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City To Spend 40K For Survey

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The City of Orange is taking the lead to spend about $40,000 to hire a healthcare consultant firm to survey the medical needs of the county so statistics are available to attract someone to build a new hospital. The Orange City Council will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday with the agenda including a resolution to ...

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No Charges Filed on Gator Killer

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  State game wardens will not file criminal charges against Kent Robnett, the Orange man who killed the 11-and-a-half foot alligator that killed a man on July 3. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Thursday issued a press release saying the game wardens tracked the man and gave him a warning citation for the illegal catch of ...

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Stark House Gets Facelift

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An impressive amount of scaffolding surrounds the Stark House and Carriage House in downtown Orange on Green Ave.  Ellen Welker with the Stark Foundation said it’s routine maintenance including painting the 14,000 square foot home, which happens every six years.  The house is still open for tours.  Call 883-0871 for more information. ...

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BC Cleaning Water, Lots

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Funds from bonds have come in for Bridge City to start up to 12 civic projects. City Manager Jerry Jones said about $2.5 million will be kept in the bank for future use while the other million dollars will be used to pay for projects that are already underway. Topping the list of projects is ...

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LaPoint Energy Coming To OC

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Incentives from Orange County and the Orange County Economic Development Corporation attracts Railcar Cleaning, Crude Oil Storage and Trans-Loading Terminal LaPoint Energy Partners, Inc. is pleased to accept an incentive package from Orange County and the Orange County Economic Development Corporation to build and operate a multimillion dollar railcar cleaning, crude oil trans-loading and storage ...

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Orange Police Briefs

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A pickup truck ran into the front porch of a house on 14th Street in Orange Tuesday morning. Orange police report the 44-year-old driver was arrested for driving under the influence. Officer J.E. Roy gathered loose anti-anxiety prescription pills and a cold beer as evidence. No injuries were reported and Officer Roy said damage to ...

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Worker Dies At Rescar

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On Monday, July 6, 2015, around 10:10 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call about an unresponsive male at Rescar Industries located at 1993 Foreman Road in Orange. When Deputies arrived, they discovered that one of the workers was found unresponsive inside of a tank car by another employee.  The employees gathered safety ...

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Dead Gator Was Woodward’s Killer

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A dead 11-and-a-half foot alligator was found Monday afternoon on the boat ramp at Burkhart’s Marina where a man was killed by a large alligator during a swim at 2:30 in the morning Friday. The gator had a large hole in between its eyes from a gunshot. No one claimed to have killed the alligator. ...

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Authorities Search For Arsonist

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The Orange fire marshal was meeting with the Orange police Monday morning to discuss three fires at vacant buildings within about 30 hours during the weekend. Two of the houses were two-stories tall and in the Old Orange Historic District. The first was reported about 4:45 p.m. Saturday at the corner of West Cypress Avenue ...

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Commissioners Insurance

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The Commissioners Court Monday morning approved a $10,000 deductible for insurance to cover public officials and county law enforcement officers. County Judge Brint Carlton explained the need for the insurance is to protect the public officials. Judge Carlton said the insurance is through the Texas Association of Counties and provides insurance in case public officials ...

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