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Two Caught

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Orange police Wednesday night caught two juveniles at an apartment complex laundry room where two previous break-ins had occurred during the past few days. Officer Brian Latiolais reported that Officer Dustin Myers went into the parking lot at the James Zay Roberts Apartments, 610 Burton Avenue, a few minutes before 8 p.m. Officer Myers saw ...

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Voting is Slow

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Early voting for the seven state constitutional amendments has been slow in Orange County even though one will lower school property taxes if it passes and another recognizes the right of citizens to hunt and fish. County Elections Administrator Tina Barrow said 1,352 people have voted by the end of Tuesday, which was the seventh ...

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City Buys Vehicles

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The Orange City Council on Tuesday agreed to buy five new Tahoe SUVs for the Police Department. The new vehicles will cost a total of $203,000 with an added police package. Chief Lane Martin said the SUVs will be replacing old patrol cars that have more than 100,000 miles each. The police department in the ...

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OC Sheriff’s Calls October 20-26

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Orange County Sheriff’s Office calls October 20-26 Theft, 10:04 a.m. October 20, Dixie Drive in Vidor. Reckless damage to property, 11:30 a.m. October 20, 800 block Cherokee Street in Vidor. Burglary of habitation, 1:27 p.m. October 20, 2800 block Patillo Road in Bridge City. Burglary of a residence, fraud and credit card abuse, 1:54 p.m. ...

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Commissioners Discuss Sheriffs Vehicles

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The Sheriff’s Office needs patrol vehicles. The county says it does not have the money to buy new cars for the Sheriff’s Office. After half an hour of discussing the problem Tuesday the result was the Commissioners Court voted to take no action on getting more patrol vehicles for the Sheriff. The Court was split ...

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Several Accidents Over Weekend

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An SUV rolled over after hitting a culvert off North Highway 62 Sunday night and the driver had to be taken to a Beaumont hospital. It was one of three accidents with injuries that Orange police investigated during the rains on Sunday. The roll-over happened about 11:30 p.m. in the 9800 block of North Highway ...

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Accident Claims Three

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A two-vehicle head-on collision Monday about four miles east of Lufkin on State Highway 103 has resulted in three fatalities.  A Dodge Neon attempted to pass another car when it ran head on into a Jeep, according to KTRE.  Carl Hammerly, a 49 year old LCM Class of 1984 grad living in Broaddus, was pronounced ...

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Fillyaw Running For County Judge

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Bobby Fillyaw will leave as Orange County’s Economic Development Director in December. And Monday he announced his intention to run for Newton County Judge. My name is Bobby Fillyaw and I am announcing my candidacy for County Judge of Newton County. I grew up in Newton County and graduated from Newton High School. I attended ...

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Back When

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For kids, Halloween was the top holiday next to Christmas. It’s almost hard to choose the best part when I was a kid because so many aspects were exciting. First was picking a costume. Most of the time my brother and I put something together. Mom would sew something simple if we needed it, like ...

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Tollway in Orange County?

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The Commissioners Court will consider issuing a resolution Tuesday regarding a new tollway of approximately 10 miles extending from the intersection of State Highway 105 and U. S. Highway 69 in Beaumont eastward to the intersection of FM 105 and Interstate 10 in Vidor.  The 105 Tollway would include the installation of a new elevated ...

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