Shot Man Identified, Shooter Still Loose


The 54-year-old man who was shot in the leg on 14th Street Tuesday evening has been identified as Lawrence Brooks of Orange. According to Officer L.L. Claybar, Brooks was walking northbound about 7 p.m. in the 1300 block of 14th Street when a man he knew in a small blue car drove up. The two ...

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Babin Holds Town Hall Meeting

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Congressman Dr. Brian Babin held a Veterans’ Town Hall Meeting Tuesday night in Orange. Close to 100 veterans attended the meeting at the American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49 Hall. Congressman Babin said the town hall meetings are to discuss the issues facing veterans. Babin heard concerns from veterans about doctor appointments that were hard ...

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Accident Injures Three


Three people were taken to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after an accident near the intersection of Texas Ave. and Osborne in Bridge City.  The white Ford Mustang was traveling north on Texas Ave. The driver said another vehicle tried moving in his lane, causing him to veer over into the southbound lane, striking a Dodge ...

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Deweyville Man Shot


A Deweyville man was shot during an argument late Tuesday morning and had to be taken by medical helicopter to a Beaumont hospital. Clifford Stevenson, 36, was shot in the abdomen on Newton County Road 4202 near Hartburg Road. Newton County deputies questioned and later arrested Dustin Barlow, 35, in connection with the shooting. ...

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Storm Leaves Mark Tuesday


A thunderstorm moved through the county about 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, bringing lightning and dumping more than an inch of rain. More storms were on the way for the evening. A lightning strike knocked out power to about 400 Entergy customers in the Brownwood and Clairmont areas, plus the north part of Simmons Drive and along ...

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Video of Aggravated Robbery

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On 08/23/15, at approximately 12:30AM, a white male entered the Executive Inn lobby (4301 27th St. Orange, TX). He displayed a large knife to the clerk and demanded money. The clerk locked himself in an office and the suspect left the scene in what appears to be a silver, four door vehicle.  Anyone with information ...

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Budget Pay Raise in WO


No citizens commented during the public hearing Monday evening on the West Orange budget for next fiscal year. Councilman Dale Dardeau did comment asking the City Council to change the two percent pay raise for employees to a flat fee pay raise across the board for fulltime employees. Dardeau explained his reason for requesting the ...

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OPD Responds To Calls


Another robbery early Sunday morning at a motel was foiled by a quick-thinking clerk. Police report that a white man with a kitchen knife went to rob the Executive Inn about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. The motel is on 27th Street off Interstate 10. Officer Isaac Henry said the clerk locked himself in a secondary office ...

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Sun Loan Robbed Monday


Two men, one carrying a pistol, robbed the Sun Loan Company in the 1100 block of 16th Street about 11 this morning. Detective Captain Cliff Hargrave said the two men ran inside, got cash and then ran away. Police believe a third man was standing outside as a look-out. The two men inside the store ...

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County Notification System


Pictured: Commissioners recognized August 24 as “Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program” Day in Orange County. The Commissioners Court approved an agreement Monday with Blackboard Connect to provide a county notification service. Emergency Management Coordinator Ryan Peabody recommended using Blackboard Connect for the county in case of emergencies such as a hurricane or a chemical ...

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