City Can Purchase Bank

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A state district judge has denied a temporary injunction to stop the city of Orange from buying a bank building on 16th Street and moving city hall to the commercial strip. 260th District Judge Buddie Hahn Monday morning ruled the city of Orange’s comprehension master plan is a suggestion and not a law; so the ...

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OC Health Inspections


Orange County Health Inspector James Scales went to schools in February and was handing out good grades. He gave perfect scores to the cafeterias and 12 schools during the last part of February. During that period, he made 25 inspections with 13 scores of 100. Overall, the food service businesses and restaurants fared well. The ...

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Artist Talks Big Bugs


Anyone who has watched a dragonfly will see an iridescence glittering in the sunshine. A similar play of light shines off artist David Rogers’ wooden dragonfly as it stands with a 17-foot wingspan at Shangri La Gardens. The dragonfly is one of 10 giant sculptures of insects on display throughout the gardens starting Saturday through ...

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House Fire Friday Morning


An early morning fire Friday caused heavy damage in the attic of a wood-frame house in the old Bennett Addition of Orange. Fire Marshal John Bilbo said the fire started in the attic and appears to be accidental. The Orange Fire Department was called at 3:53 a.m. to the 1100 block of 17th Street off ...

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Meth Found


A quantity of suspected Methamphetamine was seized in an undisclosed location in Orange County.  As a result of ongoing Methamphetamine distribution cases being investigated by the Orange County Precinct 2 Constable David Cagle and the Pinehurst Police Department, approximately 5.5 grams of Methamphetamine was confiscated on March 3rd, 2016. The investigation is in progress and ...

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Pooping Perpetrator

Edward Tezeno

The pooping perpetrator has pleaded guilty to burglary and a state district judge will decide his punishment. Assistant District Attorney Krispen Walker said the Orange County Sheriff’s Office tracked down the burglar after finding human feces on the floor of a house that had the front door kicked it. A number of items had been ...

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Keep On The Sunnyside


Responding to the complaint of a citizen during a city council meeting a couple months ago Bridge City is looking to do work on the drainage of Sunnyside. Heavy rain causes the water to flood Sunnyside. The pipes under several of the culverts on the street need to be replaced. City Manager Jerry Jones gave ...

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Judges Decision Moved To Monday

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Orange City Hall has become squirrely and that’s one of the reasons the city needs to move, according to the city manager. During a hearing Wednesday in state district court, information was revealed about the Orange City Council’s decision to buy the First Financial Bank building on 16th Street and move city hall. The council ...

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Bridge Detour Starts Saturday

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The traffic detour for the Rainbow Bridge between Bridge City and Port Arthur will begin Saturday, March 5, weather permitting. The detour will last until the current maintenance project on the bridge is completed and will allow for two lanes of traffic to travel from Port Arthur to Bridge City, while one lane of traffic from ...

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City Purchase Awaits Decision


UPDATE: The Orange County Courthouse will be closed on Friday and 260th State District Judge Buddie Hahn now said he will make his decision by Monday for requested temporary injunction against the city of Orange. Judge Hahn conducted a hearing on the injunction Wednesday and told the two sides he would make a decision by ...

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