Hwy. 87 To Close March 31


Get ready for major traffic changes on 16th Street at the Interstate 10 overpass. The Texas Department of Transportation will close the interstate overpass and the 16th Street traffic underneath this upcoming weekend beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. Eastbound Interstate traffic will be diverted to the feeder roads. Sixteenth Street (also known as Highway 87) ...

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House Fire Sends One To Hospital


Sunday afternoon Orange firefighters were called to 2419 McKee for a house fire. Preliminary reports were that a woman was cleaning with some type of chemical and it caught fire.  She received several burns and had to be air lifted to a Beaumont hospital.  The home received some fire damage and serious smoke damage. ...

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Man Lucky At RR Crossing


On Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 3:12 pm, officers with the City of Orange Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 blk of Link Ave in reference to a Train vs Pedestrian Accident.  Upon officer’s arrival, it was discovered that a 55 year old black male disregarded the train crossing arms and attempted to push ...

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Candidate Forum Held Thursday


Five of the six candidates for the Orange City Council election talked about their plans to serve the citizens and get more community involvement. More than 100 people attended a candidate forum Thursday at the Lamar State College-Orange gym. The forum was sponsored by LSC-O and the group Citizens for an Improved Orange. The incumbent ...

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Broussard Pleads Guilty


Carl Broussard, a former West Orange-Stark coach, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of failure to stop and render aid in a collision that killed a mother and her 6-year-old daughter. The plea did not include a punishment. He will appear in court again in May to have a state district judge pronounce punishment after ...

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Skate Park Open


Installation wasn’t complete on Orange’s new skate park before skate boarders from around the area were trying out the equipment. Parks Manager James Lawrence said the park will have an official dedication in the future, but for now the skate pad at Sunset Park is open to the public during daylight hours. Thursday afternoon at ...

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ESD 4 Meeting To Discuss Options


The Orange County Emergency Services District 4 is having two tax options for voters in May and will have an informational meeting Saturday. Spence Fuss, president of the district’s board of directors, said the two propositions are to implement a sales tax and increase the amount of property taxes. Voters have the option of voting ...

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Woman Confesses To Bank Robbery


  The Vidor woman that robbed the Whitney Bank in Lake Charles on March 18, has confessed to the robbery of the Capital One Bank on 16th Street in Orange back on May 20, 2016.  Eva Renee Powell remains in the Calcasieu Parish Jail.  The 50 year old was spotted by a man after leaving ...

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Building In Pinehurst To Be Demolished


  The structure at 2500 MacArthur Drive will be coming down.  The Pinehurst City Council met Tuesday and after a public hearing on the dilapidated condition of the building it was found to be a nuisance and a dangerous structure.  The council ordered it to be demolished within 45 days.  The structure most recently was ...

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BC To Install Water Filters


Bridge City has finally received the go ahead from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to install filters in the city’s water wells.  The city has been waiting months to get approval from the TCEQ for installing the filters which is hoped will greatly eliminate the brown water in Bridge City.  City Manager Jerry ...

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