The News

 

After more than a year of allowing his facility to languish in disrepair, the owner of the Ridgewood Retirement Community on I-10 near 11th Street says he’s closing his doors, kicking his aging residents out and selling the decaying retirement home.

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Yet another former top employee of the Orange Housing Authority is stepping forward to say that their cooperation with a federal probe of the local housing agency has cost them their job.

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The Performance Products division of Huntsman Corporation held a groundbreaking event Oct. 22 to mark the expansion of its ethylene oxide (EO) manufacturing capacity at the Port Neches facility that will become the largest manufacturer in the country of that critical industrial substance.

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Neighbors who reside on Ford Lane in Orange County flocked to a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, to express their concerns about and opposition to changing the speed limit on their street from 10 mph. to 20 mph. The proposed change was on the agenda and up for vote at the Oct. 21 Orange County Commissioners Court meeting following the hearing, and seven Ford Lane residents told commissioners at the public hearing that they absolutely do not want the speed limit raised on the short, dead-end road with several other neighbors also in attendance.

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