Conrad Shipyard Receives ISO Recertification

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Conrad Shipyard Receives ISO Recertification

Conrad Shipyard has announced that it has received ISO 9001:2015 recertification for its Quality Management program from the ANAB internationally accredited registrar, ABS Quality Evaluations. Conrad’s successful implementation of its Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2015 standards reflects the company’s commitment to its customers, planning, and implementation, resource management, efficient process control, measurement and analysis, and continual improvement.

Johnny Conrad, Chairman, and CEO, noted the significance of the recertification: “This is another important milestone for Conrad Shipyard,” he said. “It provides a tangible and internationally recognized commitment to our customers and demonstrates that we will continue to safely deliver the highest quality marine vessels.”

Conrad Shipyard specializes in the construction, conversion, and repair of a wide variety of steel and aluminum marine vessels for commercial and governmental customers. Their product catalog is made up of a variety of marine vessels, including large and small deck barges, double-hull tank barges, split hopper barges, dump scows, lift boats, push boats, towboats, crane barges, offshore tug boats, fireboats, patrol boats, crewboats, offshore supply vessels (OSVs), dredges and ferries. Their repair facilities have drydocks ranging from 900T to 12,500T. Since 1948 they have delivered some of the finest quality marine vessels in the industry. Conrad Shipyard excels in quality, delivery, customer service, all at a fair price.

They are headquartered in Morgan City, LA, with a facility in Orange.

WOCCISD Offering Free Student Curbside Meals for Virtual Learners

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WOCCISD Offering Free Student Curbside Meals for Virtual Learners

West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District is offering free curbside meals for student virtual learners. The Curbside Meals are available for anyone 18 and under regardless of enrollment in the district at West Orange-Stark Elementary School from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Monday through Friday and at West Orange-Stark High School 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. (FRIDAYS ONLY)

This includes breakfast and lunch. If the child is not present at the time of pick up, please provide an official letter from the district, attendance record, birth certificate, or student ID Cards for each child that will need a meal. Adult meals will be charged at the usual rate.

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

Shine your boots & kick up your heels as A Western Swing Spring Fling two-steps into town featuring An Evening With The Quebe Sisters, Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 7 pm. Enjoy live music as the Dallas-based five-piece band presents a unique Americana blend of Western Swing, Jazz-influenced Swing, Country, Texas-Style Fiddling, and Western music. Sit a spell or dance the night away and enjoy food trucks and more at this fun-filled outdoor event, presented live on the Lutcher parking lot stage. Tickets on sale November 16, 2020, at or by calling the Lutcher Theater Box Office (409) 886-5535.

With over fifteen years of touring to date, this sibling trio has delivered their authentic triple fiddle and three-part harmony sound to the concert halls and festivals of North America, Europe, and Russia. The Quebe Sisters: Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe front an innovative Progressive Western Swing band of archtop guitar, upright bass, fiddles, and sibling harmony.

The Quebe Sisters honor the traditions 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. Combining the musical stylings of The Mills Brothers, Ray Price, Count Basie and Willie Nelson, the band’s stripped-down acoustic stylings breathes new life into seasoned sounds once found in Texas dance halls and honky-tonks.

Special thanks to First Financial Bank for sponsoring the event. Also thanks for supporting the arts in Southeast Texas go to the City of Orange, DOW, and Diane and Don Shaver.

The concert is presented as part of Lutcher Theater’s Project EnterMISSION, a four-part initiative that offers the following invitations to the community:

Stand – Stand strong and stretch with us as we offer a different approach to programming during this time.
Refresh – Savor our social media and subscribe to our YouTube channel for a series of fun and compelling Lutcher Theater stories and behind-the-scenes episodes.
Connect – Join us as we help those in need with community service projects.
Learn – Engage in arts-integrated educational activities designed for your students and the entire family to enjoy.


City Offices to Close for Thanksgiving

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City of Orange Applying for Additional Harvey Disaster Relief Funds
The City of Orange will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2020. City offices will be closed both days to allow employees to spend time with their family and friends. As always, the City of Orange Police and Fire departments will be on duty keeping us safe.
Waste Management will NOT have pick up on Thursday, November 26. The Thursday and Friday routes are asked to please place trash carts out the morning of Friday, November 27. Regular service will resume on Monday.

Orange Christmas Parade Canceled for First Time in 72 Years

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72nd Annual Christmas Parade Scheduled

Due to lack of participation, for the first time in 72 years, the Orange Kiwanis Club is postponing the Christmas Parade until 2021.

“We wanted to be able to host this long-standing tradition to provide a distraction and a bit of Christmas Spirit for our community. However, we have had very few applications submitted, several of our regular groups, such as school bands, will not be able to participate because of contests, and of course, COVID-19 cases on the rise is quite concerning for us all,” said Shane Johns, Club President.

The Clubs’ plan is to keep the “Texas Christmas” theme for 2021, so organizations will have plenty of time to plan a creative entry for next year. Those who have already paid the registration fee will be contacted concerning a refund.

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