Pinehurst Takes Grant Steps


The City of Pinehurst is taking steps now to be ready for any federal grants that may become available following Tropical Storm Harvey.  City Administrator Robbie Hood recommended that Pinehurst solicit for grant administrators and engineers to handle any grants the city can acquire within the 60-day timeline imposed by FEMA.  Hood said, “I want ...

Read More

Commissioners Looking For New Legal Rep


The Commissioners Court may need to find new legal representation in about two months.  Assistant County Attorney Doug Manning informed his boss County Attorney John Kimbrough that he is retiring at the beginning of 2018. Manning has been the legal counsel for the Commissioners Court and all the other elected officials in the county for ...

Read More

OPD Getting New Trucks


Orange Police Chief Lane Martin needed new vehicles to replace ones flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey and is buying local. The Orange City Council Tuesday agreed to spend up to $82,000 for two to three pickup trucks from Sabine River Ford. Council members thanked him for buying local. Chief Martin told the council the police ...

Read More

Suspect Robs Restaurant (video)


If you can identify the suspect in this video, please contact the Orange Police Department Detective Division at 409-883-1095. The suspect committed a burglary on Nov. 4 at Lucky Wok, 1803 16th Street.   ...

Read More

Burton Files For Re-Election


This week I registered to run for reelection as your County Commissioner for Pct. 2 in the 2018 Republican primary.  I have enjoyed being your Commissioner more than any other job I have had in the past.  It is both a challenging and rewarding job that allows me to help people and make a contribution ...

Read More

Council Backs Federal Buyout on Home


The Orange City Council unanimously backed a federal buyout for a couple whose house in the Hillbrook subdivision has flooded nine times. Sandra and David Bellon have been working with the city for three years and a total of five years to get a FEMA buyout for the house on Huntwick Drive. Sandra Bellon told ...

Read More

Man Airlifted After Accident


A man had to be taken by medical helicopter to a Beaumont hospital Monday morning after beams fell on him at a local business. The incident was about 10:30 a.m. at Vic’s Road Service off Highway 62 north of Interstate 10. Acadian Ambulance service helped rescue the victim. Captain Randy LaSalle with the Orange Fire ...

Read More

OC Sales Tax For September


The cities of Orange and West Orange were the only local entities with increases of sales tax receipts during the month of September. However, many stores and businesses were closed for periods in September because of Tropical Storm Harvey’s flood. The Texas Comptroller’s Office has sent the September payments to the entities. The payments also ...

Read More

Accident Claims 25 Year Old Man


On November 11, 2017, at approximately 1:15a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County. The crash occurred approximately one (1) mile West of Orange. Preliminary reports indicate that a 2011 Honda Civic was traveling westbound on Interstate 10 followed by a ...

Read More

Orange Police Reports


Orange police are looking for an ATV that was taken from the old Riverside area off Simmons Drive. The ATV was reported stolen at 3:50 Monday afternoon. Detective Captain Robert Enmon said some people had been riding four-wheelers when someone fell off. His friends took him to an emergency center for medical treatment. When they ...

Read More