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Preservation Commission Approves Demolitions

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The City of Orange Historic Preservation Commission must approve the demolition of any building within the designated Old Orange Historic District. On Tuesday, the commission had no problem allowing lots of two houses to be cleared. The vacant houses had been destroyed by arsonists on the Fourth of July weekend. The house at 602 W. ...

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Stabbing, Tractor Stolen

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Domestic fight leads to stabbing A 30-year-old man was stabbed in the arm during a family dispute early Wednesday morning. Orange police report that he did not want to press charges. However, when police were at the hospital emergency room, a person who was with the family and friends was arrested for possession of synthetic ...

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Missing Woman from BC Found

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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