Fregia Crowned WOS Queen


Aimee Fregia was crowned 2017 Homecoming Queen at West Orange-Stark HS.  She received her crown from last years Queen Alexis Holt at halftime of Friday’s game.  Earlier in the day Tyshon Watkins was crowned Homecoming King.     ...

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Early Voting Begins Monday


Early voting for the seven proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution will begin Monday. The election will be November 7. The voting sites will be the Orange Public Library, 220 North Fifth Street; Bridge City Public Works Department, 220 Nitsche; Mauriceville Volunteer Fire Department, 10691 North Highway 62; and Vidor ISD Administration Building, 120 East ...

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Disaster Recovery Center Locations


FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Locations (as of 10-20-17)   Orange County Convention and Expo Center 11475 FM 1442 Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sunday: ...

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Remains Found Behind Shopping Center


The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has found the remains of a missing person in a wooded area behind the old MacArthur Shopping Center, which is being demolished. Detective Captain Cliff Hargrave said the department received information Monday about a missing person and went to the site. He said the person has been missing less than ...

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Old 90 Bridge To Be Replaced


TxDOT is replacing the bridge on Old Hwy 90 at Anderson Gulley.  Travelers on Old Hwy 90 should see signs beginning Monday, October 23 advising of the project which is scheduled  to begin demolition of the bridge on  Monday, November 6.  Old Hwy 90 will be closed to through traffic beginning on Monday, Nov. 6th.   ...

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Harvey Fraud Task Force Created


Acting United States Attorney Brit Featherston announced today that a Disaster Fraud Task Force has been created in the Eastern District of Texas comprised of local, state, and federal agencies to combat hurricane Harvey related disaster fraud activity.   The Justice Department established the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) following Hurricane Katrina and it ...

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Commissioners Get Progress Report On Debris


The Commissioners Court held a one-hour workshop Tuesday to hear about the progress of removing debris from properties in the county.  Representatives from Ashbritt and Tetra Tech informed the Commissioners that there are about 77 vehicles currently working in the county to remove the debris.  Buddy Lofton with Ashbritt is sticking by his company’s earlier ...

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BC Council Discusses Different Infiltration’s


Bridge City will get some needed repairs to two manholes that are creating infiltration problems and are damaging the adjacent roadways.  The City Council unanimously approved Tuesday awarding a contract to MK Constructors. City Manager Jerry Jones emphasizes the necessity for the work to be done on both manholes.  He termed the problem an emergency ...

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OC Sheriff’s Calls October 9-15


Orange County Sheriff’s Calls October 9-15 Burglary of a motor vehicle, 2:15 p.m. October 9, 500 block East Roundbunch Road in Bridge City. Assault occurred, 4:42 p.m. October 9, 2800 block North Main Street in Vidor. Disturbance, 10:08 p.m. October 9, 5800 block Grigsby Street in Vidor. One woman arrested for assault-family violence. Theft, 6:58 ...

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Truck Stuck On Tracks


An Amtrak passenger train managed to stop a few yards from a car transport trailer stuck on the Park Avenue railroad crossing Tuesday afternoon. Orange Police Captain Keith Longlois said a faster-moving freight train likely would have hit the trailer. The truck with the trailer made it over the eastbound lane of the raised tracks, ...

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