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The Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Scrap Tire Collection Event on Saturday, May `7th 2014, from 8 am to 1pm at the Bridge City Intermediate School parking lot  - 1029 West Roundbunch Road.

SETRPC-May 17th 2014
Household Hazardous Waste
Scrap Tire

Collection Day


The Better Business Bureau serving Southeast Texas will host Shred It & Forget It on Saturday, April 12, from 10am to 1pm, at Central Mall in Port Arthur as part of an effort to reduce identity theft. 

Shred It & Forget It
April 12th 2014

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Golden K 2014-04-02

Presentation to
Golden-K Kiwanis Club

April 2nd 2014



Orange, TX   March 31st 2014
Deep in the Heart of Beautiful, Downtown Historical Orange lives a magnificent and stately, century old LIVE OAK TREE.  It is clear that this Fourth Street specimen with its knurled roots and huge canopy has survived many a high wind and hurricane in its long lifetime.  Recently this Live Oak was the recipient of some much-needed tender loving care. 

The City of Orange was repairing a sidewalk damaged by a storm or just by years of abuse.  Street and Drainage crew headed by Division Manager Mike Marcantel noticed that just a few feet away the sidewalk buckled from the protruding roots of this stately tree.   Marcantel said, “Some citizens would have requested that the roots be removed in order to replace the sidewalk.  This would surely weakened the tree and make it very vulnerable to high winds.” 

Orange sidewalk

Tree-wise as well as streetwise the crew removed only the buckled sidewalk and replaced the area with sand and soil covering and protecting the roots.

It’s generous and noble  to protect, preserve, propagate and plant large canopy trees.  Keep Orange County Beautiful, the local non-profit affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful is proud to recognize the City of Orange’s Street and Drainage Department, as our Hometown Beautification Hero.

Published in the County Record, April 16th 2014  and the Orange Leader, and KOGT.com


This event was hosted by Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center & sponsored by Invista.

Here are a few stats: We filled two 40-yard dumpsters with trash; 309 participants, including participants from Japan and Mississippi joined us & we had 5 boats on the bayou. 61 pizzas donated; Gloves donated by Invista (event sponsor); Garbage bags donated by DuPont, JanPak, TXDot, and Sabine River Authority; Grabbers donated by Sabine River Authority, TCEQ, SETX Resource Conservation & Development, Keep Orange County Beautiful, DuPont; Orange safety vests donated by TXDoT.  During the lunch celebration, 192 prizes, which were donated by area businesses, were distributed! A huge thank you goes out to all involved!

Community Trash-Off 2014
February 1st 2014
2014 trash off workers



2014 trash off workers 3




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