Orange County

Orange County approves $150 million, 10-year tax abatement for Jefferson Energy expansion

Orange County and the Orange County Economic Development Corporation have approved a Chapter 381 abatement agreement with Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy Partners, LLC to invest $150,000,000 in the expansion of its trans-load facility in Orange County.

According to Mark Viator, director of Public and Government Affairs/Special Projects at Jefferson Energy Companies, the abatement will allow the company to potentially build additional assets including but not limited to a new storage tank, dock and additional unloading stations and rail.

Chamber voices support for hospital district in Orange

The Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce released a statement Oct. 20 announcing its support for a hospital district in the area.

Area leaders have been looking for a solution to the absence of a full-service hospital since Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas Orange Campus terminated its emergency services in January.