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Bridge City Applies For Grant

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Bridge City will be applying for a $275,000 grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture.  The City Council approved a resolution Tuesday that authorizes the city to apply for the Texas Community Development Block Grant. City Manager Jerry Jones said Bridge City will use the grant money to rehabilitate sewer lines for low to moderate ...

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Commissioners Meet Tuesday

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Golden Triangle Days in Austin are almost two months away, but discussions are already ongoing to share important issues in Orange County with legislators.  Ida Schossow with the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce provided the Commissioners Court Tuesday with legislative priorities when they visit with state representatives and senators in Austin. Healthcare is one ...

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Cowboys Gear Lands Man In Jail

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One man was preparing for Sunday’s playoff game by supporting his favorite team, but his effort put him in jail. The Cowboys “bling tumbler” and Cowboys “fuzzy dice” had to go back to the store and the man is charged with theft. Police went to the store at the Pilot Truck Center at 6:37 a.m. ...

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MLK Remembered in Orange Monday

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The local march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. drew a variety of people from those in their 80s to babies in strollers. Franklin Gans, the outgoing president of the NAACP Orange Branch, said he was glad to see young people. He told them they still have a job to do because generations share ...

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Orange Building Permits

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Blue Beacon commercial truck wash is adding a $2 million building to Orange. The company had the largest building permit issued by the city during December. The truck wash is being built off Interstate 10 at Highway 62. The city itself took out a permit for $43,800 in the commercial concrete category. The city had ...

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Health Inspection Scores

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New state health rules for businesses dealing with food include requiring the businesses to post their latest county health inspection and have a first aid kit. In the first part of January, Orange County Health Inspector James Scales gave demerits to stores or restaurants without the postings or the kits. Scales went to 33 businesses ...

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Retired Sergeant Laid To Rest

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Retired Sergeant Sarah Jefferson-Simon was laid to rest Saturday at Magnolia Gardens Cemetery with a police honor guard. Jefferson-Simon served 25 years with the Orange Police Department. She was currently a member of the West Orange-Cove school district. She died last week at a Houston hospital at the age of 55. Police Chief Lane Martin ...

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Landlord Shoots Tenant

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On Friday, January 13, 2017, at approximately 9:25 pm, a patrol unit of the Vidor Police Department was patrolling the 1300 Block of First Street when he heard a shot fired in his vicinity. The officer exited his patrol car to investigate and moved towards the area that the shot appeared to come from. The ...

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It’s Brighter In Pinehurst

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Things are looking brighter in Pinehurst with the announcement back in November by the HEB Grocery Company that it would be opening a 68,000 square-foot store in the old Sears location on MacArthur Drive.  Harry Vine with the City of Pinehurst indicates the shopping at the Orangehurst Shopping Center also on MacArthur will be getting ...

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Ice Storm Turns Twenty

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As the local hospital closes during the night, a remainder of a local disaster still stands strong after 20 years outside the hospital’s front door. On January 12, 1997, a rare ice storm hit Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. The weight of the ice on trees snapped limbs and giant branches, sending them crashing to ...

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