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Candidates Set For May Election

Local dentist Dr. Travis Miller filed Friday to run against businessman Keith Wallace for the Orange County Navigation and Port District Commission Precinct 1 seat. That leaves the port district with two contested races. Friday was the deadline for filing for the May 5 elections for city councils, school boards and special districts. The only ...

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Man Arrested, Suspect In Disturbance

Orange police Thursday afternoon arrested a man considered a suspect in an assault that occurred Wednesday afternoon in a house that caught fire less than three hours later. Detective Captain Robert Enmon said a 13-year-old was injured when a brick thrown inside the house at 1307 Clairmont Drive hit her arm. The arm was not ...

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Restaurant Reports

Orange County Health Inspections February 1-15 Shipley Donuts, 710 North Main Street in Vidor: 95. Foods inside coolers and storage units needed to be covered. Same pan lines were used multiple times for backing. Equipment needed to be cleaned of old foods. Star Stop/In and Out, 100 West Freeway in Vidor: 94. Inspector pulled several ...

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Are Burglaries Connected?

A total of three burglaries and one attempted burglary of businesses were reported to Orange police on Thursday. Three of the businesses were on 16th Street and the other was off Interstate 10 near the 16th Street exit. The 16th Street stores were Martha’s Seafood, 1609 16th Street, and the Citgo, 1415 16th Street at ...

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House Fire Being Investigated

Orange Fire Marshal John Bilbo is investigating the cause of a Wednesday afternoon fire at a house where police were called two and a half hours earlier when a man threw a brick at a person. The house at 1037 Clairmont Drive off Bob Hall Road was heavily damaged by the fire. No occupants were ...

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Smash and Dash on 16th

Another 16th Street business in Orange was hit by burglars on Wednesday night. Employees of Martha’s Seafood (formerly Crystal Seafood) arrived at work Thursday to discover the glass front door had been smashed and the cash register stolen. The seafood restaurant is at 1609 16th Street next door to the Donut Hole, which had a ...

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Governor Promises Money For Mitigation Projects

Governor Greg Abbott Tuesday announced that about $1 billion will be available for hazard mitigation projects along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey. The money from FEMA will pay for projects designed to help Texas rebuild and reduce the risk of future damage from flooding and hurricanes. The hazard mitigation funding will be operated by ...

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Burglars Find More Unlocked Vehicles

Two doughnut shops in Orange have been hit by burglars in five days. Detectives are looking for any crumbs of evidence to catch the crooks. Early Wednesday morning, employees at the Donut Palace, 5603 North 16th Street, discovered the break-in when they arrived for work. Workers at the Donut Hole, 1613 North 16th Street, found ...

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Debris Pickup Thru February For Pinehurst

Debris pickup in Pinehurst will conclude by the end of February.  City Administrator Robbie Hood addressed the Pinehurst City Council on Tuesday informing them of his intention to cease the removal of debris caused by Tropical Storm Harvey on the last day of this month. Contractors are taking care of the debris removal which is ...

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Accident Shuts Down Hwy. 62

Orange County deputy Andrew Hollier was injured Tuesday night when the patrol car he was driving collided with pickup truck driven by a pizza delivery man. The collision was about 7:15 p.m. on Highway 62 near Tulane Road.  The highway was closed in both directions for several hours. The Texas Department of Public Safety reports ...

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