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The City of Orange Hotel/Motel Tax committee has released applications for non-profit entities within the City of Orange to apply for a portion of the City’s Hotel/Motel Tax funds. Any 501 (C) organization in the City of Orange that attracts visitors to the City of Orange, Texas can submit applications to the committee. Under Section 351.101 (a), Municipal Hotel Occupancy Taxes, revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy tax may be used ONLY to promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry.
Through the Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant Program, qualified events are able to apply for funds from the City of Orange. The mission of the Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant Program is to provide funds to directly enhance and promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry by applying to one of the following seven statutorily provided categories:
1. Funding, improvement, or maintenance of a convention center or visitor information center.
2. Paying the administrative costs for facilitating convention registration.
3. Advertising, solicitations and promotions that attract tourist and convention delegates to the City or its vicinity.
4. Expenditures that promote arts.
5. Funding historical restoration or preservation programs.
6. Funding costs in certain counties to hold sporting events that substantially increase hotel activities.
7. Signage directing tourists to sights and attractions that are visited frequently by hotel guests in the municipality.
The application and guidelines are available on the City of Orange’s website at www.orangetexas.net . Applications will be accepted May 13, 2019 through July 12, 2019 at 5 P.M. Applied funds must be for activities occurring October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.
Applications may be submitted via email to email@example.com or delivered by mail or in person to City Hall, 803 W. Green Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630, Attention: Jay Trahan.
For additional information, please contact Jay Trahan at 409.883.1077 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Council Place 4 (Single-Member District 4) and Council Place 5 (At-Large) are in the Run-off Election, to be held Saturday, June 15, 2019.
Early voting will be held at the Orange Public Library from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, June 3, 2019 through June 11, 2019. Early voting will be conducted from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 and Tuesday, June 11, 2019.
Election Day Polling Locations will be open from 7:00 A.M – 7:00 P.M.
A resolution ordering a run-off election for the purpose of electing a Council Member Place 4 and a Council Member Place 5 may be found at the following link: Run-Off Election Resolution
WARRANT RESOLUTION WEEK
May 6-10, 2019
Orange County Justice of the Peace Courts 1-4, and the Municipal Courts for the cities of Orange, West Orange, Pinehurst, Bridge City, and Vidor, as well as the District Attorney’s Office (hot checks) are encouraging people with Class C misdemeanor warrants for their arrest (traffic warrants, etc.) to “resolve” these warrants during the week of May 6 through May 10, 2019.
CHECK TO SEE IF YOU HAVE WARRANTS: www.co.orange.tx.us and click on County Warrants.
DO NOT BE AFRAID TO APPEAR BEFORE THE COURT
YOU WILL NOT BE ARRESTED FOR CLASS C WARRANTS WHEN YOU APPEAR TO RESOLVE YOUR CASES.
Taking care of your warrants will protect you from being arrested while driving, at home, at work, or in front of your children.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY
During this week, the courts will work with you to resolve your warrants. Fines may be reduced and community service may be offered as an option to help you take care of your cases.
PAY IN PERSON:
Orange Municipal Court, 901 Main Avenue, Orange, Texas
Vidor Municipal Court, 1330 First Street, Vidor, Texas
Bridge City Municipal Court, 110 Rachal Avenue, Bridge City, Texas
Pinehurst Municipal Court, 2497 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., Orange, Texas
West Orange Municipal Court, 2700 Western Avenue, West Orange, Texas
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1 – Orange County Courthouse, 801 Division, Orange, TX
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 – 3500 Edgar Brown Dr., Orange, TX
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 – 2524 Hwy, 87 South, Orange, TX
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4 – 190 Camp St., Vidor, TX
District Attorney’s Office (HOT CHECKS) – Orange County Courthouse
www.bridgecitytex.com (Bridge City Municipal Court)
www.paymvba.com (Orange Municipal Court)
www.texasonlinerecords.com (Pinehurst Municipal Court)
www.vidorpayments.com (Vidor Municipal Court)
www.texasonlinerecords.com (JP 1-4)
PAY BY PHONE:
Orange Municipal Court – 1-800-444-1187
Vidor Municipal Court – 1-800-444-1187
Bridge City Municipal Court – 409-735-2236
Pinehurst Municipal Court – 409–886-3873
West Orange Municipal Court – 409-883-4552
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1 – 409-882-7800
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2 – 409-882-7805
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 – 409-882-5310
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 4 – 409-769-2284
District Attorney’s Office – 409-883-6764 (must pay in person)
The Orange County Elections Administration Office demonstrated how to use the new Express Vote voting machines at the Orange Public Library on Thursday, February 28. These Express Vote voting machines will be used for all elections moving forward.