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The 1,280 days city of Orange firefighters spent moving from pillar to post without a fire station to call their own felt like years at times, but Orange Fire Chief David Frenzel said the wait was worth the heartache as he looked upon the city’s newest fire station with awe and appreciation. Tears welled in the veteran firefighter’s eyes as he stood in front of a crowd of about 100 guests and friends Friday, March 16, and officially opened Central Fire Station No. 1 for business.

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Though it wasn’t much of a winter, springtime is in the air and that means one thing — the YMBL South Texas State Fair at Ford Park.  

The opening ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, and now in its 69th year, the event is geared up for another outstanding 11 days filled with fun, food and entertainment.

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Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) gang member David Harlow was found guilty today by Senior U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein, Jr. in Houston of racketeering aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit racketeering aggravated assault for his role in the 2008 beating of a gang prospect.

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In trying to buck a bothersome trend that’s plagued the area the past few months, Lifeshare Blood Centers is putting on their best Dracula impersonation – they want your blood.

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The March 9 announcement by Gov. Rick Perry that Apple would expand its presence in Texas with a $304 million investment in Austin that will create more than 3,600 new jobs was greeted with predictable fanfare. A key part of the deal for the new campus that would more than double the size of Apple’s workforce in Texas over the next decade was an investment of $21 million in state taxpayer dollars over 10 years through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF).

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