Sabine Title Gets New Name


Sabine Title Company in downtown Orange has been sold to the largest independent title company in Texas, but it will retain a touch of hometown. Bill Shaddock, who grew up in Orange where his father was a physician, is the owner and CEO of Capital Title of Texas. Signs on the office at 711 West ...

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Ball Official State Musician In 2018


An Orange native is lined up to replace King George January 1. The Texas Legislature has declared that bluesy, piano-playing Marcia Ball will be the Official State Musician for 2018. The current state musician is George Strait. Ball was born in Orange in 1949 at the old city hospital where the Shangri La parking lot ...

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Commissioners Table Action Items


The Commissioners Court tabled Tuesday taking any action on two significant items on the agenda.  Both will be reviewed for possible consideration at next week’s meeting. The professional agreement with HDR Incorporated to prepare the Master Plan for repairs and renovations to the Orange County Courthouse was postponed until next week.  Assistant County Attorney Doug ...

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Fence Stays


Christine Vermeulen Hanchey will be able to keep her 28 feet of wooden fence in the Old Orange Historic District. All three attending members of the City of Orange Historic Preservation Commission voted to give a certificate of appropriateness for the fence Monday evening. Commission Chair Ben Meadows said it was a hard decision for ...

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New Water Tower Going Up


The wall of Orange’s new elevated water storage tower can be seen from Interstate 10 near Gloria Drive as the city expands water service to the west. Besides the new water tower, the city is building a water plant and extending lines through the acreage known as Eagle Point. The new tower will have a city ...

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Police Looking For Suspect


On May 21 at approximately 1:30 a.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call near Broussard Road and Toomey Road in Vinton in reference to a shooting. When deputies arrived they located the victim, who had been shot several times, laying on the ground and immediately rendered aid until medical personnel arrived.  During ...

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Weekend Police Reports


A theft and a burglary were reported to the Orange Police Department on Friday. About 9 a.m., police went to the 1500 block of Dawnwood Drive where a number of bathroom fixtures and parts stored under a carport were missing. In the early afternoon, police went to a house in the 2300 block of Pacific ...

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OC Restaurant Inspections


Orange County Health Inspector James Scales found most food service places in good shape when he visited 19 businesses during the first part of May. He cited the Kwik Stop Valero on South Main Street in Vidor with need for follow-up visits. However, the lowest score during the time was a 77 and went to ...

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Phelan Sponsors Seat Belt Bill



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The Forgotten Fallen Officer Of 1930


“We always honor our heroic dead, the soldiers who have died for their country. I would not detract from the glory of our soldiers in war, but, the greatest soldier there is the soldier of peace. The officers of the law who by their lives fight the battle of peace that the law might prevail ...

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