County Sales Tax Numbers


Orange County entities have received the first monthly sales tax payments for 2017. The payments from the Texas Comptroller’s Office cover sales in the month of November. The sales taxes are: Bridge City: $117,759, up 9.76 percent from the same time last year. Orange:  $289,626, up 8.75 percent from the same time last year. Pinehurst:  ...

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Driving Scooter While Intoxicated


  A man riding a motorized scooter through a grocery store was arrested Tuesday night for public intoxication. Orange police were called to Kroger, 1600 16th Street, at 7:10 p.m. concerning the man driving around carrying a load of groceries. Officer S. Williams reported the man had slurred speech. When another officer asked the man ...

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Pinehurst Supports Hospital District


The Pinehurst City Council joined other entities in the county Tuesday in passing a resolution supporting the creation of a hospital district for Orange County.  Pinehurst City Administrator Robbie Hood asked Orange City Manager Dr. Shawn Oubre to speak to the City Council on the need for the hospital district.  Dr. Oubre who has been ...

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Accident Claims Two From Orange


At approximately 12:15p.m. Tuesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10, near Vidor, in Orange County.  The crash occurred near mile marker 858. An Isuzu flatbed truck was traveling westbound in the inside lane of Interstate 10.  A Kenworth truck tractor semi-trailer towing construction equipment was also ...

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Former Sheriff Assists Victims


Two teenage girls were seriously injured Tuesday morning when the SUV in which they were riding flipped over end-to-end on a rural Jefferson County road. Help was immediately there. Former Orange County Sheriff Mike White was traveling behind them and stopped. After years in law enforcement, White is accustomed to crashes and crimes. He knew ...

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Champs Recognized By Orange CC


The quiet, well-behaved students sat politely and listened to tributes Tuesday morning from the Orange City Council. “Y’all have done something that’s a magnificent feat,” Councilmember Bill Mello said to the teenagers. The council honored the West Orange-Stark Mustangs football team and staff for winning a second straight state championship. Mayor Jimmy Sims read a ...

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Commissioners Meet Tuesday


Tuesday at the weekly Commissioners Court meeting, Valli Lott the retiring director of the Transportation Department in the county was thanked for her two decades of service to Orange County.  Lott, standing in front of Commissioner Barry Burton, Judge Brint Carlton and Commissioner Jody Crump, was presented a plaque, and she wants to work around her home doing ...

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Chiasson, Roccaforte Honored At BCCC Banquet


Charlotte Chiasson received her award as Bridge City’s Citizen of the Year at the 57th Annual Banquet held Monday evening at the BC Elementary School.  Chiasson (center, with family) has dedicated the majority of her life serving the Bridge City area.  Most recently, Chiasson, a 1970 BC graduate, finished a book entitled “The History of ...

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Fire Injures Three


Two people, including a baby, were injured in a house fire on Ridgemont Drive during the weekend. One had smoke inhalation and the other suffered burns, but the injuries were not life-threatening. Orange Fire Marshal John Bilbo said the cause appears to be from a space heater in a bedroom. The fire was reported about ...

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BCPD Searching For Suspect (Update)


UPDATE: BCPD has arrested Joshua David Webb in connection with this theft.  He’s a 36 year old from Orange.   The subject in the picture went into the Smoke Shop located at 1740 Texas Avenue in Bridge City, Texas on Thursday, December 22, 2016.  The subject stole several different type of tobacco products and left ...

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