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Children Unharmed in Bus Accident

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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

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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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The City of Vidor to Host Trash Off on Saturday, September 20th

The City of Vidor will be hosting a Trash Off on Saturday, September 20 beginning at 7 am, at 155 Watts Street. Any resident of the City of Vidor or any residential customer of the City of Vidor sanitation department may use the roll-off dumpsters for free, with the exception of no contractors or commercial ...

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Orange City Council Considering $27.6 Million Budget

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The Orange City Council is considering a $27.6 million budget for the new fiscal year. More than half of that amount will be spent to pay salaries and benefits of city employees. The city has 194 full-time workers and two part-time. Many of them work for the police and fire departments. City Manager Shawn Oubre ...

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Orange County Police Calls

A woman living in the 2200 block of Coronado Place left her SUV running in the driveway Tuesday morning to go back into her house for a couple of minutes. That’s all the time someone needed to steal the vehicle. The woman called Orange police at 7:38 a.m. to report that her 2011 gray Kia ...

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Flesh-Eating Bacteria Victim Faced Leg Amputation

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Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Derry Dunn isn’t sitting on his bench wearing a robe these days. He’s propped up in bed, wearing shorts, with a small medical device connected to hoses taped around the calf of his right leg. Every couple of minutes the machine starts up and makes a noise. It’s a ...

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