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Guillory Indicted For Murder

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DNA testing and forensics  helped lead to a murder indictment against an Orange man in connection with killing Shane Austin Cooper in 2016. Orange police Wednesday afternoon arrested 51-year-old Felix Guillory at his house in the 2100 block of Link Avenue. Detective Captain Robert Enmon said an Orange County grand jury earlier in the day ...

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Authorities Not Ready To Release Name Of Deceased

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Investigators believe the person whose remains were found behind MacArthur Shopping Center three weeks ago was murdered. “We think it’s a homicide but we haven’t confirmed the ID,” said Orange County Sheriff’s Captain Cliff Hargrave. He said the identity will not be released until it is confirmed through tests that haven’t been completed. The victim’s ...

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Parkhurst Running For Judge

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Local attorney Steve Parkhurst has officially announced that he will be seeking the judgeship of the 260th District Court of Orange County, Texas. Steve was born and raised in Orange County, and graduated from L.C.M. in 1986. He then attended and graduated with a B.S. in biology from Sam Houston State University. After working in ...

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Fight and Gunshots on Park

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Orange police were called to gunshots again Monday night and saw signs of a fight, but found no victims. The gunshots were heard in the 900 block of Park Avenue at 10:50 p.m. Detective Captain Robert Enmon said officers found torn shirts and shell casings, but no victims and no suspects. He said they called ...

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Judge Introduces Valenciano At CC

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The Commissioners Court heard Tuesday from a representative with HDR about the Masterplan it is preparing for the Orange County Courthouse.  HDR was hired by the county to prepare the Masterplan which will be presented to the Texas Historic Commission to allow the county to apply for grant funds to help repair the historic structure. ...

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Sixty Year Anniversary Of Tornado Hitting Orange

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Some people remember the dark green skies. Others remember the sideways lightning. The evening was ominous, even as the 13- and 14-year-old Carr Junior High students were going to their homecoming dance after the football game at Tiger Stadium. They didn’t know they were in danger. The tornado struck 60 years ago tonight on November ...

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Robber pushes woman, breaks her leg

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A 56-year-old woman underwent surgery Monday for a fractured leg after an armed robber pushed her down when she refused to give him money early Sunday morning. She was at her house across from Sunset Park. It was the second attempted armed robbery in about 48 hours in the same neighborhood. Workers unloading a truck ...

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Man shot in foot during fight

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    Orange police learned from a hospital that a man had been shot in the foot during a fight Sunday night  near Solomon Johnson Park. Officer Grant McLean reported several people had called dispatch about hearing gun shots in the area of Burton and Third Street about 10:30 p.m. When officers arrived, they saw ...

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Burglars hit two businesses on 16th Street

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  One business on 16th Street was hit by burglars early Sunday while a burglary at another store was unsuccessful. Orange police report the Lucky Wok, 1803 16th Street, was broken into and items were stolen. The burglary was reported at 7:21 Sunday morning. Earlier in the morning, police went to a 4:03 a.m. alarm ...

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Newton Co. Sheriffs Report

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Newton County Sheriffs Report By Sheriff Billy Rowles Nov. 6, 2017   Hope all the hunters had a great opening weekend.  Moon and weather didn’t cooperate.   We assisted CPS in removing three children from a home last week.  The one year old checked positive for meth.  They wondered why they were removed from the ...

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