16 Firefighters Resign

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A volunteer firefighter for the Mauriceville-McLewis fire department said Friday morning that 16 members of the department have resigned. Richard Jones said he submitted a resignation list with the signatures of the volunteers to the office of Emergency Services District No. 4. The ESD 4 collects property taxes for the volunteer fire department. The ESD ...

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Marriage Licenses Oct. 19-23


Marriage License: Issued By The Office of Brandy Robertson, Orange County Clerk For the Week of October 19, 2015 thru October 23, 2015. Christopher L. Jones and Meyshoia B. Carter Ty A. Sonnier and Brittney N. Hale Jesus A. Garza and Jessica N. Kelly Brandon K. Allensworth and Nakevia D. Burrell John I. Briggs and ...

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Orange Police Briefs


A man living in the Old Orange Historic District told Orange police someone had stolen two shotguns, a pistol, jewelry and a coin collection from his house. The man went to the police station Thursday morning to report the burglary in the 700 block of Seventh Street. The total amount of the missing items is ...

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Good News-16 Year Old Back Home

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The mother of Katelyn Pass has told KOGT that her daughter has returned home. She was reported missing almost a month ago. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department reported on Sept. 23 that Pass left Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School without permission. They also said it wasn’t the first time she had run away from home. ...

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Alexander Displayed In Orange


When a group of out-of-town visitors came to Orange a couple of weeks ago, they visited the Stark Museum of Art and then went to see a painting at the Orange Public Library. Artist John Alexander, who has paintings on display at galleries across the country, also has a painting at the library. Alexander, who ...

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Lark St. Sewer Construction Underway

  Residents on Lark Street in Pinehurst will be seeing construction of new sewer lines in their neighborhood.  Pinehurst City Administrator Robbie Hood said the contractors have been delivering equipment and pipes to Lark Street, and are expected to start construction Thursday, October 22.  Hood indicated the contractors have 60 days to complete the pipe ...

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Building Permits


Kroger on 16th Street is undergoing a $316,000 interior remodeling and was the biggest new project in Orange during September, according to city building permits. Overall, the number of permits for building and remodeling was low. One permit was issued for a new residence. The $90,000 house is being built by James Turner Construction in ...

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Man Assaulted At Courthouse

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A 39-year-old man was pushed down on the outdoors stairs at the Orange County Courthouse Tuesday morning. Orange police arrested a 52-year-old man for Class A misdemeanor assault in connection with the attack. Officer Logan Holland reported the two had been involved in an eviction hearing. The head of courthouse security called police. Michael Allen ...

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OC Sheriff’s Calls October 13-19


Orange County Sheriff’s Office Calls October 13-19 Theft of a four-wheeler, 6:08 a.m. October 13, 300 block Oldbury Road in Vidor. Theft, 7:36 a.m. October 13, Bellard Road in Vidor. Found property, 8:36 a.m. October 13, 100 block Northwood Drive in Vidor. Sexual assault, 11:24 a.m. October 13, 10000 block Highway 105 in Orangefield. Dog ...

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Commissioners Meet


The Commissioners Court approved Tuesday entering into a 40-year lease with the Orangefield Water Supply Corporation for property near FM 1442 by the Orange County Convention and Expo Center.  County Engineer Clark Slacum has been representing Orange County in negotiations with the Orangefield Water Supply Corporation.  Slacum indicated the Orangefield Water Supply Corporation wants to ...

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