Officer Honored

mayor-eric ellison july 14, 2015

The Orange City Council honored a police officer and learned some good news from a sad story. Lieutenant Eric Ellison on May 24 went to the scene of an accident where motorcyclists Riley and Emily Portie were killed by a pickup truck driven by man later charged with manslaughter for being drunk. Lieutenant Ellison had ...

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Pinehurst Goes In On Survey


The Pinehurst City Council approved a resolution Tuesday morning supporting the establishment of a Veterans Administration inpatient facility in Orange. The City of Orange and Orange County have sent a request to Washington requesting the Veterans Administration to consider converting the Baptist Hospital in Orange into a VA facility. Pinehurst Alderman Mike Anderson knows first-hand ...

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House Fire Early Tuesday

pacific 2212

Orange Firefighters were called to 2212 Pacific around 2am Tuesday morning.  No one was injured and a cause was not reported. ...

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WO Council Meet


The City Council passed a resolution Monday evening accepting a settlement for West Orange in the British Petroleum lawsuit resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. West Orange was awarded $182,180 from British Petroleum in the settlement. Mayor Roy McDonald said there will be attorney fees and other expenses subtracted from it, but McDonald added ...

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Commissioners Meeting Report


Commissioners meeting                                                July 13, 2015 A reinvestment zone was approved by the Commissioners Court Monday for LaPoint Energy Partners. Economic Development Director Bobby Fillyaw has been working with LaPoint Energy to get them to locate to Orange County. Fillyaw gave the basics of the agreement between Orange County and LaPoint Energy. Fillyaw said it is ...

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Weekend Crime


Burglars hit A-1 Plumbing Co. on Border Street Friday night and stole a pick-up truck and tools worth a total of $36,000. The owner of the business called Orange police Saturday morning after discovering that the gated parking lot was unsecured. She noticed that a number of items, including the truck, were missing. Also Saturday ...

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Arson suspects arrested


Orange police have arrested three girls, ages 12, 13, and 14, for arson in connection with four fires, including two historic houses that were destroyed. A smaller house was set on fire twice. The houses were vacant. Detective Captain Cliff Hargrave said a juvenile boy is also being sought. Their names will not be made ...

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No Parking?


The Orange City Council is set to vote Tuesday to ban parking along two highways at the site of the Confederate Flag Memorial owned by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Police Chief Lane Martin in a memo said “I believe that persons visiting the site would potentially create traffic related issues and safety issues by ...

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LCM Renovations In Full Swing

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Schools in the Little Cypress-Mauriceville School District are getting facelifts this summer as part of a $56 million bond project. Assistant Superintendent Greg Perry said work started as soon as classes were released for the summer. Perry reminded that the heavy rains in the early summer caused delays to construction, but work has progressed on ...

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Sheriffs Log


  Rural businesses were targets of burglars during the first week of July, according to complaints made to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. KOGT previously reported break-ins at The Swim Club on FM 105 in Orangefield and Synical Designs Custom Body on Highway 87 in Little Cypress. Both were hit sometime in the night of ...

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