Judge Rescinds Order Against WOC


State District Judge Courtney Arkeen has rescinded a temporary restraining order against the West Orange-Cove school district and others to prevent high school senior Morris Joseph from going to an alternative school or stopping him from UIL participation. Joseph and his attorney did not appear at a court hearing to make the temporary restraining order ...

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Orange Woman Acquitted


A state court jury Wednesday acquitted an Orange County woman of possession of methamphetamine. 38-year-old Tiffany Lee Elmore had been indicted on the felony charge in September last year. The trial was held before 128th District Judge Courtney Arkeen. Defense attorney Paul Fukuda said Elmore was arrested by a Department of Public Safety trooper on ...

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Two Homes Coming Down


The city of Orange Historical Preservation Commission Monday approved demolition plans for two different houses in the Old Orange Historic District. One of the houses is at 1304 West John Avenue. The house was damaged during Hurricane Ike and the owner-residents will be getting a new house built on the site through grants. Another house ...

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Certificate Pay For SO Extended


  Certificate pay for sheriff’s deputies has been extended for at least another two weeks after action by the Commissioners Court Tuesday.  The extra pay for deputies was scheduled to be cut off if there was no new collective bargaining agreement in place by May 7. Commissioner John Gothia believed the contract negotiations were moving ...

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Man Defends Himself With Skillet


A resident in the Navy Park neighborhood fended off a man from getting into his house by hitting him in the head with a metal kitchen skillet. The resident had been awakened at 3:44 a.m. Monday by the sound of his garage door opening. Orange police arrested a Dallas man who told officers he was ...

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OPD Knauf Addresses City Council


Rejection of the preliminary plat for an upscale subdivision does not mean the project will not be built, Orange Planning Director Kelvin Knauf told the Orange City Council Tuesday. The council unanimously voted to follow the lead of the Planning and Zoning Commission earlier this month to reject the preliminary plat for Oak Allie subdivision ...

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I-10 Closures Wednesday


 The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will conduct a crash reconstruction causing multiple lane closures on Interstate 10, near mile marker 861, in Orange County beginning at 9a.m. on April 26, 2017.  The Texas Department of Transportation will assist DPS with all traffic control devices and equipment.   All Eastbound traffic lanes of Interstate ...

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Elderly Man Found Tied Up


Two men and a woman from Orange are in jail in connection with tying up an elderly Starks, Louisiana, man and stealing from him. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reports a Meals on Wheels delivery person found the 83-year-old man Monday in his home. He had been tied up for about seven hours.  The man ...

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Vandals Break Into Warehouse


Vandals broke into the Akrotek warehouse on Front Street during the weekend and caused an estimated $75,000 damage. According to Orange police, 40 or more boxes of plastic pellets were opened and scattered. Also three forklifts were ridden and damaged. Police found prints of a bare foot, a dog paw and three sets of shoes ...

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Orange Chief Killed In 1935 Crime Spree


Americans during the Great Depression in the 1930s were enthralled by the stories of gangsters. By 1935, the most famous ones, Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson and John Dillinger were dead. Clyde Dawson, 21, and B.L. Thompson, 23, weren’t infamous gangsters, but they went on a crime spree that included a ...

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