History Shows Motor Co. in Orange


A dapper young engineer-developer-entrepreneur came to Orange as World War I was ending to set up the Blumberg Motor Manufacturing Company branch. A century later, only mysteries remain. Where was the Blumberg Motor Manufacturing Company? Did it ever get off the ground here? Did anyone work there? Even though the Texas Transportation Museum lists the ...

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Shelter Looking For Good Pet Owners


The City of Orange’s Animal Shelter is located on Simmons Drive close to the Orange Boat Ramp.  It is a busy place.  The shelter comes under the authority of the Orange Fire Department within the city. Deputy Fire Chief Lee Ann Brown said the shelter has 24 kennels and usually houses 20 to 25 animals.  ...

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Three Wrecks Shut Down Traffic


At approximately 11:00a.m. Friday morning, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash in the westbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10, near FM 1136, in Orange County. After DPS Troopers arrived on scene, the incident was actually three separate motor vehicle crashes that occurred in a short period ...

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Sales Tax Numbers


Sales tax collections across Orange County in the month of May were stagnant or a little lower than the same time in 2016. Orange County is down nearly 11 percent for collections in the first five months of the year. The city of Orange is up for the year through May, while Bridge City, West ...

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Orange Police Reports


Orange police arrested a 43-year-old woman for misdemeanor public intoxication after she was seen trying to break the glass door and window of a business on Park Avenue Wednesday night. Officer S.J. Mulhollan reported he went to the Park Avenue Service Station, 409 West Park Avenue, at 11:11 p.m. after someone called police about a ...

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OC Sheriff’s Calls July 12-17


Orange County Sheriff’s Calls July 12-17 Recovered stolen property, 1:45 p.m. July 12, Hickory Bend and Big Bend roads in Mauriceville. Criminal trespassing, 7:55 p.m. July 12, Cheryl Lane in Orangefield. Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 3:14 p.m. July 13, 4800 block Old Highway 87 in Little Cypress. Disturbance-assault, 5:30 p.m. July 13, Cheryl ...

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ShangriLa, Museum Now Admission Free


Beginning Wednesday, July 19, 2017, all visitors will be admitted to Stark Museum of Art and Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center free of charge.   Since 1961, the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation has provided a long history of service to the Orange County and Southeast Texas community. Free admission will offer ...

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Dixon New Municipal Judge in BC


Retired longtime Bridge City school teacher Bill Dixon was appointed as the Municipal Judge of Bridge City by the City Council Tuesday night.  Dixon taught 33 years in the Bridge City school district, and currently serves as the public-address announcer at the high school baseball games.  Dixon said, “I am very honored to be considered ...

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Collins Pleads Guilty


Travis O’Brian Collins has pleaded guilty to two counts of intoxication manslaughter and will let a jury next week decide his punishment. Collins was driving a pickup truck that was speeding on Park Avenue and then went airborne at the railroad tracks. The truck landed on a motorcycle driven by 52-year-old Riley Portie and his ...

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Sanchez Sentenced To 45 Years


A man will serve 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder for strangling and beating the mother of his two children. 41-year-old Jorge Elizalde Sanchez pleaded guilty Friday before 260th State District Judge Buddie Hahn. He killed 28-year-old Kara Marie Willingham in their Bridge City residence early in the morning of September 14 ...

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