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County starting budget year without borrowing money

For the first time in five years, Orange County will be starting a new budget year with a surplus. County Judge John Gothia said no recent disasters and reimbursement payments from... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
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EquuSearch joins in effort to find missing woman

A two-state search is being conducted for 48-year-old Michelle Reynolds of Alvin, a former Orange resident with relatives here. Her husband reported her missing this weekend to the... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
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BCISD's Kelly chosen for prestigious leadership program

Dr. Mike Kelly has a rare chance this school year to learn new skills and find out what other public school districts are doing in Texas, three other states and Puerto Rico. The... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
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Mustangs plan homecoming parade Wednesday

West Orange-Stark High is celebrating homecoming this week with activities including a parade and community pep rally on Wednesday, September 28. The homecoming game on Friday will... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
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Candidates listed for first emergency services districts elections

Orange County voters will have local elections during the November 8 general election as a new state law requires the members of the boards for special emergency services districts... — Updated 9/27/2022

 
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County approves new stop signs in subdivisions

Drivers traveling in the Waterwood subdivision outside of Bridge City will need to pay attention to the intersections soon. Orange County will be installing stop signs at five of... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
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Sheriff's drug team finds pounds of pot in plastic totes

The Orange County Sheriff's Drug Interdiction Unit on Interstate 10 scored again by stopping an Italian vehicle that deputies said had 99 pounds of pot in plastic totes and... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
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Garbage rates for West Orange go up October 1

People in the city of West Orange will have a small monthly increase in their garbage collection fees passed on the the city's contractor. The fees are going up for home and... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
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City of Orange going up on water bills in October

Residents in the city of Orange will see higher bills when they open their monthly water-sewer-garbage statements starting in October. The city will have a 3 percent increase in... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
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Orangefield ISD has no contested board races in November

The Orangefield school district's November school board election was able to be canceled because all three positions scheduled for election have candidates running unopposed.... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
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Vidor, Pinehurst go down in sales tax collections

Sales taxes remained strong across Orange County during July, but some entities were not collecting enough to keep up with the increase in consumer prices. The cities of Pinehurst... — Updated 9/20/2022

 
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County Courthouse gets wheelchair lift after closing ramps

The 1937 Orange County Courthouse now has a wheelchair lift at the backdoor, County Maintenance Director Kurt Guidry told Commissioners Court Tuesday during a regular meeting. Guidr... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
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Work continues on Interstate 10

The Texas Department of Transportation has completed the construction of sidewalks along MacArthur Drive and has installed two overhanging caution lights for pedestrian crossings. T... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
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Early influential pro football player came from Orange County

One of Orange's little-known football players has gained more fame in recent years as "Ox" Emerson is being credited for creating the wishbone formation and being one of pro... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
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Special Angels Rodeo sets fish fry fundraiser

The Orange County Special Angels Rodeo is having its annual Fish Fry fundraiser Thursday, September 22, at 6 p.m. at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center on FM 1442. Single... — Updated 9/13/2022

 
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Waffle House, sanitation company have big projects in Orange

Commercial and residential construction projects in the city of Orange during August stayed strong with building permits including a $350,000 remodeling project at the Waffle House... — Updated 9/6/2022

 
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United Way will collect food to feed hungry Orange County families

Air conditioners churned all summer to keep people cool, at least until their electric bills arrived. Gasoline prices soared during the summer. And grocery stores weekly raised... — Updated 9/6/2022

 
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Vidor girl killed while driving all-terrain vehicle

A 12-year-old Vidor girl was killed Sunday night in an accident in which she was driving an off-road side-by-side utility vehicle. Three passengers on the vehicle were injured.... — Updated 9/6/2022

 
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Big Bass anglers return to the Sabine in 2023

The professionals are returning to Orange to show us their big basses. The Bassmaster Elite schedule for 2023 has the anglers returning to the Orange Boat Ramp June 1-4 to fish the... — Updated 9/6/2022

 
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New stop signs coming in Victory Gardens, Little Cypress

Orange County Commissioners Court Tuesday approved three new stop signs, one in Victory Gardens and two in Little Cypress, and started the process to get more stop signs. Also, the... — Updated 8/30/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

Watkins pleads guilty to manslaughter

Jerrod Lee Watkins, 25, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of intoxication manslaughter in connection with the June 2020 deaths of two people in separate crashes. He agreed to... — Updated 8/30/2022

 
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June sales taxes mixed across county, up in Bridge City

Sales tax incomes were mixed in June for the Orange County entities getting the tax, according to figures from the Texas Comptroller's Office. The revenues from June were sent to... — Updated 8/30/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

County tax rate goes down slightly for next year

Orange County Commissioners Court Tuesday approved a new property tax rate with a small decrease in the rate. However, tax payments may go up for many people because of an increase... — Updated 8/23/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

BC school taxes go up for new construction

Property owners in Bridge City will be paying more in school taxes this coming year, but the increase is nothing unexpected. Voters in May approved a $72 million bond election to... — Updated 8/23/2022

 
 By Margaret Toal    News

Museum turns Historic Ghost Walk into festival

Once a year, Orange's history comes alive as local high school drama students dress up and tell true stories from the past. The Heritage House Museum in downtown holds the Historic... — Updated 8/23/2022

 

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