Education First FCU celebrates opening of Laurel Avenue branch

Education First Federal Credit Union celebrated the opening of its newest branch on Laurel Avenue with a ribbon cutting Wednesday, Oct. 18.

The 3,371-square-foot branch was designed to capture the distinctive brand identity of its recently completed administrative building, and further enhance members’ experience, a release from the company states.

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.

Iconic Bevil Oaks eatery coming back after its fifth disaster

Martha Vautrot calls her little restaurant “the best kept secret in Texas.” She’s never advertised beyond word-of-mouth since Vautrot’s opened almost 25 years ago, she said.

She follows the advice her grandmother gave her growing up: “No matter how much you advertise, if your food’s not good, they won’t come back.”