Charlotte Franz Beebe


Charlotte Franz Beebe was born in Orange, Texas on September 9, 1935. She entered Heaven’s gates on January 16, 2018 . She loved her family dearly and was known as Mom, Granny, Sister, and Aunt. Above all, Charlotte enjoyed spending time with her family whether playing games or cooking and preparing meals for both her ...

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Clifton Grady Andrews Jr.


Rex (Clifton Grady Andrews Jr.) died in Cypress, Texas on January 13, 2018 after a 20 month battle with a glioblastoma (brain tumor).  Rex is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sandra Frizzell Andrews, daughter Ashley Andrews Norris and son in law, Bryan Norris. Rex was the salutatorian of the West Orange High School ...

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38 Minutes Changed My Life


Danielle Reay Hindel is a 2002 graduate from West Orange Stark, currently living in Honolulu HI on Hickam AFB.   She was in Hawaii Saturday, January 13 when the state received a missile threat alert.  She shares her story with KOGT readers.   Growing up in Southeast Texas on the Gulf Coast, I’ve lived thru my ...

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Thursday Basketball Scores


  The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears exploded in the third quarter to take a big lead which secured the victory going to the final period.  The Bears defeated the Orangefield Bobcats 56-40 Thursday night at Bobcats Gym. The victory moves Little Cypress-Mauriceville to 2-0 in district.  Orangefield drops to 0-2 in district play. Orangefield had made ...

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March Primary, May Election Talk Heating Up


David Covey, the Orange County Republican Chairman, and John Baker (right), the Orange County Democratic Chair met at the County Elections division to look over their party’s ballot proofs for the upcoming March 6th Party Primary. The meeting was friendly as both men commented that before they were members of a party they were friends ...

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Animal Control Busy During Freeze


As sleet and snow accumulated late Tuesday afternoon, kids on East Allie Payne Road were scraping the frozen grains off the backs of two horses. Orange Animal Control Officer Andy Borel came to the site to help. Borel and Marc Hogden, the other animal officer, answered calls all day from people concerned about animals keeping ...

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Aggravated Assault With A Vehicle


  The Orange Police are investigating an aggravated assault with a vehicle that occurred Tuesday in Orange.  Officer Grant McLean reported that he was dispatched to the Family Dollar store on 16th Street at 6:20 PM Tuesday.  He spoke with a woman in the parking lot who informed him that someone had damaged her vehicle ...

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Boil Water Notice For Mauriceville


At approximately 6 PM the Mauriceville Utility District lost water pressure. The department has been notified and is working on the issue. Please try to conserve water, we are working diligently to correct the problem as soon as possible. A boil water notice has been issued for the entire district.  ...

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Local Runners Perform Well


Three local runners placed in the Chevron Marathon held in Houston last weekend.  Michael DeFee of Vidor (left) ran 2:42:45 in the marathon and finished fourth in his division (40-44) and 67th overall.  Joe Melanson was first in his age division (60-64) running the half marathon ( 1:29:23) and Billie Kay Melanson was first in her ...

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Patricia “Pat” Smith Bendy


Patricia “Pat” Smith Bendy, 77, of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 15, 2018, in Port Arthur, Texas.   Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas. Officiating will be Charles Thermon. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. ...

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