Orange Police Reports


A man told Orange police he was assaulted and threatened with death Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of the Alexander Homes on Fourth Street. The man said another man choked him, threw him to the ground, held a knife on him and then pointed a double-barrel shotgun at him. Police report the man was ...

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Former Inmate Files Suit Against OC


Just when one door closes another one opens.  That is not necessarily good news for the Orange County Commissioners Court.  The Montano vs Orange County lawsuit was finally put behind the county Tuesday with the payment of over $3 million to the Montano family for the wrongful death of Robert Montano in the Orange County ...

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Wienerschnitzel Looking For Return To Pinehurst


Fans of the Wienerschnitzel restaurant on MacArthur Drive in Pinehurst may only have another couple of months to wait for one of their great hot dogs.  Pinehurst City Administrator Robbie Hood indicated the city’s code enforcement and building officials have met recently with contractors hired by the Wienerschnitzel.  Permits for remodeling the restaurant will be ...

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Orange Man Sentenced For Murder


A 40-year-old Orange man has been sentenced to federal prison for federal violations related to the murder of a Port Acres woman in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.   Ozzie Nelson Ibarra pleaded guilty on Aug. 9, 2016, to conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce by robbery and ...

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County Pays Up


The Commissioners Court approved Tuesday afternoon to pay David Bernsen the attorney for the Montano family $3,175,674.79 to settle the wrongful death lawsuit filed against Orange County. Robert Montano died while in the Orange County Jail back in 2011. His family sued Orange County and won a multi-million dollar award from a Beaumont jury which ...

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Shake, Rattle and Uh Oh


The sound of BBs rattling in a container helped Orange police target two adolescent boys as the Camellia Street BB shooters. They were caught Saturday evening after about two weeks of mischief in the Roselawn neighborhood. Windows on cars and pickups were damaged four times. In the early morning of January 31, a man who ...

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OFD Getting Another Fire Truck


The Orange Fire Department will be getting another new fire truck and the City Council Tuesday approved financing it through a lease-purchase agreement. City Finance Director Cheryl Zeto said the city received bids from financing companies and recommended Bancorp South Equipment Finance.  The ending cost will be $450,002.95. In other business, the council approved renewing ...

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Contested Race For LCMCISD Seat


The Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD has a contested school board race for the Place 2 seat being vacated by David Jones. Barry Bates and Kevin Abernathy have filed for the spot. Also, two incumbents have filed for re-election. They are Randy McIlwain in Place 1 and Marlene Courmier in Place 3. They have no opponents as ...

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WO May Get To Cancel Election


Juveniles in West Orange will still have to be at home or at least inside a residence by midnight.  The City Council in West Orange renewed the city’s juvenile curfew ordinance Monday.  Weekdays the curfew starts at 11:00 PM and weekends the curfew begins at midnight and every day the curfew ends at 6:00 AM.  ...

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Orange Police Reports


  Orange police arrested a Colorado man during a break-in Sunday afternoon at the Jeep/Dodge dealership on Interstate 10. An alarm and surveillance live video helped. In another weekend case, a home surveillance camera on Hillbrook Drive is helping police track down two people who stole a delivered package from a house. Police went to ...

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