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WO City Council Meets

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The City Council of West Orange voted Tuesday to continue its support of the Orange County Economic Development Corporation (EDC).  Mayor Roy McDonald said the council did have questions for County Judge Brint Carlton who spoke in support of a revised EDC.  McDonald informed that council members asked the judge about the makeup of the ...

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Wanted Man Caught

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Orange police before noon Tuesday arrested 17-year-old David Anthony Riggs Jr., who has been charged with aggravated robbery. Detective Captain Cliff Hargrave said officers had a tip that Riggs was in the Sabine Park Apartments at 111 Pine Avenue. They found him hiding behind a shower curtain in a bathtub in an apartment. Riggs has ...

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Lost His Head

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Restaurant owner Mike Lemoine lost his head and he wants it back. “It’s the biggest deer I ever shot,” he said. Lemoine had the eight-point buck head and the head of another deer in the back of his pickup truck at his home in the Cypress Bayou subdivision. He left the heads outside in preparation ...

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SRA Opens Gates

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The Sabine River Authority has opened gates at Toledo Bend Reservoir and Deweyville is under a flood warning for low-level flooding of the river. SRA has 5 gates open at 1 foot each. The lake level this morning was at 172.36 feet with the lake considered full at 172 feet. The National Weather Service has ...

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Ardoin New HR Director

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Five months after voting to cut funding to the Orange County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the Commissioners Court Tuesday voted to fund the economic corporation through the remainder of the fiscal year. County Judge Brint Carlton reversed his vote from back in July and made the motion to fund the EDC adding he believes there ...

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Update- Nativity Scene Moved

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The City of Orange has moved their nativity scene from the front of City Hall to Stark Park which is next door to city hall.  The move comes after atheists wanted  to place a banner next to the nativity scene.  The city elected to remove it from the property instead of allowing the atheists banner ...

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City Denies Request, Taking Nativity Scene Down

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The City of Orange received a request to place a banner in front of City Hall from the Orange County Atheists on December 9, 2015.  This request was based on the annual Nativity scene that has been erected for many years at City Hall.  The City is denying the banner request. The city said, “Based ...

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Warrant Scam In Area

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Robert Bergeron, Detective with the Bridge City Police Department, is warning residents and even those outside of Bridge City about a scam in the area. Bergeron said some people have received fraudulent arrest warrant notifications from the BC municipal court, complete with City of Bridge City logo on it. The email or letter states that ...

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Full House For Comm. Prec. 1

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On Monday the final day to file for the March 1, 2016 primaries, a surprise candidate has filed to run as a Republican for the Precinct 1 County Commissioner.  Ryan Peabody the current Emergency Management Coordinator for Orange County is running for the seat.  Peabody told KOGT he was encouraged to run by County Judge Brint ...

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Filing Deadline Passes, No Democrats

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Monday is the last day to file for running in the party primaries on March 1. Five Republicans have filed to run for the Precinct 1 county commissioner seat being vacated by David Dubose. In Orange County, no Democrats filed for local elections. The county has six contested races in the Republican Primary. Two of ...

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