West Orange Approves Reinvestment Zone For Portion of Foreman Road

The City Council in West Orange approved establishing a reinvestment zone for a portion of Foreman Road Monday night. The zone will be the area of a new facility being built by Southeast Texas Industries (STI) according to County Economic Development Director Bobby Fillyaw. Because the STI facility will be in the city limits of ...

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299 Discussed in Public Hearing

Commissioners’ Court held a public hearing Monday morning to hear comments on whether to create a Transportation Reinvestment Zone or TRZ for the proposed FM 299 in the Vidor area. Maps of the contemplated TRZ were available showing three possible zones that could be used separately or all together. County Judge Carl Thibodeaux explained the ...

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Thanksgiving Break


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Marriage Licenses 11/21/2014

Marriage Licenses Issued By The Office of Karen Jo Vance, Orange County Clerk For the Week of November 17, 2014 through November 21, 2014. Marcus L. Robinson and Clydmeshia D. Degay, Ricky L. Simon and Susan G. Trahan, Wolf B. Arpin and Brenda A. Hebert, Jarred S. Meaux and Ursula A. Oustalet, Christopher M. Badeaux ...

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Children Unharmed in Bus Accident


The back of a school bus from the West Orange-Cove CISD ended up in a ditch this afternoon but no one was hurt. The accident was about 3 in the Brownwood neighborhood on Neches Street. The streets do not have curb and gutters and are surrounded by drainage ditches. A bus with young students missed ...

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Two People Hospitalized After Abes Road Accident

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Two people were taken to the hospital after a two vehicle accident Saturday night at the intersection of N. Hwy. 87 and Abes Road. ...

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Injuries Avoided in Pinehurst House Fire

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Pinehurst Firefighter Shon Branham fights a house fire Friday morning. Pinehurst FD and McLewis FD arrived at a duplex at 2406 41st Street where it appeared the fire started in a bedroom. What didn’t burn received heavy smoke damage. No injuries were reported. ...

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Bridge City Solves Brown Water Problem

Bridge City seems to be getting a handle on the brown water problem. The first week of September the city received only a few calls on the colored water. City Manager Jerry Jones reports a similar low volume of complaints during the second week of the month. Jones says the city has corrected the calibrations ...

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Officer John Dee Taylor Assigned to Code Enforcement


Orange is now using a uniformed, certified police officer for code enforcements on unkempt yards, dilapidated buildings and junk cars. City Manager Shawn Oubre told City Council this morning that he made the decision after the previous code enforcement officer retired. “We’re not changing how we do it but who is doing it,” Oubre said. ...

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Orange Firefighters Negotiating New Contract

The City of Orange and the Orange firefighters can’t agree on a contract, but did agree not to declare an impasse for negotiations until Sept. 29. City management met Tuesday with the International Association of Firefighters Local 1432. The city is offering a 2 1/4 percent pay raise. Non-union city employees are getting a 2 ...

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