Wanted Man Caught


Orange police before noon Tuesday arrested 17-year-old David Anthony Riggs Jr., who has been charged with aggravated robbery. Detective Captain Cliff Hargrave said officers had a tip that Riggs was in the Sabine Park Apartments at 111 Pine Avenue. They found him hiding behind a shower curtain in a bathtub in an apartment. Riggs has ...

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Lost His Head


Restaurant owner Mike Lemoine lost his head and he wants it back. “It’s the biggest deer I ever shot,” he said. Lemoine had the eight-point buck head and the head of another deer in the back of his pickup truck at his home in the Cypress Bayou subdivision. He left the heads outside in preparation ...

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SRA Opens Gates


The Sabine River Authority has opened gates at Toledo Bend Reservoir and Deweyville is under a flood warning for low-level flooding of the river. SRA has 5 gates open at 1 foot each. The lake level this morning was at 172.36 feet with the lake considered full at 172 feet. The National Weather Service has ...

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Ardoin New HR Director


Five months after voting to cut funding to the Orange County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the Commissioners Court Tuesday voted to fund the economic corporation through the remainder of the fiscal year. County Judge Brint Carlton reversed his vote from back in July and made the motion to fund the EDC adding he believes there ...

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OF Beats LCM-Tuesday Basketball

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The Orangefield Lady Bobcats got a big district win Tuesday at home, beating the LCM Bears 37-33 in Overtime. The game was tight throughout and at the end of regulation it appeared OF freshman Emmi Lummus would win the game as she hit one of two free throws to give OF a 32-31 lead with ...

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Shirley Ann Roccaforte

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Shirley Ann Roccaforte, age 67, died at her home in Bridge City, Texas on Monday, December 14, 2015. Her death was sudden and unexpected, with cause yet to be determined. Shirley was born December 15, 1947 to Paul and Betty Jo Potter in Phoenix, Arizona, where she also graduated from high school. Soon thereafter, she ...

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Jean Jinkins Sittig

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Jean Jinkins Sittig, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed from her earthly home to her eternal home on Saturday, December 12, 2015.      The funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 19th, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.  Officiating will be the Reverend Barry Bradley, pastor of First Baptist ...

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Steven Troy Bailleaux

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Steven Troy Bailleaux, of Mauriceville, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, at the age of 54. Steven was born on June 5, 1961 in Beaumont, Texas to parents Bobbie Jean (Rowe) and Odom Bailleaux. He had lived in the Mauriceville area for 19 years, prior in Beaumont, and was ...

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Supporting the Mustangs!


There will be a community pep rally for the WO-S High School football team Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6 pm in the WOS High School varsity gym. The Mustangs will play in the State Championship football game Friday at 4 p.m. in Houston with pregame on KOGT at 3:45. The entire community is invited to ...

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Update- Nativity Scene Moved

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The City of Orange has moved their nativity scene from the front of City Hall to Stark Park which is next door to city hall.  The move comes after atheists wanted  to place a banner next to the nativity scene.  The city elected to remove it from the property instead of allowing the atheists banner ...

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