WO, VanMeter Honored


West Orange City Secretary Theresa Van Meter accepted Monday evening an award for the city’s excellence in financial recordkeeping and reporting. Jerry Dale, the interim finance director for the City of Port Arthur, presented the Certificate of Achievement from the Government Finance Officers Association to Van Meter. She thanked him for the award and credited ...

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Looking Back


Looking Back by Margaret Toal Orange County has some ghost stories but no enduring ghost legend like Sarah Jane Road near Port Neches. Halloween season is here, so it’s time to bring out the spooky tales. I always say ‘there’s no scientific proof of ghosts.’ The definition of ‘ghost’ is a spirit of a dead ...

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Orange Crime Over the Weekend

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Law officers from several agencies went to the Dollar General store on 16th Street across from the Sonic Drive-In Monday morning. Store personnel suspected a robber might be outside and called the Orange Police Department a few minutes before 9 a.m. Detective Captain Cliff Hargrave said a clerk saw a man peeking around a corner ...

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Orange Man Killed On I-10


At approximately 12:40am on Friday, October 9, 2015, there was an auto-pedestrian crash in the eastbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10 near mile marker 877 in Orange County. There is very limited information on this crash; however, Troopers were able to ascertain that a vehicle was traveling eastbound in the inside lane of Interstate 10 ...

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Store Robbed Sat. Afternoon

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On Saturday at 2:49 PM, Officers of the Orange Police Department were dispatched to 1801 Dupont Dr. (Stop n’ Drive #22) in reference to an aggravated robbery. Upon their arrival at 2:53 PM, Officers were advised that three males entered the store and demanded money from the register, one pointing a shotgun at the clerk. ...

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17 YO Injured In ATV Accident


At approximately 6:00pm Saturday, there was a motor vehicle crash on Dixie Road that involved an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV). The crash occurred on Dixie Road near FM 2802 in Orange County. A 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling northbound on Dixie Road. The driver of an ATV failed to yield the right of way ...

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Marriage Licenses Oct. 5-9


Marriage License: Issued By The Office of Brandy Robertson, Orange County Clerk For the Week of October 5, 2015 thru October 9, 2015 Cody A. Domingue and Gina R. Broussard James C. Rogers, III and Ashley R. Pound Tyler A. Hyde and Jenna L. Angelle Andrew C. Sonnier and Elisa A. Evans David R. Hare ...

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Orange Man Indicted For Drug Trafficking

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A 59-year-old Orange man has been indicted on federal drug trafficking charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales in a press release after a raid at his home at 1412 Hart Street. Grover Lee Roberts was indicted on Oct. 7, 2015 and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack ...

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Orange Police Reports


This hasn’t been a good week for workers at the Invista plant on FM 1006. Three people in the plant’s parking lot had windows broken in their cars and items stolen sometimes Tuesday night. The break-ins were reported to Orange police at 5 a.m. Wednesday. On Monday, Invista’s management announced that at least 75 employees ...

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Sales Tax Reports


Local entities with sales taxes are receiving their checks from the Texas Comptroller for collections covering August and the back-to-school sales. Statewide, the comptroller’s office collected $616 million, a 4.6 percent increase from the same month last year. The local amounts are: Orange County: $366,236 for the month; $4.3 million for the year. Bridge City: ...

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