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Sales Tax Payments

Orange County, the cities and the Emergency Services District for Little Cypress have received sales tax payments covering the month of April. All sales taxes are collected by the Texas Comptroller’s Office and reimbursed to the entities. The amounts are: Orange County: $405,700 for the month and $2.61 million for the year. Bridge City: $107,289 ...

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Local Man Dies After Jail Incident

On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, around 2:10 p.m., an inmate in the Orange County Jail was found attempting to commit suicide by hanging himself. Corrections and nursing staff were able to perform life saving measures until first responders from the Orange Fire Department and an Acadian Ambulance arrived on scene. He was revived and found ...

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Johnson Busted

Orange police Tuesday night arrested a man with bolt cutters in his pocket near a cut fence at Tractor Supply on Interstate 10. Captain Robert Enmon reported a burglar alarm sounded at 11:19 p.m. and officers went to the store. The captain saw a man walking in the parking lot and the man told him ...

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Food Inspections

June 17, 2015 Restaurants and food businesses were looking good for the summer as County Health Inspector James Scales had high rates for inspections during the first part of June. He inspected 14 businesses and gave perfect scores to the Vidor City Pool, Cool Breeze on Texas Avenue in Bridge City, and Holiday Inn Express ...

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New Bridge on Thomas Rd

A half million dollar construction project will cause a temporary road closure of Thomas Road at the bridge about 1,000 feet east of FM 1442 starting next week.  Orange County Road and Bridge Engineer Clark Slacum reported work on the project is expected to last about five months.  During construction the bridge will be closed ...

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Tropical Storm Bill

Tropical Storm Bill went into the central Texas coast with little effect on Orange County. Tides ran about two feet above normal on Sabine Lake, affecting the rivers and bayous. The Sabine River Authority gauge on Pier Road in Orange had the Sabine River at almost 3.5 feet above sea level. Flood level is 4 ...

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St Mary Reunion

St. Mary Catholic School was honored to host a part of the 1965 class reunion. Alumni and their significant others participated in a weekend filled with activities that brought this class together. Along with dinner and Mass, the class met at the school for fellowship, a tour of the school and a video that consisted ...

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BC Garbage

Garbage pickup was the main order of business for the City Council Tuesday evening in Bridge City. The threat of Tropical Storm Bill caused Republic Services to cancel its garbage pickup on Tuesday. Republic’s Operations Supervisor Brad Burkhalter spoke to the city council about the decision to cancel garbage services for a day. Burkhalter said ...

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BC Takes House Down

Bridge City is going to take action on the request of a couple that spoke to the City Council this week. Bob and Marie Bonnin said the house next door to their home in the 2300 block of Beverly has been condemned for seven years since Hurricane Ike and has weeds head high in the ...

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Movie Shot in Orange

June 15, 2015 The Old Orange Historic District on a sunny Saturday morning looked like a step back more than 70 years. A woman wearing white gloves and a hat walked with her son carrying a paper sack of groceries. A shiny green 1930s pickup truck was parked on the street under the old oaks. ...

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