Meth Found


A quantity of suspected Methamphetamine was seized in an undisclosed location in Orange County.  As a result of ongoing Methamphetamine distribution cases being investigated by the Orange County Precinct 2 Constable David Cagle and the Pinehurst Police Department, approximately 5.5 grams of Methamphetamine was confiscated on March 3rd, 2016. The investigation is in progress and ...

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Pooping Perpetrator

Edward Tezeno

The pooping perpetrator has pleaded guilty to burglary and a state district judge will decide his punishment. Assistant District Attorney Krispen Walker said the Orange County Sheriff’s Office tracked down the burglar after finding human feces on the floor of a house that had the front door kicked it. A number of items had been ...

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Keep On The Sunnyside


Responding to the complaint of a citizen during a city council meeting a couple months ago Bridge City is looking to do work on the drainage of Sunnyside. Heavy rain causes the water to flood Sunnyside. The pipes under several of the culverts on the street need to be replaced. City Manager Jerry Jones gave ...

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Judges Decision Moved To Monday

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Orange City Hall has become squirrely and that’s one of the reasons the city needs to move, according to the city manager. During a hearing Wednesday in state district court, information was revealed about the Orange City Council’s decision to buy the First Financial Bank building on 16th Street and move city hall. The council ...

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Bridge Detour Starts Saturday

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The traffic detour for the Rainbow Bridge between Bridge City and Port Arthur will begin Saturday, March 5, weather permitting. The detour will last until the current maintenance project on the bridge is completed and will allow for two lanes of traffic to travel from Port Arthur to Bridge City, while one lane of traffic from ...

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City Purchase Awaits Decision


UPDATE: The Orange County Courthouse will be closed on Friday and 260th State District Judge Buddie Hahn now said he will make his decision by Monday for requested temporary injunction against the city of Orange. Judge Hahn conducted a hearing on the injunction Wednesday and told the two sides he would make a decision by ...

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Orange EDC Discusses Ideas

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Orange should stop focusing on tourism and concentrate on industry, according to some of the board members of the City of Orange Economic Development Corporation board of directors. “I don’t believe we’re a tourist destination,” said David Meaux. He said the city needs to “build an industrial plan and let “quality of life follow that.” ...

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Primary Election Totals


   Orange County Sheriff (early-total) Merritt-i  5633  11,173 Smith  1249  3067  Comm. Prec. 1 (early-total)  Runoff Hinote  138  266 Zimmerman  223  527 Peabody  128  305 Manshack  391  828 Trahan  477  1046  Comm. Prec. 3 (early-total) Banken-i  777  1699 Gothia  853  2069 County Clerk (early-total) Robertson-I  3173  6845 Williams  3106  5936 Tax Assess. Collector (early-total) Meaux ...

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Fillyaw Wins In Newton Co.


Former Orange County Economic Development Coordinator Bobby Fillyaw is one step closer to becoming Newton County Judge.  Tuesday Fillyaw got the most votes (708) but will face Paul Price (435) in a runoff.  The winner will face Democrat Leonard Powell in November.  Fillyaw moved back to Newton Co. after 10 years in Orange County.     ...

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Cruz Carries Orange County


How Orange County Republicans voted for President.    Hillary Clinton carried 68% of the Orange County Democrats that voted. ...

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