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OC Sheriffs Calls Mar. 6-12

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Orange County Sheriff’s Office Calls March 6-12 Threats, 9:32 a.m. March 6, 200 block Lawrence Road in McLewis. Disturbance-assault occurred, 10:23 a.m. March 6, 3600 block Granger Lane in Orangefield. Criminal mischief, 11:44 a.m. March 6, 7600 block Raintree Lane in Bridge City. Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 2:04 p.m. March 6. Complaint filed ...

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Husband Says Shooting Was An Accident

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Orange police are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old woman as a homicide and Detective Captain Robert Enmon said the woman’s 52-year-old husband, Robert Hand, is a suspect. Police said Megan Smith died of a gunshot wound to the back after being taken by ambulance to a Beaumont hospital. The shooting was reported at 5:48 ...

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Pernell Wants More Participation

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A proposal to name former Orange mayor Brown Claybar to the city’s Civil Service Commission failed Tuesday morning after City Councilmember Annette Pernell said she wants more citizens to serve. She complained that the open position was not posted on the city’s website, though openings for other appointed board positions have been. “It seems like ...

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Pillsbury New County EMC

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County Judge Brint Carlton has appointed Missy Pillsbury as the new Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) for Orange County.  The appointment comes with the resignation of Charlie Cox as the EMC. Cox said he regretfully submitted his resignation last week to Judge Carlton.  A sick family member has caused Cox to step down from his position ...

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Woman Dies After Being Shot

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On March 13, 2017 at 5:48 P.M. the City of Orange Police Department received a phone call advising of a person shot in the 1500 Blk. of Main Ave. behind Sabine River Ford.  Officers arrived and discovered a white female victim had been shot once in the upper back.  The victim was identified as 24 ...

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Weekend Police Reports

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An 18-wheel truck rig on Martin Luther King Drive hit cows in the roadway early Saturday morning. Orange police report the driver was not injured, but the cows died. Police were called at 12:27 a.m. to the 1300 block of MLK Drive near 16th Street. Officer B.I. Besser said the Volvo truck owned by Averitt ...

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WO Not Happy With Audit Report

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The City of West Orange is not happy with its audit report from last fiscal year.  It is not because of what the audit says, but instead the city cannot get what the audit says. Monday for the second straight month accountants Sandersen and Sheffer failed to provide the Fiscal Year 2016 Audit Report to ...

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Could Take 18 Months To Reopen Bridge

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Drivers who use the swing bridge at the end of East Roundbunch Road that runs to FM 1006 (Chemical Row) will need to find alternative routes for at least the next year. Orange County Road and Bridge Engineer Clark Slacum reported the bridge has been closed to all traffic. Acting on a recommendation from the ...

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Latest Sales Tax Report

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The city of Orange was the only entity in the county with an increase in sales tax collections for the year to day. Other cities and the county were behind in 2017 payments for the first three months of the year compared to 2016. The Texas Comptroller’s Office this week sent out March payments to ...

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BC Woman Also Arrested In Tyler Co. Murder

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A man from Orange and a Bridge City woman are in the Tyler County Jail with bond set at $250,000 each for murder charges. The two were arrested in connection with the death of a 51-year-old man whose body was discovered inside his house, which had been destroyed by fire Sunday. 47-year-old Angela Coats and ...

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