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Flesh-Eating Bacteria Victim Faced Leg Amputation

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Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Derry Dunn isn’t sitting on his bench wearing a robe these days. He’s propped up in bed, wearing shorts, with a small medical device connected to hoses taped around the calf of his right leg. Every couple of minutes the machine starts up and makes a noise. It’s a ...

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County Budget Workshops Continue

Budget workshops for the county have been held the last couple of weeks and will continue next week as well. During discussions at the workshop this afternoon the topic of the county needing to borrow money to pay bills for the final quarter was raised. County Auditor Mary Johnson joined County Judge Carl Thibodeaux and ...

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Lamar State College-Port Arthur Conferred 122 Degrees

Lamar State-Port Arthur conferred 122 degrees, certificates at Summer 2014 Commencement. Lamar State College-Port Arthur awarded 59 two-year associate degrees and 63 certificates of completion at its Summer 2014 Commencement Ceremony held Friday, August 15 at the Parker Center in Port Arthur. Carl A. Parker, a member of the Texas Legislature for more than 30 ...

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Orange County Loses Billion Dollar Plant Project

Enterprise Products may be the big one that got away from Orange County since Enterprise decided to build their billion dollar liquid petroleum plant on the Houston Ship Channel instead of in Orange County. The county still made a strong impression with Enterprise according to Orange County Commissioner David Dubose who met with officials from ...

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Bridge City Dirty Water Still a Problem

Bridge City Dirty Water

Bridge City is still working to fix the problem with the city’s water system. City Manager Jerry Jones says despite new pumps and numerous flushings the water problem is not resolved. The city is trying to control the problem right now. Many of the areas that were having problems are not having a problem, but ...

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Public Hearings for Bridge City Budget and Ad Valorem Tax

Public hearings were held by the City Council in Bridge City Tuesday on the budget and ad valorem tax for the fiscal year. There were no citizen comments on either during the hearings. The City Council will vote to approve the 47.8 cents per 100 dollars valuation tax rate at the September 16 council meeting. ...

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Brown Hangar at Orange County Airport Still an Eyesore

The Brown Hangar at the Orange County Airport has been an eyesore for months. Commissioner John Banken has asked county Maintenance Director Mark Wimberley for some projections on what it would cost to fix it up. Banken repeated his request Monday. Banken expressed concern about the appearance of the old hangar, but also was curious ...

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Target Date Set for Budget and Tax Rate Approval

Two public hearings on the county budget and the proposed tax rate were approved by the Commissioners’ Court Monday. Commissioners at the recommendation of County Judge Carl Thibodeaux approved using .5440 as the proposed rate for next year, which is the same as last year’s tax rate. The dates of the two public hearings in ...

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Tax Office Request For Two Clerk Positions

Tax Assessor Lynda Gunstream requested Monday the Commissioners’ Court approving her filling one of two clerk’s positions in the tax office that will be vacant by the end of August. Commissioners Jody Crump and John Banken asked if Gunstream could wait until the new fiscal year to fill one of the positions. Gunstream said the ...

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No City Council Fireworks When Budgeting 4th Fireworks Show

The Orange City Council didn’t have any fireworks about a fireworks show. Monday afternoon the council had its first budget workshop and didn’t argue with City Manager Shawn Oubre added $20,000 to cover a Fourth of July fireworks show. “Yay!” exclaimed Councilwoman Mary McKenna. “Thank you,” was the reply from Councilwoman Theresa Beauchamp. The council ...

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