More Signage Rules in Orange?


Dancing air-blown figures and inflatable animals will have limited engagements in front of businesses if the City of Orange goes through with proposals to rewrite the ordinances regulating signs. Tuesday afternoon, the Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed the new regulations recommended by Planning Director Kelvin Knauf. No vote was taken and any official change will ...

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Commissioners Meet


The Orange County Convention and Expo Center will be getting a new employee to assist Event Coordinator Sabrina Gray. The Commissioners Court approved Tuesday Gray’s request to hire the new employee. Gray said the new employee would assist her in setting up for events in the center, janitorial duties in the ballroom, the center’s kitchens, ...

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Gothia Running For Office


To the Citizens of Orange County and Precinct #3 My name is John Gothia and I am running for Orange County Commissioner Pct. # 3 and would like your vote as the Republican choice. I graduated from Bridge City High School then attended Lamar University for Business before starting my career with Altria where I ...

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BC Begins New PD Office


Rain has slowed down progress on construction of the new police station in Bridge City.  With the weather clearing now City Manager Jerry Jones believes significant work can begin on the construction.  Jones indicated that the wet weather had prevented a road being made to allow trucks to bring material and other construction items to ...

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Teens Vandalize Christmas


Four juveniles were caught Saturday night with a stolen yard Santa in the back of the SUV belonging to one of their mothers. Orange Police Officer J.E. Roy linked the four to vandalism of Christmas decorations at three houses in the Dawnwood neighborhood off Highway 87. Also on Sunday morning, a resident in Oak Creek ...

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Thief Apprehended


One of two males breaking into trucks at the Orange Boat Ramp Sunday morning was caught after a police chase. Officer Logan Holland reported that another officer used a Taser stun to get the 16-year-old to comply with orders to put his hands behind his back. Officer Holland was called to the Boat Ramp off ...

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Car Stolen…Car Found


A 67-year-old Vidor woman who left her car running while she was getting gas at Flying J off Interstate 10 reported her Nissan Juke was stolen Thursday evening. Orange police recovered the car a while later after discovering it never left the business’s parking lot. Captain Cliff Hargrave said the woman apparently left the car ...

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Store Robbed at Gunpoint


Orange police are investigating an aggravated robbery last night at the Texas Food Store at 305 Burton Avenue at Second Street. Captain Jennifer Burns said officers were called about 11:30 p.m. to the store. The clerk told police he was outside when two men with a handgun came up to him. They led him inside ...

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All Four Constables Running


Precinct 1 Constable Chris Humble is the latest person to file to run in the March 1 Republican primary races. His filing completes the four incumbent constables filing for re-election. The others are David Cagle, Precinct 2; Mark Philpott, Precinct 3, and Weldon Peveto, Precinct 4. No challengers have filed. Orange County Republican Chair Sheila ...

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Thanksgiving in Orange


Thanksgiving in Orange hasn’t changed much for more than a century as families and friends will be eating a turkey dinner. As Jackson Grocery Co. in 1908 advertised, “A Thanksgiving dinner will not be complete without a fat turkey, celery, cranberry sauce, olives and pickles.” Well, maybe the pickles aren’t as popular. In those days, ...

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