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When you’re traveling through Orange history, don’t get the Rhodes and Rhoads mixed up. I learned the Rhoads family owned the old walk-up Dairy Queen on Park Avenue at 10th Street. Bartley Rhoads wrote that his parents moved her in 1954 to operate the little ice cream and hamburger shop. That was in the days ...

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Orange Hires Firm


The Orange City Council and the city’s Economic Development Corporation are set to hire Griffith Moseley Johnson and Associates to help attract industrial and retail business. The move comes after the city and corporation decided earlier to not contribute the city’s $25,000 share to the Orange County Economic Development Corporation. After Orange’s decision, other entities, ...

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Love Ya Blue!


At 11am Friday morning law enforcement and emergency response from all over the state stopped for a moment of silence to show support for all law enforcement and for slain Harris Co. Deputy Darren Goforth.     ...

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Resident Complains About Farm Animals


Residents on a Bridge City street are not happy that a new family has moved into their neighborhood and brought a collection of animals with them. Mike McCammond who lives on Gum Drive spoke to the City Council expressing his concerns, and that he wants the animals especially the goats gone from his street. McCammond ...

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Orange Building Permits


The industrial warehouse at 4011 Tulane Road is expanding. The City of Orange issued a building permit in August for an addition valued at $153,000. The contractor is Mike Barnett Construction. In addition, the city had permits for five new houses worth a total of $556,000. The largest, valued at $245,000 is being built in ...

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Cove Store Robbed at Gunpoint


Orange police are looking for two, possibly three, men involved in the Wednesday night armed robbery of the Stop-N-Drive convenience store in the Cove neighborhood. Officers found a 1997 gray Toyota Camry in a ditch and believe the robbers abandoned their get-away car. The store at 1801 DuPont Drive was robbed by two masked men about 9 ...

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Story of The Cannon


Not even the winds and waves of Hurricane Ike could budge the 1863 cannon from the lawn of the Orange County Courthouse. The cannon is embedded in concrete and has been on the lawn for decades. But it almost disappeared during World War II. One prominent woman wanted to use it for scrap metal to ...

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Owners Looking For Dog Killer

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Hannah and Curt Lucia of Bridge City are like many pet owners who believe their dog is not just a pet, but a part of the family.  Monday afternoon, their family member, a lovable Labradoodle named Seamus, was shot and killed.  Seamus was found by Hannah near the corner of the couples property on Gilmer which is ...

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Sheriff Promotes Two

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The Orange County Sheriffs Department has announced two promotions within the department. Jimmy LeBoeuf has accepted the Corporal position in Civil/Support Division of the OCSO. Jimmy is a long time employee of the Sheriff’s Office who most recently worked in the Criminal Investigations Division where he was an Investigator. Deputy Jessica Johnnie has been promoted ...

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OC Sheriff’s calls August 25-31


Orange County Sheriff’s calls August 25-31 Credit card abuse, 9:42 a.m. August 25, 200 block FM 1131 in Vidor. Simple assault, 11:05 a.m. August 25, 5600 block Turner Road in Bridge City. Theft of chainsaw, 12:30 p.m. August 25, 2900 block FM 1078 in Little Cypress. Assault on corrections office, 10:24 p.m. August 26, Orange ...

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