Capital Outlay Approved

2015-10-06 14.12.43

The Commissioners Court approved two capital outlay requests Tuesday. County Judge Brint Carlton said the Court budgeted for capital outlay differently during the new fiscal year. Carlton indicated the Court created a capital outlay contingency fund which can be pulled from with the approval of the Commissioners instead of allocating requested funds to each department. ...

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Arrest, Pit Bulls, Theft

Farias, John

A 29-year-old felon with a pistol was arrested Monday night after residents at an apartment complex complained he threatened “to shoot up their houses.” Officer Isaac Henry said he went to the apartments at 111 Park Avenue. The people who notified police pointed out the man in a dark pickup truck. As Officer Henry walked ...

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Man Stabbed

Miller, Nathan Alexander

A 33-year-old man was stabbed in the back outside a house in the 2400 block of Third Street early Friday morning. John Erick Sanchez of Orange was taken by Acadian Ambulance Service to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Police said his wound was not life-threatening. Orange Police Lt. Eric Ellison reported that 21-year-old Nathan Alexander ...

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Invista To Cut At Least 75 Employees


Invista in Orange is laying off 75 or more employees and shutting down the adipic acid manufacturing unit. Adipic acid is a precursor to making nylon. The local Invista plant was part of the original DuPont plant in Orange. DuPont sold its fibers branch to Koch Industries in 2003. The plant in Orange reports more ...

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Weekend Police Briefs


man in his Navy Park house was awakened early Sunday morning by someone breaking glass on the back door. Orange police arrested a 23-year-old woman who ran out of the front door as they arrived. The resident told Officer J.E. Roy that he knew the woman from a past relationship. Police were called to the ...

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Auto-Ped Accident Sunday


On Sunday at 4:30pm, officers of the Orange Police were dispatched to the 2400 blk. of 16th Street in regards to an auto-pedestrian accident. Upon arrival officers found a 43 year old white male resident of Orange County in the northbound outside lane of traffic. He had been struck by a northbound SUV driven by a ...

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Restaurant Inspections


Only two of 26 food businesses had perfect scores during inspections during the last half of September. However, 12 of those had scores in the 90s. Orange County Health Inspector James Scales gave the perfect scores to the Econolodge in Bridge City and the Best Western Plus in Vidor. He also made one pre-opening inspection ...

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Marriage Licenses, Sept. 28-Oct. 2


Marriage License : Issued By The Office of Brandy Robertson, Orange County Clerk For The Week of September 28, 2015 thru October 2, 2015   Jay P. Hall and Summer D. Wilhelm Joshua D. Ray and Elizabeth D. Calhoun Donovan K. Langley and Beth R. Percey Nilda J. Colvin and Monica Y. Jones Cody J. ...

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16 Yr. Old Still Missing

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Update:  As of Oct. 3, Katelyn Pass is still missing.  If anyone has seen or has any information on her whereabouts, please contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at (409) 883-2612.     On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, a juvenile was reported missing to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The juvenile was last seen at ...

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Attorney leaving for Air Force


  Orange County may be losing a very qualified district attorney, but the Air Force is gaining an excellent prosecuting officer. During a ceremony held in the Orange County Commissioners Courtroom on Thursday County Judge Brint Carlton who is also a major in the Air Force reserves swore in Zach Capra as a lieutenant in ...

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