Six Burglaries in Three Days


Six burglaries were reported to Orange police during a three-day period with stolen items including three handguns. Four of the break-ins were on Thursday night. Two were reported Friday morning in the Navy Park neighborhood. A residential burglary in the 200 block of Knox Avenue had a broken back door window and a 42-inch TV ...

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Restaurant Inspections


Restaurants and food businesses getting health inspections weren’t perfect, but not bad. During the last part of July, Orange County Health Inspector James Scales gave 19 scores with only one making a perfect 100. However, 11 of those scored in the 90s and six had scores of 97. Simply Sweet Treats at 2494 Martin Luther ...

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OPD Works Weekend Accidents


A 40-year-old pickup truck driver was taken by ambulance to Baptist Hospital Orange emergency room after an SUV hit the driver’s side on FM 105 Saturday morning. Orange Police Officer C.J. Foreman reported that 40-year-old Leah Aven Carpenter was traveling westbound in the 7600 block of FM 105 at Beadle Road. A Ford Expedition was ...

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Carlton Talks EDC, Hospital Study

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County EDC A week after voting to cut funding to the Orange County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), County Judge Brint Carlton declared it is not dead. At Commissioners Court Monday Judge Carlton said the county is looking into alternative ways to bring economic development to the county. Carlton stated the county is working to come ...

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Tower Grant, Bridge Fee


Radio Tower grant                                                                        August 3, 2015 Orange County will receive a grant from the Department of Homeland Security to build a radio tower which should help fill a gap in radio coverage for emergency responders. County Judge Brint Carlton gives credit to the county’s new Emergency Management Director Ryan Peabody for the county receiving the ...

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UPDATE: Morning Accident on Chem Row

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46-year-old Shannon Lewandowski of Orange was seriously injured Monday morning about 9 in a head-on crash on FM 1006 by the DuPont plant entrance. The Texas Department of Public Safety reports she had to be extricated and was then taken by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Trooper Stephanie Davis said that on ...

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Orange Built Glomar Challenger

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As the United States was pushing a space program to get to the moon, a lesser known project was pursued to study the core of the ocean floor. The information gathered by the Ocean Drilling Project proved the tectonic plate and continental drift theories of geology. The core samples gathered in the exploration are still ...

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Motorcycle Wreck

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A man lost control of his motorcycle Saturday afternoon around 5pm as he was turning from Sunset to 16th St. in Orange and laid it down.  Fortunately he was not struck by another car.  Although he was standing on his own when Acadian ambulance arrived, he was transported to the hospital for observation. ...

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OFD Fights Fire on First

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Shortly before midnight on July 31, OFD responded to a structure fire in the 1200 block of 1st street. The home was occupied by a family of three, 2 adults and 1 child. After interviewing the home owner it was determined the fire was accidentally set due to a candle being knocked over. One bedroom and ...

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Owe a Fine or Fee? Read This


Scofflaw goes into effect                                                           August 3, 2015 Monday was the first day that the recently approved Texas Scofflaw went into effect in Orange County. The Commissioners Court approved implementing the Scofflaw at the end of June. It allows Orange County to deny the renewal of a vehicle registration for citizens who owe the county a ...

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