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Quebodeaux Indicted

A 62-year-old man from Orange posted a $50,000 bond to be released from jail after he was indicted for the felony charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child. Orange County District Attorney said the Eugene Quebodeaux was indicted last week by a grand jury. The charge is for incidents that happened to someone younger ...

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Orange Council Extends Water Lines

The Orange City Council and the city’s Economic Development Corporation voted to spend $658,000 in economic development money to extend water and sewer lines on West Allie Payne Road to White Oak Road. City Economic Development Director Jay Trahan said the extension of city services is the first phase of a long-term plan to take ...

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Building Permits

Home remodeling projects are popular in Orange this summer, according to building permits issued in May by the City of Orange. Seven permits for residential remodeling were issued for a total of $201,675. The projects include one in the Lindenwood subdivision valued at $65,000, another $65,000 project in the Woodmont addition, a $25,000 bathroom remodeling ...

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Local Biz Making Bunker Barge

Conrad Orange Shipyard will be building the first Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) bunker barge for the marine industry in North America. The owner of the barge is WesPac Midstream LLC, along with its affiliate Clean Marine Energy LLC. The local shipyard is on Market Street along the Sabine River south of the Orange County Courthouse ...

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Buxton Busted

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, around 9:20 p.m., an Orange County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was on patrol in the area of FM 1131 and Claire Road when he observed a white Chevy Avalanche commit several traffic violations. The vehicle was stopped by the Deputy near Lake View Cutoff Rd and FM 1131. During the traffic ...

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Old Navy Robber

Bridge City police Wednesday arrested an Evadale man suspected of being “Old Navy robber.” The nickname was given because he wore an Old Navy hoodie sweatshirt during the hold-ups. Bridge City police report the hoodie man robbed the Valero station on Texas Avenue on Saturday night. The same robber is also suspected of robbing the ...

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Entergy Helps Elderly

Orange County’s elderly and disabled in need of assistance with energy bills have a new friend who can help. Friends Helping Friends, a nonprofit organization that has helped Orange County residents for nearly 30 years, has picked up the administrative reins of Entergy Texas, Inc.’s equally long-running program, The Power to Care. The Power to ...

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May 9 Election

  – The Orange City Council will have an extra position up for election on May 9. District 2 Councilmember Tommy Ferguson filed to run for mayor Friday morning. City Secretary Rhonda Haskins said that triggered his resignation from District 2; however he will serve until a successor is chosen. The Orange City Council has ...

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Winter Burn A Possibility

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  The recent warm spell in Southeast Texas is going to change Thursday. Predictions are for sub-freezing temperatures Thursday night into Friday. Horticulturist Joseph Johnson with the Shangri La Botanical Gardens says the biggest concern for plants will be winter burn. Johnson adds that a common occurrence here when there is a deep freeze in ...

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Pinehurst Positions

  Positions on the May 9 ballot for the Pinehurst municipal election were determined Wednesday. T. W. Permenter was the only candidate present and was allowed to draw for his position on the ballot. Permenter drew the number two. Incumbents Dan Barclay and then Dan Mohon were drawn by a neutral bystander with City Secretary ...

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