation Center is located at 1405 W. Orange, Ave. in Orange.

Members of the Recreation Center will be able to enjoy basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, and hours of free play during their visit. Additional activities are expected to be added at a later date. Residents of the City of Orange are able to use the Recreation Center at no charge by presenting a water bill to confirm their residency. Non-residents will be charged a $5 daily fee.

Please note: this center was funded by Orange city taxes, not Orange County taxes, so residents of West Orange, Pinehurst, Orangefield, etc. will be charged the $5 daily fee.

At this time, hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday – Closed
  • Tuesday through Thursday – 4pm to 8pm
  • Friday – 4pm to 6pm
  • Saturday – 1pm to 5pm
  • Sunday – Closed

For additional information, please contact the Orange Recreation Center at 409-883-1072.

New Rec Center Sets Opening Date

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The City of Orange invites the community to attend the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Orange Recreation Center on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 5:30 pm. The Orange Recreation Center is located at 1405 W. Orange Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630.

Please note, to enter the facility attendees must wear rubber-soled shoes such as running or tennis shoes. Hard-soled shoes and heels will not be permitted on the gym floor.

West Orange Plans Fall Cleanup Weekend

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The City of West Orange plans to hold a Fall Cleanup Weekend Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2022, from 9 AM – 3 PM each day.

Stipulations include:

  • No hazardous materials like tires, batteries, or paint, will be accepted. Normal household waste will not be accepted.
  • Any items containing Freon must be drained of Freon and tagged by an individual certified to do that work.
  • Appliances, furniture, metals, and green waste will be accepted but must be brought to the drop site.

The city will be unable to make arrangements for any special pickups.

Residents should be prepared to unload and place debris into dumpsters located behind the West Orange Fire Department.

Proof of residence and photo ID will be required.

Burn Ban in Effect for Orange County

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Due to current conditions, County Judge John Gothia has issued an Outdoor Burn Ban effective immediately beginning October 11, 2022, for Orange County until further notice.

As of today, all outdoor burning is prohibited. This ban is due to drought conditions in the area in an effort to protect the lives and properties of the residents in Orange County.

Officials will continue to monitor these conditions and theĀ Orange County Office of Emergency Management will update as conditions warrant.

For updates, please visit the Orange County Office of Emergency Management’s Facebook page.

Orange County EDC Names New Executive Director

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The Orange County Economic Development Corporation has named Megan Romero Layne as its new Executive Director.

A lifelong resident of Orange County, Megan is a Little Cypress Mauriceville graduate and has a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University in Urban and Regional Planning. Megan worked as the Business Development Manager for the OCEDC under the leadership of former Executive Director, Jessica Hill.

Layne also serves on several local boards and committees including the LCM Education Foundation Board, The City of Orange Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Advisory Board, She is also an Ambassador for the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Southeast Texas Alumnus (2022) and is a member of Next Generation Orange County.

Layne looks forward to continuing her efforts at the OCEDC and serving the Orange County business community to create opportunities for future growth and development.


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