40 Grams of Meth Found in Vidor

On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, around 10:30 a.m., Orange County Sheriff’s Narcotics Deputies conducted a search warrant at 1215 Hwy 12, Apartment A, in Vidor, stemming from an investigation of illegal drug activity. During the search warrant, Deputies found approximately 40 grams of Methamphetamine in the residence. The occupants of the residence, all from Vidor, ...

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Mustang Preview

The West Orange-Stark Mustangs made another good run last season winning the district championship and advancing to the quarterfinals. Coach Cornel Thompson has some solid players back from that team that he can build another contender for state this year. In the offensive line three-year starters Paul Hebert is at right tackle, Josh Orebo will ...

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Church Music Minister Indicted on Child Sexual Assault

A former church music minister indicted in two North Texas counties for sexual assault of a child is a former Bridge City resident and previously worked with churches in Bridge City. 23-year-old Garrett Kyler surrendered to authorities this week. He has been indicted on the felony counts in Dallas and Rockwall counties. Kyler attended Bridge ...

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Joshua Luke McDonald Sentences

Friday Judge Courtney Arkeen of the 128th District Court ruled that two of the six 15-year sentences against Joshua Luke McDonald will be served consecutively. McDonald pleaded guilty in June to six counts of sexual assault involving two females under the age of 17 back in 2011 and 2012. An 8 man, 4 woman jury ...

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Orange Water Bills, Possible October Bill Increase


People in the city of Orange might have to pay a little extra on their monthly water and sewer bills starting in October. City Manager Shawn Oubre is proposing the city have a 3.4 percent increase in water and sewer rates. If a household pays $50 a month for water and sewer, the increase would ...

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In Consideration: Navy Park or Sunset Park Splash Pad and Fountains

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The Orange City Council is considering installing a round splash pad with fountains to play in at either Navy Park or Sunset Park. The council met Tuesday morning and the park improvements were part of the agenda. Planning Director Jimmie Lewis presented two plans for putting in a splash pad plus a small skate park ...

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Orys C. “Gunny” Gunstream, Jr.

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Orys C. “Gunny” Gunstream, Jr. On September 20, 2013, the world lost a gentleman and a friend to all. Orys Gunstream slipped the bonds of earth after a lengthy illness. He was a native of Orange, Texas, born August 8, 1926. Orys was known as a family man who loved family gatherings, was a master ...

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Barbara Jean Weeks

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Barbara Jean Weeks, 84, of Deweyville passed away on Friday, September 20, 2013 at Beauregard Memorial Hospital in DeRidder, LA. Barbara was a native and life long resident of Deweyville; born on September 30, 1928 to parents Katie Emmer and Martin Emanuel Smith. She lived last few months in Merryville with her daughter. Barbara had ...

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Earl Hart “Bubba” Savoie, Jr.

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Earl Hart “Bubba” Savoie, Jr., 54, of Orange, formerly of Jennings, passed away Monday, September 16, 2013 at his residence. Bubba was born on September 17, 1958 in Jennings, Louisiana to his parents, the late, Earl Hart Savoie, Sr. and the late, Dolories Donita (Dupont) Savoie. Bubba lived in Orange for the last 17 years, ...

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Phyllis Lavern Taylor

Phyllis Lavern Taylor, 75, of Orange, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013, in her home. A memorial service will be 6pm, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Visitation will begin at 5pm, Wednesday at the funeral home. Born in West Columbia, Texas, on July 30, 1938, Phyllis was the daughter of ...

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