Orange Police Reports


  Orange police arrested a Colorado man during a break-in Sunday afternoon at the Jeep/Dodge dealership on Interstate 10. An alarm and surveillance live video helped. In another weekend case, a home surveillance camera on Hillbrook Drive is helping police track down two people who stole a delivered package from a house. Police went to ...

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KOGT Mardi Gras Treasure Hunt Clues


  2017 MARDI GRAS TREASURE HUNT This year’s Mardi Gras Treasure Hunt theme is movie trivia.  Correctly identifying the featured movie in each day’s clue will get you closer to the hidden treasure.   CLUE 4:  THURSDAY; February 16  This movie’s famous director takes us to a strange Tibetan land where health, peace, and long ...

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Orange Woman Involved In Accident


At approximately 3:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle crash on Highway 87 in Newton County.  The crash occurred just south of Bleakwood. A 2005 Mercury passenger vehicle was traveling southbound on Highway 87.  For an unknown reason,  the driver traveled off the roadway to the right.  In an attempt ...

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OC Sales Tax Numbers


Local entities have received sales tax checks from the Texas Comptroller’s Office covering the month of December. Based on sales tax income received during the first two months of the calendar year, collections are down compared to last year for some of the entities. The amounts received for the month and the year to date ...

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Phelan Receives Assignments


  Speaker Joe Straus has announced House committee assignments for the 85th Legislative Session. Representative Dade Phelan will be Vice-Chair of Natural Resources and serve on Appropriations, Calendars and the Select Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation & Infrastructure. The Natural Resources committee has jurisdiction over the development of land and the use, appropriation and  allocation ...

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Bridge Reopens in Newton Co.


The Quicksand Creek Bridge on FM 2626 in Newton County opened Friday after being replaced due to damage from flooding in March 2016. The $3 million contract was awarded to APAC – Texas, and work began in early October 2016. ...

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Johnson Draws Opponent For BCISD

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The Bridge City school board election has drawn its first challenger. Michael Daniel McGee filed this week to run for the Place 6 position against incumbent Michael C. Johnson. Incumbent Mark Anderson is unopposed so far for Place 7. Filing for the May 6 election will end next Friday, February 17. Candidates should file during ...

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New LSCO Building On Schedule


A wet start hasn’t dampened construction efforts on the new Lamar State College-Orange general academics building on Green Avenue. College President Dr. Michael Shahan said work is on schedule to have the building ready for the new academic year in the summer. “It’s really going well,” he said. “We’re on schedule still in in budget ...

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OC Sheriffs Calls Jan. 30-Feb. 5


Orange County Sheriff’s Office Calls January 30-February 5 Burglary of a habitation, 8:10 a.m. January 10, Dirt Pit north of Mansfield Ferry Road on FM 105 in Vidor. Trespass-threats, 12:36 p.m. January 30, 1000 block Central Street in Vidor. Assault occurred, 1:31 a.m. January 30, 3400 block Beadle Road in Orangefield. Possession of a controlled ...

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13YO From Orange Arrested For Bomb Threat


  SILSBEE (February 9, 2017) – Three juveniles were questioned and later one was arrested following a bomb threat call to Edwards-Johnson Memorial Silsbee Middle School during the early morning hours on Tuesday, Feb. 7. According to Silsbee Police Chief Waylan Rhodes, Silsbee police responded to the call at 7:25 a.m., and immediately began to ...

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