One Car Accident On Hwy. 87N


At approximately 11:45a.m. Thursday, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle rollover crash on SH 87 in Orange County.  The crash occurred near Hartburg Road. A 2017 Hyundai passenger vehicle was traveling northbound on SH 87.  For an unknown reason, the driver of the vehicle lost control, crossed the southbound traffic lane ...

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City Begins Bargaining Sessions


Management with the city of Orange is preparing to bargain with fire and police unions for the first time in three years. The city has set two bargaining sessions with the International Association of Firefighters Local 1432. In addition, the City Council will have a closed-door session on Tuesday to discuss the contracts and bargaining. ...

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Bye Bye Cindy


Tropical Storm Cindy tickled Orange County on Thursday. Instead of winds up to 50 miles per hour and inches of rain, the county mainly got breezes and at most, three inches of rain. No problems and only a handful of small outages were reported to authorities. The National Hurricane Center reported the center circulation of ...

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10pm TS Cindy Coordinates


Tropical Storm Cindy is slowly heading towards landfall near the Texas-Louisiana state line late tonight into early Thursday morning. The primary threat with this system continue to be the heavy rains and storm surge, with additional threats of tropical storm force wind gusts and isolated tornadoes. 1. Rain: We are expecting 3 to 5 inches ...

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Robbers Leave Empty Handed


A couple of robbers at a convenience store early Monday left empty handed because the clerk saw the “armed” one had a toy pistol.  Orange police report two robbers went to the Star Stop, 1402 16th Street, at 2 a.m. Monday. An hour earlier, a robber took cash from Crawdad’s at 4080 Interstate 10 after ...

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Bridge City vs. BCPA


  Bridge City will have its first collective bargaining session with the Bridge City Police Association on June 27.  The City Council approved the date for the negotiations to start during its meeting Tuesday night.  The bargaining session will be at 5:30 PM Tuesday, June 27, in the City Hall.  Council members Eric Andrus and ...

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Man Stops Thief


A homeowner who saw a man stealing his lawnmower early Monday morning grabbed his pants, his cellphone and his handgun to stop the crook. Orange police arrested a 27-year-old with two previous theft convictions about a block away from the house. Officer M.T. Roush reported the homeowner, who lives on Inwood Circle A off 16th ...

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Residents Taking Precaution


The Orange County Road and Bridge Department is making sand and bags available at three of its maintenance barns for citizens who want to fill their own sandbags.  Citizens do need to bring their own shovels to the Precinct 1 barn on Highway 87 North, the Precinct 3 barn on West Roundbunch Road, and the ...

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Co. Commissioners Meet Tuesday


  The Commissioners Court approved Tuesday Janelle Dischler, the director of the Transportation Department, to proceed with the purchase of a new Ford Transit 350 bus for her department.  The bus will replace another bus that was totaled in a wreck back in December.  The county will pay only $11,450 of the total cost of ...

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Cindy Weakens Slightly


As of 10 am, Tropical Storm Cindy has weakened slightly, down to sustained winds of 50 mph. Landfall projections still show a Texas-Louisiana state line location, sometime after midnight tonight, as a weak tropical storm.   We are still expecting 3 to 5 inches of rain, with the possibility of 10 inches if a slow ...

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