Collins Testifies Wednesday


Testimony and evidence ended Wednesday in the punishment trial of a man who killed two people while driving drunk.  The jury will hear a legal charge and final arguments from lawyers before deciding whether 31-year-old Travis O’Brian Collins gets probation or will have to spend time in state prison. Collins pleaded guilty earlier this month ...

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Treasure Hunt Certificate Found Wednesday


–   CLUE 1:  Monday; July 24 Are you ready for some Treasure Hunting?  Well as the saying goes, every trek of a thousand miles must begin with that first step.  So Where do you Start?  Elementary, my dear friend.  You start at the beginning.  If your goal is to be the king of this ...

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Police Looking For King


The City of Orange Police Department currently has an active AGGRAVATED ROBBERY warrant on Jaworski King. King is suspected of committing a robbery while using a firearm at a barber shop located on Park Avenue in Orange, on December 6, 2016. Jaworski is believed to be in the Port Arthur area of Jefferson County.   If ...

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Terianne Chesson


Terianne Chesson, 54, of Orange, passed away after a year long battle with gall bladder cancer, on July 25, 2017.   A memorial visitation will begin at 12 P.M., Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, followed by a memorial service, starting at 2:00 P.M.   Born in Orange, Texas, on January ...

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Carey Leon Gruber


Carey Leon Gruber, 69, of Deweyville, Texas, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017, at Mid-Jefferson Hospital, in Nederland, Texas.  Visitation for family and friends will be held at Dorman Funeral Home, from 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM, on Friday, July 28, 2017.   Carey was born on Wednesday, August 6, 1947, to Mildred (Gober) and ...

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Collins Trial Underway


A sadness could be felt throughout the biggest courtroom at the Orange County Courthouse Tuesday. Two families were broken. An aisle divided them into sides. On one side sat the family and friends of Riley and Emily Portie, a couple with five sons, the youngest days away from high school graduation. On the other side ...

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Commissioners Approve Raise Proposal


The Commissioners Court approved Tuesday the proposed salaries for elected officials going into the next fiscal year.  The plan for salaries as proposed by Human Resources Director Lori Ardoin was adopted by the Court. The vote in favor of Ardoin’s recommendations was 4 to 1.  Only Commissioner Jody Crump opposed the proposed salaries which included ...

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House Fire on Simpson Street


A man and his three children escaped injury Tuesday evening after his home caught fire. The Orange Fire Dept. responded to 1925 Simpson, which is located behind the Taco Bell on 16th St.  The homeowner said he smelled smoke and when he attempted to enter one of the rooms the fire knocked him down and ...

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Jenkins Running For Office


Timothy Chad Jenkins announces candidacy for Justice Of The Peace After great reflection and consideration, I would like to officially announce my candidacy for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Orange County.  I have a sincere desire to serve the citizens of Precinct 2 and Orange County.  If elected and given the honor to serve ...

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Bethley New Principal At WOSE


    Dr. Troy Bethley is the new principal of West Orange – Stark Elementary School. Bethley has served as a principal in Pampa ISD since July 2013. He holds a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas in Denton, as well as a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and a ...

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