Lutcher Theater Hosts A Western Swing Spring Fling – An Evening With The Quebe Sisters

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Lutcher Theater Hosts A Western Swing Spring Fling - An Evening With The Quebe Sisters

Spring is right around the corner! A Western Swing Spring Fling 2-steps into town on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 7 pm in the Lutcher Theater parking lot. Get outside and spend An Evening With The Quebe Sisters, as Lutcher Theater welcomes the Dallas-based five-piece band, bringing their unique Americana blend of Texas-style fiddling, western swing, and country & western music to Southeast Texas.

Shine your boots, kick up your heels and enjoy live music, food trucks, and a night out, dancing under the stars. This fun-filled, family-friendly, outdoor event will be presented live on a Lutcher parking lot stage.

“Outdoor events like the Western Swing Spring Fling will offer patrons an entertaining night out that we’ve all been missing so much. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy some great music while spending time with friends & neighbors downtown!” comments Leah Stark, Lutcher Theater Marketing Manager.

Tickets are on sale now! General admission tickets are $25; student tickets are $20. Visit for more information or to purchase tickets or call the Lutcher Theater Box Office (409) 886-5535.

The Quebe Sisters honor the Texas roots of Western Swing, playing the style Bob Wills pioneered in an authentic way by incorporating new genres and songs, interpreting classic styles using their own unique voice through Country instrumentation.

“To us, preserving the tradition of Western Swing isn’t about keeping something alive like a relic. Western Swing has always been about innovation.” offers Grace Quebe. The band’s stripped-down acoustic stylings breathes new life into seasoned sounds once found in Texas dance halls and honky-tonks.

Along with headlining their own shows to ever-growing audiences, The Quebe Sisters have shared stages with American music legends like Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Larry Gatlin, and the Gatlin Brothers, Ray Benson, and Asleep at the Wheel, Riders in the Sky and many others.


Business Recovery Grant Deadline Extended

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Orange County Economic Development Corporation

The OCEDC Small Business Recovery Grant has been extended until March 31st, 2021. Qualifying Orange County businesses will be eligible to receive a $1,000 grant to assist with economic recovery efforts from the COVID-19 Pandemic, Hurricane Laura, Hurricane Delta, and the recent winter storm in February 2021.

Businesses must collect sales tax and provide a current sales tax report in order to qualify for this grant program. Funds will be distributed to approved for-profit businesses throughout Orange County on a first-come basis.

Click this link to complete an application. Applications may be submitted via email to or in person at 123 S 6th St. Orange, TX 77630.

CASA of the Sabine Neches Plans Fundraising Golf Tournament in April

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CASA of the Sabine Neches Plans Fundraising Golf Tournament in April

CASA of the Sabine Neches Region will be hosting a benefit Golf Tournament at Sunset Grove Country Club on Saturday, April 24. 2021, beginning at 8:00 AM. The event is set up as a 4-person scramble and the entry fee is $300 per team. Sponsorships are $100 per hole.

It is one of their largest fundraisers for 2021. Participants and sponsors play an instrumental role in providing trained Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers for children and youth who have been victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. CASA looks forward to a very successful golf tournament as they continue the challenge of meeting the needs of children in our welfare system in Hardin, Jasper, Orange, Newton, Sabine, and Tyler Counties.

Registration for teams and sponsorships can be made online here.

For more information, visit their website or call 409-886-2272.

Laura/Uri Disaster Intake Event Scheduled

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Laura/Uri Disaster Intake Event Scheduled

If you were affected by Hurricane Laura or the most recent, the Texas Winter Storm Uri and still in need of assistance, Orange County Disaster Rebuild will be doing a disaster assistance intake on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at First United Methodist Church Family Life Center located at 502 6th Street; Orange, Texas 77630 AND Love and Truth Church located at 145 West Bolivar Street; Vidor, Texas 77662 from 9 am to 2 pm.

IMPORTANT: You will need to bring copies of the following mandatory documents listed below:
1) Photo ID
2) Proof of Income ( W-2, Paycheck stub, Social Security Information)
3) Property Tax Receipt for 2019
4) Current Utility Bill
5) 3 Previous Months of Bank Statements

For more info, visit their Facebook page.


Texas Coronavirus Relief Bill Rental Assistance Program

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Texas Coronavirus Relief Bill Rental Assistance Program

The Texas Rent Relief Program is here to help. COVID-19 has affected Texans across the state. They have emergency funds available to help Texas renters pay rent and utility bills (including past due rent and utilities). As of February 25, 2021, more than $1 billion in funds is still available.

Both landlords and tenants can use this website to create an account and submit their applications. If you need assistance completing an application, our customer service staff can complete the application with you by phone by calling 1-833-9TX-RENT (1-833-989-7368).

The Texas Rent Relief Program can help renters with the following costs starting as far back as March 13, 2020 (this means you could potentially request assistance for up to 11 months of past-due bills):

  • Past due, current, and up to 3 months of expected rent costs
  • Past due, current, or up to 3 months of expected utility and home energy expenses
  • After the initial 3 months of forward assistance, you can apply for 3 additional months of assistance if funds are still available

For Landlords applying for unpaid or future rent on behalf of tenants:

  • All payments must be used to satisfy the tenant’s rental obligations.
  • The tenant must sign the application.

Both landlords and tenants can apply here.



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