No City Council Fireworks When Budgeting 4th Fireworks Show

The Orange City Council didn’t have any fireworks about a fireworks show. Monday afternoon the council had its first budget workshop and didn’t argue with City Manager Shawn Oubre added $20,000 to cover a Fourth of July fireworks show. “Yay!” exclaimed Councilwoman Mary McKenna. “Thank you,” was the reply from Councilwoman Theresa Beauchamp. The council ...

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OCSO bust in Vidor

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On Thursday, August 21, 2014, around 10:20 p.m., Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, along with assistance from the Vidor Police Department, conducted a search warrant at a residence in the 4500 block of Caribou Road, Orange, Orange County, Texas. During the search, Deputies located approximately 36 grams of methamphetamine. The resident, identified as ...

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Melissa Davis Elected as LCM-ISD District Director

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Melissa Davis, a teacher at Mauriceville Elementary in Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD, will serve in a new leadership position as she heads back to school for 2014-15. On August 1, she began a one-year term as a district director for the Texas Classroom Teachers Association, a non-union professional association for teachers, librarians, counselors and other classroom ...

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Alcohol, Gasoline, and Lighters! Oh, My!

Alcohol, gasoline and lighters don’t mix well. Orange police had a 9-1-1 call Friday night at 9:39 concerning a man throwing gasoline on another man and setting a fire. However, no one was seriously hurt. Detective Captain Cliff Hargrave said the people involved were drinking and no one wanted to file charges. Officer M.T. Roush ...

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Drunk Driver Crashed Near Orange County Jail

Orange police didn’t have far to drive to take a suspected drunk driver to jail Friday night. Officer D.B Mulhollan reported that he was called to an accident at 8:48 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of Border Street, the same block as the Orange County Jail. A red pickup truck had been traveling northbound, ...

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Copper Theft Burglary

Copper thefts were reported at a house in the 600 block of Bridal Wreath and in the 3500 block of Bowling Lane. A burglary at a house in the 3000 block of 16th Street was discovered Sunday morning. Someone got inside the house between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. and stole a 32-inch TV. At ...

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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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