Orange Council Meets Tuesday


The Orange City Council and the City’s Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors meet Tuesday morning and will consider extending an agreement to spend $650,000 on the Eagle Point land off Interstate 10 east of Highway 62. Eighteen months ago the council and EDC board voted to spend that amount to build a boulevard entrance ...

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3706 Vote In First Week


The first week of early voting for or against creating a hospital district in Orange County concluded Friday with 515 people voting for a grand total of 3704.  Early Voting will continue on Monday.   ...

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Snow On December 8, 2017


Southeast Texas was blanketed with snow on Friday, December 8.  Accumulations of 4-6″ were measured and called in to the KOGT Morning Show.  Harvey and snow in same year?  Not totally unusual.  It also snowed in Orange County in December 2008 after Hurricane Ike hit the area.   Above is an aerial shot of the Little ...

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McAllister Double Winner At Banquet


United Way Director Maureen McAllister walked away with the most awards Thursday night at the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet held at the Expo Center. United Way was recognized as the Non-Profit Community Service of the Year winner and McAllister, to her surprise, was announced as the Citizen of the Year.  McAllister’s family ...

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Day 4 Totals; Mail-In Votes Questioned


For 20 years, the Orange County Elections Administration Office has been using the same spread sheet form to report daily early voting totals for a wide variety of elections. This week, people began calling the office to question the mail-in ballots. Early voting started Monday on a referendum to create an Orange County hospital district. ...

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Thanks To Everyone Who Donated


The bad weather didn’t keep people away from participating in the 8th Annual KOGT / Granger Chevrolet benefiting Orange Christian Services and Salvation Army.  Non-perishable food items and monetary donations were collected from individuals, businesses, clubs, and organizations with all of it staying in Orange County.  Granger Chevrolet was once again a gracious host for ...

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Rain Slows Vote On Day 3


  Day three of Early Voting to create a Hospital District in Orange County saw 616 votes cast for a three day total of 2640.  Voting continues through Friday, December 8, and again Monday December 11, through Friday, December 15. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Tuesdays and extended hours of 8 a.m. to ...

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Final HD Forum Held At LSCO


Local physician Dr. David Cox (above) spoke in favor of a hospital district during the second public forum Tuesday night. He said he doesn’t like the taxes a hospital district will create, but “I don’t know of any other way (a hospital) is going to happen.” KOGT and Lamar State College-Orange sponsored two public forums ...

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OPD Looking For Bubble Gum Bandit


The Orange Police Department Detective Division needs help identifying the person involved in the bubble gum burglary that occurred on December 1 at Best Pawn,  1202 16th Street. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Orange Police Detective Division at 409-883-1095.   ...

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BC Water Well Ordinance


The City Council in Bridge City approved Tuesday an ordinance establishing rules regarding sanitation and pollution control of areas in the proximity of the city’s water wells.  The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality requires the ordinance. The City Council extended the current Emergency Declaration for another 30-day period.  The declaration will be in effect from ...

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