Fire in Winona Park


Firefighters were called to a house fire overnight Saturday on Greenbriar off Hwy. 105.  Neighbors told KOGT that the woman who lived in the home got out safely. ...

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Back When

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by Margaret Toal Blood Road is the closest thing to a ghostly legend in Orange. Several people let me know you could travel down Childers Road off DuPont Drive and not see the blood. But on the way back, splatters of blood would show up. Yank Peveto said the “blood” was red and splattered at ...

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Marriage Licenses Oct. 12-16


Marriage License: Issued By The Office of Brandy Robertson, Orange County Clerk For the Week of October 12, 2015 thru October 16, 2015. Drew M. Lambright and Heidi N. Butaud David S. Pachuca and Valerie F. Guice Reese C. Mize and Colorado L. Argo Jakendrick L. Clevenger and Latanya D. Jackson Marvin W. Kibodeaux Jr. ...

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Deer vs Car


A man crashed his car into a tree Thursday night trying to avoid a deer that ran across Allie Payne Road. Orange police report that 37-year-old Grady James Briggs Jr. of Orange was taken by Acadian Ambulance Service to Baptist Hospital Orange Emergency Room. The accident happened about 11 p.m. near the intersection of Allie ...

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Yes Means Less Taxes


Early voting starts Monday for seven propositions to the Texas Constitution. The first one, if approved, will cut local school taxes for homeowners across the state. The state currently requires public school districts to give a $15,000 exemption for homeowners with a homestead exemption from the local appraisal district. That means a home valued at ...

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Update on Dollar Tree Fire

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Fire fighters from four volunteer departments responded quickly and contained a fire to one store in the Pinehurst shopping center on Strickland Drive Wednesday morning. Pinehurst Fire Chief Shon Branham said the call came in at 7:13 Wednesday morning, and he was on the scene at the Dollar Tree store within five minutes. Branham reported ...

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Fire Wednesday Morning


A fire broke out in the ceiling of the Dollar Tree store in a Pinehurst shopping center Wednesday morning. It was reported a few minutes after 7 a.m. The Pinehurst Volunteer Fire Department kept the fire to the store, though some damage is at the adjacent H&R Block office. Damage hasn’t been determined at the ...

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Orange Eyeing Improvements


Sunset Park on 16th Street will be getting new playground equipment. Orange City Council Tuesday approved spending $41,000 for the items from PlayPower LT Farmington. Public Works Director Jim Wolf said the playground will be similar to the one by the Shangri La parking lot on Twentieth Street. The council approved several large purchases that ...

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Shots Fired In Roselawn


Two home invaders who were beating up a man inside his house in Roselawn were scared away when the victim got a gun and fired it into the ceiling. Orange police were called to 314 Bridal Wreath at 12:41 p.m. because of gunshots fired. Detective Captain Cliff Hargrave said the victim was taken to a ...

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Commissioners Meet


The Commissioners Court approved the purchase of a new chip spreader for the Road and Bridge Department Tuesday. Commissioner Jody Crump questioned County Engineer Clark Slacum if his department’s current chip spreader which is 13 years old could make it another year. Slacum replied that the current machine has several parts that are old, patched ...

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