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City of Orange to Host Transportation Forum

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The City of Orange will be hosting “Let’s Taco `Bout Transportation” in collaboration with Southeast Texas Transportation Week. This event will be held on Tuesday, May 10 from 5 pm to 7 pm at the City of Orange Boat Ramp, 1000 Simmons Drive in Orange.

Citizens are invited to the City of Orange Boat Ramp to explore modes of transportation that are used daily by the City of Orange, Orange County, Lamar State College Orange, the Port of Orange, and other organizations and businesses throughout our community.

Interstate 10 Closures Announced

in Government

Interstate 10 westbound in Orange from SH87 to Adams Bayou, will be closed overnight Monday night, April 25, Tuesday night, April 26, and Wednesday night April 27, from 9 pm-5 am, due to construction.

Traffic will be detoured to the frontage road. I10 eastbound, from Adams Bayou to SH87, will be closed overnight Wednesday and Thursday night, 9 pm-5 am, with traffic diverted to the frontage road.

City of Orange Hires New Recreation Center Director

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The City of Orange would like to introduce Anthony Dandridge, the newly appointed Recreation Center Director.

Dandridge comes to the City of Orange with a background in directing physical conditioning programs, coaching, and overseeing sporting programs.

During his first two weeks with the City of Orange, he has begun working on recreation center guidelines, programs, and membership information.

Dandridge added, “Being appointed as the Recreation Center Director and creating programs for the recreation center from the ground up is a great opportunity. I look forward to getting involved with the community and creating a place for citizens to make connections and memories.”

West Orange Announces Adopt-a-Street Program

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The City of West Orange is excited to announce the Adopt-A-Street Program has been enacted and applications will begin on Earth Day, April 22, 2022.

The mission of the Adopt-a-Street program is to clean and beautify the community through volunteerism and to encourage community participation by promoting community pride in clean neighborhoods.

Any individual or volunteer group (minimum 2 people, however, 10 to 12 people recommended) willing to make a two-year commitment to clean a section of a city street.
Groups include, but are not limited to:

  • Community groups
  • Church groups
  • Schools
  • Youth groups
  • Employee groups

Any streets inside the city limits of West Orange are eligible to be adopted with the exception of
the following:

  • Irving Street
  • Western Ave. (between Foreman Rd & Hwy 87)
  • FM 105 (between Hwy 87 & Pearson St.)

Once a group has adopted a street, they are responsible for the following:

  • Scheduling clean-up dates and notifying West Orange City Hall Public Works Dept. at 409-883-3468
  • Obtaining safety vests (or brightly colored shirts) and grabbers recommended
  • Monitoring any volunteers during the clean-up event
  • Contacting WO City Hall after each event with a status report

Those interested in participating will be able to apply at the West Orange City Hall, 2700 Western Ave. or online here.

 

Orange County Storm Risk Management Program Schedules April Open Houses

in Government/Weather

Devastating storms have plagued the coast of Texas for decades, claiming thousands of lives and damaging homes, businesses, infrastructure, and ecosystems in the process. The Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Program (S2G) has been established to deliver a cost-effective, ecologically-sound solution that will reduce coastal storm surge risks to residential structures, industries, and businesses in Orange, Jefferson, and Brazoria Counties to ensure the Texas coast remains resilient for years to come.

The S2G Program is comprised of three Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Projects: improvements to existing hurricane flood protection features in the Freeport and Port Arthur regions, and the construction of a brand new system in southern Orange County.  The Orange County project will consist of a new levee system, including multiple pump stations, which aims to reduce the risk of storm surges for Bridge City,West Orange, Orange, and unincorporated areas of Orange County.

They will host several public open houses being held n April to view informational displays and for officials to answer questions.

The open houses are:

  • Tuesday, April 26. 2022, from 5-8 PM at Bridge City Community Center, 105 Parkside Dr., Bridge City
  • Thursday, April 28. 2022, from 5-8 PM at American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Ave., Orange
  • Saturday, April 39, 2022, from 10 AM – 2 PM at Orange County Convention and Expo Center, 11475 FM 1442, Orange.

More info about the project is available online here.

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