Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce will host the Southeast Texas High School Fishing Association Fishing Tournament on Saturday, April 8, at the City of Orange Boat Ramp on Simmons Drive. The Southeast Texas Fishing Association mission is to promote the sport of high school fishing, enable youth to become better students, anglers, and people while exposing them to all the opportunities that competitive bass fishing offers, and provide scholarships for continuing education.
A torrential rain event in Orange and Newton counties brought over 2 feet of March precipitation, unleashing major river flooding, rising to historic levels in some areas. Record flooding occurred along the Sabine River in both Texas and Louisiana. The river cresting near Burkeville broke a record by over 5 feet, topped a 1913 record east of Bon Wier, and topped an unofficial record from 1884 in Deweyville. The city of Orange saw substantial flooding as well. The Sabine River overtook the Texas Travel Information Center and even shut down east and westbound traffic on I-10.