County Debris Deadline Announced


The Orange County Office of Emergency Management issued a notification Tuesday that the projected completion date will be December 18 for debris removal in the county.  Emergency Management Coordinator Ralph Valenciano spoke to the Commissioners Court about the long-awaited approval to begin picking up debris on private property. FEMA notified Valenciano Tuesday morning that Orange ...

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West Orange Home Ordinance Revision


  HUD-Code manufactured homes could be allowed in certain areas of the City of West Orange within the next month.  The West Orange City Council met Tuesday to discuss revising a city ordinance concerning where manufactured homes may be located in the city. Mayor Roy McDonald summarized the discussion as cleaning up the city ordinance ...

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Rollover Drivers Leave Scene


Orange police are investigating two separate vehicle rollovers in which the drivers left before officers arrived. One was found about 11 Monday night in the 3900 block of North Highway 62. Officer L.T. Holland reported finding a 2012 Ford Fusion unoccupied. He said the car had been traveling northbound and left the roadway. When the ...

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Man Shot Released From Hospital


The man who was shot in the shoulder Monday night at a house in Roselawn was released from St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont after being treated and is not cooperating with the investigation, Orange police said. No arrests have been made in connection with shooting of 28-year-old Dwayne Lavon Zetar. Police were called to the ...

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Man Shot In Roselawn


On Nov. 20 at 8:13 p.m., officers of the Orange Police Department were dispatched to the 500 blk. of Bridal Wreath in regards to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival at 8:14 p.m., officers found a 28 year old resident of Orange, Dwayne Zetar, suffering from a gunshot wound to the right shoulder. He was transported ...

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Three Businesses Burglarized

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Three businesses, the Sunset Grove Country Club and two on 16th Street, had break-ins reported during the weekend but nothing was reported stolen. Orange police went to the country club, 2900 Sunset Drive, at 1:28 a.m. when an alarm sounded. Officer S.J. Mulhollan reported the east entrance glass door had been broken. A manager was ...

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Newton Co. Sheriffs Report


NEWTON CO. SHERIFF’S REPORT by Sheriff Billy Rowles 11/20/2017   Hope all had a good week.  Wasn’t too bad here.  Let’s see what’s been going on.   Got a call about a deceased person in his deer stand.  It appears it was a heart attack. Turned out it was a great friend of mine, Mike ...

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Three In Hospital After Accident


At approximately 5:45p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of SH 62 and Wade Road in Orange County.   Preliminary reports indicate that a 2002 Lincoln Towncar was traveling northbound on SH 62 without headlights.  A 2008 Ford passenger vehicle was stopped at the stop ...

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Body Discovered in Vidor (has been identified)


Update: The autopsy of the human remains has been concluded. The Vidor Police Department has identified the remains as Justin Daniele Hake W/M DOB; 08/22/1980 of Vidor. The medical examiner has ruled the death as a suicide. The next of kin have been notified in this case.  –   On Saturday, November 18, 2017, about ...

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Orange Man Caught Evading Police


At approximately 6:15p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers attempted to conduct a traffic on Interstate 10 in Orange County when the driver of a Honda motorcycle failed to stop for Troopers. Preliminary reports indicate that a Trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2013 Honda motorcycle for speeding on Interstate 10, ...

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