Public Defender Workshop

Public Defenders for capital cases gave a presentation to the Commissioners Court during a workshop Tuesday afternoon. The 8-year old agency provides qualified defense attorneys for defendants in capital murder cases. The service does come at a cost to the county. Jack Stoffregen with the Public Defenders said the premium to Orange County would be ...

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Orange County Pulls Out


The Commissioners Court voted Monday in a split vote not to fund the Orange County Economic Development Corporation next year. The county has been contributing $68,600 annually to the Orange County EDC which was formed more than a decade ago. The Court’s decision comes two weeks after the Orange City Council and the City of ...

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Entergy drops rate request

  West Orange and other local municipalities got some good news Monday concerning a rate increase in utilities. Mayor Roy McDonald shared the good news that he received a certified letter Monday stating that Entergy and its mother company ETI had withdrawn their filing for a rate increase with the Public Utility Commission. McDonald reminded ...

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Weekend Crime

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Orange police arrested a 26-year-old Indiana man early Monday morning while investigating a burglary in progress at a 16th Street convenience store that was closed for the night. Captain Robert Enmon reported that two men ran away from the store and Officer P.M. McDonald caught one of them as he was climbing a fence. A ...

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Burglar Caught


On July 27, 2015 at 12:39 A.M., Orange Police Department received a call stating that someone was trying to break into the Quick Stop gas station, located at 3110 16Th St.  Officer’s arrived and discovered two black males running from the rear of the building.  Officer’s gave chase and one of the suspects was apprehended ...

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Deweyville Boiled Water Notice


The Indian Lake area in Deweyville is under a boil water notice. The South Newton Water Supply Corporation issued the notice because a leak in a pipe was repaired. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires the notice until the water is tested for safety. Customers can consume bottled water or boil tap water vigorously ...

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1943 Hurricane

1943 hurricane

In late July 1943, German U-boats were in the Gulf of Mexico. The Allies were starting to make progress in turning back the Axis in Europe, Africa and the Pacific. And a hurricane was heading from off Louisiana toward Galveston. No one on land knew about the hurricane because the government censored warnings because of ...

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DuPont Wants To Invest $50million


DuPont is planning a $50 million investment in the Sabine River Works during the next five years. The company is asking the Orange City Council to endorse the plant becoming an Enterprise Zone to qualify for Texas economic development benefits. The Orange City Council has the proposal on the agenda for its meeting on Tuesday. ...

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OC Marriage Licenses July 20-24


Marriage Licenses Issued By The Office of Brandy Robertson, Orange County Clerk For the Week of July 20, 2015 through July 24, 2015   Jeremy Q. Sleeman and Candice M. McCarver James M. Villery Jr. and Naelah N. Stewart Todd L. Dixon and Brooke M. Anderson James J. Barker and Amy R. Singleton Corey L. Jones and Alysia A. ...

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Stark Museum to Add Wing


People who have wanted to try making pottery on a wheel, splash paint on a canvas for modern art or use watercolors to paint a nature scene will soon have a home. The Stark Museum of Art is adding a new wing to the museum to turn into an education center for art classes. “We’re ...

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