Story of The Cannon


Not even the winds and waves of Hurricane Ike could budge the 1863 cannon from the lawn of the Orange County Courthouse. The cannon is embedded in concrete and has been on the lawn for decades. But it almost disappeared during World War II. One prominent woman wanted to use it for scrap metal to ...

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Owners Looking For Dog Killer

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Hannah and Curt Lucia of Bridge City are like many pet owners who believe their dog is not just a pet, but a part of the family.  Monday afternoon, their family member, a lovable Labradoodle named Seamus, was shot and killed.  Seamus was found by Hannah near the corner of the couples property on Gilmer which is ...

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Sheriff Promotes Two

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The Orange County Sheriffs Department has announced two promotions within the department. Jimmy LeBoeuf has accepted the Corporal position in Civil/Support Division of the OCSO. Jimmy is a long time employee of the Sheriff’s Office who most recently worked in the Criminal Investigations Division where he was an Investigator. Deputy Jessica Johnnie has been promoted ...

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OC Sheriff’s calls August 25-31


Orange County Sheriff’s calls August 25-31 Credit card abuse, 9:42 a.m. August 25, 200 block FM 1131 in Vidor. Simple assault, 11:05 a.m. August 25, 5600 block Turner Road in Bridge City. Theft of chainsaw, 12:30 p.m. August 25, 2900 block FM 1078 in Little Cypress. Assault on corrections office, 10:24 p.m. August 26, Orange ...

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Restaurant Inspections


Eight of 29 food establishments received perfect scores from Orange County Health Inspector James Scales during the last part of August. Two of the total were pre-opening inspections with no scores. The lowest score was an 82 for the Texas Country Store at 7411 Interstate 10 East in Orange. Places getting 100s for no violations ...

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Budget Workshop


The Commissioners Court conducted a budget workshop Tuesday morning. The workshop looked at capital outlay requests from various county departments, projected revenues, and expenditures for the next fiscal year which starts October 1. Auditor Mary Johnson presented a proposed budget to the Court that showed expenditures exceeding expected revenues by about $3.8 million, but with ...

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Gray Apologizes for Post

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Parents accused a member of the West Orange-Cove school board of posting on Facebook during the weekend that the Fillies dance team looked like they were “dancing for tips” during the halftime performance Friday night. However, board member John Gray told KOGT in a written comment through the school district “My original statement was made ...

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OPD Uses Taser

Eric Dwight Geral

Orange police officers had to use a Taser to subdue a man resisting arrest on warrants for sexual assault. Eric Dwight Geral was wanted on two motions to impose guilt for violations of felony probation from the 128th District Court on sexual assault with a victim under 17 years of age, according to District Attorney ...

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Elected officials salaries

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Elected officials salaries Commissioners held a workshop Monday morning on elected officials’ salaries and then a lengthy discussion about whether to raise those salaries during their regular meeting. County Judge Brint Carlton was in favor of freezing elected officials’ salaries. Carlton stated that elected officials’ pay should be set, and that he should receive no ...

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Many Show Support For Vincent


What started as a local benefit in Lake Charles for Trooper Steven Vincent, who was shot dead following a traffic stop last week, turned into a huge event Sunday at the LC Civic Center.  A Louisiana Jeep Club reportedly started the event and it carried over to car clubs, motorcycles, and more from Louisiana and ...

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