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Man Assaulted At Courthouse

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A 39-year-old man was pushed down on the outdoors stairs at the Orange County Courthouse Tuesday morning. Orange police arrested a 52-year-old man for Class A misdemeanor assault in connection with the attack. Officer Logan Holland reported the two had been involved in an eviction hearing. The head of courthouse security called police. Michael Allen ...

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OC Sheriff’s Calls October 13-19

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Orange County Sheriff’s Office Calls October 13-19 Theft of a four-wheeler, 6:08 a.m. October 13, 300 block Oldbury Road in Vidor. Theft, 7:36 a.m. October 13, Bellard Road in Vidor. Found property, 8:36 a.m. October 13, 100 block Northwood Drive in Vidor. Sexual assault, 11:24 a.m. October 13, 10000 block Highway 105 in Orangefield. Dog ...

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Commissioners Meet

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The Commissioners Court approved Tuesday entering into a 40-year lease with the Orangefield Water Supply Corporation for property near FM 1442 by the Orange County Convention and Expo Center.  County Engineer Clark Slacum has been representing Orange County in negotiations with the Orangefield Water Supply Corporation.  Slacum indicated the Orangefield Water Supply Corporation wants to ...

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Restaurant Inspections

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Orange County Health Inspector James Scales had to temporarily shut down a Mauriceville convenience store on October 6 because of plumbing problems that caused human feces to come up from the floor drains. Texas Country Store, 9508 Highway 12, was closed about three and a half hours to repair the plumbing. Scales reported he did ...

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Invista Lays Off Employees

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Invista gave notice to 110 employees that they are losing their jobs, according to information KOGT has received. The company announced on October 5 that it would be closing the old adipic acid unit and laying off 75 or more employees. No official announcement has been made about the numbers. The plant’s website says it ...

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Pinehurst CC Meets

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Pinehurst City Secretary Debbie Cormier was re-appointed to serve another one-year term by the City Council Tuesday evening.  Cormier said she is happy serving the citizens of Pinehurst and thrilled to be able to do it for another year.  Alderman Dan Mohon believes Pinehurst is blessed to have the services of Cormier.  Mohon said she ...

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Orange Police Briefs

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Three people were taken by ambulance to a local hospital early Sunday morning after a pickup truck in a parking lot crashed into a parked car and then drove over a grassy median and a concrete barrier. Orange Police Officer C.J. Foreman said the driver of the pickup truck may have had a medical problem ...

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Firefighters Leave/Wanted

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The president of the board that oversees the volunteer fire department for Mauriceville and McLewis said services in the community have not been affected by recent resignations. Spencer Fuss is the president of the Orange County Emergency Services District No. 4, which oversees fire department. He said the district’s two fire stations have volunteers ready ...

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Vidor Boy Killed By Dogs

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On Sunday, October 18, 2015, around 7:00 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call in reference to a 5 year old male who was severely injured by two dogs at a residence in the 1700 block of Aloha St., in Vidor. Deputies and EMS arrived on scene and began life saving measures ...

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Auto/Ped Accident Claims Life

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At approximately 10:50pm, DPS was notified of a bicycle and automobile crash on Highway 12 near Woodland Drive in Orange County. A bicyclist was legally traveling on the eastbound shoulder of Highway 12 near Woodland Drive.  A 1994 Chevrolet Camaro was traveling eastbound on Highway 12.  According to witnesses, the Chevrolet passed a vehicle to ...

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