Homeowners Looking For City’s Help


Owners of a house in the Hillbrook subdivision are asking the Orange City Council to help them get a federal flood mitigation buyout on their property. The request has been in the works for three years. The Orange Council will meet Tuesday morning at 9 and the business includes the request from Mr. and Mrs. ...

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Newton Co. Sheriffs Report


Newton County SHERIFF’S REPORT by Sheriff Billy Rowles 11/13/2017   We were bowed up all week.  Hope ya’lls week was a good one.   We received a call where a wife stabbed her husband in the neck.  They had been having problems and she took a hand full of pills.  She was life flighted to ...

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Veterans Honored In Orange


The day the “war to end all wars” ended has evolved into Veterans Day, a time to honor all who have served in the military, whether in war or peace. Congress once tried to turn the day into a Monday holiday, but it didn’t last long. President Gerald Ford moved it back to November 11 ...

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Investigation Leads To Indecent Exposure Arrest


  ­ A collaborative investigation involving Beaumont PD, West Orange PD, Bridge City PD, and Orange PD has resulted in the arrest of Sean Milton Crooks, a 27 year old Orange man. Crooks was identified as being a person of interest in an indecent exposure that occurred on Sunday, November 5th at Parkdale  Mall in ...

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Accident Stops I-10 Traffic


The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report Thursday evening of multiple vehicles involved in two crashes on Interstate 10 in Orange County.  Sergeant Stephanie Davis with the DPS indicated the crashes occurred about 6:00 PM in the westbound traffic lanes of the interstate on the Neches River Bridge.  The first crash involved ...

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Political Season Begins Saturday


The 2018 political season will officially get underway on Saturday as candidates for public office will file with party chairs to run in the March 6 primary races. Filing will end on December 11. The winners of the primary races will be on the ballots for the general election next November. Locally, three seats on ...

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Attempted ATV Theft


A four-wheel ATV was damaged when someone attempted to steal it from the back of a pickup truck in the International Apartments. Officer M.C. Bernard answered a 911 call to the apartments at 7:30 Wednesday morning. The owner of the pickup and ATV said he saw the tailgate down on his truck and checked the ...

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Accident Sends Two To Hospital


Two women had to be taken by ambulance to a Port Arthur hospital after a pickup truck and an SUV collided at the intersection of Green Avenue and Seventh Street Wednesday afternoon. Orange police report a Ford F 150 pickup driven by 62-year-old Lilly Smith of Orange was traveling eastbound on Green Avenue about 4:15 ...

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BC Welcomes New Council Member


Bridge City recognized churches and organizations that helped their neighbors during the days and weeks following Tropical Storm Harvey hitting this area.  The City Council presented certificates of appreciation to pastors and representatives of nine churches and organizations during its meeting Tuesday night. Council woman Lucy Fields expressed the thankfulness of all those in attendance.  ...

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Theater Says Its Not Reopening


The popcorn machine will remain cold and the screen will stay dark. ShowBiz Cinema, Orange County’s only movie theater, will not be reopening the Cinema I and II on Bowling Lane. The theater closed for Tropical Storm Harvey and has never reopened. On Wednesday, an employee with ShowBiz corporate office in Dallas said the company ...

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