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Tune in to KOGT Radio, we are giving away free entry into the OCARC Fishing Tournament this week. ...

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Jewelry, other items stolen in Historic District burglary

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A burglar stole an estimated $27,500 worth of jewelry during a weekend break-in at a house in the Old Orange Historic District. The resident called Orange police about 1:30 p.m. Sunday to the 800 block of Cypress Avenue. The man told Officer D.B. Mulhollan he noticed a chair that was usually against an outside door ...

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Sales Tax Payments For May

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The Texas Comptroller’s Office has sent sales tax payments covering the month of May to entities in Orange County. The cities of Bridge City, Orange, Pinehurst and Vidor, along with the Orange County Emergency Services District No. 3 (Little Cypress) have a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, meaning consumers pay 1.5 cent per $1. ...

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County Property Writ

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  Commissioners Court approved a quit claim and a writ of abandonment for an undeveloped piece of property in Vidor on Monday. The property at 290 Weatherford is owned by the county which wants to sale it according to County Attorney Doug Manning. The county actually quit claimed the property last year, but that was ...

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Body Found in BC

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Monday morning Bridge City Police recovered the body of a man who had been missing since Saturday night.  Richard Lee Stone, 52, of Bridge City was reported missing Sunday after he didn’t return home Saturday.    Officers found his body in the canal that runs along Roundbunch, across from Bridge City Bank.  Stone usually walked around ...

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Restaurant Inspections

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Restaurants and food service businesses scored mostly high during health inspections during the first part of July. Only two of the 19 businesses inspected received a perfect score, but 12 of the 19 rated in the 90s. Violations leading to demerits included flies, gnats, spider webs and mold in drink dispensers. Texas Country Store at ...

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Accident Friday

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A Dodge Charger had major damage in an accident Friday afternoon about 2:30 on North 16th Street at Interstate 10. Orange police said the Charger collided with a lowboy trailer full of lawn equipment after the pickup truck pulling the trailer turned in front of her. Attendants with Acadian Ambulance Service checked the woman but ...

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Marriage Licenses July 13-17

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Marriage License: Issued By The Office of Brandy Robertson, Orange County Clerk For the Week of July 13, 2015 thru July 17, 2015   Jacobo M. Martinez and Windy A. Norris Jimmy D. Hendrix and Gina S. Harrison Luis F. Gomez-Hernandez and Juanita T. Theal Daniel Dimas and Megan A. Janise Kane J. Vice and ...

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House Coming Down

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Just about one month to the day Bridge City is following through on a promise made to a couple that spoke to the City Council. On June 16 Bob and Marie Bonnin told the City Council that the property next to their home in the 2300 block of Beverly had head-high weeds and a dilapidated ...

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Preservation Commission Approves Demolitions

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The City of Orange Historic Preservation Commission must approve the demolition of any building within the designated Old Orange Historic District. On Tuesday, the commission had no problem allowing lots of two houses to be cleared. The vacant houses had been destroyed by arsonists on the Fourth of July weekend. The house at 602 W. ...

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