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ESD 4 Meeting To Discuss Options

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The Orange County Emergency Services District 4 is having two tax options for voters in May and will have an informational meeting Saturday. Spence Fuss, president of the district’s board of directors, said the two propositions are to implement a sales tax and increase the amount of property taxes. Voters have the option of voting ...

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Woman Confesses To Bank Robbery

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  The Vidor woman that robbed the Whitney Bank in Lake Charles on March 18, has confessed to the robbery of the Capital One Bank on 16th Street in Orange back on May 20, 2016.  Eva Renee Powell remains in the Calcasieu Parish Jail.  The 50 year old was spotted by a man after leaving ...

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Building In Pinehurst To Be Demolished

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  The structure at 2500 MacArthur Drive will be coming down.  The Pinehurst City Council met Tuesday and after a public hearing on the dilapidated condition of the building it was found to be a nuisance and a dangerous structure.  The council ordered it to be demolished within 45 days.  The structure most recently was ...

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BC To Install Water Filters

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Bridge City has finally received the go ahead from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to install filters in the city’s water wells.  The city has been waiting months to get approval from the TCEQ for installing the filters which is hoped will greatly eliminate the brown water in Bridge City.  City Manager Jerry ...

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Tie Vote On Certificate Pay

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The Commissioners Court, the sheriff, and several deputies discussed for about an hour Tuesday continuing certificate pay for the employees of the Sheriff’ Office.  Certificate pay was previously part of the collective bargaining agreement between the county and the Sheriff’s Office Employees Union for three years and has been paid voluntarily by the county since ...

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OC Restaurant Inspections

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County Health Inspector James Scales gave poor grades to four food businesses during the first part of March. Three had scores in the 70’s and the Vidor Jack in the Box was the lowest with a 68. Scales noted, though, he went back to the Jack in the Box three hours later and the next ...

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Brush Fire In Orangefield

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Several agencies responded to a brush fire that got out of control around noon on Tuesday. The fire started behind Claire Dr. near FM 1442.  The south wind carried it away from homes but there were reports of a couple of poles that caught fire.  There was also a building near a high line area ...

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Burned Baby Under Investigation

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A 7-month-old baby from Orange suffered second-degree burns Sunday night and police are investigating the cause. Detective Captain Robert Enmon said St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont contacted police after the mother brought the baby there. He said the burns are not life-threatening. The burns appeared on the lower part of the baby’s body. He would ...

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Sichko Visits Spears’ Niece

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Father Jim Sichko of Orange visited Brittany Spears’ niece after an ATV accident.     VIDEO –   ...

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Woman Shot On Riverside

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On Sunday, March 19, 2017, at 7:50 pm, officers with the City of Orange Police Department were dispatched to the 2300 block of Riverside in reference to a shooting victim.  Upon officer’s arrival, a 37 year old black female was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds to her legs.  She was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital ...

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