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Accident on Hwy. 62

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A Ford pickup truck hit the driver’s side of a Toyota Camry on Highway 62 South by the Pilot Truck Stop Wednesday morning. The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that although the Toyota had significant damage, no one was injured in either vehicle. DPS said the Camry and the pickup truck were traveling southbound ...

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WO Landlord Ordinances

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West Orange has passed two ordinances in the last year regarding rental properties in the city. Ordinance 230H transferred the billing for garbage collection from the renter’s name to the landlord’s name. Code Enforcement Officer Dean Fuller says the city checked county records to find properties that did not have homestead exemptions and then mailed ...

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King Shot and Killed Wednesday Morning

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UPDATE: 7-22-2015 @ 4:15 p.m. The identity of the man who was shot in the leg is 37 year old Daryl King of Orange, Texas. The gunshot caused extensive damage to King’s leg. King eventually succumbed to the injury and died. The autopsy is scheduled on Thursday morning, July 23, 2015. Detectives are still following ...

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BC Council Meets

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Bridge City has joined other local communities supporting the effort to get a Veterans Administration inpatient hospital in Orange County. The City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night requesting the establishment of a VA facility in Orange. Mayor Kirk Roccaforte said the idea to convert the Baptist Hospital in Orange into an inpatient facility for ...

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Group Discusses RESTORE Act

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A summit Tuesday drew leaders, including a former congressman, from across Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. They gathered around a conference table in Orange to discuss plans to improve the water in the Gulf of Mexico with $1.9 billion. The money is coming from fines being paid by British Petroleum for the April 2010 ...

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BC Man Sentenced to 25 Years

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A 29-year-old Bridge City man is going to prison for 25 years for the aggravated sexual assault of a 2-year-old girl. A jury last week found Alan Edward Miller guilty and assessed the punishment. Assistant Orange County District Attorney Tom Kelley said the charge is termed “super aggravated” because the child was younger than 6 ...

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Win Free Entry

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Tune in to KOGT Radio, we are giving away free entry into the OCARC Fishing Tournament this week. ...

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Jewelry, other items stolen in Historic District burglary

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A burglar stole an estimated $27,500 worth of jewelry during a weekend break-in at a house in the Old Orange Historic District. The resident called Orange police about 1:30 p.m. Sunday to the 800 block of Cypress Avenue. The man told Officer D.B. Mulhollan he noticed a chair that was usually against an outside door ...

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Sales Tax Payments For May

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The Texas Comptroller’s Office has sent sales tax payments covering the month of May to entities in Orange County. The cities of Bridge City, Orange, Pinehurst and Vidor, along with the Orange County Emergency Services District No. 3 (Little Cypress) have a sales tax rate of 1.5 percent, meaning consumers pay 1.5 cent per $1. ...

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County Property Writ

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  Commissioners Court approved a quit claim and a writ of abandonment for an undeveloped piece of property in Vidor on Monday. The property at 290 Weatherford is owned by the county which wants to sale it according to County Attorney Doug Manning. The county actually quit claimed the property last year, but that was ...

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