Early voting begins February 18 for the national, state, and county candidates in the Republican and Democratic primaries.
Registered Orange County voters may go to any of the early voting sites but must go to assigned boxes on Election Day. Early voting sites will be open February 18 – 21 from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., February 22 from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M., and February 24 – 28 from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. Election Day will be Tuesday, March 3.
Early voting sites:
• Orange Public Library
• Raymond Gould Community Center
• Orange County Expo Center – FM 1442
• Orange County Airport
Join us for the 25th Annual Community Trash-Off sponsored by Invista in collaboration with The City of Orange.
It’s Trash-Off time once again!
The 25th annual Community Trash-Off is scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the City of Orange Boat Ramp, located on Simmons Drive in Orange, Texas. This year’s Community Trash-Off is presented by INVISTA and hosted by Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in collaboration with the City of Orange and Keep Orange County Beautiful. Orange County residents are encouraged to take pride in the community and help clean up trash from area neighborhoods and waterways. Keep Orange County Beautiful will be accepting old tires from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.. Join us for a morning of good CLEAN fun!
Gather your team to help clean the streets and waterways of the Orange, West Orange and Pinehurst communities. For participants, lunch is provided.
Teams will consist of 3-5 volunteers and will be assigned to an area to clean up. Clean-up stations are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups are encouraged to sign up early. On the day of the event, team leaders can pick up supplies at the park for use at their assigned clean-up sites.
Call 409.670.9113 for more details.
The City of Orange Planning and Community Development Department is now taking orders for the purchase of decorative streetlights in the Old Orange Historic District or the Dupont Homes/Bennett Addition historic district. Only homeowners and businesses located in either of these historic districts are eligible to purchase the decorative streetlights through the City of Orange. The streetlights are the same size and style as the existing decorative streetlights in the historic districts.
Interested persons may pick up a Decorative Streetlight Purchase Agreement from the Planning and Community Development Department at 303 N. 8th Street. When submitting the application, a deposit of $1,527 dollars must be made at the time the agreement is submitted to the department. The department will mark each agreement with the date and time that the agreement and deposit was submitted. If there are more requests for streetlights than the City has budgeted, then the orders will be submitted to the manufacturer on a “first come, first served” basis. If the actual purchase price of the streetlight is different from the deposit, then the City and the applicant will settle the difference before the streetlight is installed.
The City will be responsible for the installation of the streetlight(s) and they will be placed at the curb to maintain consistency in the historic districts. The applicant will be responsible for the costs to connect the electricity to the streetlight(s) after installation and responsible for any electric bills after the streetlight is connected.
The City anticipates placing orders for streetlights on or about March 15, 2020. For more information, please contact the Planning and Community Development Department at 409-883-1034.
In memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the City of Orange’s offices will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020. The police and fire departments will be keeping a watchful eye on the City and Waste Management will have its normal Monday service.
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
According to the National Weather Service – Lake Charles, a line of storms will be moving through our region late Friday and into early Saturday. Be alert that when lines of storms start to merge together, the threat for severe weather increases. Tornadoes and damaging winds over 75 mph are possible.
Citizens should secure all lightweight outdoor equipment and are encouraged to limit travel Friday evening through Saturday morning.
The City of Orange Office of Emergency Management encourages citizens to have ways to receive NWS weather warnings while you are sleeping, such as NOAA Weather Radio and Wireless Emergency Alerts via your cell phone.