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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Unfinished Business For WOS


(Jay’len Mathews catches touchdown pass against Cuero) The West Orange-Stark Mustangs are in the state championship game for the second year in a row after beating the Cuero Gobblers last week.  Coach Cornel Thompson says the Mustangs are pretty healthy heading into the big game Friday, and his young Mustangs that started workouts in the ...

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City Denies Request, Taking Nativity Scene Down


The City of Orange received a request to place a banner in front of City Hall from the Orange County Atheists on December 9, 2015.  This request was based on the annual Nativity scene that has been erected for many years at City Hall.  The City is denying the banner request. The city said, “Based ...

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Warrant Scam In Area


Robert Bergeron, Detective with the Bridge City Police Department, is warning residents and even those outside of Bridge City about a scam in the area. Bergeron said some people have received fraudulent arrest warrant notifications from the BC municipal court, complete with City of Bridge City logo on it. The email or letter states that ...

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Full House For Comm. Prec. 1


On Monday the final day to file for the March 1, 2016 primaries, a surprise candidate has filed to run as a Republican for the Precinct 1 County Commissioner.  Ryan Peabody the current Emergency Management Coordinator for Orange County is running for the seat.  Peabody told KOGT he was encouraged to run by County Judge Brint ...

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Filing Deadline Passes, No Democrats


Monday is the last day to file for running in the party primaries on March 1. Five Republicans have filed to run for the Precinct 1 county commissioner seat being vacated by David Dubose. In Orange County, no Democrats filed for local elections. The county has six contested races in the Republican Primary. Two of ...

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Two Girls Found Safe


Two sisters ages 5 and 7 were found safe in Orange Sunday after a car-jacker in Louisiana stole the truck they were riding in. Orange Police Detective Captain Cliff Hargrave said Louisiana law enforcement tracked the truck with a cell phone that had been left inside. Patrol Captain Keith Longlois found the girls inside the ...

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