Attempted Robbery at Gunpoint


A man told Orange police he was walking along Green Avenue when a man in a car followed him from a convenience store and tried to rob him at gunpoint. The victim called police at 10:14 p.m. after the gunman was unsuccessful. Detective Captain Cliff Hargrave said the attempted robbery is not similar to robbery ...

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Chase Ends on 16th, One Arrested

16th St Dairy Queen

On Thursday September 17 at about 5:00 pm the Orange Police Department began receiving reports of a dark gray Chevrolet truck driving recklessly though town. While officers were searching for the reckless driver, he collided with a car in the curve of Masonic Drive and 37th street. The driver of that car, a pregnant woman, was ...

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Jury Returns With Verdict


A jury Wednesday night decided that a 33-year-old Beaumont man was guilty of engaging in organized criminal activity. Taurean “T.J.” Bass drove a pickup truck as three men with guns raided a drug house on Ridgemont Drive in December. The residents inside the house were also armed and a shoot-out ensued. A Houston man with ...

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BC Property Rights


The resident of a home on Gum Street in Bridge City addressed the City Council Tuesday about complaints from neighbors and letters from the city informing her she is in violation of city ordinances by having goats, chickens, and rabbits enclosed by a fence in her front yard. Stephanie Harren said she appreciates the opportunity ...

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Home Invasion Trial

Bass, Taurean Jae

A 33-year-old Beaumont man is on trial at the Orange County Courthouse for the state felony of engaging in organized criminal activity. Taurean J. Bass is accused of being the driver of a pickup truck during a military-style home invasion of a drug house on Ridgemont Drive in December. The trial is being held before ...

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Sales Tax Payments

Sales tax payments to local entities remained steady for the reimbursements covering July. The Texas Comptroller’s Office announced the payments this week. The payments are: Bridge City: $111,534 for the month; $1.298 million for the year. Orange: $294,879 for the month; $2.832 million for the year. Pinehurst: $51,849 for the month; $470,139 for the year. ...

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Woman Steals Money

Roberts Brittany

A 23-year-old woman was arrested for strong-arm robbery after she complained to a store clerk about 8-liner machines and then took money. She told police the clerk grabbed her and she hit him to get him off of her. Police went to the Honey Stop at 1012 W. Park Avenue at 11:48 Sunday night after ...

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OC Energy Efficiency Program approved


The Commissioners Court approved entering into an energy efficiency agreement with Way Company during its meeting Monday afternoon. Way Company based out of Vidor was awarded the agreement over Schneider Electric with offices worldwide because Way is local and would hire local people to work in the program. The Commissioners discussed the county policy during ...

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ESD #4 Has New Fire Chief

James Journeay

The board of the Orange County Emergency Services District No. 4 has named James Journeay as interim fire chief after demoting the previous chief. The ESD No. 4 serves the Mauriceville and McLewis communities. Board President Spencer Fuss said the two communities once had two separate fire departments. More than two years ago, the ESD ...

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OC Sheriff’s Office Calls Sept. 1-7


Orange County Sheriff’s Office Calls Sept. 1-7 Theft, 8:07 a.m. September 1, 4100 block Hoo Hoo Road in Orange. Assault occurred, 8:23 p.m. September 1, 1500 block Antler Drive in Vidor. Vicious dogs, 8:50 p.m. September 1, 1000 block FM 1131 in Vidor. Dog attacking chickens, 9:43 a.m. September 2, 7500 block Circle 10 Street ...

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