Courthouse Repairs

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The marble on the front of the Orange County Courthouse is still being stabilized by scaffolding, but the Commissioners Court is investigating means of getting it repaired permanently. Susan Gammage with the Historical Commission discussed its program and benefits during a special session of the Court Monday. Commissioner Barry Burton says the reason for the ...

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Health Inspections


Orange County Health Inspector James Scales gave perfect scores to three businesses dealing with food during the first part of September. During that time, he made 20 inspections. Five received no scores. Two were church soup kitchens, First Presbyterian and Mount Sinai Baptist Church, both in Orange. The churches had no violations but were not ...

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Rollover on Hwy. 62


At approximately 2:25pm, there was a one vehicle crash on Highway 62 in Orange County.  The crash occurred approximately two (2) miles north of Highway 87. A 2004 Ford SUV was traveling southbound on Highway 62, just south of FM 105, in Orange County.  For an unknown reason, the driver of the Ford drifted off ...

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Commissioners Meet

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Orange County is being sued for the second time in a couple of years following a death in the Orange County Jail. County Judge Brint Carlton said the county was not insured against such lawsuits prior to the Commissioners Court approving such insurance for law enforcement officers and county officials earlier this year. Carlton stated ...

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Saturday Accident

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Five people in two cars were taken to hospitals Saturday after a rear-end collision on Old Highway 90 near Foreman Road. Orange Police Officer D.Y. Myers reported that a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by 66-year-old Mack Toler of Orange was pulling another vehicle. Toler was traveling east in the 1400 block of Old Highway 90. ...

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Man Dies From Stab Wound


On September 20, 2015 at 8:55 p.m. officers were dispatched to 703 10th St. in reference to a disturbance.  Officers arrived and discovered a 30 year old white male on the ground with what appeared to be at least one stab wound.  Ambulance and Orange Fire Department were dispatched to the scene for medical treatment.  ...

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Back When

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Back When Column If you know some local history, it’s not hard to be a roads scholar in Orange. The prominent men running local government entities liked naming streets and roads after themselves and their friends. I am looking for help on some of the names, though the people who would have named them are ...

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Boat Races Back in Orange

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Races continue Sunday from 9-5pm ...

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Impact on Budget?


  County Judge Brint Carlton received word of the lawsuit from a Sheriff’s deputy Thursday afternoon about 4:00, but had no comment on the details of it. Judge Carlton did comment on the impact the news has on the Commissioners Court preparing the budget for next year. Carlton said as of Thursday there was a ...

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Lawsuit Against Jail


The children of an inmate who died in the Orange County Jail two years ago filed a million dollar lawsuit Thursday in the 260th District Court. Jessica Bush and Jason Atchley are seeking monetary damages greater than one million dollars against the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for the wrongful death of their father Joda Lewis ...

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