orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

June 10, 2013

County improving water safety

Dawn Burleigh
The Orange Leader

ORANGE —

Swimmers safety and complaints from boaters has the Orange County Commissioners discussing passing an ordinance regulating swimming in and around the public boat ramp located on Highway 87 under the bridge in Bridge City.

“This is something that we have discussed in the past,” Assistant County Attorney Douglas E. Manning said during the 2 p.m. meeting. “I found an ordinance I drafted last fall. It was not passed but we should look again at this issue.”

Texas Game Warden Phillip LeDoux and County Commissioner Pct. 3 John Banken have received complaints concerning the swimming activity in the waters at that location.

Read more in the Wednesday's edition of The Orange Leader.