County Health Inspections


Dead bugs, mice feces and mold led to demerits at food service businesses, but clutter led to Orange County Health Inspector James Scales threatening to suspend a permit at a convenience store. During the last part of November, Scales inspected 23 food service places with 11, 10 of them schools, getting perfect scores. The lowest ...

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Arrest Made for Aggravated Robbery

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Orange police have arrested a 23-year-old on a warrant for aggravated robbery in connection with the hold-up of the Shell convenience store on Edgar Brown Jr. Drive on November 14. Detective Captain Cliff Hargrave said Keyontay Young has been charged in connection with being the driver of the get-away car for the man who used ...

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Bessie Heights Bridges


Orange County has been working on bridges in the Bessie Heights area of the county.  Citizens in Bessie Heights have been voicing their concern for the delay in the bridges being reopened according to Commissioner John Banken.  The problem is the guard rails ordered for the new bridges were not the correct type.  Banken apologized ...

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Can Drive A Success


The 6th Annual Granger Chevrolet/KOGT Radio Can Drive was another successful event thanks to all of the great people and businesses that came by Tuesday morning. Although all donations to Salvation Army and Orange Christian Services were appreciated, there was a friendly competition of who brought the most food. Once again the Kids and teachers ...

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Jones Named Citizen of the Year


Tuesday night the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Banquet at the Sunset Grove Country Club.  It’s an opportunity to thank those for their work with the chamber the past year, and welcome in the new group that will lead the chamber into 2016. There’s also a few awards that are handed ...

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Armed Robber Wearing Pink


An armed robber wearing a pink ski mask hit the Get N Go convenience store at 2419 16th Street early this morning. Orange police Captain Robert Enmon reported the robber stole cash and cigarettes after using a black pistol to threaten the clerk at 3:45 a.m. Captain Enmon said the robber was a black man ...

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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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