Sandbag Info


Any further info call Ryan Peabody, Orange County EMC, 882 7895 City of Orange residents can also get sandbags at the Orange Boat Ramp, the old armory on Meeks, and 1109 W. Polk. ...

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Sheriff’s Detective Resigns

Chad Hogan

Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt said detective sergeant Chad Hogan resigned Thursday after federal investigators came to the sheriff’s office and revealed an investigation against Hogan. “My understanding is it has something to do with fraud through HUD,” Merritt said. Hogan is a long-time law enforcement officer and was  serving as the public information officer ...

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Flood Water Could Set Record


The Sabine River Authority at 6 Thursday morning began a record release of water from Toledo Bend Reservoir, spokeswoman Ann Galassi said. Galassi said flooding of the Sabine River in Deweyville is expected to go five feet above the level in May 1989. At that time, the river reached near the tops of utility poles ...

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Traffic Stop Ends In Arrest

Yates, David Russell

On Thursday, March 3, 2016 at approximately 11:47PM, Detectives with the City of Orange Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Texas Avenue and Lake Street in Bridge City. Investigators observed a 2000 Silver in color Jaguar north bound on Texas Avenue which was being operated ...

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Former Teacher Arrested

Courmier, Lauren 2

A former Vidor teacher was arrested off Interstate 10 in Orange Tuesday afternoon. Orange police report they found about an ounce of methamphetamine in the car she was driving. It was the second methamphetamine arrest for 35-year-old Lauren Leigh Courmier in less than four months. She was out of jail on bond from her November ...

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OC Sheriff’s Calls March 1-7


Orange County Sheriff’s Office calls March 1-7   The Orange County Sheriff’s Office calls during the first week of March included two incidents at schools on the first of the month. One was a burglary at the Orangefield High agriculture building and the other was involving a student with marijuana at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School. ...

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Wreck At Sunset and 16th


A collision at 16th Street and Sunset Drive at 4 p.m. Monday sent two people to the local hospital emergency room. Orange police report that a Honda Civic driven by 16-year-old Hailey Nicole Bishop of Vidor was driving southbound in the outside lane of 16th Street. A Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck driven by 82-year-old ...

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In God We Trust


Orange City Councilor Essie Bellfield, who turns 84 in May, said she attended the council meeting to support the slogan “In God We Trust.” “I’m sick but I’m here,” she said. She wants to see the slogan placed “where ever we can do it.” The Orange City Council voted unanimously, with all members present, to ...

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Commissioners Seek Bids


Commissioners approved advertising for bids on three items during their meeting Tuesday. The first item was on furnishing waste oil and filter recycling service for the county. The purchasing agent Connie Cassidy will also go out for bids on uniform cleaning for the Sheriff’s Office. Lastly, the Commissioners Court approved advertising for proposals on the ...

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Couple Found In Storage Unit


On March 1 the Pinehurst Police Department was dispatched to a mini storage facility located in the 3500 block of West Park in Pinehurst in reference to suspicious circumstances. A white male and a white female were found to be asleep inside of a storage unit while a 2 year old child wandered around the ...

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