County Security


The Commissioners Court barely had a quorum when it met Tuesday with only three Commissioners present. The meeting was also very brief lasting only 15 minutes. During the portion of the meeting for public comment David Wagstaff spoke to the Court about the need for more security lighting on county roads in rural parts of ...

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Council Bans Guns


The Orange City Council Tuesday voted to ban firearms at public meetings. Councilmember Bill Mello was the only one opposed to the prohibition against firearms at meetings. The vote comes in the council’s last meeting of the year. On January 1, the new Texas open carry law takes effect. People with concealed handgun licenses will ...

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Pinehurst News


Pinehurst Police Receive Grant Pinehurst Police Chief Fred R. Hanauer III proudly receives a ceremonial check in the amount of $3000 from Georgette Pillitere for their participation in the Click-it-or-Ticket and Impaired Driver Campaigns earlier this year. The funds will be used to purchase police equipment to further these worthy causes. City of Pinehurst – ...

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Shannon Files For Re-election

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As the year 2015 draws to a close, it is an honor to announce my intent to seek re-election as Sheriff of Newton County I want to say how proud I am to be your Sheriff and I pray each of my county residents, friends, and family a safe holiday season. I encourage you all ...

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Fire in Lindenwood


For the second straight night, Orange firefighters had to fight a house fire Monday evening. This time it was at the home of Charles Hayes, 1501 Lindenwood. The home received significant damage after the fire began in the garage. There were no injuries reported. ...

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Dead Man Identified


The man who died early Saturday morning on Interstate 10 has been identified as 52-year-old Pierre Moise Patin of Lake Charles. Moise died after falling about 50 feet from the Neches River Bridge while trying to get out of traffic after a crash on the interstate about 5:20 a.m. Saturday. The Texas Department of Public ...

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Orange Police Weekend Briefs


A woman returning to her parked car on 16th Street Friday night after the Christmas parade discovered a man sitting inside the car. Two Orange police detectives soon arrested the man. Patrol Officer M.T. Roush reported the woman had left her car parked at the Family Eye Clinic lot in the 2400 block of 16th ...

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House fire on Ridgemont

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Around 8pm Sunday, firefighters from Orange responded to a house fire at 3744 Ridgemont.  Authorities said no one was inside of the rented home and weren’t sure what started the fire. The home is a total loss.   The home next door also received some fire damage.     ...

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Jewish Citizens Were Orange Pioneers

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As Jewish people across Europe were trying to flee their homes to escape the Nazis, the population in Orange was celebrating the election of a Jewish mayor. Abe Sokolski, a local businessman and six-year member of the City Commission, handily won election as mayor in 1940. One citizen wrote a letter to a local paper ...

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OC Marriage Licenses Nov.30-Dec.4


Marriage License: Issued By The Office of Brandy Robertson, Orange County Clerk For the Week of November 30, 2015 thru December 4, 2015  Slade Ferguson and Heather A. Bailleaux Chase L. Comeaux and Amber L. Wells Malcolm E. Brown and Monica M. Meraz Christopher T. Worsham and Christen L. Fox Holly A. Crook and Winters ...

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