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Freeze Kept Plumbers Busy This Week

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Long periods of freezing temperatures can end up a nightmare for people who discover water gushing from broken pipes and for the people answering the phones at a plumbing company. Plumbing companies have been handling 50 to 75 calls each for help fixing broken pipes. Water freezes into ice, which expands enough to crack or ...

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Commissioners Vote On Mannings Replacement

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A candidate and their salary has been approved to fill the position of legal counsel for the Commissioners Court.  County Attorney John Kimbrough submitted the name of a candidate for the Commissioners Court’s consideration at its meeting Friday with a suggested beginning salary for a P-3 with 15-years of experience which would be $96,366 a ...

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Pizza Man Robbed On Burton

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A pizza delivery man was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night at the James Zay Roberts apartments, 610 Burton Avenue. However, the delivery man refused to hand over his money. Orange Detective Captain Robert Enmon said the delivery man dropped the pizza and left.  He called police at 8:48 p.m. from the business, Papa John’s Pizza ...

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38 Minutes Changed My Life

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Danielle Reay Hindel is a 2002 graduate from West Orange Stark, currently living in Honolulu HI on Hickam AFB.   She was in Hawaii Saturday, January 13 when the state received a missile threat alert.  She shares her story with KOGT readers.   Growing up in Southeast Texas on the Gulf Coast, I’ve lived thru my ...

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March Primary, May Election Talk Heating Up

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David Covey, the Orange County Republican Chairman, and John Baker (right), the Orange County Democratic Chair met at the County Elections division to look over their party’s ballot proofs for the upcoming March 6th Party Primary. The meeting was friendly as both men commented that before they were members of a party they were friends ...

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Animal Control Busy During Freeze

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As sleet and snow accumulated late Tuesday afternoon, kids on East Allie Payne Road were scraping the frozen grains off the backs of two horses. Orange Animal Control Officer Andy Borel came to the site to help. Borel and Marc Hogden, the other animal officer, answered calls all day from people concerned about animals keeping ...

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Aggravated Assault With A Vehicle

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  The Orange Police are investigating an aggravated assault with a vehicle that occurred Tuesday in Orange.  Officer Grant McLean reported that he was dispatched to the Family Dollar store on 16th Street at 6:20 PM Tuesday.  He spoke with a woman in the parking lot who informed him that someone had damaged her vehicle ...

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Boil Water Notice For Mauriceville

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At approximately 6 PM the Mauriceville Utility District lost water pressure. The department has been notified and is working on the issue. Please try to conserve water, we are working diligently to correct the problem as soon as possible. A boil water notice has been issued for the entire district.  ...

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Wednesday Closures/Delays

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Check back for updates -Closed Wednesday – St. Mary School –Orangefield ISD closed Wednesday –Little Cypress-Mauriceville schools and offices will be closed again on Wednesday, January 17. -Orange County offices will open Wednesday January 17, 2018 at 1:00 P.M.    –Bridge City ISD has cancelled for Wednesday -WOCCISD has cancelled for Wednesday –Deweyville ISD has cancelled for ...

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Many Vehicle Burglaries Over Weekend

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Seven vehicle burglaries were discovered in Orange Friday morning. According to Orange Police Department reports, two were in the 1600 block of Longfellow Drive in the Lindenwood subdivision off Old Highway 90 south of Interstate 10. The other five were in subdivisions north of the interstate. Four of the vehicle burglaries were in the Oak ...

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