Tie Vote On Certificate Pay


The Commissioners Court, the sheriff, and several deputies discussed for about an hour Tuesday continuing certificate pay for the employees of the Sheriff’ Office.  Certificate pay was previously part of the collective bargaining agreement between the county and the Sheriff’s Office Employees Union for three years and has been paid voluntarily by the county since ...

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OC Restaurant Inspections


County Health Inspector James Scales gave poor grades to four food businesses during the first part of March. Three had scores in the 70’s and the Vidor Jack in the Box was the lowest with a 68. Scales noted, though, he went back to the Jack in the Box three hours later and the next ...

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Brush Fire In Orangefield


Several agencies responded to a brush fire that got out of control around noon on Tuesday. The fire started behind Claire Dr. near FM 1442.  The south wind carried it away from homes but there were reports of a couple of poles that caught fire.  There was also a building near a high line area ...

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Burned Baby Under Investigation


A 7-month-old baby from Orange suffered second-degree burns Sunday night and police are investigating the cause. Detective Captain Robert Enmon said St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont contacted police after the mother brought the baby there. He said the burns are not life-threatening. The burns appeared on the lower part of the baby’s body. He would ...

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Sichko Visits Spears’ Niece


Father Jim Sichko of Orange visited Brittany Spears’ niece after an ATV accident.     VIDEO –   ...

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Woman Shot On Riverside


On Sunday, March 19, 2017, at 7:50 pm, officers with the City of Orange Police Department were dispatched to the 2300 block of Riverside in reference to a shooting victim.  Upon officer’s arrival, a 37 year old black female was discovered with multiple gunshot wounds to her legs.  She was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital ...

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Truck Fire At WOCCISD


  Firefighters put out a truck fire at the West Orange-Cove Educational Service Center on Park Street Friday night. Orange firefighters were called after a fire began on the back of a WOC truck in the parking lot.  The truck had a welding machine and Supt. Ricky Harris told KOGT that he was told the ...

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McKenna Receives Lifetime Achievement Award


Mary McKenna of Southeast Texas Hospice in Orange has shown a lifetime of commitment to building Hospice in America from only a few hospices nationwide to the thousands that exist today to serve the needs of the terminally ill across Texas, New Mexico and across the United State Of America.   She is a founder of the Texas and New ...

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Judge Carlton Addresses County Issues


Orange County Judge Brint Carlton Thursday appeared before the Press Club of Southeast Texas in Beaumont to update members of the media on county issues and some of the solution The Orange County Jail, which has been in the news because of the loss of a $3.2 million lawsuit involving an inmate’s death, recently had ...

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The Flood – One Year Ago


Darkness still hung around downtown Orange at 6 a.m. March 16, 2016. The temperature was a warm 72 and cool water was still spreading as the Sabine River overflowed its banks in a historic flood. Fog filled some of the streets in the Old Orange Historic District. The street lights glowed like yellow sunshine with ...

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