OC Sheriff’s Calls March 1-7


Orange County Sheriff’s Office calls March 1-7   The Orange County Sheriff’s Office calls during the first week of March included two incidents at schools on the first of the month. One was a burglary at the Orangefield High agriculture building and the other was involving a student with marijuana at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School. ...

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Wreck At Sunset and 16th


A collision at 16th Street and Sunset Drive at 4 p.m. Monday sent two people to the local hospital emergency room. Orange police report that a Honda Civic driven by 16-year-old Hailey Nicole Bishop of Vidor was driving southbound in the outside lane of 16th Street. A Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck driven by 82-year-old ...

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In God We Trust


Orange City Councilor Essie Bellfield, who turns 84 in May, said she attended the council meeting to support the slogan “In God We Trust.” “I’m sick but I’m here,” she said. She wants to see the slogan placed “where ever we can do it.” The Orange City Council voted unanimously, with all members present, to ...

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Commissioners Seek Bids


Commissioners approved advertising for bids on three items during their meeting Tuesday. The first item was on furnishing waste oil and filter recycling service for the county. The purchasing agent Connie Cassidy will also go out for bids on uniform cleaning for the Sheriff’s Office. Lastly, the Commissioners Court approved advertising for proposals on the ...

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Couple Found In Storage Unit


On March 1 the Pinehurst Police Department was dispatched to a mini storage facility located in the 3500 block of West Park in Pinehurst in reference to suspicious circumstances. A white male and a white female were found to be asleep inside of a storage unit while a 2 year old child wandered around the ...

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NWS Predicts Overflowing Rain Gauges


The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is monitoring a large band of showers and thunderstorms across southeast Texas Tuesday afternoon. Between half an inch and one inch has already fallen in this area. Southeast winds of 20 to 25 mph were gusting over 30 mph across our entire region. A tornado watch is in ...

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Group Appealing Judges Decision


The group suing the city of Orange to stop the move of city hall from the historic downtown area has filed to appeal a state district judge’s decision to deny a temporary injunction. Leslie Barras, a lawyer who filed the lawsuit, along with the non-profit group Historic Orange Preservation Empowerment, said they have hired an ...

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Store Making Changes

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Orange’s popular department store, Bealls, will unveil a new name beginning Thursday, March 17. Bealls, located at 2250 MacArthur Drive, is changing its name to Stage and will host a Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting for the public at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 19. During the celebration weekend, March 17-20, Stage will offer ...

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Council Meets Tuesday


Orange City Councilor Pat Pullen wants the city to put the words “In God We Trust” on all city vehicles and the city council will consider the proposal Tuesday. Pullen, a retired Orange police captain, requested the action be put on the agenda for the meeting. According to the wording in the agenda, the council ...

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Reward Offered For Info

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On the morning of March 3 Tommy Lummus received a call from police that his truck was found in the middle of the road on Front St. in front of the Orange Police Dept. He left work to go home and get his spare keys to get the truck and when he arrived at his ...

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