Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce
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.
The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce will host The Yellowfin Elite Series Classic presented by Stark Cultural Venues from April 8-10 at the City of Orange Boat Ramp on Simmons Drive. Once again, you will start seeing the wrapped boats and vehicles coming into Orange County as they prepare for 2016 Elite Redfish Series Classic kickoff. You will be able to see your favorite anglers at the daily weigh-ins at 4 p.m. The Orange County River Festival will be held in conjunction with the fishing tournament.