Robber Arrested


On Saturday, May 07, 2016, at 4:25 pm, officers with the City of Orange Police Department were dispatched to 1402 16th St, (Star Stop #3) in reference to an Aggravated Robbery.  Upon officers arrival, the suspect had just exited the store and was attempting to flee. He was identified by the store owner who met ...

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Letter From FEMA May Require Follow-Up


A Letter From FEMA May Require Follow-Up AUSTIN, Texas – Texas storm survivors who receive a letter from FEMA that they are ineligible for disaster assistance should not give up—but should follow up instead. The issue may be as simple as a misprinted number or an unsigned document. After registering with FEMA, applicants can expect ...

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Orange Council To Meet Tuesday


The Orange Natatorium will be open this summer after being closed last year. The Orange City Council on Tuesday will approve a contract with Community Christian School to use the pool. In 2015, the city did not open the natatorium. At the time, City Manager Shawn Oubre said the city needed at least five certified ...

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SRA Decreases Release


The Sabine River Authority has decreased the CFS Friday to 30,564 from 40,234. There are now 4 gates opened at 3 feet and 5 gates opened at 2 feet. Toledo Bend has dropped from 172.99 Monday to 172.46. ...

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National Day Of Prayer Thursday


About 120 people attended the observance of the National Day of Prayer on the lawn of the Orange County Courthouse.  A choir sang hymns and led the singing of the National Anthem to begin the program.  County Judge Brint Carlton read the proclamation from the Commissioners Court recognizing the National Day of Prayer and prayed ...

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Sun Loan Gunman Sentenced


An Orange County jury Wednesday found a 24-year-old man guilty of aggravated robbery of the Sun Loan Co. and gave him a punishment of 30 years in state prison. Mason Paul Butler was accused of being the gunman when four young men robbed the 16th Street loan company on August 24, 2015. It was the ...

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Early Vote Totals For Sat. Election


The Bridge City school board race drew the most early voters for Saturday’s elections. Early voting ended on Tuesday and the district had a total of 938 early votes. The Bridge City school board race has three contested contests. Incumbent Rebecca Rutledge is running for Place 3 against Bryan Gremillion. For Place 4, incumbent Thad ...

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BC Water Tank Repair


The City Council in Bridge City awarded the contract Tuesday to repair and paint the city’s water storage tank located on FM 408.  CFG Industries was the low bidder, but their initial bid was over the amount budgeted by Bridge City for the project according to City Manager Jerry Jones.  The city budgeted $246,000 for ...

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“Tiger Woman” Came Through Orange

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On the evening of May 30, 1923, people in Orange gathered around the Southern Pacific train depot to watch a train that was not scheduled to stop. They hoped to see a glimpse of a woman who had grabbed national and international headlines for months. The infamous “hammer murderess” dubbed by the press as “Tiger ...

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Debris Pickup Begins In Orange


The City of Orange has begun picking up damaged debris as of Monday, April 4, 2016, in areas within the City where homes were affected by the recent Sabine River flooding.  This service will continue to run for an additional 30 days to give citizens in the City of Orange who were affected by rising ...

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