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Sheriffs Office Relocated

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Due to water damage, the Sheriff’s Office has been relocated to the Orange County Expo and Convention Center.  The Patrol, Investigative, and Support/Civil/Records Divisions are located in inner offices and are not accessible to the public at this time.   If you need to file an offense report, call 409-882-7926 and a deputy will respond ...

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Pinehurst Approves Lower Tax Rate

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The City of Pinehurst will have a slightly lower tax rate next fiscal year after approval by the City Council Tuesday night.  The council approved 69.762 cents per 100 dollars value tax rate which will generate slightly less than $300 next year below what Pinehurst received in property tax this current fiscal year. The City ...

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18-Wheeler Catches Fire Near 1442

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  At approximately 3:15p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County.  The crash occurred near the FM 1442 exit.   Preliminary reports indicate that a truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10.  For an unknown reason, the driver lost control and ...

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FEMA Hiring Texas Residents

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In partnership with the State of Texas, FEMA is hiring workers across the state for administrative, logistical and technical jobs related to hurricane recovery. Those hired will join the recovery team – local, state and federal workers, voluntary agencies and community organizations – already in place. Through temporary local employees, FEMA gains valuable community insights, ...

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Orange Council Meets Sept. 12

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The Orange City Council on Tuesday will have its first regular meeting since before the Tropical Storm Harvey flood. The business will include the possiblity of allowing residents to live in RVs and travel trailers on their damaged properties for six months during the recovery. City ordinances prohibit living in those quarters in residential neighborhoods, ...

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WO Council Approves Tax Hike

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The City of West Orange approved a two-cent increase in the tax rate for next fiscal year at the monthly meeting of the City Council on Monday.  The tax rate will be 45 cents per 100 dollars value for fiscal year 2017-18.  The increase in the new tax rate required a record vote which was ...

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County Offices Opening

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The following county offices will be open to the public Tuesday, September 12th.  Some offices may be relocated due to damage.    Tax Office County Judge’s Office Treasurer’s Office Auditor’s Office Social Services Human Resources   Purchasing Department Elections Veteran’s Office Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 Juvenile Probation office in Orange Environmental Health/Code Compliance ...

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County Offices Begin Reopening

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County Offices slowly resume normal business Orange County Transportation will begin limited services on Monday, September 11th between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for residents with necessary needs such as going to medical appointments or the grocery store. Tuesday, September 12th the county will begin opening offices not impacted by the storm to the public. ...

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Vaccinations Arrive

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Tetanus vaccinations have arrived and the county will be holding Tdap clinics September 8-12, 2017.  The tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccination is being offered for those that have been working in or around the flooded waters.  You do not need a tetanus vaccination if you have had the vaccine in the past 10 years but ...

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OC Harvey Update

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MMU – The Mobile Medical Unit located at 608 Strickland Drive in Orange will be available through Saturday at 3:00 p.m.  They will be demobilizing to return to their home base to prepare to respond to areas that will be impacted by Hurricane Irma.  238 residents were seen today as of 6:00 p.m. bringing the ...

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