299 Discussed in Public Hearing

Commissioners’ Court held a public hearing Monday morning to hear comments on whether to create a Transportation Reinvestment Zone or TRZ for the proposed FM 299 in the Vidor area. Maps of the contemplated TRZ were available showing three possible zones that could be used separately or all together. County Judge Carl Thibodeaux explained the ...

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Thanksgiving Break

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Marriage Licenses 11/21/2014

Marriage Licenses Issued By The Office of Karen Jo Vance, Orange County Clerk For the Week of November 17, 2014 through November 21, 2014. Marcus L. Robinson and Clydmeshia D. Degay, Ricky L. Simon and Susan G. Trahan, Wolf B. Arpin and Brenda A. Hebert, Jarred S. Meaux and Ursula A. Oustalet, Christopher M. Badeaux ...

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Children Unharmed in Bus Accident

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The back of a school bus from the West Orange-Cove CISD ended up in a ditch this afternoon but no one was hurt. The accident was about 3 in the Brownwood neighborhood on Neches Street. The streets do not have curb and gutters and are surrounded by drainage ditches. A bus with young students missed ...

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Sales Taxes Up 7.5% Year-to-Year

The state comptroller’s office has announced that statewide, the sales taxes were up 7.5 percent for this August compared to the same time last year. Even Pinehurst had an increase in sales tax collections for August. Pinehurst, which has had steady drops in monthly sales tax receipts, is getting $50,421 this month, an extra $997 ...

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Members’ Building Maintenance Awarded Janitorial Contract

Last week Commissioner’s Court approved a contract for janitorial service to Member’s Building Maintenance for $166,000 to start in October. Monday the court voted to award a revised contract to Members’ Building Maintenance. County Judge Carl Thibodeaux wanted to save the jobs of the 7 or 8 county employees who work as janitors. A compromise ...

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Bridge City’s Homecoming Court

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Bridge City’s Homecoming Week festivities are underway, culminating with a football game on Friday against Liberty. 2014 Homecoming Court- Standing: Freshmen, Abby Faulk, Junior, Delaney Voegeli, Senior, Hannah Faulk, Senior, Kelly Zoch, Junior, Bailee Bacon, Sophomore, Hannah Hall. Seated: Freshmen, Halle Huckabay, Senior, Malorie Becker, Senior, Kellyn Cormier, Freshmen, Tori Aras. ...

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September and October Declared Ovarian and Breast Cancer Awareness Months

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September and October have been declared as Ovarian and Breast Cancer Awareness months in Orange County by the Commissioners’ Court. Christina Morris with the Julie Rogers Gift of Life spoke to the commissioners about the main goal of the Gift of Life Program is to prevent ovarian and breast cancer. The Court also recognized Monday, ...

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Two People Hospitalized After Abes Road Accident

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Two people were taken to the hospital after a two vehicle accident Saturday night at the intersection of N. Hwy. 87 and Abes Road. ...

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Remembering Orange’s Most Severe Hurricanes

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As the sun began to rise in Orange on September 13, the wind was coming in from the northeast. But if the citizens were thinking they might be getting a fall cool front, they were wrong. That Wednesday ended as the most deadly day in local history as a hurricane with winds blew more than ...

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