Girls’ Haven has announced that its 21st annual Gumbo Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. The Gumbo Cook-Off will be held once again at the Parkdale Mall Parking Lot.

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The faculty, staff and students of Lamar State College – Orange united in an effort to lessen the challenge of hunger in Orange. Through numerous fundraisers campus-wide, LSC-O raised a total of $5,300 to assist five area soup kitchens. Dec. 10, five checks for $1,060 each were presented to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, St. Mary Catholic Church, Salem United Methodist Church, and First Presbyterian Church.

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The Texas Transportation Commission approved funds for multiple Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) projects, some affecting Orange, Jefferson and Hardin counties, at its monthly meeting Dec.

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The Texas Game Warden service has unveiled its new Airbus helicopter that will enhance the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department’s statewide law enforcement apparatus and assist with its search and rescue and disaster response efforts.

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Incoming District Attorney Bob Wortham presented Jefferson County outgoing District Clerk Jane Birge with a symbolic retirement gift on Monday, Dec.

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