Missing Woman from BC Found


UPDATE: Thursday morning Bridge City Police reported a missing 80-year old woman with dementia who wandered away Wednesday night was found safe.  The police report that Mildred Resch was found about 6:45 AM Thursday after she walked away from the 200 block of East Roundbunch Road at about 6:45 PM Wednesday.    The search for Resch ...

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Depot Employees Reminisce


Robert Mitchell of Orange knows every inch of the old, long-abandoned Southern Pacific Depot on Green Avenue. When he was 18, back in 1945, he got a job as the day porter there. He and former ticket window clerk Juanita Timberlake, also of Orange, are the last living railroad employees who worked at the local ...

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Bessie Heights Road closure


Orange County Road and Bridge Engineer Clark Slacum announced Wednesday the closure of Bessie Heights Road (between Turner and FM408) to through traffic for culvert replacement. The $791,660 project is being funded by a grant administered by the General Land Office and will close Bessie Heights Road for approximately four months according to Slacum. The reason ...

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Christmas in July for OC


As announced Monday on KOGT, Orange County approved the settlement with British Petroleum resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010. The amount of the settlement was $1,189,746. Coming a month or so before budget workshops the settlement is good news for the county in preparing for next fiscal year. County Judge Pro Tem ...

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Signal Bankrupt


Signal International uses money from sale of Orange yard to pay off lawsuits Signal International shipyard based in Mobile, Alabama, has filed for bankruptcy because of lawsuits in connection with the company hiring workers from India in 2006 at the Orange and Pascagoula, Mississippi, yards. The lawsuits contend that the company promised the workers green ...

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Shot, Robbed, and Hit with a Pole


Police Briefs- A man had to be taken to the Baptist Emergency Room in Orange Tuesday night after he was hit in the head with a metal pole. Orange Police Officer Isaac Henry reported he was called to the 1600 block of 14th Street at 8:22 p.m. When he arrived he saw a man lying ...

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Neighbors Don’t Want Visitors On Street

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A man who lives a few feet west of the Confederate Flag Memorial under construction said the Sons of Confederate Veterans should put in parking at the memorial site and not in public streets. Philip Cooper and his neighbor, Chuck Copeland, went before the Orange City Council on Tuesday to ask that the city also ...

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Orange Withdraws EDC Money


The City of Orange is withdrawing its $25,000 a year support of the Orange County Economic Development Corporation for 2016. The board of the City of Orange Economic Development Corporation and the Orange City Council voted Tuesday to not pay the annual share which will be due on October 1. George Mortimer, president of the ...

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Officer Honored

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The Orange City Council honored a police officer and learned some good news from a sad story. Lieutenant Eric Ellison on May 24 went to the scene of an accident where motorcyclists Riley and Emily Portie were killed by a pickup truck driven by man later charged with manslaughter for being drunk. Lieutenant Ellison had ...

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Pinehurst Goes In On Survey


The Pinehurst City Council approved a resolution Tuesday morning supporting the establishment of a Veterans Administration inpatient facility in Orange. The City of Orange and Orange County have sent a request to Washington requesting the Veterans Administration to consider converting the Baptist Hospital in Orange into a VA facility. Pinehurst Alderman Mike Anderson knows first-hand ...

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