Motorcycle Accident Claims Driver


At approximately 6:20a.m. Wednesday, the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle crash at the intersection of FM 1136 and Turtle Road in Orange County. Preliminary reports indicate that a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling northbound on FM 1136.  For an unknown reason, the driver of the motorcycle traveled off the ...

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Fence Back On Agenda


The Orange Historic Preservation Commission is ready to decide which side of the fence to land. The commission will meet on Monday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss a fence in the Old Orange Historic District that the city considers illegal. Christine Vermeulen Hanchey has an application on the agenda to receive a certificate of appropriateness ...

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County Commissioners Meet

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The Commissioners Court had three closed sessions Tuesday to discuss pending or possible litigation with their attorney as part of the weekly meeting.  Assistant County Attorney Doug Manning recommended no action be taken by the Court as a result of any of the closed sessions. The Commissioners were to consider a consumer price index increase ...

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WO Aldermen Sworn In


Three incumbents on the West Orange City Council were given their oaths of office for another term Monday.  Mayor Roy McDonald, Dr. Frances Droddy-Lopez, and Carl Thibodeaux were sworn in by City Attorney Rex Peveto during the City Council meeting.  Following the swearing in ceremony the council unanimously elected Shirley Bonnin to continue as the ...

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Broussard Gets 10 Years Probation


Tears came in the courtroom Monday afternoon when State District Judge Buddie Hahn announced he was giving probation to a former high school coach. The coach pleaded guilty to failure to stop and render aid when his car hit and killed a mother and young child crossing MacArthur Drive. Friends and relatives of 54-year-old Carl ...

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Weekend Police Reports


  Saturday afternoon DuPont Drive had to be closed to thru traffic after a car ran into a telephone pole near the corner of DuPont and Meyers.  Kimberly Butler, 52, of Buna lost control of her Volkswagen Jetta, striking the pole and breaking it at the base.  Entergy crews straightened and patched the pole and ...

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Three Arrested In Kidnapping, Burglary


Three people have been arrested in the kidnapping of local attorney Jim Sharon Bearden. German Borjas-Benitez, 20, Henry Rivera-Antunez, 17, and Erik Pagoada-Bustillo, 17, all from Honduras, have confessed to the crime. On May 8, Bearden was awakened by two masked intruders at his home off E. Roundbunch near Bridge City. They tied him up ...

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Man Caught Inside Bank


On Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 11:36 pm, officers with the City of Orange Police Department were dispatched to 3109 16th St. (Chase Bank) in reference to a motion alarm inside of the bank.  Upon officer’s arrival, 42 year old Albert Harper was observed inside at which time he attempted to flee out of a ...

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Hill Says OC Going In Right Direction


The week of May 8-13 has been recognized as “Economic Development Week” in Orange County.  It has been just over a year since Orange County took a new direction in Economic Development with the hiring of Jessica Hill as the executive director of the county’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Since being hired in April of ...

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Fender Bender Thursday On 87


A two vehicle accident Thursday afternoon in front of LCM High School sends one to the hospital. Orange Police say the white pickup truck was pulling out of Medford St while the Pathfinder was pulling out of the LCM parking lot and they hit in the middle of Hwy. 87. The driver of the pickup ...

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