Commissioners Discuss Open Carry


The Commissioners Court discussed Tuesday where to put signs on county property concerning the new Open Carry Law in Texas.  Assistant County Attorney Doug Manning said the new gun carrying law is still being interpreted by the courts.  Manning recommended the Commissioners Court post signs where needed, but that they be judicious because the new ...

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Orange Police Briefs


Orange police early Monday morning found a Peterbilt truck that was reported stolen. However, they did not arrest the man inside the truck, which was parked at a truck stop on North Highway 62. The 50-year-old man said he had bought the rig on Craigslist. Officer Nicholas Medina reported police found the truck about 6 ...

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Burglaries in Wynona Park


The person in this photo is a suspect in two burglaries of a vehicle in the Wynona Park addition near the Hwy.87 and Hwy. 105 intersection. The crimes occurred early Sunday, Jan. 3. He is believed to be a white male, 18-25 years of age, and driving an older model white car with a sunroof. ...

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Orange Police Weekend Reports


Orange police are investigating the armed robbery of the Star Stop on 16th Street Sunday night and the attempted robbery of an Interstate 10 motel early Sunday morning. Officer J.L. Goins reported a gunman stole cash from the gas station and convenience store at 1402 16th Street. The robbery was reported at 10:25 Sunday night. ...

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Judges Take On County in 2015


The following is an unedited view of the Orange County government from Orange County Judge Brint Carlton.   THE 2016 STATE OF THE COUNTY   Orange County Residents, The year 2015 was my first year as your County Judge and it was filled with excitement and incredible accomplishments.  Orange County employees worked very hard to ...

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Residents Still Waiting On Quiet Zone


Five years ago, a group of residents in the Old Orange Historic District petitioned the City of Orange to implement a railroad quiet zone. A quiet zone would prohibit passing trains from blowing horns at every crossing. City of Orange officials and the city council agreed with the request. The city received a grant from ...

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Commissioners Court-A Look Back


The year 2015 saw a change in Commissioners Court with two new members added, County Judge Brint Carlton and Commissioner Barry Burton serving from Precinct 2. Having served one year now as a commissioner Burton admits the job is not exactly what he expected it to be. Burton coming from the private said he needed ...

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Looking Back at 2015


A man-eating alligator, baby Jesus and a kind cop brought international attention to Orange County in 2015. But for local residents, the closing of the hospital and layoffs at Invista affected more lives. Good news came at the end of the year with a state football championship. The West Orange-Stark High Mustangs won the title ...

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Thursday River Update


The Sabine River in Deweyville has gone down slightly during the past two days, but the National Weather Service is expecting it to start rising again. This afternoon the forecast is for the river to reach 26.3 feet by Monday evening. At 26 feet, water begins to get into residences in the River Oaks and ...

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Lack of Quorum at CC

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  Tuesday for the second week in a row there was no Commissioners Court meeting because there was a lack of a quorum. Last week the meeting was cancelled in advance because of the Christmas holiday, but the meeting was expected to be held this week. Only Commissioners Jody Crump (right) and Barry Burton (left), however, ...

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