Robbers Leave Empty Handed


A couple of robbers at a convenience store early Monday left empty handed because the clerk saw the “armed” one had a toy pistol.  Orange police report two robbers went to the Star Stop, 1402 16th Street, at 2 a.m. Monday. An hour earlier, a robber took cash from Crawdad’s at 4080 Interstate 10 after ...

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Bridge City vs. BCPA


  Bridge City will have its first collective bargaining session with the Bridge City Police Association on June 27.  The City Council approved the date for the negotiations to start during its meeting Tuesday night.  The bargaining session will be at 5:30 PM Tuesday, June 27, in the City Hall.  Council members Eric Andrus and ...

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LSU In Final Four


LSU senior Jared Poche’ put the Tigers in the semifinal round of the 2017 College World Series with a record-setting 39th career victory, 7-4, over Florida State on Wednesday night at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Poche’, who broke a tie with Scott Schultz to become LSU’s career wins leader, threw eight innings, allowing only four ...

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TS Cindy 4pm Coordinates


  Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to make landfall late tonight or early Thursday morning near the Texas-Louisiana state line. The main weather impacts we are monitoring are the rainfall, storm surge, winds, and tornadoes. Three to five inches of rain is still expected, with the potential for 10 inches if a rain band sits ...

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Mary Louise Bevil McKee


Mary Louise Bevil McKee, a resident of Orange, Texas, for 70 years, died Wednesday at the age of 94. She is survived by her son, Dr. Cooper McKee and his wife Mary; son Clyde “Tad” McKee, III and his wife Terese; her daughter the Honorable Wanda McKee Fowler and husband, Roger; and by her grandchildren, ...

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Man Stops Thief


A homeowner who saw a man stealing his lawnmower early Monday morning grabbed his pants, his cellphone and his handgun to stop the crook. Orange police arrested a 27-year-old with two previous theft convictions about a block away from the house. Officer M.T. Roush reported the homeowner, who lives on Inwood Circle A off 16th ...

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Residents Taking Precaution


The Orange County Road and Bridge Department is making sand and bags available at three of its maintenance barns for citizens who want to fill their own sandbags.  Citizens do need to bring their own shovels to the Precinct 1 barn on Highway 87 North, the Precinct 3 barn on West Roundbunch Road, and the ...

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Co. Commissioners Meet Tuesday


  The Commissioners Court approved Tuesday Janelle Dischler, the director of the Transportation Department, to proceed with the purchase of a new Ford Transit 350 bus for her department.  The bus will replace another bus that was totaled in a wreck back in December.  The county will pay only $11,450 of the total cost of ...

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Cindy Weakens Slightly


As of 10 am, Tropical Storm Cindy has weakened slightly, down to sustained winds of 50 mph. Landfall projections still show a Texas-Louisiana state line location, sometime after midnight tonight, as a weak tropical storm.   We are still expecting 3 to 5 inches of rain, with the possibility of 10 inches if a slow ...

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Deweyville Trying To Fill Positions

Deweyville HS

Deweyville Independent School District is seeking individuals for a full-time maintenance position and bus drivers.  Applicants for maintenance position should have CDL or be willing to obtain one.  Applications can be obtained on the district website at  For additional information contact Betty Foster at 409-746-2731 extension 2222 or email  ...

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