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Man Wanted For Theft

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The Orange Police Department detective division is currently investigating at theft that occurred at Walgreens in Orange. The theft occurred on November 13 at about 7:37 PM. If you can identify the man in these photographs, please contact the detective division at 409-883-1095.   ...

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Orange Once Had Hospital Downtown

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Orange is now learning to adapt to living without a hospital, but 95 years ago the city was using one of the most modern medical centers in the country. Frances Ann Lutcher Hospital opened in the summer of 1921. It was built as a gift to the city by the widow of the lumber millionaire ...

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Wind Causes Outages Sunday

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Almost 1000 residents in the Cove have been without power for an hour with gusty winds as the culprit. The wind even blew off part of the roof at Mowers Tractors on Border St in Orange. Wind gusts of 30 mph or better out of the west are expected through Sunday.  Monday they’ll be out of ...

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Filings For Election Begin

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Two incumbents have filed for re-election in the Bridge City ISD board election. Michael C. Johnson filed for Place 6 and Mark Anderson filed for Place 7. No challengers have filed. Elections for city councils and school boards will be May 6 and filing started on Wednesday. Incumbent Ruth Hancock is the only person to ...

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County Town Hall Meetings Next Week

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Two are better than one! The Commissioners Court had a strong response to its Town Hall Meeting in October held at the Courthouse’s Administration Building. Next week the Commissioners will hold two Town Hall Meetings at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center. Both meetings will be on Thursday, January 26, the first at 2:00 ...

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Phelan Files Bill 1188

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State Representative Dade Phelan has filed House Bill 1188 requiring newly purchased school buses to be equipped with three-point seat belts.  A bus operated by or contracted for use by a school district for the transportation of schoolchildren shall be equipped with a three-point seat belt for each passenger, including the operator.  This legislation does ...

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Man Arrested For Drug Possession

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Justice of the Peace Hershel Stagner Jr. set a total of $30,000 bond Friday on a 21-year-old man arrested for drugs after Orange police searched a house. Several firearms reported as stolen were also found in the house, though charges related to the guns have not been filed. Rodney Dove has been charged with state ...

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OC Sheriffs Calls Jan. 9-16

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Orange County Sheriff’s Calls January 9-16 Burglary in progress, 5 a.m. January 9, North Main Street at Becky Circle in Vidor. Theft, 8 a.m. January 9, 14200 block FM 105 in Orangefield. Recovery of a stolen vehicle, 10 a.m. 4200 block Saint James in Vidor. Burglary, 12:45 p.m. January 9, 5700 block Woodridge Drive in ...

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Babin Talks Trump, Second Term

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Republican Congressman Dr. Brian Babin is excited about the changes going on in Washington, D.C.  His 36th Congressional District in Texas serves Orange County.  Dr. Babin from Woodville started his second term in the U. S. House of Representatives this month.  Babin was a guest on KOGT’s “People in the Know” this week. Friday, January ...

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Munchkin Parade Returns To Orange Mardi Gras

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  You should start seeing more purple, green and gold around town as the Mardi Gras season is near.  The 14th Annual Krewe of Krewe’s Grande Parade is scheduled for February 18 at 5:30pm in downtown Orange.  It’s fun to line the streets and enjoy all the music, beads and other celebrations, but it’s also fun ...

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