Auto/Ped Accident Monday Morning


A man riding adult tricycle Monday morning was hit by car on Park near the 16th Street intersection. Fortunately he only received minor injuries. Police returned the tricycle to his residence. ...

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Thieves Strike; Wreck Sends 3 To ER


Orange police Saturday morning discovered five pickup trucks had been hit by thieves at a boat launch on DuPont Drive. Patrol officers about 9 a.m. reported broken windows on the trucks parked at Lottie’s Landing, 2106 DuPont Drive, along Adams Bayou. All trucks had empty boat trailers attached. Police reported the five owners lived in ...

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Baptist ER Closes Thursday


The private free-standing medical emergency clinics in Orange County will give anyone emergency care whether or not they have insurance. However, all patients will receive bills, according to Orange County Judge Brint Carlton. In addition, Acadian Ambulance Service will assign more units to Orange County as all ambulances will have to travel to hospitals in ...

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Ice Causes Accident Involving WOS Students


A West Orange – Cove CISD school vehicle was involved in an accident this morning (Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017) at approximately 6:30 a.m. The vehicle, driven by a West Orange – Stark High School teacher, was entering the I-10 access ramp at Highway 62 when it hit a patch of ice and flipped. All students ...

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OC Creating Hospital District


Orange County is preparing to create a local hospital district, a government entity to build and operate a new hospital. Representatives of the cities, county, college, port, river authority and chemical plants, along with business leaders, met Friday to discuss the hospital situation. Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas announced last month the emergency room at ...

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WOCCISD Member Jefferson-Simon Passes Away


Sarah Jefferson-Simon, a West Orange-Cove school trustee and retired police detective, has passed away.  She was 55. Simon was the first black woman detective in Orange County. She joined the Orange Police Department in January 1989 beginning as a patrol officer. She worked her way up to a detective sergeant before retiring in July 2014. ...

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Smith Not Giving Police Information


The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said a missing man is home and not much information is known about the time he was gone. Spokeswoman Janois Grizzaffi said no crime was committed and so the case has been closed. The sheriff’s office issued a missing person bulletin Tuesday afternoon for 44-year-old Ricky D. Smith. He was ...

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Theft On Carter Street (Video)


On Dec. 31, 2016, Orange Police took a report of theft in the 1600 block of Carter Street. Two unknown suspects took a Pagoda Lantern statue from the front yard of the residence.  Carter St. is located off 16th St. between McDonald’s and The Hut.  The victim’s residence had security video that captured the theft. ...

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Appraisal District Electronically Available


Notice of Availability of Electronic Communications   ORANGE – Chief appraisers of county appraisal districts and appraisal review boards (ARBs) may communicate electronically through email or other media with property owners or their designated representatives. Written agreements are required for notices and other documents to be delivered electronically in place of mailing.   How does ...

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Sheriff’s Dept. Looking For Galaviz


The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in locating this fugitive, Manuel Martin Galaviz, Jr. He has felony warrants for Probation Violation originating from Burglaries and an Aggravated Assault warrant out of Jasper County. He is 25 years old, 5’11”, and weighs about 165 pounds. He was last seen on Simmons Road ...

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